The Second World Conference on Medical Education, which will convene in Chicago this year during the week of August 30-September 4, promises to be an interesting and valuable experience for those who attend and participate. Its general theme, "Medicine—A Lifelong Study," will deal with the challenges confronted in various parts of the world by education beyond completion of medical school studies. The four areas on which the conference will focus attention will include (1) basic clinical training for all physicians, (2) advanced education for general and specialty practice, (3) the development of teachers and investigators, and (4) continuing medical education.
Physicians and other medical educators from many nations throughout the world will be exchanging data on organization of curricula and methods of instruction. To facilitate this intercommunication, all of the conference sessions will be conducted with simultaneous translations of addresses and discussions into English, French, and Spanish, since all participants