Plenary Speakers Announced for AMEE 2024, taking place in Basel, Switzerland - AMEE

Plenary Speakers Announced for AMEE 2024, taking place in Basel, Switzerland

AMEE 2024 Announces Visionary Plenary Speakers Tackling Global Health, Climate Crisis, and Social Justice 

The International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) is thrilled to unveil its lineup of plenary speakers for the AMEE 2024 conference, a pivotal event set to inspire and provoke thoughtful dialogue among health professions educators worldwide. 

This year’s theme, “Develop your educational career: connect, grow and inspire with AMEE 2024” will be brought to life by our esteemed plenary speakers: Jim Campbell of WHO, Liz Grant from the University of Edinburgh, and Jamiu Busari from Horacio Oduber Hospital and Maastricht University. 

Shaping the Future of Global Health: Jim Campbell’s Vision for a Sustainable Health Workforce 

Jim Campbell, Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organization, will deliver the Ronald Harden Plenary. Jim Campbell is the Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva. He oversees the development and implementation of global public goods, evidence and tools to inform investment in the education, employment and retention of the health and care workforce in pursuit of global health security, universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Bridging Climate Action and Health for a Sustainable Future: Liz Grant at AMEE 2024 

Professor Liz Grant will highlight the inextricable link between climate and global health following the COP28 Declaration on Climate and Health. Liz Grant holds a chair in Global Health and Development.  She is responsible for developing and supporting global health partnerships with colleagues in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) communities, and for local and global advocacy translating global health research into action. 

Liz is a co-director of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Compassion Initiative developing work on the value base of the Sustainable Development Goals, the science of compassion, and the contribution that faith communities make to the SDGs.   

Liz has led the development of a suite of global health MSc programmes, MOOCs and coordinates the Global Health PhD programme all specifically designed for students from resource constrained countries.  She currently is the Co-Director of the Masters of Family Medicine and the MSc in Global Health Challenges. 

Her own research interests span planetary health and palliative care in contexts of poverty and conflict – new beginnings and better endings. 

Jamiu Busari’s Insightful Exploration: Aristotle’s Teachings Unveiling Justice in Health Education 

Jamiu Busari, an influential figure in medical education at Maastricht University and Ontario Tech University, will address Aristotle’s relevance to social justice in health profession education (HPE) in an insightful plenary lecture.  

His lecture, titled “Who is Aristotle, and what do his teachings have to do with social justice and the (un)hidden prejudices in health profession education (HPE)?”, aims to shed light on the (un)hidden prejudices within HPE and the critical need for social justice.  

This discussion is set to encourage a transformative approach to inclusivity and fairness in the training of health professionals, resonating with Busari’s extensive commitment to advancing leadership and educational excellence in healthcare. 

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit  the conference registration site here.

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