AMEE 2024 Programme - AMEE

AMEE 2024 Programme


1A – Plenary – the Ronald Harden Plenary: Jim Campbell, WHO

WHO recommends a focus on self-sufficiency for the health workforce, which requires a scale up of production of health workers of 8-12% per year in most countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. This requires a focus on both the quality and quantity of health worker education, with consideration of their skills mix, geographical distribution, labour market dynamics and decent employment conditions. In this keynote, Jim Campbell will explore the global trends and best practices with a view to identifying the key strategic priorities and opportunities to strengthen education and respond to employment and population health needs.

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. His portfolio includes measuring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and care workforce, implementation of WHO’s Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, and support to countries within the Working for Health action plan to implement the recommendations of the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.

Jim Campbell coordinates the Global Health Workforce Network engaging member states and all relevant partners in WHO’s work, with special focus on the contributions, rights and roles of women and youth in the health and care sector. He has published extensively, is a member of the Editorial Board of the Human Resources for Health Journal and provides advisory inputs to multi-sectoral programmes on COVID-19 recovery, social spending, education and employment.

3A - Plenary: Liz Grant, University of Edinburgh

COP28 held in December 2023 hosted the first fully dedicated health day providing irrefutable evidence to the global community of climate scientists, policy makers and politicians that the climate crisis is a health crisis.   The health day humanised the climate conversations, making explicit what had been hidden beneath global stocktake analysis and Nationally Determined Contributions planning. Beneath all the figures and graphs are people who are suffering because of the way that we have been living.  Over 140 nations signed the COP28 Declaration on Climate and Health. While it is non-binding sitting outside the formal UNFCCC decision making as a non-negotiated call to action it does mean that now our health ministries will be inside the ‘climate tent’ negotiating, rather than outside separated  from the discussions and decisions which are changing the very nature of health and the infrastructure of health systems.   Behind the Declaration on Climate and Health is a movement. Over 40 million health professionals have added their signature to the WHO call for leaders to be far more ambitious for a future that is healthier, fairer, and greener.  No other community has such solidarity in the climate space, with solidarity comes strength, but also responsibility. 

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.

She sits on the Scottish Government NHS Global Citizenship Board. 

Liz was on the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, (CUGH), an association of over 170 Academic institutions training in Global Health, and currently chairs the CUGH Research Committee.  Previously Liz was the Senior Health Advisor to the Scottish Government’s International Development Team working primarily in Malawi.  She has worked for NHS Lothian’s Public Health Directorate leading an NHS HIV partnership between the NHS and Zambia.  She has been an advisor to a number of global health charities and serves as a trustee for CBM Scotland. 


11A - Plenary - Aristotle, medicine, and the search for an accurate definition of social justice in health professions education: An explorative inquiry - Jamiu Busari, Horacio Oduber Hospital, Aruba/Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Who is Aristotle, and what do his teachings have to do with social justice and the (un)hidden prejudices in health profession education (HPE)? In medical training programs, there is the assumption that the curricula offer all students equal opportunities during training. However,  marginalized learners, i.e., those who lack the stereotypical qualities (or physical features) defined by the profession, often experience exclusion, implicit prejudices, or unfair treatment during their (clinical) training. In this plenary lecture, we shall use the philosophical teachings of Aristotle to explore  (un)hidden prejudices and discrimination in healthcare and HPE. We shall reflect on how (un)acquired privileges influence professional behaviour and the need for more social justice in our HPE programs.

Jamiu Busari is an associate professor of medical education at Maastricht University (NL) and an adjunct professor and scientist at the Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University (Canada). He is also a consultant pediatrician at the Horacio Oduber Hospital (Aruba). Jamiu is a Certified Canadian Physician Executive, Harvard Macy Scholar, and an HBS executive education graduate in Managing Health Care Delivery.  He is a former executive member of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO) and a founding member of ‘sanokondu’ (an international community of practice dedicated to fostering health professional leadership education worldwide). 

Jamiu is a public speaker, writer, and clinician educator. As a healthcare leader, he is a fervent advocate for DEI and social justice. He is a member of the University of Maastricht’s advisory council on Diversity and Inclusion and associate editor for ICEnet Blog Clinical Medicine and Research and Commisioning editor for BMJLeader

Jamiu’s activities as a clinician and educator have been recognized through various awards, which include the Educational Leadership Award 2015 (World Education Congress), Clinician of the Year Award 2015 (Maastricht University), the International Residency Educator Award 2016 (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada). In 2017, he received the Critics’ Choice Award (Association for the Study of Medical Education) and the Jan Heijlman Prize for Best Teaching Specialist in 2022 (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam). In 2023, Jamiu was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Jamiu is happily married and has two children, aged 15 and 12.

In Person Outline Programme

  • Plenary 2
  • Simultaneous Sessions (symposia, Short Communications, ePosters, workshops, point of view, pechakucha™, ) 
  • Networking Session 
  • Mentoring Session  
  • Simultaneous Sessions (symposia, Short Communications, ePosters, workshops, point of view, pechakucha™, ) 
  • Networking Session 
  • Mentoring Session  
  • Simultaneous Sessions (symposia, Short Communications, ePosters, workshops, research papers, doctoral reports, point of view, pechakucha™, AMEE Fringe) 
  • Networking Session 
  • Mentoring Session  
  • Closing Plenary 

Online Outline Programme

  • TBC
  • AI Symposium
  • Orientation session 
  • Opening Plenary 
  • Live streaming of selected in-person sessions (plenary, symposia, research papers) 
  • Online Short Communications 
  • Online Workshops 
  • Live streaming of selected in-person sessions (symposia, research papers) 
  • Online Short Communications 
  • Online Workshops 
  • Live streaming of selected in-person sessions (symposia) 
  • Online Short Communications 
  • Online Workshops 

Live Streamed sessions will be available in Basel, Central European Time.  We cannot guarantee that online sessions will be available in all time zones.

Register today or head to our offical AMEE 2024  website for more information on the conference!

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