The AMEE CPD Committee will have, as one of its primary goals, to establish AMEE as a global CPD venue.

The Committee was established following discussion at the AMEE Executive Committee Meeting, February 2017.


  • Lawrence Sherman, USA (Co-Chair)

Lawrence Sherman FACEHP, CHCP is Senior Vice President, Strategic Education at AGILE (Academy for Global Interprofessional Learning and Education), a Swiss-based global provider of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE).  AGILE is responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating IPCE worldwide.

Lawrence is active in the continuing education profession worldwide, with key involvement and participation in organizations, societies, and academic institutions globally including the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, Association for Medical Education in Europe, Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Lawrence is the Social Media Editor for the Journal for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and is a reviewer for the Journal of European CME, Medical Teacher, The Asia Pacific Scholar.

  • Jane Tipping, Canada 

Jane Tipping is an adult education specialist with an expertise in continuing professional development. She has a background in faculty development, continuing professional education, instructional design, coaching and program evaluation. She, along with others, is the originator of the Foundations in CPD program, the Influencing Change and leadership program (Toronto) ESCEPD (AMEE) and has been instrumental in the establishment of the newly formed AMEE CPD committee of which she is currently co-chair. She has received 3 Innovation in education awards from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada. Jane works part time with the University of Toronto CPD unit and is also a freelance educational consultant. She resides in the Netherlands and ‘telecommutes’.

Jane has worked with several Canadian national associations including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Rheumatology Association, and the Canadian Anesthesiology Association. She has presented at many national and international educational meetings and is well known for her skills in educational design and facilitation.

  • Samar Mohamed Hassona A. Aboulsoud, Qatar

Dr. Samar Aboulsoud currently serves as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners. She is also the Director of Accreditation and Health Profession Education Department. In this position, she works in collaboration with national and international partners in number of national level projects towards establishing standards for medical education, accreditation as well as licensing of healthcare practitioners.
She was the thought leader and project manager for the establishment of the national CME/CPD accreditation system for the state of Qatar (A National Health Strategy Project). She represents Qatar in a number of GCC Committees and is the Chair of Qatar CPD Accreditation Committee. She is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in both Cairo and Qatar University Schools of Medicine.
She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK, a member of the Academy of Medical Educators in the UK and the International Academy for CPD Accreditation. Her research interests are medical education and clinical guidelines.

  • Zalim Balkizov, Russia

Dr. Balizov is also CEO for GEOTAR-Media, which is reputed medical publishing house, and vice-chair of the Association of Russian Medical Societies for Quality in Healthcare and Medical Education.

Dr. Balkizov is AMEE Global Representative and a member of the Council for CME in the Russian Ministry of Health and Secretary of the Commission for CME accreditation in the National Medical Chamber of Russia. In 2010 he co-founded, as Editor, the Russian journal for medical teachers “Medical Education and Professional Development”.

His significant other related publications include the Russian Glossary of Medical Education terminology and a Russian Healthcare Simulation Dictionary. Medical education is a specialised subject and much of its terminology is not understood in other languages – hence the importance of these glossary of terms.

Dr. Zalim Balkizov’s main professional interest and focus is to positively improve and impact upon the level of Medical Education in USSR countries. To achieve this aim he is promoting new evidence-based technologies in medical education, implementing objective assessment in medical education at all levels, developing CME and promoting medical educators development through conferences and through the journal.

Email: [email protected]

  • Kathy Chappell, USA

Dr. Chappell is the Senior Vice President of Accreditation, Certification, Measurement, and the Institute for Credentialing Research at the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is responsible for certification of individual registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses; and development of certification examinations.  She is responsible for the accreditation of organizations that provide continuing nursing education and interprofessional continuing education; and for accreditation of residency and fellowship programs for nurses.  She also directs the Institute for Credentialing Research, analysing outcomes related to credentialing, and the quality management department. 

She holds a baccalaureate in nursing with distinction from the University of Virginia, a masters of science in advanced clinical nursing, and a doctorate in nursing from George Mason University.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Distinguished Scholar & Fellow in the National Academies of Practice.

  • Helena Felipe, Portugal (Co-Chair)

Helena Prior Filipe is a Doctor in Medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon and  an  Ophthalmologist  by  the  Instituto  Dr.  Gama  Pinto  and  the  Portuguese  Medical  Association. She currently practices as a Consultant of Ophthalmology at the Hospital das Forças Armadas/PL-­EMGFA and at the Hospital SAMS in Lisbon, Portugal.
After  taking  her  Master  degree  in  Medical  Education  by  the  Portuguese  Catholic  University  in  Lisbon,  with  the  thesis  “eLearning  in  Continuing  Medical  Education:  Application  in  a  Learning-­‐Teaching  situation  in  Ophthalmology”,  she  has  been  involved  in  Continuing  Professional Development (CPD) with a particular interest on the underserved communities and the effective application of multifaceted, trustful and useful Internet based educational resources. As Editor in Chief of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology website she has been responsible for both its communication and ophthalmic education components.

Serving  the  International  Council  of  Ophthalmology  (ICO)  as  chair  of  the  Committee  for  Continuing  Professional  Development  (CPD)  has  given  her  the  exciting  opportunity  to  work globally  and  to  acknowledge  the  pivotal  role  of  professional  societies  in  CPD.  She  has  led  the  creation  of  the  collaborative,  problem-­based  designed  e-­Book  “ICO  Guide  for  Effective CPD/CME”,  specially  concerning  those  geographically  remote  with  an  interest  in  the  foundational concepts of CPD. Helena is currently responsible for the CPD area of focus within the  ICO  Education  Coordinating  Committee  and  is  presently  engaged  in  a  project  with  the  Congolese Society of Ophthalmology on cataract surgery simulation based learning.
She is a founding member of the AMEE CPD Committee, serves the ARVO CME Committee, the GAME CPD Committee, is a Board Member of the College of Ophthalmology of the Portuguese Medical Association and collaborates with the Department of Medical Education of the Faculty of  Medicine  of  the  University  of  Lisbon.  She  is  a  fellow  of  the  Society  for  Academic  Medical  Education (SACME) and an Associate Fellow of AMEE.


  • Ming Kuang, China

Vice Presindent, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University executive Vice Dean, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University China.


  • Alvaro Margolis, Uruguay (GAME representative)

Dr. Margolis is an internist with a Master’s degree in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah (USA). He has held academic positions at the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, University of the Republic, Uruguay (Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Center for Postgraduate Studies/CPD Department, School of Medicine; Associate Professor and Coordinator, Laboratory of Biomedical Informatics, School of Engineering).

He has been and is a member of international and scientific committees, such as the Global Alliance for Medical Education Board (where he is Chair of Education and Events and President Elect), the Rome Group for CME/CPD, AMEE CME/CPD Committee, Medinfo 2007 and 2010 Scientific Program Committees, the International Journal of Medical Informatics (official journal of the European Federation of Medical Informatics), CME Congress 2008 (Canada) and 2016 (USA), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)'s Steering Committee for the Global Partnership Program (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Email: [email protected]

  • Celine Monette, Canada

Celine Monette is the Chief Executive Officer of Medecins francophones du Canada, a Canadian French physicians' association, since 2008. She is also Past­ President of the Conseil quebecois de deve!oppement professionnel continu  du  Quebec (Quebec  Council of physician's  Continuing Professional  Development).
Manager with over 25 years of experience, her      expertise is in strategy, innovation, business    transformation, knowledge management and    partnership development. She contributed to the   development of provincial and national codes of ethic   in   continuing professional development.
She holds a degree in microbiology from the Universite de Sherbrooke. Her professional development is concentrated in the fields of business management, leadership, organizational capacity-building, change management, knowledge management, continuing professional development and intellectual capital.


  • Ivan Silver, Canada

Dr Ivan Silver has enjoyed a career in medical education focusing on continuing professional and faculty development. He was the inaugural Vice-President of Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH, University of Toronto) from 2012-2018.  Prior to this he was the Vice-Dean of CEPD (2005-2011) and    the inaugural director of the Centre for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 
Dr Silver is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and a practicing geriatric psychiatrist at CAMH. He is continuing his education research and scholarship in the areas of feedback, professionalism, life-long learning, the imposter syndrome and continuing professional and faculty development.

  • Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc.

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), and Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University. The ACCME sets standards for high-quality continuing medical education (CME) that improves physician competence and performance and contributes to healthcare improvement for patients and their communities.
Dr. McMahon directs the ACCME systems for accrediting national and international CME providers, recognizing state and territory medical societies as accreditors for intrastate CME providers, and designating non-US accreditors as substantially equivalent to the ACCME. He co-directs Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™.

  • David Wiljer, PhD

David Wiljer, PhD, Executive Director, Education Technology Innovation, University Health Network; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Collaborating Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health;


The overarching goal of the Committee will be to ensure that CPD is represented in all aspects of AMEE and its offerings.  This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Participation in planning CPD-related sessions at the AMEE annual meeting
    • Review abstracts related to CPD for the annual meeting
    • Plan symposia and other sessions for delivery at the annual meeting
    • Interact with other AMEE Committees to ensure a cohesive approach at the annual meeting
  • Contribute to other AMEE offerings
  • Offer a series of CPD Webinars
  • Representation within other organizations, associations, conferences, and venues that are involve in CPD on a global basis
  • Serve as the voice of AMEE in the global CPD community


The next face-to-face meeting of the Committee will take place during AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria


As an AMEE member you are welcome to attend the open meetings held during AMEE conferences to find out what the Committee is working on and to have your say in what AMEE's involvement in CPD should be.

The Argument for CPD

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