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Eileen McGinley

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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AMEE Announces Ottawa 2026 Conference In Partnership with The AMA, in Chicago, USA

PRESS RELEASE: 20.03.2024 AMEE – The International Association for Health Professions Education and The American Medical Association ChangeMedEd® Initiative Collaborate to Host the Ottawa Conference 2026 in Chicago, USA AMEE announces a landmark collaboration with the American Medical Association’s ChangeMedEd® Initiative for the upcoming OTTAWA 2026 conference. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the journey towards excellence in health professions education, aligning with AMEE’s mission to inspire, connect, and grow the global community of healthcare educators. Event Details Venue: Chicago, USA Date: To be confirmed AMEE’s mission is to promote and inspire excellence, collaboration, and scholarship across the continuum of health professions education, AMEE plays a crucial role in transforming healthcare through excellence in education and scholarship. By connecting and building global communities of practice, developing capacities for learning, practice, teaching, research, and leadership, and challenging the boundaries of established educational practices, AMEE is at the forefront of innovation in health professions education. The American Medical Association ChangeMedEd® initiative is renowned for fostering a community of innovation within medical education, aiming to equip the US physician workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the evolving needs of patients and communities. Through strategic partnerships across the medical education continuum and the broader healthcare ecosystem, the AMA has been pivotal in driving transformative change. Their efforts focus on reducing barriers to lifelong learning, advancing health equity, and enhancing patient outcomes. Sanjay Desai, MD, Chief Academic Officer at the AMA, commented, “Our partnership with AMEE for Ottawa 2026 is a testament to our mutual dedication to advancing medical education and ultimately improving patient care. By working together – as organisations alongside our community of innovative educational programs – we aim to catalyse transformation in medical education that prepares future generations of physicians to lead with compassion, competence, and an unwavering commitment to patient well-being.”   The collaboration between AMEE and the AMA’s ChangeMedEd® Initiative for Ottawa 2026 is a testament to both organisations’ commitment to revolutionising healthcare education and ensuring that healthcare professionals are well-prepared to face the challenges of modern healthcare delivery. Together, we are dedicated to creating an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and scholarship in health professions education. Further details regarding the conference schedule, registration, and keynote speakers will be announced in the coming months. We invite educators, practitioners, researchers, and students across the health professions to join us in Chicago for what promises to be an inspiring, engaging, and transformative experience. About AMEE: AMEE – The International Association for Health Professions Education is a global community committed to promoting excellence in health professions education. With members from over 90 countries worldwide, AMEE aims to connect, grow, and inspire educators, researchers, and practitioners across the continuum of health professions education through various initiatives, conferences, and publications. About the American Medical Association ChangeMedEd® Initiative: The ChangeMedEd® initiative by the American Medical Association represents a commitment to innovation in medical education. By collaborating with a diverse array of partners, the initiative aims to prepare a physician workforce that is better equipped to improve patient care and health outcomes, emphasising the importance of lifelong learning and health equity. We look forward to seeing you at Ottawa 2026 and embarking on this exciting journey together.  

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AMEE Joins Global Advisory Committee to Shape the Future of AI in Health Education

AMEE, The International Association for Health Professions Education, is proud to announce its role in the International Advisory Committee for Artificial Intelligence in Health Professions Education (IACAI). This groundbreaking initiative, spearheaded by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and in partnership with key international organisations, aims to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into global health education seamlessly. A Pivotal Collaboration for AI in Education This collaboration marks a significant step toward utilizing AI to enhance educational outcomes in health professions. The committee is focused on creating a unified strategy to navigate the opportunities and challenges AI presents, ensuring that the health education community remains at the cutting edge of technological advancements. Setting the Stage for AI Integration The IACAI responds to the pressing need for coordinated strategies to manage the rapidly evolving AI landscape within education. Its mission encompasses developing best practices, pinpointing innovation opportunities, and addressing potential implications for learners, educators, and staff in the health professions education sector. The Role of International Collaboration Supported by the AAMC’s MedBiquitous program, this initiative highlights the importance of international collaboration in harnessing AI’s potential to revolutionize health professions education and prepare healthcare professionals for a technologically advanced future. AMEE’s Esteemed Contributors AMEE brings its expertise to the committee with contributions from distinguished members: Raquel Correia, MD, MsED, MBA, Programme Director for the Value-Based Health Care Postgraduate program and Co-Chair of the AMEE Technology Enhanced Learning Committee. Rakesh Patel, MD, MMEd, SFHEA, Professor of Medical Education and Head of MBBS & Deputy Director at Queen Mary University of London. Ken Masters, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Informatics at Sultan Qaboos University. Rachel Ellaway, PhD, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and Director of the Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship at the University of Calgary. A United Vision for the Future Raquel Correia emphasizes the importance of this collaboration: “Participating in the International Advisory Committee for Artificial Intelligence marks a significant advancement for health professions education. By integrating AI into our educational strategies, we’re paving the way for a future where technology and education converge to enhance both learner outcomes and patient care.” Commitment to Innovation and Transparency AMEE is dedicated to pushing this initiative forward, working alongside globally recognised partners to foster a comprehensive, forward-thinking approach to AI in health professions education. The committee’s progress and achievements will be shared with the broader health education community to ensure transparency and encourage engagement. Stay tuned for updates as AMEE leads the integration of AI into health professions education, heralding a new era of technological innovation and enhanced learning experiences. AMEE Unveils Exclusive AI Symposium Resource for Members Raquel Correia suggests how AI basics could translate into Educators’ own curriculum at the AMEE2023 conference – now available as an essential member resource. AMEE also announces a valuable addition to its Member Resource Centre – the “Artificial Intelligence and Health Professions Education Symposium.” Initially presented at AMEE 2023 in Glasgow, this seminal resource is now exclusively available to AMEE members. This initiative marks a significant stride in AMEE’s commitment to advancing the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) within Health Professions Education. It underscores the association’s dedication to equipping educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of AI in healthcare. Symposium Highlights: The symposium features insights from educators, Raquel Correia, Ken Masters, Rakesh Patel, Martin Pusic, and Daniel Salcedo. Attendees are offered a comprehensive exploration of AI, covering essential terminology, the integration of AI into curricula, its application as an educational tool, and the ethical considerations it entails. This event is pivotal for anyone involved in health professions education, offering a deep dive into how AI can enhance educational outcomes, streamline learning processes, and address the ethical dimensions of technology in healthcare. Exclusive AMEE Membership Benefits: Access to the AI Symposium is just one of the many benefits of becoming an AMEE member. Membership opens the door to a range of resources designed to foster professional development and expertise in the field of health education. Join AMEE Today: We invite educators, practitioners, and students in the health professions to join AMEE today. Membership not only grants access to the AI Symposium but also connects you with a network of peers, thought leaders, and resources that are at the forefront of educational innovation. Engage and Share: After exploring the symposium, members are encouraged to share their thoughts and insights with the broader AMEE community through The AMEE Online Community – a platform for discussion, networking, and collaboration among members. To become an AMEE Member – visit The Membership Page today

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Abstracts are invited for AMEE 2024 taking place in Basel, Switzerland

AMEE News Item – 01/11/2023 Abstracts Invited for AMEE 2024 Submit your Abstracts for AMEE 2024 AMEE invites abstract submissions relating to any aspect of health professions education across the continuum, from undergraduate through postgraduate to continuing professional development. There are multiple presentation formats available for you to present your work and ideas. Deadline Date: 31st January 2024 (23:59 hrs UK/GMT): Short Communications, ePosters, Conference Workshops, PechaKucha(TM), Point of View, AMEE Fringe. To find out more click here.

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Explore a World of Knowledge: AMEE Resource Centre Access Now Live!

AMEE News Item – 09/11/2023 Explore a World of Knowledge: AMEE Resource Centre Access Now Live! We are thrilled to announce that the AMEE Resource Centre is now accessible through our newly revamped website. This launch marks a significant milestone in our commitment to promote excellence and innovation in health professions education. Benefits for Our Members: The AMEE Resource Centre is a comprehensive digital library, offering a wide array of resources tailored to meet the needs of health professions educators globally. By logging in, you will unlock: Searchable Educational Content: Access an extensive collection of teaching materials, scholarly articles, webinars, and best practice guidelines. Professional Development: Utilise tools and materials to develop your teaching, research, leadership, and learning capacities. Exclusive Materials: Conference presentations and AMEE Guides for members-only. How to Access: Accessing the AMEE Resource Centre is straightforward. Just follow these simple steps: Visit our new website and click on the “Member Login” button. Enter your AMEE membership credentials to log in. Once logged in, return to the home page and navigate to the “Members Only Resources” tab on the menu bar. You will see a menu item titled “Access Member Benefits – AMEE Resource Centre.” Click on this and you will be taken through to the resource centre. For your convenience, here is the interactive guide – click “Get Started” to see  steps to access the Resource Centre. Support and Feedback: Should you need any assistance or wish to provide feedback about your experience, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. Your input is invaluable in helping us to continuously improve and evolve. Join us as we embark on this exciting new chapter to enrich the landscape of health professions education. Log in now and start your journey towards educational excellence or Become a Member today.

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