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TEL Symposium

Technology and the transformation of medical education

a one-day Symposium organised by the AMEE Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) committee

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Date:  Saturday 24 August
Location:  Austria Center Vienna

The TEL Committee invites you to take part in an exciting and highly-interactive symposium designed to challenge our thinking on the use of technology to enhance health professions education across the continuum. As teachers, trainers, researchers, students and leaders, we all have a part to play in deciding how technology will shape the way we and our students learn. Hear what our two international speakers have to say, challenge them, and share your experiences with colleagues from around the world. During and after the symposium there will be opportunites to share experiences using Twitter and an interactive Padlet wall.

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0930-0945 - Setting the scene - the Horizon report
John Sandars (Edge Hill University Medical School, UK; co-Chair, TEL Committee)

0945-1045 - The Near Future of Teaching
Sian Bayne (Professor of Digital Education and Assistant Principal for Digital Education, University of Edinburgh, UK)
There is a range of possible futures for digital education over the coming decades. Given the social and technological changes educators are confronting, we need to develop new ways to actively design and shape the future we want for education, basing it in the values we hold as teachers and researchers.

1045-1115 - Break

1115-1230 - Learning from the successes and failures of using technology to transform medical education: ePosters selected from participants’ abstract submissions

1230-1330 - Lunch and round table ePoster presentations and discussions

1330-1430 - The Way of the Foxy Hedgehog: Reflections on medical education in an age of thinking tools
Ruben R. Puentedura (Founder & President, Hippasus, USA)
In a classical essay, Isaiah Berlin distinguished between thinkers who are foxes, drawing upon a broad range of ideas and experiences, and those who are hedgehog-like, with deep knowledge of one important thing. In an age of ubiquitous information technology, augmented by both social networks and AI, should we strive for future physicians to be one, the other - or neither? And whichever path we choose, how should the learning technology experience in medical schools be shaped to accomplish our goals?

1430-1530 - Learning from the successes and failures of using technology to transform medical education: ePosters selected from participants’ abstract submissions

1530-1600 - Break

1600-1645 - Small groups - Responding to the challenges identified

1645-1730 - Summing up and next steps
John Sandars, (Edge Hill University Medical School, UK (co-Chair)), Natalie Laff erty, (University of Dundee, UK (co-Chair)), Goh Poh-Sun, (National University of Singapore), Ken Masters, (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman), (Technology Enhanced Learning Committee)

1730-1830 - Drinks reception and networking


There is an opportunity to submit your own abstract for presentation as an ePoster.  It will not be necessary to bring a printed poster to the Conference.  Presenters will be sent links to videos providing guidance on how to create an ePoster and invited to a webinar on how to create and present ePosters. Online support will be available to all ePoster authors and presenters in the run up to the conference and there will be an ePoster support desk onsite throughout the conference. 

The ePosters will be created using Learning Toolbox, which allows you to create a rich and interactive ePoster containing rich elements such as videos, images, audio, apps, presentations, twitter feeds and links to online resources. Your ePoster will have both a physical and virtual presence at the conference and participants will be able to view and interact with your ePoster on their mobile devices and laptops. This is not a PDF online – this is a living learning resource that you can continue to share, update and use after the conference. To find out more about how this new approach to ePosters works then you can view our webpages and videos at or browse the AMEE 2018 ePosters Feedback on the ePosters at

Abstract Submission: 

  • Abstract Title
  • Abstract Authors (up to 6 authors may be listed)
  • Abstract Presenter (a maximum of 1 presenter is permitted and should be the person submitting the abstract)
  • Abstract Structure - No specific structure
  • Word Count - 350

Deadline for submissions: The deadline for submissions is 6 February 2019 (23:59 hrs UK time), we regret after this date we are unable to accept any further submissions.  Decisions will be announced by 30 April 2019.


Cost By 25 May From 26 May
AMEE member Eur 275 Eur 305
Non member Eur 295 Eur 325
Junior doctor/Trainee Eur 195 Eur 225
Student Eur 125 Eur 155

May be booked separately without registering for AMEE 2019


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