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AMEE 2020: The Virtual Conference

AMEE 2020: The Virtual Conference


Thank you to everyone who participated in AMEE 2020.  Look out for an email with information on how to access all the Conference Resources Post Conference for up to one year.


The Conference runs for three days, with a choice of one-hour sessions scheduled over a 13 hour period each day (time used throughout is UK BST). Many sessions are held twice to enable participants around the world to catch one of the live question and answer sessions.  Session types in the scheduled programme are:

Invited Addresses: Plenary sessions with international speakers on topical issues relating to health professions education, held twice, with pre-recorded presentation followed by live question and answer sessions on each occasion

Best Practice sessions: Short pre-recorded presentations from a panel, also held twice, with live question and answer sessions on each occasion
Forums: Short pre-recorded presentations followed by time for live interaction and debate
Masterclasses: Practical, workshop-type sessions with lots of interaction, and the opportunity for live group discussion
AMEE Fringe: Two virtual renderings of this ever-popular session at AMEE conferences, with live discussion after the presentations
Exhibitor sessions: Short pre-recorded presentations from our commercial exhibitors on latest developments in teaching, learning, assessment and education management, with the opportunity for live interaction
Virtual Exhibition: The chance to browse our commercial, not-for-profit and academic exhibition stands, interact with the digital displays and talk with the exhibitor

In addition, you have 24-hour access throughout the Conference to the following resources:

On-demand programme: Drop in to the on-demand presentation rooms OD1-OD5 open 24 hours a day to access over 1,000 presentations consisting of Research papers, Doctoral reports, Patil Innovation presentations and Short communications. Sit down, click on a tablet, and search through the themed presentations, all tagged for easy access. Commentators have in many cases submitted a short video highlighting the key points in a theme.

The sessions in the scheduled 3-day programme will also be available on-demand soon after the session has taken place, so you can catch up on what you might have missed.

ePoster Exploration: Visit the ePoster Exploration room, click on one of the large ePoster Showcase screens and browse. All presentations are tagged for easy access. Commentators have in many cases submitted a short video highlighting the key points in a theme.

Please note: If you have submitted a video presentation in the On-demand programme, you do not need to present it again, or attend a session. See the other presentations in your theme, and view the Commentary, if one has been submitted.

Programme and Abstract Book

You can access the final programme both on the AMEE website and from the ‘Conference Programme’ digital boards in the Lobby on the platform. Click on the board to see the programme. Click on the Stream number to teleport directly into the session you wish to attend.

The Abstract book list all presentations by presentation number.

AMEE Resource Centre (ARC)

Immediately after the Conference you will receive a link to the ARC, where all the presentations are stored. You can browse at your leisure for one year after the Conference ends.

Some tips on how to get around in the Virtway platform

The platform offers great networking possibilities, so you can arrange to meet up with colleagues and talk with them just as if you were at an ordinary conference. But there’s nothing ordinary about AMEE 2020 The Virtual Conference! Create your avatar and explore!

We have some videos and FAQs on the AMEE website that you might find useful:

•    Video for participants
•    Video for Best Practice and Forum presenters: Stream 1&2 Speaker Demonstration
•    Video for Masterclass presenters
•    FAQs
•    AMEE 2020 Orientation Session

CPD Credits

AMEE 2020 The Virtual Conference has been awarded 21 CPD credits from the UK Royal Colleges. Certificates of attendance will be emailed following the Conference, following completion of the Conference Evaluation form (see below).

Conference Evaluation

You will receive a link to the conference evaluation form shortly after the conference ends. As this is a completely new venture, we very much appreciate your comments. Please note that Certificates of Attendance will be sent following completion of the conference evaluation.

Thank you!

To Presenters

We wish to express our gratitude to all our presenters for embracing the virtual environment, for the superb, high-quality presentation videos submitted, and for the time that many have spent in rehearsals and in familiarising themselves with the platform. With their support, we are confident we have a wonderful resource for the present and the future.

To Exhibitors

We are grateful to you for supporting the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference, and for your innovative stand designs. We have done our best to ensure that the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference is an exciting experience for both exhibitors and participants, and that it proves to be a rewarding experience for all. 

To the Student Task Force

As we always say – it wouldn’t be an AMEE Conference without the Student Task Force! Thank you for your enthusiasm and hard work.

To Participants

Thank you for registering and for your support for this first AMEE Virtual Conference. It’s a new experience for us all. Whilst we will miss your physical presence, let’s make the most of the many opportunities presented to network and to share ideas. After the Conference, with your help, we will reflect on what has worked and what has not, to inform our decisions about future conferences.

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