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Four plenary sessions, with stimulating and challenging presentation will take place at AMEE 2020.

  • Plenary 1 - Sunday 6 September (1730hrs)
  • Plenary 2 - Monday 7 September (0830hrs)
  • Plenary 3 - Tuesday 8 September (0830hrs)
  • Plenary 4 - Wednesday 9 September (1045hrs)

Location:  Clyde Auditorium.  These sessions will also be live streamed through

Plenary 1 -

Victoria Brazil, Bond University, Australia

Biography: Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator. She is a senior staff specialist in Emergency Medicine at the Gold Coast University Hospital, where she is active in clinical teaching across the continuum of medical learners. She also is the medical director of the Gold Coast Simulation Service - a leader in 'in situ' simulation and in using simulation for quality improvement outcomes.

Victoria was previously the Director of Queensland Medical Education and Training (QMET), within Queensland Health. Her role at QMET was to connect and support key players in medical education in Queensland, and to provide policy advice to QHealth. During her tenure there, Dr Brazil worked on enhancing the placement capacity of medical education systems, supporting clinical supervisors, encouraging evidence based education, and connecting medical education to healthcare service improvement. Dr Brazil completed her FACEM in 2001 and undertook further study in medical education at Stanford (International visiting scholar emergency medicine 2003) and at Harvard (Harvard Macy Leaders in Health professional education 2005/6).

Prior to undertaking her role at QMET, Victoria was the Director of the first private company provider of simulation based educational services, and specialised in the provision of 'insitu' and mobile simulation training.

She is a previous Fulbright scholar (2002) and received the ACEM Teaching Excellence award in 2008.


Plenary 2 -

Jerry Muller, the Catholic University of America


Biography:  Dr. Jerry Z. Muller is Professor of History at The Catholic University of America, where he has taught since 1984. He earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has been a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin; the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy; the Olin Foundation; the Bradley Foundation; and the American Council of Learned Societies. Dr. Muller wrote The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought, which was cowinner of The Historical Society's Donald Kagan Best Book in European History Prize. He is also the author of Adam Smith in His Time and Ours: Designing the Decent Society and The Other God That Failed: Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism. He is editor of Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present. His many articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals as well as in Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, and The Wilson Quarterly.


Plenary 3 -

M. Brownell Anderson (National Board of Medical Examiners, USA) and Sarah Rennie (University of Otaga, New Zealand)



M. Brownell Anderson is Vice President at the National Board of Medical Examiners, International Programs USA. She is responsible to enhance the alignment of medical education program outcomes and assessment of those outcomes with a goal to assure the quality of healthcare workforce globally. She was a Senior Director for educational affairs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She was a faculty member of FAIMER Institute, Philadelphia. She uses to edit annual “Really Good Stuff” section of Medical Education journal – a peer-reviewed international collection of reports about innovations in medical education. She has compiled report on educational programs of 128 U.S. and Canadian medical schools. Her areas of specialization are program coordination & administration, medical school curriculum, clinical evaluation and international education.

Sarah Rennie is an academic surgeon with a passion for medical education. She studied Medicine in the UK and completed a basic surgical training rotation, whilst researching academic misconduct amongst medical students. She developed and was the inaugural president for JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education). Sarah was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete a PhD in Surgical Education, looking at surgical decision making at Otago University. She then returned to Surgical “Training” in New Zealand. Sarah has maintained in interest in academic medical education and has been an education advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons (RACS) for some of its course, she has been a member of the RACS Academy of Surgical Educators for the last 10 years. Sarah is also a Mum to five fabulous children.


Plenary 4 -

To be confirmed



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