AMEE 2020 Live!


Of course we want to see you in Glasgow, but we realise that sometimes it’s difficult to get away due to work or family commitments, or maybe funds are not available to attend in person.

The next best thing is to participate in AMEE Live! With two live streams throughout, you can participate in the conference opening, all four plenary sessions and a selection of symposia live as they happen, and ask questions of the presenters by text, email or through social media. You can also watch the recordings later at a time that suits you.

Present through AMEE Live! An exciting addition to AMEE Live this year is the option to submit a short communication abstract for live presentation from wherever you are in the world!

Abstracts selected may be presented by Zoom in one of the conference sessions, with time for questions from the audience immediately following your presentation.

Short communication abstracts of maximum 350 words (structured as Background; Summary of work; Summary of results; Conclusions; Take-home messages) should be submitted by 6 February to [email protected] and not through the AMEE abstract portal. Abstract decisions will be emailed before end April. Submitters of abstracts selected will be expected to pay the appropriate fees below. Full details will be supplied when the abstract is accepted.

AMEE Live fee

  • £125 for access from one device (may be used by an individual or a group)
  • £50 for Special Rate Countries

Abstract presentation: £75 in addition to the appropriate AMEE Live fee above

For further information please contact [email protected]



1730-1910 SESSION 1: Plenary
1730-1745 - Opening of AMEE 2020
1745-1800 - Technical developments in medical education including a holographic demonstration by David Lefevre, Director of the Edtech Lab at the Imperial College Business School, UK
1800-1850 - Plenary 1: Teams, culture and the ‘cool kids’ - Is our vision for improving quality in healthcare really 20/20? Victoria Brazil, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at the Gold Coast Health Service, and at Bond University medical program, Australia
1850-1910 - A musical welcome to Scotland by the ‘Red Hot Chilli Pipers’


0830-0945 SESSION 2: Plenary
0830-0915 - Plenary 2: The Tyranny of Metrics: On the Use and Misuse of Metrics in Medicine and Education Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of History at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C, USA
0915-0945 - ASPIRE-to-Excellence Awards

1015-1200 SESSION 3: Symposia
Symposium 3a: Peer review. Keeping horses in the stable or encouraging them to bolt? Tim Dornan (UK), Richard Hays (MedEdPublish, Australia), Martin Delahunty (Inspiring STEM Consulting, UK), F1000 Representative
Symposium 3b: Can EPA Assessment Data Collected in Medical School Facilitate Transition to Residency?  Jonathan Amiel (Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, USA), Dorothy Andriole (Association of American Medical Colleges, USA), Sebastian Uijtdehaage (Uniformed Sciences University of Health Sciences, USA), Laura Hopson (University of Michigan, USA), Daniel West (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA)

1400-1530 SESSION 4: Symposia
Symposium 4a: Transition from Medical School to Surgery Residency Training.  Moderator: Ajit Sachdeva (American College of Surgeons, USA) and Speakers from across the globe
Symposium 4b: Digital assessment in the clinical workplace: design, implementation – opportunities, challenges.  Silas Taylor (UNSW Medicine, Australia), Colin Lumsden (Manchester University, UK), Eeva Pyörälä (University of Helsinki, Finland), Richard Cooke (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Jennifer Hallam (University of Leeds, UK), Karen Scott (University of Sydney, Australia)
1600-1730 SESSION 5: Symposia
Symposium 5a: Exploring sustainable health care education: An international endeavour.  Moving from the what to the how AMEE Sustainable Healthcare Working Group
Symposium 5b: The Doing, Knowing, Being, and Becoming of a Healthcare Professional.  Hedy Wald (Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA), Diethard Tauschel (Witten/Herdecke University, Germany), Settimio Monteverde (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland), Richard Horton (The Lancet, UK)


0830-0945 SESSION 6: Plenary
0830-0845 - Plenary 6a: Reflections on predictions of the Medical Student in the year 2020 and beyond Sarah Rennie, University of Otago, New Zealand
0845-0900 - Plenary 6b: Hindsight is 2020 in 2020 M. Brownell Anderson, National Board of Medical Examiners, USA
0900-0910 - Discussion
0910-0920 – Key changes in medical education over the past two decades Claire MacRae, AMEE, UK
0920-0935 - AMEE Awards and Prizes - Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award; Sino Russian Educator Award; AMEE Honorary Fellowship Awards; AMEE Specialist Certificate Awards; MedEdPublish Best Article Award
0935-0945 - Karolinska Prize Announcement

1015-1200 SESSION 7: Symposia
Symposium 7a: Is the role of the teacher mirrored in the role of the learner?  Joy Rudland, Tim Wilkinson (University of Otago, New Zealand), Evangelos Papageorgiou (European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA), Greece), Agostinho Sousa (European Junior Doctors, Belgium)
Symposium 7b: Faculty Development Beyond 2020 – Agility, Connection, Impact, Sustainability (An AMEE Faculty Development Committee Symposium) Yvonne Steinert (McGill University, Canada), Teresa Chan (McMaster University, Canada), Page Morahan (FAIMER, USA), Ugo Caramori (University of Campinas, Brazil), Patricia O’Sullivan (University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA)

1400-1530 SESSION 8: Symposia
Symposium 8a: Best Success begins with Failure – Our True Stories Shuh Shing Lee (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, Singapore), Ardi Findyartini (Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia), Ikuo Shimizu (Shinshu University, Japan)
Symposium 8b: Embracing PG training diversity: lessons from Obstetrics and Gynaecology (An AMEE Postgraduate Committee Symposium) Simon Gregory (Health Education England, UK), Rille Pilak (The Christie, UK), Juliana Sá (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Gustavo Salata Romão (Febrasgo / University of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil), Sheyla Ribeiro Rocha (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil)

1600-1730 SESSION 9: Symposia
Symposium 9a: Sharing of learning resources: The teacher as a curator Representatives from developers of learning resources: AMBOSS, Aquifer, Lecturio, Osmosis and ScholarRx, Moderator: Dujeepa Samarasekera, National University of Singapore
Symposium 9b: Serious games: Do they offer serious and engaged learning? (An AMEE TEL Committee Symposium) Mary Dankbaar (Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Pamela Kato (Designer, Social Entrepreneur Silicon Valley, Digital Health Scientist, USA), Shoaleh Bigdeli (Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), Iran), Todd Chang (University of Southern California, USA), Tjitske Faber (Erasmus University Medical Center, the Netherlands), Joy Lee, Jeroen van Merrienboer (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)


0830-1015 SESSION 10: Symposia

Symposium 10a: Empathy for Patient Care: Critical Ingredient or Optional Seasoning Chris Skinner (Notre Dame University, Australia), Gemma Cherry (University of Liverpool, UK), Gerard Flaherty (University of Galway, Ireland)

Session 10e: Evidence-Based Teaching is on today’s agenda Madalena Patricio (Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Morris Gordon (UCLan, UK), Michelle Daniel (University of Michigan Medical School, USA), Erik Driessen (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)

1045-1230 SESSION 11: Plenary
1045-1135 - Plenary 11a: Healing the Planet: Living into the Future of Health Professions Education Moderator: Stewart Mennin, Brazil
1130-1220 - Plenary 11b: Take-home Messages
Yvonne Steinert, Canada
Vishna Devi Nadarajah, Malaysia
Philippa Lantwin, EMSA Representative
Shruti Sharma, European Junior Doctor Association Representative
Diana Dolmans, the Netherlands
1220-1230 - Announcement of AMEE Conference Prizes, a look ahead to AMEE 2021, and concluding remarks
1230 - Close of AMEE 2020


Registration and Fees

AMEE Live fee

  • £125 for access from one device (may be used by an individual or a group)

  • £50 for Special Rate Countries

Abstract presentation: £75 in addition to the appropriate AMEE Live fee above


Payment:  Payment may be made by credit card or by requesting an invoice.  The online access code will not be distributed until the fees are paid in full.  If payment for remote presentation is not received by 1 June the abstract will be removed from the programme.

Programme:  Full Programme will be announced by July 2020.

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