Past, Present and Future in Assessment in Medical Education


This year’s EBMA conference invites abstract submissions for short presentations, posters and workshops that explore past, present and future developments in assessment in medical education. Abstract submissions on all aspects of assessment are welcomed. This could include a reflection of what you have done in the past, what you are currently doing or what you are planning to do. The conference will include keynote presentations and an international symposium on programmatic assessment.
This year’s conference will take place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) centrally located in Glasgow with wonderful views of the River Clyde. The venue is modern and compact and provides a bright and energising space for delegates to meet, learn and network.
As with all EBMA conferences, this will be a chance to reunite with old friends and contacts, explore new collaborations and forge new connections.


The theme for this year’s EBMA conference is Past, Present and Future of Assessment in Medical Education. This topic has been chosen to align with AMEE’s conference focus which is taking a look back at the predictions made in 2000 and looking ahead to the predictions for the next 20 years. Keynote speakers Professor Brian Hodges will discuss Assessment in the Age of Intelligent Machines and Professor Ronald Harden will look at the Past, Present and Future of OSCE.


Saturday 5th September – Conference Day 1
  • Keynote lecture by Professor Brian Hodges, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Workshops covering a range of themes on assessment in medical education
  • Academic short presentations I
  • Symposia and panel discussion What can we learn from programmatic assessment implementations?
  • Drinks and canape reception

Sunday 6th September – Conference Day 2
  • Keynote presentation by Professor Ronald Harden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at the University of Dundee, General Secretary AMEE
  • Poster presentations
  • Academic short presentations II
  • Academic short presentations III and Workshop sessions II
  • Announce Best Poster Prize winner


This year’s conference invites presentations and discussions of academic developments on assessment in medical education.

You are invited to submit abstracts on the theme of assessment in medical education either for:

  • Short presentation

  • Poster

  • Workshop

Deadline for abstract submission: March 30th, (23:59 hrs UK time)

Abstract requirements:

  • Maximum of 500 words.

  • Please use the following structure: Background ; Summary of Work ; Summary of Results ; Discussion & Conclusion ; Take-home Message.

  • Please indicate key words that relate to the content of your presentation.

We recognise that there is good academic work that may not fit into rigid interpretations of topics. Please feel free to submit work you consider relevant within the field of health professions education.

Submit your abstract online via -


Registration will be managed by Worldspan Group, a Professional Conference Organiser. Worldspan is managing the registration process both before the Conference and on site in Glasgow, UK

Please contact Worldspan for all registration related issues: [email protected]

Registrations via the website will receive an automated confirmation email, if you do not receive this please contact the Worldspan Group ([email protected]).

Payment may be made in GBP £ Sterling Only irrespective of your country of origin

What is included in the  Fee?  EBMA 2020 registration fee includes: attendance at the EBMA 2020 conference sessions (Saturday 5 September and Sunday 6 September); lunch (Saturday 5 September and Sunday 6 September)
Standard Delegate

  • Early - £350

  • Late - £395

EBMA Member Delegate   

  • Early - £315 

  • Late - £355.50

PhD/Masters Student Delegate

  • Early - £220

  • Late - £245

Register by 25 May to qualify for the early registration rate


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