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Entrustable Professional Activities: the magic bullet in medical education?

Presenters: Marjel van Dam, University Medical Center, Utrecht and Marije Hennus, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Autumn Webinar Series 2019/2020

Summary:  Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) are hip and happening in medical education. But are they here to stay? After briefly introducing ourselves, we will discuss the current role of EPAs in medical education. Drawing from our personal experience with developing, implementing and using EPAs in (post graduate) medical education, we will focus how to use EPAs and touch upon their do’s and don’t’s. Furthermore, we will elaborate on EPAs as either a formative or summative way to assess students and discuss whether EPAs should replace or rather be complementary to existing assessments. Finally, we will share our tips and tricks. All this will be presented in a most interactive setting.

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The power of observation: How to be an observer to give feedback to a small group facilitator

Presenter: Johnny Lyon-Maris, GP Education Unit, Southampton
Autumn Webinar Series 2019/2020

Summary: This webinar is aimed at educators who act as observers and give specific feedback to the facilitator of a small group.
Observation is a two way process, learning from the facilitator but also giving specific feedback to the facilitator.
My methods include the learning environment, facilitator talk time, facilitator statement count and statement flow. These techniques are evdenced for the facilitator to see and be given precise feedback to their skills.

This webinar will give the watcher a framework to give the facilitator evidenced feedback.

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Medical Humanities: A way to transform society

Presenter: Jonathan McFarland, Sechenov University Moscow
Autumn Webinar Series 2019/2020

Summary: The humanities are now very topical in medical education; for instance,  in the last AMEE Conference there was a whole theme dedicated to them. More and more understand that the humanities are needed to restore balance to an increasingly scientific and technologically orientated curricula. The practice of medicine is however to do with people, and the humanities are necessary to help health professionals deal with people's preoccupations, worries and concerns.
Taking this as a starting point the main concern of this webinar will be how the (re)introduction of the humanities into medical education and practice can help not only on an individual and personal level (i.e. the Doctor -patient relationship) but also on a wider societal and global level. How the humanities are needed to help change and transform society at this critical and complicated moment.

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Exploring student engagement

Presenter: Evangelos Papageorgiou, University of Thessaly
Autumn Webinar Series 2019/2020

Summary: Student engagement is one of the areas of excellence recognised by the AMEE ASPIRE Awards. But, there is also the responsibility of each and every student to stand up for themselves and create opportunities for student engagement.
This webinar will discuss more about student empowerment and involvement.

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Are we there yet? Monitoring engagement with health, climate change and other environmental determinants of health in the medical curriculum. The Australian and New Zealand experience

Presenters: Lynne Madden, University of Notre Dame, Sydney & Michelle McLean, Bond University, Gold Coast,  Australia
Autumn Webinar Series 2019/2020

Summary:  This session builds on the 24 September 2019 webinar (SanYuMay Tun and Frances Mortimer) describing the work of UK medical schools to embed sustainable healthcare into the curriculum in line with the new General Medical Council Standards. In this webinar, we turn to the Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand) to examine how the impact of climate change (and other global environmental changes) on health are being integrated into the medical curriculum.

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Adapting to the impact of COVID-19: Sharing stories, sharing practice

Presenters: Professors Trevor Gibbs, Judy McKimm, Richard Fuller, David Taylor, Jen Cleland
COVID-19 March 2020

Summary: Health Professions’ Educators (HPEs) and their students around the world are having to adapt their educational provision to rapidly changing circumstances as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps around the globe.

This free webinar aims to provide a platform for HPEs to come together in a supportive, safe space to share their stories and ways of adapting to the impact of the virus. In this webinar, we consider various stages of the ‘learner journey’ (selection, undergraduate/basic medical training, postgraduate education and training and assessment) identify some of the impacts and challenges and raise key questions for discussion amongst participants.   

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Adapting to the impact of COVID-19: Making the most of digital and online presenting and teaching

Presenter: Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP, President of Meducate Global, LLC
COVID-19 April 2020

SummaryMany educators have had to adapt to digital and online presenting and teaching, with little if any time to prepare. This webinar will provide educators and others with tips and tricks to optimise their digital and online experiences.

This free webinar will help participants to best adapt to the media that they will be using, and help them understand how to set expectations, engage different types of learners and audiences, and know what to think about when preparing, delivering, and following up with their learners and participants.

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Speed Mentoring Part 1: Teaching and learning across the continuum in challenging circumstances

Presenters: Subha Ramani, Margaret Chisolm, Helena Filipe, Alice Fornari, Elizabeth Kachur, Rashmi Kusurkar, Judy McKimm, Vishna Devi Nadarajah, Patricia O'Sullivan, Joan Sargeant, Harish Thampy, Keith Wilson.

Summary: This webinar is the first of a series which uses a virtual “speed mentoring” format, adapted from the AMEE 2019 workshop, to allow participants to interact with multiple educational leaders in a time-focussed setting. 

This first webinar provides an opportunity for participants to interact with an international panel of experts to ask questions, seek advice and share their insights on: leading innovative educational initiatives and enhancing one’s own skills in promoting effective and efficient teaching during normal and challenging circumstances.

Using large group brainstorming, report outs and breakout room discussions, webinar moderators will create a psychologically safe space for participants to discuss their challenges and strategies to enhance teaching and learning across the spectrum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.

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COVID-19 Students' and teachers wellbeing journey: struggling, embracing, empowering

Presenters: Janusz Janczukowicz, Jo Bishop, Ewa Pawlowicz
COVID-19 April 2020

Summary: During these unprecedented times, one thing is certain, as educators we have had to adapt! We are fully committed to delivering a high quality experience to our learners and it is highly likely that we will need to continue to deliver material remotely for the near future. During the webinar we will highlight good practices and lessons learned from national and international collaborations and how as medical leaders we can continue to support students, our peers and importantly ourselves and our families.
Both medical students and teachers are strongly influenced by the totally new reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Threat of the disease affecting themselves and their families, as well as the obligatory isolation often result in feelings of uncertainty and stress. For international students, being far from their homeland, culture and friends makes this experience even more difficult. During this webinar we will present students’ perceptions of their emotional wellbeing obtained from the ongoing project supporting them in expression of their feelings. We will also discuss coping strategies and give particular examples of supporting interventions.
During this webinar we do not want to forget the perspectives from resident doctors. Being in the frontline of fighting with the COVID-19 pandemic, they face probably the hardest challenge in their careers. Insufficient resources, wrenching triage choices and tiredness join uncertainty and isolation from family and friends. In the webinar, we will share the concerns of residents from different countries along with the strategies they apply to relieve stress and how they deal with the situation.

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Challenges and opportunities with online presenting and teaching: A question and answer webinar

Presenter: Lawrence Sherman
COVID-19 April 2020

Summary: This webinar follows on from my previous presentation and will allow participants to have their questions answered and to share their best practices.

The webinar will be beneficial to all educators, presenters, and others who have to design and deliver presentations, courses, webinars, and other digital formats of digital and online education.

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Do reasons behind program evaluation matter? How different evaluataion priorities construct boundaries for evaluation questions

Presenter: Betty Onyura, Centre for Faculty Development, Unity Health Toronto and the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Toronto
Spring Webinar Series 2020

In association with AMEE Faculty Development Committee

Summary: Program evaluation is perpetually mandated in medical education. Correspondingly, there are multiple methodological guides about how to engage in various best practices in evaluation. However, what has gained less attention is an examination of socio-political nature of evaluation and the value that different stakeholders gain or seek to gain from program evaluation. There are diverse, and sometimes competing, reasons for evaluating an educational intervention. 

In this webinar, we draw on evaluation utilization theory to examine the heterogeneous priorities that different forms of evaluation utilization can have both the scope and impact of evaluation scholarship in medical education.

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Advancing Social Accountability: the role of the ASPIRE Award and accreditiation

Presenter: Professor Robert Woollard, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia Canada
Spring Webinar Series 2020

In association with ASPIRE

Summary: Twenty-five years after the WHO proposed the concept and importance of 'Social accountability' for health professional institutions, much has happened in refining and applying the principles in various jurisdictions around the world.
AMEE has initiated an ASPIRE Award for social accountability and the criteria for excellence have been refined and a number of schools have achieved this.
A global consensus paper on the role of accreditiation in advancing social accountability has been published in Education for Health (August 2019)advanced at the Network TUFH meeting in Australia and will be further coordinated at a planned meeting in Canada hosted by AFMC in April this year.

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FuturistForum 2020 - Adapting learning/CPD in a crisis: What is the implication of Covid-19 on professional educators?

Chairs: Suzanne Murray, President & CEO AXDEV; Thomas Kellner, Board of Directors GAME
Faculty: Dean Beals, President & CEO DKBMed, New York; Carine Pannetier, Director of Education, European Respiratory Society; Heiman Wertheim, Head of Clinical Microbiology and Chair of the Radboud Center of Infectious Diseases, NL; Greg Martin, Health Service Executive, Dublin
Spring Webinar Series 2020

In association with GAME

Summary: This interactive conference will explore challenges, best practice and reflection on the role of professional educators in the management of the Covid-19 crisis.
Covid-19 has led to an immediate adaptation of the healthcare ecosystem that may result in a sustainable transformation. Adaptation of many aspects: newly formed teams, amended decision making patterns, transformation to digital learning, working in virtual teams, rapid dissemination of best practice and emerging evidence related to crisis management and many, many other aspects.
Elements of traditional planning processes in lifelong learning in medicine and respective execution had to be swiftly amended to the new reality. Critical questions in the context of crisis management and learning will be explored.

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How to develop a podcast in medical education

Presenter: Raquel Pereira Correia
Spring Webinar Series 2020

In partnership with AMEE TEL Committee

Summary: Podcasting is a useful medium to complement traditional teaching and it has been shown to promote learning. Students motivation is said to be increased and the understanding of key concepts improved. Podcasts can be easily made and distributed using a smartphone, however, a good podcast involves more than that.

In order to develop a good podcast, it is important to plan the episodes, record high-quality audio, know how to interview and have a solid plan for launching.

All this might seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, it becomes fairly simple.

This webinar may be of interest to health professions educators and students across the educational spectrum, from undergraduate and graduate settings to continuing professional development, who want to develop and launch a podcast.

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Introduction to online teaching and learning: a survival guide for transitioning educators

Presenter: Daniel Salcedo, Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital, Taipei Medical University Taiwan
Spring Webinar Series 2020

In partnership with AMEE TEL Committee

Summary: Online teaching has been around for many years, yet before the COVID-19 pandemic, less than 9% of higher education faculty were teaching online. The rapid changes in the teaching environment have forced us to move online, yet many of us were not quite ready for it.

This webinar aims to introduce some basic principles of online teaching to help educators transition to online learning. We will discuss a few theoretical frameworks, a brief guide to hardware and software, share some tips on course design and highlight some types of online assessments.
This webinar is for educators who have tried online teaching but are not yet entirely comfortable with it. Join us for a fun yet highly practical webinar to help you cope with the transition. Don't forget to bring all your problems to the session; the Q&A section is a great time to discuss them.

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Covid-19: Assessment, professionalism and progression. Part 1 - Best Practice in on-line assessment

Presenters: Kathy Chappell, Erle Lim with Trevor Gibbs and Lawrence Sherman
COVID-19 May 2020

Summary: The three-part interactive webinar series will discuss the current innovations in online assessments, examples of best practice, student dishonesty, and other issues relating to professionalism. Whilst the webinars will discuss the present situation, the final webinar will look towards the future of assessment in a post-COVID era.

In this webinar we will discuss what is best practice in on-line assessment, for undergraduate, high stakes and post graduate students, exploring the lessons learned from one medical school.

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Covid-19: Assessment, professionalism and progression. Part 2 - Maintaining professionalism during on-line assessment

Presenters: Trudie Roberts, Dujeepa D. Samarasekera with Trevor Gibbs & Lawrence Sherman
COVID-19 June 2020

Summary: The three-part interactive webinar series will discuss the current innovations in online assessments, examples of best practice, student dishonesty, and other issues relating to professionalism. Whilst the webinars will discuss the present situation, the final webinar will look towards the future of assessment in a post-COVID era.

In this webinar, we will discuss what is considered by professionalism during assessment, and explore the lessons learned from one medical school.

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Practicum Universities: Pilot application of the Clinical Reasoning Simulator Practicum Script to medical students

Presenters: Eduardo Pleguezuelos, Cees van der Vleuten, Carlos Collares, Matthew Lineberry
Spring Series 2020

Summary: The pilot, coordinated by the Practicum Institute and the Europen Board of Medical Assessors, currently involves more than 800 volunteer students from 10 medical schools from Europe, the USA, and Latin America and it is envisaged that more medical schools will join during 2020.
The plan for psychometric analysis for the students' results and for evaluation of students' satisfaction and perceived impact on learning will be outlined in the webinar.

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Social learning in large online audiences of health professionals: improving dialogue with automated tools

Presenters: Alvaro Margolis and John Parboosingh
Spring Series 2020

In association with AMEE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

Summary: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) bring about the opportunity to reach large international audiences of health professionals. However, change in clinical practice eventually needs social interaction, to validate the new knowledge with trusted peers.

In this webinar, a series of examples with pilot uses of SLA in the context of massive online courses for physicians and other health care professionals will be shown, including forecasting of academic accomplishment, Facebook like dialogue with other course participants and faculty, crowdsourcing and friendsourcing for recommending study materials or future courses, and natural language processing to classify posts in online discussions.

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Covid-19: Assessment, professionalism and progression. Part 3 - New normal, new future in assessment

Presenters: Lambert Schuwirth, Richard Fuller with Trevor Gibbs & Lawrence Sherman
COVID-19 June 2020

Summary: The three-part interactive webinar series will discuss the current innovations in online assessments, examples of best practice, student dishonesty, and other issues relating to professionalism. Whilst the webinars will discuss the present situation, the final webinar will look towards the future of assessment in a post-COVID era.

In this third webinar we will look forward to what we have learned during the Covid-19 pandemic and what the future holds for assessment.

As leaders in continuing professional development how can we 'create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas'?

Presenters: Samar Aboulsoud and Miriam Uhlmann
Spring Webinar Series 2020

In association with GAME

Summary: What challenges do leaders in global organisations face? What is leadership in the realm of continuing professional development? As leaders, how can we 'create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas' in CPD?

Inspired by Margaret J. Wheatley's assertion that it is possible to create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas, this webinar will focus on international, multicultural challenges that leaders in global organisations face.

This webinar is part of a global leadership development program development by GAME, which aims to equip those in leadership roles responsible for driving transformational change in CPD with knowledge, tools and resources to perform effectively. It is aimed at individuals looking for leadership skills.

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Requirements and basics to produce educational videos in healthcare

Presenter: Lukas J Kandler
Spring Webinar Series 2020

In association with AMEE Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Committee

Summary:  Everyone is talking about video, and everybody is using video tutorials privately to learn and understand difficult topics. Now is the perfect moment to transfer this powerful educational tool to your teaching environment.

We want to provide you with a webinar about the implementation and production of educational films. You will hear about the theory and the scientific background and what makes videos such power tools for education. You will learn about planning, the essential equipment and what you will need for postproduction.
We aim to provide the basic knowledge on how to start your own video projects, if you already have some experience in filming, it is also a great opportunity to improve your skills. 

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Presenter: Claire MacRae, Education Officer, AMEE
Spring Webinar Series 2020

Summary: Most people who work with medical educators will be familiar with complaints that the role of the teacher is not valued as highly as other roles such as a clinician, researcher or manager, and the teachers frequently report feeling that their efforts go unrecognised and unrewarded. A typical first response is to introduce annual 'teaching awards' which often have a disappointing impact, despite initially positive feedback.

This webinar builds on a PechaKucha presented at AMEE 2017 and considers why some types of recognition interventions and more successful than others and what factors might be contributing to that success. We will suggest that the least successful types of recognition in the long-term are those which create a competitive culture in which there are few winners and many losers. More successful strategies involve recognising as many contributors as possible; are based on objective measures of effort or skill; and require organisations to expend time and effort to determine what type of recognition is most valued by the people they are trying to recognise.

The aim of the webinar is to open up a discussion about: what constitutes 'recognition'; what we are trying to achieve through recognition schemes; who should be recognised and why; and, perhaps most importantly, how we could get better at recognising teaching.

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Addressing the challenges of conducting OSCEs in the time of COVID-19

Presenters: Katharine Boursicot, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Ong Thun How, Duke-NUS Medical School and Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Limin Wijaya, Duke-NUS Medical School and Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Moderator: Sandra Kemp, Curtin Medical School, Curtin University, Australia
Autumn Webinar Series 2020
Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed major challenges to the normal conduct of OSCEs worldwide across health professions education and assessment.
In this webinar, we will look at possible approaches to assessing clinical and communication skills in high-stakes OSCEs, without compromising academic integrity and validity.
Learning Objectives:
1. Gain insights into assessing risk levels for clinical examinations
2. Learn about protocols for managing OSCEs in pandemic time
3. Become aquainted with the use of technology in supporting 'remote' OSCEs
Lecture based, with Q&A
Anticipated Outcomes:
1. Understanding of risk assessment in planning OSCEs during COVID-19
2. Practical tips on how to manage safety of participants in OSCEs
3. Ideas for local implementation in different contexts of participants
Target Audience: All health professions educators who are involved with clinical examinations.

Exploring the how, what and why of mentoring

Presenters: Lianne Loosveld & Pascal Van Gerven, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Date: 27 November 2020
Autumn Webinar Series 2020
In association with the AMEE Faculty Development Committee
Summary: In this webinar we would like to explore the ‘how, what and why’ of mentoring. Mentoring is an inherently personal role, and mentors receiving the same theoretical role description might be completely different mentors in practice.
During this webinar we would like to offer a small look on the theoretical side of mentoring, but our primary aim is to have a discussion about what mentoring entails for individual mentors. Discussions will be supported by four propositions that, depending on the number of participants, will be discussed plenary or in smaller groups, and in case of a large audience via voting options in Zoom.
We want to support mentors in discovering that there usually is not ‘one correct way to mentor’ but that the chosen mentoring approach in a given situation depends on for example mentors’ personal goals and norms, practical experience and knowledge coming from formal education such as faculty development.
A part of the webinar will also be dedicated to research on ways of mentoring and how to support mentors in discovering which way of mentoring works for them via faculty development.
Target Audience: Mentors, faculty developers, mentor program coordinators.
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Online learning of medical image interpretation to a performance standard

Presenters: Kathy Boutis, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Martin Pusic, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University
Autumn Webinar Series 2020

In Partnership with AMEE TEL Committee

Summary: Medical image interpretation errors are common. Fortunately, authentic images from patients with verified diagnoses can be collected with digital technology into computer libraries, and deliberate practice of image interpretation to a performance-based competency standard is possible using globally accessible electronic platforms. However, the best practices for learning and assessment from these platforms are only beginning to emerge. 
Learning Objectives:  
1. Discuss image set collection and curation in service of defined educational goals.
2. Compare and contrast different on-line learning models that teach image interpretation. 
3. List candidate education metrics for demonstrating visual diagnostic expertise.
4. Discuss methods for deriving competency setting standards.
Anticipated Outcomes:
Participants will be able implement the methods discussed in this session to create and present images in a format that allows deliberate practice of cases to an evidence-based performance standard. 
Target Audience:
Educators who teach and measure competency of medical image interpretation skills in post-graduate trainees and health care professionals. 

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Using artistic expression to enhance health professions students' understanding of their health needs and to develop their reflective practice

Presenters: Janusz Janczukowicz, Paulina Sobieranska, Centre for Medical Education, Medical University Lodz, Poland.
Trevor Gibbs, President, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Autumn Webinar Series 2020

Summary: The unexpected pandemic affected private and professional lives of all populations, including patients, carers, health workforce, learners, and teachers. The sudden shift towards Digital Health and Digital Education caused by the pandemics has a yet unassessed impact on knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes of all Health Professions (HP), as well as on their mental health needs. While working on adjusting the education to the necessary digital acceleration, we should be constantly focusing our efforts on developing appropriate professional qualities and supporting the reflective practice of the health workforce, including competencies related to patient centredness, empathy, communication and intercultural skills. Moreover, the focus on meant health needs in line with the modern HP education frameworks and the WHO flagship initiatives.

As we are currently living in a so called “ocular centric” era, with Instagram, Snapchat and Tik-Tok  dominating over textual communication, using visual arts to dedicate some mindful time to ourselves, may support better understating of the own and patients’ complex wellbeing needs.

We will use the AMEE / CMedEd Lodz joint project “COVID-19 Understanding own feelings via photography” as the starting point for discussing how the HP students’ artistic expression may enhance the development of their self- reflection and  holistic approach to patients. Also, we will present multiple visual expression- based interventions including workshops on empathy, intercultural competence and dealing with stress and burnout in education. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss applications of learners' artisitc expressions in under - and postgraduate HP education.
2. Gain insights into evidence on using arts and humanities in HP education.
3. Become acquainted with educational strategies and methods of developing students' self-reflection.

Anticipated Outcomes:
This webinar participants will develop better understanding of theoretical foundations and practical applications of using artistic expression in health professions education and training. They will be able to adapt the strategies presented in this webinar for their local, educational context.

Interactive presentation followed by the discussion.

Target Audience: All teachers and students interested in bringing humanities to health professions education.

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