AMEE are pleased to announce the forthcoming webinar schedule.

Webinars offer teachers, trainers, curriculum developers, researchers and anyone with an interest in medical education, the chance to join experts and like minded colleagues from around the glove in a live one hour discussion on a key educational topic.

The webinars are delivered  using the Adobe Connect platform allowing full audio and visual communication and interaction between presenter and participants. To take part in a webinar you need a computer with a good internet connection, a headset with microphone (optional) and a webcam (optional).

AMEE CPD Committee Webinars will be conducted using the Zoom platform, there is no need to register in advance and a free link will be provided prior to the webinar.


How to sign up

Live webinars are available free of charge!

Archived webinars are available free of charge to AMEE individual and student members. AMEE Institutional members also enjoy one free group access to the archives while AMEE Premium Institutional members can offer individual access to members of their institution.

To access the webinar on the day, following the link in the relevant webinar

If you have any issues, please contact the AMEE Engagement Administrator: [email protected]

Advancing simulation: developments from Australasia


Presenters: Rafidah Atan, Clinical School Johor Bahru, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
Tanya Tierney, Office of Medical Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Debra Nestel, Department of Surgery, Melbourne Medical School Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences University of Melbourne Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Monash University

Session Chair: Michelle Kelly, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

Date: 21st February 2019 at 09:00 GMT

Summary: This session takes a regional approach to the advances in healthcare simulation in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. The presenters will select illustrations of their repertoire of simulation-based education. We will hear of the development of a program for transporting critically-ill patients (Malaysia), a university-based simulated patient program (Singapore), and a national simulation educator training program (Australia) (www.nhet-sim.edu.au)

Comparing and Contrasting: Continuing Professional Development and Faculty Development


In association with the AMEE Faculty Development Committee and the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME)

Presenter:  Ivan Silver, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada co-presented with Karen Leslie, Department of Paediatrics and the Centre for Faculty Development, University of Toronto
Date:  4 March 2019 at 14:00 GMT

Summary: We are very pleased to present this special joint Faculty Development/Continuing Professional Development webinar co-hosted by both the FD and CPD committees of AMEE. 

Faculty Development and Continuing Professional Development programs have had parallel and overlapping histories and areas of focus at medical schools in the past 50 years. During the session we will first review the history of each of these education fields and then highlight their shared elements and their differences in target audience, purpose, pedagogy and scholarship. We will then examine the opportunities for these two fields to intersect and to compliment each other to foster system change and use pooled practice and teaching evaluation data to foster performance improvement and continuing professional competence. 

An AMEE CPD Webinar.  Free Access

Using a peer support strategy to strengthen workplace supervision


Presenter:  Narelle Campbell, Flinders University, Northern Territory and Helen Wozniak, The University of Queensland
Date:  6th March 2019 at 12:00 GMT

Summary: Clinical supervisors typically learn to teach on the job or by participating in formal faculty development. Opportunities to refine their skills through workplace feedback are limited. Adopting a workplace-based structured peer support process contextualised to the needs of the supervisor offers an innovative solution to improving teaching. It fills the gap between theory and practice, can promote enhancements in the quality of education, and enrich the supervisory culture.

Aim of the webinar:  The webinar will introduce participants to an evidence-based collaborative interprofessional peer support process involving self-reflection and peer observation. After attending this webinar participants will recognise the peer support clinical supervision process as an effective faculty development strategy that can strengthen the quality of their workplace supervision. They will understand the evidence informing the components of the process. The webinar includes time to engage with the free online resources and peer support tool in a simulated process.

The webinar is aimed at any health professional with supervisory responsibilities, regardless of level of experience or workplace context. It will also be valuable for managers wishing to promote the development of effective teaching and learning within their team including vocational level training pathways, and university-based faculty who support clinical educators.

Advantages and disadvantage of the site of your simulation: In situ, In house or centre-based


Presenter: Jette Led Sorensen,  Juliane Marie Centre for Children, Women and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen,  Denmark 

Date: 12th March 2019 at 14.00 GMT

Summary: Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has traditionally been conducted as off-site simulation in simulation centres. Some hospital departments also provide off-site simulation using in-house training room(s) set up for simulation away from the clinical setting. In situ simulation has been introduced in the last decade, and it mainly comprises of team-based activities and occurs in patient care units with healthcare professionals in their own working environment. In situ simulation can be either announced or unannounced, the latter also known as a drill. 

Non-randomised studies argue that in situ simulation is more effective for educational purposes. Conversely, the few comparison studies that exist, either randomised or retrospective, show that choice of setting does not seem to influence individual or team learning. However, hospital department-based simulations, such as in-house simulation and in situ simulation, lead to more gain in organisational learning than centre simulation. The unannounced in situ simulation has been found challenging to plan and conduct, and more stressful among participants. The importance of setting, context and fidelity will be discussed in the webinar. The aim of this webinar is to present and discuss the design of SBME and the advantage and disadvantage of the different simulation settings.


Designing and using innovative video to support learners - If I video will they watch?


Presenter: Michael Botelho, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong 
Date: 19th March 2019 14:00 GMT

Summary: Educators have been somewhat slow in rising to the needs and challenges of how to support students by designing meaningful video learning experiences. There are various perceived barriers and challenges to their use and an uncertainty of how best to start and questions of what is effective? This presentation will take an evidence based and personalized perspective on the use of videos in supporting students for the knowledge and skills required of healthcare professionals. It will cover low-entry points for those considering to use video for learning, as well as design principles to create videos for needful learning. In particular, it will cover an innovative pedagogy based on the observation of videoed expert-student dialogue. This video genre captures one-on-one teaching consultions addressing a particular student centred learning need. These are shared on the learning management system for on-demand and just-in-time learning. The student feedback has been positive. These videos have developed to support other learning scenarios such as competence tests and the flipped class. 

Free Access

Medical Education in Difficult Circumstances: Working together to share stories and identify strategies and solutions


Presenter:  Judy McKimm, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK
Date:  1 April 2019 at 14:00 GMT

Summary:  Many educators are working in cultures or organisations that involve difficult circumstances. These might be at the intrapersonal level (not fitting in, not feeling confident, knowledgeable or skilled enough); the interpersonal level (personality clashes, dysfunctional teams); the organisational level (poorly managed or led oragnsiations, no room for development or promotion, a toxic culture); the wider health or education system, or the society itself, including environmental or political issues.

Aim of webinar:  This webinar aims to provide a ‘safe space’ for delegates to raise and discuss various ‘difficult situations’ and identify possible strategies or solutions. The webinar is facilitated by an experienced educator who has worked in various difficult situations herself.

Who the webinar is aimed at:  Students, academic and clinical educators working around the world who identify that they are working in difficlut situations, even if they seem trivial. Participants will work together to support colleagues in their difficulties and seek strategies and solutions. 

An AMEE CPD Webinar.  Free Access

Globalization of CPD: Integration of healthcare workforce for quality patient care


Presenters: Dr. Samar Aboulsoud, Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar and Dr. Helena Filipe, Hospital das For├žas Armadas/PL-EMGFA, Hospital SAMS in Lisbon,College of Ophthalmology, International Council of Ophthalmology
Date: 8th April 2019 at 14:00 GMT

Summary: Globalization of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is driven by shared educational principles and management trends that facilitate international standards in CPD. These are enforced through instructional design, clinical teaching and assessment methods based on education theory, effective communication skills, CPD accreditation committees’ work, and CPD programs and systems strengthening medical education global principles.

Globalization of CPD standards, resulting from international collaborations is meaningful as it helps to identify and address national/regional challenges in healthcare delivery systems and to consistently apply a regulation plan on the evolving CPD provider organizations and programs.  Globalization supports evidence-based learning and professional practice that will ensure safe patient-centered care.  It opens doors for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to attend and participate in international CPD activities to improve their professional competence and be credit awarded.  It provides opportunities to advance learning and to tier level the healthcare system focusing the HCPs needs whilst maintaining transparency and highlighting the profession accountability.  A global recognition of CPD standards promotes collaborative engagements to support internationally qualified workforce able to deliver high quality patient care, nevertheless considering cultural diversity and regional needs.

If you are already involved in CPD, are thinking of being involved or simply would like to learn more about CPD in the continuum of Medical Education this webinar is for you. Join us and share your experience!


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): a disruptive innovation in Continuing Medical Education?


In association with GAME

Presenter:  Alvaro Margolis, EviMed
Date:  6 May 2019 at 14:00 GMT

Summary:  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are now common across disciplines, including Medicine. In this Webinar, a precise definition of the academic term “disruptive innovation” will be shown, followed by an analysis the potential for disruption of MOOCs for health care professionals and teams, including practical examples from the presenter’s experience, and a discussion with the audience about the applicability of these experiences to their own settings.

The aim of the Webinar is to show the potential of MOOCs in healthcare.

It is aimed at physicians and educators who are responsible for designing and implementing continuing medical education and professional development programs.

Assessing Social and behavioural Sciences: Square Peg in a Round Hole


Presenters: Dr Jeni Harden, University of Edinburgh and Dr Kathleen Kendall, University of Southampton
Date: 22nd May 2019 at 15:00 GMT

Summary: Attention has turned in recent years to the broader inclusion of social and behavioural sciences (SBS) in medical curricula. However, there is as yet only limited evidence about how best to assess these subjects. This is very pertinent given that SBS questions have recently been included in the MCAT exam in the USA (in MCQ format) and are likely also to be included in the new UK Medical Licensing Assessment. In this webinar will consider why SBS assessment in medical education is like fitting a square peg into a round hole and whether it is the peg or the hole that needs to change shape. We will discuss key issues including: what is being assessed (knowledge, skills, competencies); what methods we use to assess; and whether, and on what basis, assessment tools are considered to be ‘fit for purpose’. 

This webinar will be of interest to anyone with an interest in  teaching and assessing the social and behavioural sciences in medicine.

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