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 globe in a live one hour discussion on a key educational topic.

The webinars are delivered using the Zoom 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 also 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.

AMEE members can access the webinar archive here

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]

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
Date: 9 April 2020
Time: 1300 hrs UK (GMT+1)

Background: Many 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.

Aim: The 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.

Participants will also be provided with best and worst practices for delivering digital and online presentations that can be adapted.

Ample time will be provided for questions and answers to ensure that participants leave with answers to their specific questions and needs.

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

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

Subha Ramani, Harvard Medical School, USA
Margaret Chisolm, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Helena Filipe, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Alice Fornari, Donald and Barbara Zuker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, USA
Elizabeth Kachur, Medical Education Development, Global Consulting, New York, USA
Rashmi Kusurkar, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Judy McKimm, Swansea University School of Medicine, UK
Vishna Devi Nadarajah, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Patricia O'Sullivan, University of California, USA
Joan Sargeant, Dalhousie University, Canada
Harish Thampy, University of Manchester, UK
Keith Wilson, Dalhousie University, Canada
Date: 15 April 2020
Time: 1500 hrs UK (GMT +1)

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.

This webinar is intended for health professions educators, at all levels and across the continuum of education, who wish to develop and reflect on their own advancement as teachers, educators and scholars.

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

Presenters: Janusz Janczukowicz, Jo Bishop, Ewa Pawlowicz
Date: 16 April 2020
Time: 1000 hrs UK (GMT+1)

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

Presenter: Betty Onyura, Centre for Faculty Development, Unity Health Toronto and the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Toronto
Date: 22 April 2020
Time: 1500 hrs UK (GMT+1)

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.

Understanding this body of work can help inform stakeholders about what they are (or should be) prioritizing when they conduct program evaluation. This knowledge will allow medical educators and scholars to better align evaluation methodologies with their scholarly, curricular and administrative intentions. Additionally, it will allow for more transparency and clarity in evaluation scholarship.

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

Presenter: Robert Woollard, Department of Family Practice, the University opf British Columbia Canada.
Date: 28 April 2020
Time: 1500 hrs UK (GMT+1)

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.

The webinar will cover the trajectory of various initiatives to assess the state of social accountability and draw on the wisdom and experience of participants to foster emergent collaborations at the global scale.

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CPD as a catalyst for organisational change - a global leadership development program from GAME

Presenters: Amy Farr, European Respiratory Society UK, Jo Varney, Ogilvy Health Medical Education UK & Miriam Uhlmann, AO Foundation - AO Education Institute, Switzerland.
Date: 5 May 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

In association with GAME

Summary: This webinar describes a global leadership development program from GAME, which aims to equip those 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 and want to learn about this forthcoming program.

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How to develop a podcast in medical education

Presenter: Raquel Pereira Correia
Date: 12 May 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

In association with AMEE Technology Enchanced Learning (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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Entrustable Professional Activities: the magic bullet in medical education? Part 2

Presenters: Marjel van Dam, University Medical Center Utrecht and Marije Hennus, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: 26 May 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

Summary: Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are hip and happening in medical education. But are they here to stay? In our previous webinar in January we gave a brief overview of the concept of EPA's, how entrustable and supervision works and how to develop an EPA based curriculum in post graduate medical education.
For this webinar we will present a short summary and subsequently take it to the next level of EPA development, entrustable and validation.
All this will be presented in a most interactive setting.
Finally, we will share our tips and tricks.

This webinar is aiming at medical professionals with a special interest in medical education and educationalists.

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CME/CPD in developing countries

Presenter: Samar Aboulsoud, School of Medicine, Cairo University
Date: 1 June 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

In association with AMEE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

Summary: Over the past few decades, there has been a growing interest in CPD.
Dynamic system changes and emerging notions have contributed to the process of CPD evolution. The process of CPD evolution, varies in pace from time to time, region to region and situation to situation.
This webinar aims to review the current status of CME/CPD in developing countries with emphasis on the role of regulator, the quality of education, formats of learning and cultural issues. Challenges facing newly emerging systems as well as potential solutions will be discussed.

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

Presenters: Eduardo Pleguezuelos, Practicum Institute of Applied Research in Health Sciences Education, Spain; Cees van der Vleuten Maastricht University, The Netherlands; Matthew Lineberry, the University of Kansas, Medical Center, USA;  Carlos Collares, European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA) 
Date: 9 June 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

Summary: There is a strong need for effective approaches tailored to development of clinical reasoning skills and the ability to manage uncertainty in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, and the simulation-based programme Practicum Script may contribute to this goal.
After briefly introducting the key features of the educational tool, we will focus on the details of an international multicenter study aimed at investigating the utility of Practicum Script as a reasoning training resource in undergraduate teaching assessment.
The target, final year medical students, and the assessment material, 20 real clinical cases of internal medicine validated by a reference panel made up by 20 internists from 16 faculties.
The pilot, coordinated by practicum Institute and the European 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 it during 2020.
The plan for psychometric analysis of 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

Presenter: Alvaro Margolis, President and CEO, EviMed Corp USA
Date: 15 June 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

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.
How can meaningful dialogue take place without scaling up expert tutoring.
The extensive experience from social network applications such as Facebook or Twitter provides an opportunity to imrpove dialogue among peers and with experts automatically and seamlessly, as part of what is called Social Learning Analytics (SLA). Large amounts of data about prior relationships among participants in a course - similar to Facebook and other social applications -, among participants and course materials - similar to Netflix or Amazon -, as well as natural language processing could be obtained, analyzed and used to improve the educational processes and outcomes.
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 forcasting 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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As leaders in continuing professional development how can we 'create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas'?

Presenters: Samar Aboulsoud, School of Medicine, Cairo University and Miriam Uhlmann, AO Foundation - AO Education Institute, Switzerland
Date: 23 June 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1) 

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. The webinar will discuss the following topics:

•      Definitions of leadership
•      Leadership theories and traits
•      Leadership vs management/administration
•      Current challenges/skill-set gaps for leadership in 21st century
•      Leadership in times of change
•      Learning from other industries/fields of human endeavour
•      Future trends

This webinar is part of a global leadership development program developed 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, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 30 June 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

In association with AMEE Technology Enchanced 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 have already some experience in filming, it is also a great opportunity to improve your skills. This is also an appetizer for the video workshop at AMEE 2020.

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Clinical Skills Assessment

Presenter: Bonnie Lynch, Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee
Date: 7 July 2020
Time: To be confirmed

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Presenter: Claire MacRae, Education Officer, AMEE
Date: 14 July 2020
Time: 1400 hrs UK (GMT+1)

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 clinician, researcher or manager, and that 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 are 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 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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Challenges and opportunities with online presenting and teaching: A question and answer webinar

Presenter: Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP, President of Meducate Global, LLC
Date: 17 April 2020
Time: 1300 hrs UK (GMT+1)

AIM:  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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