About Event

Message from the Chancellor

Dear Friends and Colleagues

It gives me great pleasure and honor to invite you to the International Conference on “Quality Measurement in
Health Professions Education – Revisiting the Metrics” . This international conference reflects the collaboration
between the national regulatory body represented by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of
Education, UAE; DHA, AMEE the leading international Association supporting excellence in health professions
education globally and Gulf Medical University, the specialized University in the full spectrum of health
professions education.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy

Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE

Assessing the quality of health professions education interventions is a task that appears more difficult than
the comparable task with clinical interventions. What to measure? How best and So What? Are important
questions but these answers are not stable across different professions and contexts of practice.

Over the last 25 years, health professions education has changed from input orientation to output and
outcomes orientations. From how much the graduate knows to what he is able to do and “Can I trust him or
her”. Assessment of learner and trainees have not kept pace with the new evolving competencies which are
highly emphasized in all competency frameworks of all health professions education programs ‘undergraduate
and postgraduate’ – Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, and others.

The aim of this conference is to create an opportunity for health professionals’ educators, regulatory bodies,
healthcare authorities and public and private healthcare service providers to interact with experts in the fields
of quality and assessment, share experiences, and how to introduce new assessment methods in their own
context.

The speakers are scholars and leaders of innovations in health professions education. The conference will be
an excellent opportunity to meet, discuss and exchange opinions and best practices in the field of assessment
and program evaluation. I am pleased that this conference will be held face to face in addition it will be available online.

In view of the rapid spread of Omicron, which has sparked concern across the world over the last few weeks, we are compelled to make the conference virtual.

The pre-conference workshops on 25th of February and Keynote Presentations on the 26th of February will be held online. The Professional Group Workshops on day three will be held face to face in Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel, Ajman on the 27th of February 2022.

However much we regret the inconvenience caused to you, we had to take this hard decision for the sake of
your safety and the anticipated difficulties in traveling during such times.

We hope this conference will be remembered as a milestone in transforming health professions education
through assessment.

Warm regards

Prof. Hossam Hamdy​