Speakers

Speakers

Prof. Hossam Hamdy

CHANCELLOR, GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN, UAE

Prof. Hossam Hamdy is Professor of Surgery and Medical Education. An internationally known medical educator and active Pediatric Surgeon. A scholar, professional, and leader in higher education in the Middle East and renowned internationally. He has established, contributed, and led several Medical Colleges, Suez Canal University, Egypt, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain, and Gulf Medical University, UAE. He has served in different senior academic and administrative positions as Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, Vice Chancellor Medical & Health Science Colleges, Sharjah University, Director of the Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, Sharjah University, Advisor to the President of Medical Education, Qatar University and Dean College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. He has served as WHO Temporary Advisor ‘Consultant’ in Medical Education.

He is active in medical education research and has published many studies in medical education and surgery and has introduced several innovations and best practices in Medical Education. He is a member of several editorial Board Journals in Medical Education (Medical Teacher, Medical Educator, Korean Journal of Medical Education, etc.) He is a member of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Assessors team.

His work and contribution to Medicine and Medical Education over more than 40 years has been acknowledged and has won him many awards: The Sheikh Khalifa Award for Higher Education for “Distinguished Professor in Teaching”, led the College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University to win the “Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award” for Best Medical College in the Arab world, “Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England “By Election”, and “Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of England”. He was awarded the honorary Fellow of Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in 2021.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy was decorated by the Republic of France with the prestigious decoration as “Chevalier Dans L’ordre Des Palmes Academiques” / “Knight of the Order of Academic Palms” in 2011 and was awarded the Health Workers Recognition Award: Health Professionals Education by the WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean in 2021 for his achievements in Medical Education.
Prof. Ronald Harden

GENERAL SECRETARY, ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION IN EUROPE (AMEE) PROFESSOR OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DUNDEE UNIVERSITY, UK

Professor Ronald Harden graduated from the medical school in Glasgow, UK. He completed training and practised as an endocrinologist before moving full time to medical education. He is Professor of Medical Education (Emeritus) University of Dundee and Professor of Medical Education, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

Professor Harden was formerly Teaching Dean and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee.

Professor Harden is a world leader in medical education. He is committed to developing new approaches to curriculum planning, assessment and to teaching and learning. Ideas which he has pioneered include the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which has been universally adopted as a standard approach to assessment of clinical competence, the spiral curriculum and the SPICES model for curriculum planning and models for outcome-based education. He has published more than 400 papers in leading journals. He is co-editor of the best-selling book – “A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers.” His new text “Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher – An introduction to learning and teaching in education” was published in June 2012.

His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards including an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Surgeons of Canada, the prestigious Hubbard Award by the National Board of Medical Examiners in the USA and recognition by the Kellogg Foundation for his contributions to medical education in South America. He was awarded by the Queen the OBE for his services to medical education. He was presented in Singapore in February 2006 with the ‘Mentoring, Innovation and Leadership in Education Scholarship’ (MILES) award for ‘outstanding contributions to the advancement of global medical education and academic medicine’.

In 2006 Professor Harden was the winner of the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (often considered as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for medical education). The purpose of the prize is to recognise and stimulate high quality research in medical education in order to promote long-term improvements of educational practices in medical training. In 2009 he was awarded the ASME Richard Farrow Gold Medal, in recognition of the contributions he has made to medical education. In 2010 he was the recipient of the AMEE 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to medical education and the work of the Association. In 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medical Education by the International Medical University in Malaysia and an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine of the University of Tampere, Finland. In November 2013 Professor Harden was awarded the Cura Personalis honour, the University of Georgetown’s highest award.
Prof. Judy McKimm

MBA, MA(ED), BA(HONS), PGDIP (HSW), SFHEA, FACADMED, FAMEE EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL EDUCATION SWANSEA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM

Prof. Judy has held several senior posts in health professions’ education, including Professor and Dean of Medical Education at Swansea University; Pro-Dean, Health and Social Care, Unitec Institute of Technology, NZ; Director of Undergraduate Medicine, Imperial College London, and Higher Education Academy Senior Adviser. She has initially trained as a nurse, then as an adult and further education teacher, with an academic background in social and health sciences, education, and management. She currently works as an educational and leadership development consultant to a number of organisations.

She has worked on over sixty international health workforce, reconstruction and education reform projects for DfID, AusAID, the World Bank and WHO in Central Asia, Portugal, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Australia and the Pacific; external adviser for almost twenty new medical schools/programmes internationally; developed and run over thirty postgraduate degrees at various universities in the UK and internationally, including programme director for the MSc Leadership in the Health Professions’ at Swansea and the MSc in Medical Education at King Saud University. For the last ten years she has been Director of ASME’s and AMEE’s international Educational Leadership programmes and works with the Faculty for Medical Leadership & Management, Health Education England and HEIW on new programme development, accreditation, evaluation and research projects.

She has written over 350 articles and book chapters, published 16 books on medical/health professions’ education and leadership, and runs health professions’ leadership and education courses and workshops internationally.
Prof. Kameshwar Prasad

DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, RAJENDRA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, RANCHI, JHARKHAND, INDIA

Prof. Kameshwar Prasad is an Indian neurologist, medical researcher, academic and the former head of the department of Neurology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi (AIIMS), known as a proponent of Evidence-based medicine (EBM) and Evidence-based Healthcare (EBHC). The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honor of the Padma Shri in 1991.

Prof. Prasad graduated in medicine from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, passing out with the Best Medical Graduate of the year award and secured his MD and DM from the AIIMS, Delhi in 1983 and 1985 respectively. After starting his career by joining AIIMS, he also secured a master’s degree (MSc) in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, Canada in 1993, pursuing the course as an Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) Fellow. At AIIMS, he established the Stroke Clinic in 1995 and has been involved with stroke management in India at various levels including as the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Panel Area for Stroke Registry, constituted by the Indian Council of Medical Research and as the convenor of the National Stroke Management Guidelines.
Dr. Manya Prasad

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, EPIDEMIOLOGIST, NORTH DMU MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HINDU RAO HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI, INDIA

Dr. Manya Prasad is an Assistant Professor in the department of Epidemiology and Clinical research, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi. Her areas of expertise include clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine and public health. She has vast experience in synthesizing evidence in the form of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Having served as a methodologist in the development of many systematic reviews that informed guideline development, she developed a deep interest in applying the principles of epidemiology in generation and synthesis of good quality evidence. She has over 30 Medline indexed publications to her credit, with more than 2000 citations and an h-index of 15. She is passionate about teaching, and has facilitated many workshops on epidemiology, research methodology, meta-analyses and evidence-based medicine in India, Singapore and Dubai. She is also a recipient of the International Epidemiology Association fellowship in 2015.

Dr. Fadi Munshi

DIRECTOR, POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION, SAUDI COMMISSION FOR HEALTH SPECIALTIES (SCFHS), KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Dr. Fadi has a Ph.D. in Medical Education with academic experience in Canada, The Netherlands,
and Saudi Arabia. He is the Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at United Arab Emirates University, Fellow at the Center for Outcomes and Research in Education (CORE), Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, with an MD background and a certificate in human resources management from the prominent Haskayne School of Business.
He is currently the Executive Director of Assessment at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

Prof. Lambert Schuwirth

CHAIR PRIDEAUX DISCIPLINE OF CLINICAL EDUCATION, FLINDERS UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

Prof. Lambert Schuwirth obtained his MD from Maastricht University. In 1991, he joined the Department of Educational Development and Research there, taking up various roles in student assessment: Chairman of the Inter-university and the Local Progress Test Review Committee, the OSCE Review Committee and the Case-based Testing Committee. Since the early 2000s, he has been Chair of the overall Taskforce on Assessment. He has been advisor on assessment to medical colleges in the Netherlands and the UK. In 2010, he chaired an international consensus group on educational research, the results of which were published in Medical Teacher. Since 2007, he has been a full-professor for Innovative Assessment at Maastricht University – currently as Adjunct. In 2011, he was made a Strategic Professor for Medical Education at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia and is also the Chair of the Flinders University Prideaux Discipline of Clinical Education.

Prof. Trudie E Roberts

BSC, MBCHB, PHD, FRCP(LOND), FRCPGLAS, FHEA, HONFAOME, FAMEE, NTF – LEEDS INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION (UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS)

Professor Roberts graduated in medicine from Manchester. In 2000 she was appointed Professor of Medical Education at the University of Leeds and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2006. Professor Roberts has served as a council member of the GMC and RCP London and Chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education and also previously a Censor for the RCP London. She was President of the Association for Medical Education in Europe until August 2019 and is an education board member for the RCPS Glasgow.

Professor Roberts has been involved in technology and learning at the School of Medicine at Leeds since 2007 and the ALPS CETL project. She is particularly interested in the personalisation of education and the use of student learning analytics to support this. Professor Roberts was awarded the 2017 Asia Pacific Conference MILES Award for her contributions to medical education and academic medicine and an honorary doctorate in Medical Education by the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur. In 2019 she was part of the Topol review on the educational implications of the increasing influence of digital technologies on healthcare delivery. She is married to a surgeon, has two children and still dreams of owning a Subaru WRX

Prof. Richard Fuller

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, UK DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, CANCER RESEARCH UK MANCHESTER INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Prof. Richard Fuller is a Consultant Geriatrician/Stroke Physician and Director of Education at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute University of Manchester, generating exciting new initiatives in curriculum design, mobile technology, assessment and personalised learning across health professions and the continuum of undergraduate and postgraduate practice.
His main research interests focus on assessment, working with a cross institutional Assessment Research Group. My current research focuses on the personalisation of assessment, to support individual learner journeys. This is underpinned by work from the Group focusing on the application of intelligent assessment design in campus and workplace-based assessment formats, assessor behaviours, mobile technology delivered assessment and the impact of sequential testing methodologies. He has published and speak regularly at leading international medical education conferences and am a faculty member at a number of leading global assessment courses. He
leads an international group of health professions education experts undertaking a review of global consensus guidelines on technology enhanced assessment. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students focusing on assessment and curriculum research.
Prof. Richard holds a number of national/UK advisory roles, including acting as an assessment expert for the General Medical Council, including leadership of the Tests of Competence Panel. He undertakes a range of international advisory and developmental work in relation to curriculum, senior faculty development and assessment for a number of institutions and am the current Chair of the ASPIRE to Excellence Panel in Health Professions Education Assessment, set up by the Association of Medical Education in Europe (https://www.aspire-to-excellence.org/)

Prof. Olle (Th.J.) ten Cate, PhD

PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL EDUCATION SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION SENIOR SCIENTIST AT THE UTRECHT CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER UTRECHT

Olle ten Cate, PhD is a professor of medical education at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. With a background of undergraduate medical training and a PhD in social sciences, he has four decades of experience, at the Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, with curriculum innovation, educational research, and faculty development in the health professions domain, locally, nationally and internationally. He was the founding director of the Center for Research and Development of Education at UMC Utrecht (2005-2017), served as the president of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (2006-2012), and has published (450+) and presented (500+) widely about advances in health professions education. He has successfully mentored 24 doctoral students for a PhD in health professions education and currently supervises 9 candidates. For his work he received several awards, among which the J.P. Hubbard award of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Ian R. Hart award for innovation in medical education, the NVMO Han Moll medal and a Dutch Royal Distinction for contributions to medical education.

One of his interests is competency-based education in the health professions, and specifically in the application of entrustable professional activities and entrustment decision making, to improve education to serve the quality and safety of health care practice.

Prof. Trevor Gibbs

PRESIDENT
ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION IN EUROPE (AMEE)

Professor Gibbs is currently the President of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), the largest Association of Health Professions Education with a global footprint. He retains the position of being an independent Professor and Consultant in Medical Education and Primary Care, as well as Professor of Medical Education, Sun Yat-sen Medical University, Guangzhou, PRC.
As an Oncologist, General Practitioner and Academic for nearly fifty years, he has extensive experience in the development and delivery of Hospital-based, Primary Care and Community-based Education. He has been involved with many of the innovations in Primary Care over these years, in the UK and overseas. He was the first to develop the concept of the Practice Nurse in the UK.
His experiences have given him the opportunity to develop curricula in many parts of the world, specifically in those developing and resource- constrained regions in which in medical and healthcare education is often a challenge.
He takes the lead in providing faculty development to the AMEE International Networking Centers through the various AMEE-ESME courses, as well as providing advice on curriculum development. He has written extensively about Medical Education, with a special interest in Curriculum Development, Assessment and the Social Accountability of Medical Schools.

Prof. David Taylor

PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL EDUCATION
GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

David Taylor is the Professor of Medical Education and Physiology at Gulf Medical University in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in curriculum design, delivery and evaluation for more than 30 years. Prof. David worked at the Medical School of the University of Liverpool for 35 years, serving in many roles, where he developed his research in the areas of problem-based learning, professionalism and the buildings of educational communities. Since 2004 He has also been an associate of the General Medical Council, involved in the Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK, and a UK National Teaching Fellow. In his current roles he is program director for a joint Master’s program in Health Professions Education, based in Ajman, and the editor of the AMEE Guides

Dr. Louise Allen

MONASH UNIVERSITY

Dr. Louise is a dietitian by background and is currently a lecturer for the Monash Centre for Professional Development and Monash Online Education. She completed her PhD in 2020 which focused on exploring the broad impacts of continuing professional development in the health professions, including looking beyond impacts such as knowledge, skills and attitudes, to explore longer terms impacts such as the formation of networks and relationships and the benefits that your learners, colleagues, patients and institutions gain from you attending professional development amongst others. Her PhD research highlighted the importance of social learning in generating long term impacts from professional development, and developed a survey to measure a broad range of impacts of professional development in the health professions which is published in Medical Teacher. More recently she has explored how we undertake evaluation in the health professions and how we can do it better. She was awarded a 2020 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholarship, which because of COVID she hopes to complete in 2022

Prof. David Gordon

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, EPIDEMIOLOGIST, NORTH DMU MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HINDU RAO HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI, INDIA

Professor David Gordon FRCP FMedSci began his term of office as President of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) in January 2015. He is a former President of the Association of Medical Schools in Europe and is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and former dean of the medical faculty at the University of Manchester. He also holds visiting appointments at several other universities.

Dr. Laura Morgan Frankart

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Dr. Laura Frankart is currently Director of Education and Assessment and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Previously she served as Director of the Foundations of Pharmacy Practice Laboratory courses and worked as a clinical pharmacist in the Palliative Care Clinic at VCU Health.
Dr. Frankart graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. She then completed a Family Practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed a Masters of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Frankart has published in the areas of pharmacy education, chronic pain management, and opioid overdose prevention.

Dr. Tao T. Le

MD, MHS

Tao developed a passion for medical education as a medical student. He currently edits more than 15 titles in the First Aid series. In addition, he is the founder and editor-in-chief of the USMLE-Rx online video, test banks, and flash cards series and a cofounder of the Underground Clinical Vignettes series. As a medical student, he was editor-in-chief of the University of California, San Francisco Synapse, a university newspaper with a weekly circulation of 9000. Tao earned his medical degree from UCSF in 1996 and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Yale University and his allergy and immunology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University. At Yale, he was a regular guest lecturer on USMLE review and an advisor to the Yale School of Medicine curriculum committee.

Tao subsequently went on to cofound Medsn, a medical e-learning company, and served as its chief medical officer. He is currently section chief of adult allergy and immunology at the University of Louisville. He enjoys travel, movies, good food, and spending time with his family. USMLE-Rx online video, test banks, and flash cards series and a cofounder of the Underground Clinical Vignettes series. As a medical student, he was editor-in-chief of the University of California, San Francisco Synapse, a university newspaper with a weekly circulation of 9000. Tao earned his medical degree from UCSF in 1996 and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Yale University and his allergy and immunology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University.

At Yale, he was a regular guest lecturer on USMLE review and an advisor to the Yale School of Medicine curriculum committee. Tao subsequently went on to cofound Medsn, a medical e-learning company, and served as its chief medical officer. He is currently section chief of adult allergy and immunology at the University of Louisville. He enjoys travel, movies, good food, and spending time with his family.

Samantha Miles

Head of Training and Consulting, Knowledge E

Samantha Miles leads Knowledge E’s training and consulting division by developing business opportunities and overseeing the team to ensure all projects are successfully delivered. She also engages in brand building activities and establishing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships with international and community partners.

Throughout her career, she has held leadership roles in the higher education sectors of the USA, Australia, and the UAE. She has been responsible for the oversight of more than 300 educational programs including a large scale national project for human capital development in the areas of research output and impact, teaching excellence in medical education, and university student enrichment. She possesses 12 years of professional experience ensuring the quality and continual development of programs via strategic planning and ongoing assessment.

Samantha is passionate about experiential education, helping others to realise their own leadership potential, and working with diverse populations. Her research and teaching interests include global dexterity, teaching excellence, leadership development and community engagement. She has been living in Dubai for 5 years and is originally from the USA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education awarded by the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Divya Bheda

Director of Education and Assessment
EXAMSOFT WORLDWIDE LLC

Dr. Divya Bheda has over a decade of experience in program evaluation, assessment, and social justice training in online, and brick and mortar contexts. She champions curricular, instructional, and organizational responsiveness for student success. She holds a PhD in Critical and Socio-Cultural Studies in Education, an M.S. in Educational Leadership, and an M.A. in Mass Communication.

Paul Kneath JONES
Associate Professor
Programme Director, Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme
Swansea University Medical School
Swansea University

Paul was Deputy Director of Clinical Teaching prior to taking up the Programme Director role for the GEM course in June 2011. He has a background in clinical examination and consultation skills teaching. Paul jointly leads and teaches on the Swansea Masters’ course in leadership and teaches on a joint Masters in education programme. His research interests lie predominantly, but not exclusively, in simulation, assessment and innovative teaching methods. Publications include mental workload measurement during student consultations, social learning theory, the predictive value of self-assessed clinical skills in medical students and an evaluation of the use of experiential learning in teaching clinical skills to trainee physicians. More recently he has co-authored a chapter on future visioning for health leadership in Curtis’ “Leadership and Change for the Health Professional” book as well as a case study in “The International Handbook of Medical Education” book edited by Ron Harden et al.

Paul has a strong background in training, hospital management and leadership, gained from working in senior clinical, advanced practice roles and more recently from running leadership workshops in international conferences in Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Mexico, the UK and Saudi Arabia as well as presenting posters related to medical education in conferences both in Britain and internationally.