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We welcome to the conference everyday clinical educators, trainees and registrars in the medical, dental and veterinary professions.

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Call for abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract. Short presentation submission is now closed, poster presentation submissions are still being accepted.

We have suggested themes but we recognise that there is good academic work that may not fit into rigid interpretation of themes. So we can be flexible. We particularly welcome work that “crosses boundaries” but again we are not rigid.

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Event programme

Venue: Mercure Rougement Hotel

Maximum 240 delegates

TimeEvent
9:30 - 10:00 Registration & welcome
Tea and coffee
10:00 - 11:15

Keynote presentations

 

Introduction from Dame Lesley Southgate
President of European Board of Medical Assessors

 

Professor Chris McManus

Failing to Cross boundaries: Is remediation possible and how much extra training is needed?


Professor Val Wass, OBE

The route to crossing boundaries: If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

 

11:15 - 11:45

Refreshments

11:45 - 13:15

Thematic presentations


Six presentations of 10 minutes each, followed by 5 minute discussion. Themes for Friday are generally associated with written assessments. However, these 'boundaries' are not rigid.


The 2016 EBMA Assessment in Medical Education Conference thematic presentations have been selected:

 

1. Technology enabled assessment - Current and future plans for using technology. Pros, cons and barriers.

Chair: Nicki Cohen, King’s College London

 

2. Licensing exams, credentialing and revalidation - Use and experiences of assessments for these barriers

Chair: Steve Capey, Swansea University

 

3. Assessment across the continuum/across borders 

Chair: Nick Cooper, Academy of Medical Educators

 

4. Predictive validity and patient and public involvement - What can assessments tell us about future performance/competence. Issues about selection assessments.

Chair: Pauline McAvoy, Independent Consultant 

 

5. Performance based assessments - Real time, real place. Real conclusions? Crossing boundaries?

Chair: Anselme Derese, Ghent University

 

6. Standard setting/psychometric analysis - Share issues and ideas about these recurring issues

Chair: David Kluth, University of Edinburgh

 

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 - 15:30

Workshop sessions

 

Attendance at the workshops is on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate your top three preferences when completing the online booking form.

 

1. Computer assisted assessment

Facilitators: Jose Miguel Pego (University of Minho) and Steven Burr (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

 

2. An introduction to generalisability theory

Facilitator: Lee Coombes, Cardiff University

 

3. How to make progress in progress testing

Facilitators: René Tio (University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands) André Bremers, Tineke Krommenhoek, Cees van der Vleuten (Department of Educational Development and Research, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

 

4. Assessment of Professionalism in Cultural and Social Competence (PCSC)

Facilitators: Janusz Janczukowicz, European Board of Medical Assessors and Head of the Centre for Medical Education, Medical University of Lodz- Poland, Professor Charlotte Rees, Professor and Director of HealthPEER and Director of Medicine Curriculum at Monash University, Australia

 

5. Assessing education competencies

Facilitators: Gabriel Reedy (King’s College London, Chair, Education Committee, Academy of Medical Educators) and Chris Holland (King’s College London, Member of Council, Academy of Medical Educators)

 

6. Item response theory

Facilitator: Carlos Collares, Assessment Specialist, European Board of Assessors

 

7. Developing good research questions about assessment

Facilitator: Delivered for ASME by Karen Mattick, Professor of Medical Education, University of Exeter

 

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments
16:00 - 17:00

Symposia and debate
3 speakers: 10 minutes each followed by Q&A

 

Chair: Professor Robert Sneyd, Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine

 

Raphael Bonvin (Switzerland)
National Licensing Exams/Written based test

 

Julian Archer, Plymouth University

 

Judith Hulf, General Medical Council

 

17:00

Close

17:30

Shuttle transfer to the Forum for the Calman Lecture

 

To attend the Calman Lecture please complete the booking page

 

Transport will be provided to the Calman lecture which will be held at The Forum, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus.

To attend the Calman Lecture please complete the booking page.

Calman Lecture
Hosted by AoME - book here
18:00 - 18:15

Welcome Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, University of Exeter

Followed by:
IntroductionProfessor Derek Gallen, President, Academy of Medical Educators

18:15 - 19:15 Calman Lecture – Keynote lecture by Cees van der Vleuten
19:15 - 19:30 Honorary Fellowship Awards ceremony
19:30 - 21:00 Evening Reception with drinks and canapes – Jointly sponsored by the Academy of Medical Educators and Prescribing Skills Assessment – delivered by the British Pharmacological Society

Venue: The Forum, University of Exeter

Maximum 400 delegates

TimeEvent
9:30 - 10:00 Registration & welcome
Tea and coffee
10:00 - 11:15

Keynote presentation

 

45 minutes followed by Q&A.

 

Introduction from Professor Jean McEwan
Professor of Clinical Education, Vice Dean (Education), University of Exeter Medical School

 

Dr Eric Holmboe

The Association for the Study of Medical Education is delighted to be a partner in this event, including sponsoring the ASME Guest Lecture and keynote presentation by Dr Eric Holmboe: Realizing the Promise of Outcomes-based Medical Education through More Effective Assessment.

 

11:15 - 11:45

Refreshments

11:45 - 13:15

Thematic presentations and poster presentations

Three streams of poster presentations taking place at the same time as thematic presentations.

Thematic presentations

Four presentations, 10 minutes each followed by 5 minute discussion. Themes for Saturday are generally associated with clinical skills and professionalism. However, these 'boundaries' are not rigid.


The 2016 EBMA Assessment in Medical Education Conference thematic presentations have been selected. Download the presentations: 
Thematic presentation abstracts - Saturday 15th October 2016

 

1. Professionalism including diversity and Performance based assessments - We all know what a professional should be? Do we? How do we assess?

Chair: David Leeder, University of Exeter Medical School

 

2. Preparedness for practice - A major boundary to cross. How do assessments help or hinder?

Chair: Derek Gallan, Wales Deanery

 

3. Assessment across the continuum/across borders

Chair: Debbie Jaarsma, Groningen University

 

4. Simulated patients/simulation - Everybody uses them. How does it go? What are the barriers and do simulations cross boundaries of time and space?

Chair: Julian Archer, Plymouth University- Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry



Poster presentations


The 2016 EBMA Assessment in Medical Education Conference poster presentations have been selected. Download the presentations: 
Poster presentation abstracts - Saturday 15th October 2016

 

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 - 15:30

Workshop sessions

 

Attendance at the workshops is on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate your top three preferences when completing the online booking form.

 

1. European video assessment of real patient encounters, an innovative online IT tool for learning

Facilitators: Paul Ram and Annemarie Camp (European Board of Medical Assessors), Lesley Southgate (St George’s University of London), Pauline McAvoy (independent consultant)

 

2. Item writing

Facilitator: Colin Ferguson (University of Plymouth) and Jonathan Wyatt (University of Exeter)

 

3. Angoff method for standard setting 

Facilitators: Fred Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Neil Rice, Senior Assessment Analyst, University of Exeter Medical School

 

4. Optimizing Workplace-based Assessment: Making Words Count

Facilitator: Marjan Govaerts (Maastricht University)

 

5. Mentoring

Facilitators: Erik Driessen and Sylvia Heeneman (Maastricht University)

 

6. Appropriate use of fidelity when using simulation for assessment

Facilitators: Tom Gale (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry) and José Miguel Pêgo (University of Minho)

 

7. Using SPs for assessment and feedback

Facilitators: Liliana Alves Costa (University of Minho, Portugal) and Paul Kerr (University of Exeter Medical School)

 

8. Incorporating patient and public involvement into your assessment strategy

Facilitators: Dr Sam Regan de Bere (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry), Ms Rosamund Snow (Oxford Health Experience Institute, Oxford University), CAMERA PPI Team (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

 

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments
16:00 - 17:00

Symposia and debate
3 speakers: 10 minutes followed by a Q&A.

 

'Competency based education and assessment – pearls, controversies and challenges.'

 

- Professor Debbie Jaarsma (University of Groningen), Professor Ian Curran (GMC), Assoc Professor Rene Tio (University Medical Centre Groningen

 

Competency-based medical education has become a popular approach to train doctors and health professionals. However, institutions and teachers struggle with implementing CBE both in the undergraduate and postgraduate setting. Alignment between competency outcomes, teaching and learning strategies, and assessment, remains a major challenge. This symposium will share best practices and discuss how to potentially overcome some of the challenges, based on research and experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate settings across Europe.

 

17:00

Closing remarks

 

Professor Erik Driessen
Maastricht University, The Netherlands

 

 

Three streams of poster presentations taking place at the same time as thematic presentations