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Join us in Roanoke, Virginia for the 23rd Annual IAMSE Meeting!

The IAMSE meeting offers a lot of opportunities for faculty development and networking, and brings medical sciences and medical education across the continuum together. This year’s main topic is Adapting to the Changing Times in Health Sciences Education. Confirmed keynote speakers include Geoffrey Talmon (University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA), Claudia Krebs (University of British Columbia, Canada), Don Cleveland (University of California, San Diego, USA), and Craig Lenz (Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA). The meeting offers workshops, focus sessions, oral and poster presentations, and several networking opportunities. In addition to the program, the IAMSE Fellowship and AMEE-ESME course will be offered.
This year's theme is Adapting to the Changing Times in Health Sciences Education.  Join us for this exciting meeting, hosted by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine!
We look forward to seeing you in Roanoke!

Countdown to the 2019 Meeting

Meet Our Plenary Speakers

Full Name

Claudia Krebs


Professor of Anatomy


University of British Columbia

Speaker Bio

Dr. Krebs has been teaching neuroanatomy and gross anatomy at UBC for over a decade. During this time, she has worked on the integration of technology and novel visual approaches to the classroom. A particular interest is the integration of AR and VR into the classroom as well as evaluating the impact of this on student learning. She has received numerous teaching awards, both from her students and her peers at UBC, and nationally. Together with anatomy educators from across campus at UBC and from partner universities she is creating open educational resources for neuroscience and anatomy for the global community; including video, e-books, and interactive web materials. Dr. Krebs curates two websites with neuroanatomy and gross anatomy content ( and and she is the principle author of a neuroscience textbook with a set of accompanying flashcards.

Full Name

Geoffrey Talmon


Professor, Associate Dean for Medical Education


Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center

Speaker Bio

Dr. Talmon is a Professor in the Department of Pathology an Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, specializing in gastrointestinal, renal, liver, and transplant pathology. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UNMC, a fellowship in surgical pathology and the Mayo Clinic, and am currently obtaining a Master of Education in Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talmon serves as the Department’s Vice Chair of Medical Education, program director for the pathology residency program, director of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators, program co-chair for UNMC Master in Health Professions Teaching and Technology Program, and co-leader of the preclinical phase of the medical school curriculum.

As residency director, Dr. Talmon has been involved in the creation of multiple new educational programs. These have included curricula in laboratory management, billing, advocacy, and communication and the development of online tools such as a wiki for residents to use on call, an electronic electron microscopy course. In addition he has been extensively involved in pathology teaching to other groups of students including a pathology course that I created and have taught for the last 5 years for the UNMC High School Alliance. This is the only course of its kind in the country, successfully teaching high school juniors and seniors basic pathology concepts (material typically not encountered until professional schools).

Dr. Talmon has received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in medical student education for 5 consecutive years (elected to the “Hall of Fame”), the College of Medicine Basic Science Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Hirschmann Prize for outstanding teaching. He also serves as the president of the Group for Research in Pathology Education, the Nebraska Association of Pathologists, and chair of the American Society of Clinical Pathology’s Fellow Council.

Full Name

Craig Lenz


Dean/Senior Vice President


Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Speaker Bio

• Born to parents who did not have the chance to go beyond high school in Browns Valley Minnesota a town of less than 1000, worked on Farm growing up hauling bales, working on a corn shelling machine and ringing pigs
• Eventually earned a scholarship to a Baltimore private school for basketball and academics and was recruited in the Division I level across the East Coast and into the Midwest
• Chose Princeton University where he majored in aerospace engineering
• Following graduation worked full time for the New Jersey division of correction and parole as a guard and then a counselor while attending the master’s program in counseling psychology at the University of Pennsylvania graduate school of education for about 2 years and then:
• Attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his residency training at JFK Hospital system
• Dr. Lenz holds both board certification in family medicine and emergency medicine
• Has been involved in teaching training resident physicians and medical students and the practice of medicine, mostly emergency medicine for nearly 40 years
• Has been the Dean of a medical school for nearly 20 years in California, Tennessee and now Dothan, Alabama
• The last two medical schools in Tennessee Dean Lenz has had the unique opportunity to be a founding Dean to start two medical schools in a decade
• In accreditation for higher institutions, Dr. Lenz has served on the accrediting teams for numerous osteopathic medical schools and many universities and colleges in the South such as Texas A&M, Tulane University, East Tennessee State University and others
• He has served on the Gov.’s task force for healthcare in Alabama and was recently appointed to the Alabama Medical Association task force on health care in rural Alabama and the governor’s Medicaid Commissioners task force on health care in rural Alabama

Important Deadlines

January 15
Registration to Open
January 15
Educational Grant Submission Deadline
January 15
Student Grant Submission Deadline
February 15
Poster & Oral Abstract Decision Notification
February 28
Teaching Excellence Award Submission Deadline
March 15
Early Bird Registration Deadline
May 15
Registration Fees Increase
June 8-11
2019 Meeting

Registration Fees

Before March 15
Before May 15
On Site Registration
IAMSE Member

Exhibitor Information

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is delighted to invite you to exhibit at the 2019 IAMSE Annual Meeting on June 8-11, 2019 in Roanoke, VA, USA. We offer exhibit space to commercial, non-profit as well as academic exhibitors in health professions education who like to engage with meeting participants from around the world. We look forward to meeting our much-valued previous exhibitors again as well as welcoming our first time exhibitors. This exhibitor prospectus contains all exhibition package information, along with additional sponsorship opportunities.

Hotel Information

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: +1 (540) 985-5900
IAMSE Attendee rate: $189 per night
The Hotel Roanoke is FULL on Monday 6/10 & Tuesday 6/11

Can't get a room at the Hotel Roanoke? 

Spring Hill Suites (Note: this hotel is NOT within walking distance of the Hotel Roanoke. You will need to take a shuttle to the Hotel Roanoke)
301 Reserve Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: +1-540-400-6226
IAMSE Attendee rate: $122 per night.
Click here to reserve your roomReservation Deadline: May 7, 2019