Conference Update: 2020 IAMSE in-person meeting is now canceled.

In light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great regret that we announce that the 2020 IAMSE Annual Meeting, Scaling New Heights: Envisioning the Future of Health Sciences Education, that was to be held in Denver, CO, USA, will no longer be held in its original face-to-face format. The IAMSE Board and Executive Committee are in unanimous agreement that the best course of action is to cancel the in-person event. The decision to cancel our much-anticipated meeting was not an easy one to make, but our first priority lies with the health and safety of our colleagues around the globe.

Please visit for more information and alternative events planned for June 2020.


Join Us in Denver, Colorado for the 24th 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 Envisioning the Future of Health Sciences Education. Keynote speakers include Maria Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Renay Scales (University of Kentucky, KY, USA), Megan Sumeracki (Rhode Island College, RI, USA), and Poh-Sun Goh (National University of Singapore, Singapore). We will also be featuring a student panel with students from three countries who will be sharing their perspectives on Preparing Healthcare Providers for the Future.

The meeting will also offer 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 Scaling New Heights: Envisioning the Future of Health Sciences Education.  Join us for this exciting meeting, hosted by Rocky Vista University.

Meet Our Plenary Speakers

Maria Mylopoulos
University of Toronto

Dr. Maria Mylopoulos holds her PhD in human development and education.  She is currently Scientist and Associate Director of the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Curriculum Scientist in the MD Program at the University of Toronto.   Over the last 13 years she has successfully led a program of research aimed at understanding the development and performance of adaptive expertise in medicine, with a particular focus on how health professionals deal with uncertainty, novelty and complexity in their daily clinical problem solving. The aim of her research is to evolve understanding of the knowledge and capabilities that underpin this facet of expertise as it occurs in real-world contexts using theoretical frameworks of clinical reasoning and adaptive expertise. The ultimate goal of her research is to translate this understanding to educational design that promotes the development of exceptional clinicians who are able to handle the complexities and challenges of the healthcare workplace.

Renay Scales

Dr. Renay Scales has served on presidential and senior administrative teams and as faculty for many years with several universities. She has had responsibility for faculty development/faculty affairs including universities with unionized faculty; as Division or Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer; and as a faculty member in organizational behavior courses, teaching medical, undergrad, or graduate students and training residents. Dr. Scales has also had a brief stint as an advancement officer and strategic planning coordinator for one institution. She was named as a national faculty member in family medicine with NBOME where she writes and reviews board exam questions for Levels 1, 2 and 3; and works with international partners to train and support higher education leaders at all levels. Her work has been acknowledged through a best practice award by OCR, a MLK Civil Leadership Award, a Barrier Break Award, and others, She is a former member of the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and for the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). She has worked with over 60 colleges and universities as an invited consultant.
Renay Scales

Cindy Nebel
Vanderbilt University

Cynthia Nebel is a Lecturer in the Leadership and Learning in Organizations Ed.D. program at Vanderbilt University. She earned her Ph.D. in the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition program at Washington University in St. Louis and has served as Assistant Chair of Psychology at Lindenwood University and Associate Professor of Psychology at Washburn University. Cindy has broad interests in human learning and memory and applying the science of learning to educational contexts. Her research has focused on transfer of knowledge through retrieval practice and individual differences. Cindy’s work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition and the Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition. Cindy has presented the science of learning at regional and national conferences in the US, as well as abroad at several schools and conferences of educators in the UK. Cindy is also passionate about bridging the gap between research and practice in education. In an effort to promote more conversations between researchers and practitioners, she is an active collaborator of The Learning Scientists.
Cynthia Nebel

Poh-Sun Goh
National University of Singapore

Dr Poh-Sun Goh 吳 宝 山 MBBS(Melb), FRCR, FAMS, MHPE(Maastricht), FAMEE Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM), National University of Singapore (NUS) Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, National University Hospital (NUH), National University Health System (NUHS) Associate Member, Centre for Medical Education, YLLSOM, NUS Member, AMEE TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) Committee (since 2011). Poh Sun is a Clinical Radiologist at NUHS/YLLSOM@NUS and has worked at NUH since 1989. He is also a Medical Educator, with Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) from Maastricht University (2012); with deep passion for both eLearning/Technology enhanced Learning and Faculty Development - locally and internationally. Dr Goh is formally trained as, and is an in-house Coach at YLLSOM. (for more information)
Poh-sun Goh

Important Dates

March 15
Poster/Oral Author Notification
May 11
Hotel Room Block Deadline
May 31
Student Grant Notification

June 1

Online Registration Closes
on-site registration will be available

June 13

IAMSE Meeting Begins

Registration Fees


Before April 1
On Site Registration
IAMSE Member

One-Day Registration (Sun/Mon/Tue)



Pre-conference workshops

$150.00 each


Meeting Location

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California St
Denver, CO 80202

The IAMSE hotel room rate is $199.00. You can book your room using the link below or by calling 1-855-686-8871
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