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Join Us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is delighted to invite you to attend the IAMSE symposium in Asia, on February 28, 2020, focusing on “Integration in Medical and Health Science Education.” It will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The meeting activities are directed toward course and clinical clerkship directors; basic scientists and academic physicians; deans for medical education, academic affairs, faculty development, and continuous professional development; educational psychologists and other healthcare professionals; educational researchers; and all those who have interest in more appropriately integrating science within the medical curriculum. With this conference we specifically reach out to participants from the Asia-Pacific region. As the meeting immediately proceeds the international Ottawa Conference, we also expect participants from other parts of the world who may choose to attend both meetings.

This event is also now registered with the Malaysian Medical Council. Attendees are eligible for 8 CPD points.

Countown to IAMSE in Asia!

Key Dates

Focus Session Submission Deadline
March 30, 2019
Poster & Oral Abstracts Submission Deadline
September 15, 2019
Early Bird Deadline
December 15, 2019
Registration Closes
February 14, 2020
IAMSE in Asia
February 28, 2020

Plenary Information

For more information on each session, please click the "+" below

Session moderated by Aviad Haramati
Prof Vishna Devi Nadarajah, Pro Vice Chancellor Education
From the International Medical University, School of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Vishna Devi V Nadarajah is currently, Professor in the School of Medicine and Pro Vice Chancellor, Education at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Malaya (1994) and obtained her PhD at the University of Cambridge in the field of microbial biochemistry (2000). She is also a graduate of the Masters in Health Professionals Education from Maastricht University (2014). She has over 20 years of teaching experience in the medical, dentistry and pharmacy education. She has published and presented research papers in both biomedical sciences and medical education, supervises research students and reviews for indexed and international journals. She is a current member of the international editorial board of the journal Medical Education and editorial board member of South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education (SEAJME). She was recently awarded the National Outstanding Educator Award (University Category - Private University) in May 2018. She was also awarded the Malaysian Womens Weekly (2012), Great Women of Our Time award for her contribution in Science and Technology in Malaysia. Her areas of research in health professions education is in Faculty development, Assessment and Innovative Teaching Learning methods. Vishna has shared her experience and expertise in health professionals education via invitations to speak at conferences, conducting faculty development workshops and collaborative research, appreciating that she has also learnt very much from these collaborative sessions with other educators.
Vishna Devi Nadarajah

Prof Sharifah Sulaiha Hj Syed Aznal, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
International Medical University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sharifah Sulaiha Syed Aznal
Prof Neil Osheroff, John G. Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry and Director of the Academy for Excellence in Education
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
Dr. Neil Osheroff is Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and holds the John G. Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry. In addition to running his research laboratory, he has been a medical school course director since 1990, co-leads the pre-clerkship phase, and is a Past-Director of the Academy for Excellence in Education. He is a Past-President of the Association of Biochemistry Educators, sits on the Steering Committee of the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Science Educators Association, and is a Past-President of the International Association of Medical Science Educators. Dr. Osheroff has received awards for mentoring, teaching, curricular design, educational leadership and service, and promoting diversity and inclusion. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Medical Education in Europe. He has published >280 papers and has presented ~400 scientific and educational talks in 38 different countries.
Neil Osheroff

Prof Bonnie M. Miller, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education and Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Bonnie Miller MD, MMHC currently serves as Vice President for Educational Affairs and Professor of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this role, she promotes innovative approaches to continuing professional development and serves as an advisor for medical education across the continuum. Dr. Miller formerly served as Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Executive Vice-President for Educational Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). In these roles, she oversaw all programs related to physician education, from the medical school admissions process to continuing professional development. In addition, she oversaw administration of the ten other degrees offered by VUSM, as well as the certificate programs offered by VUMC’s Center for Programs in Allied Health. With academic interests in the moral and professional development of physicians, curriculum change, and continuous learning in medicine, Dr. Miller is recognized as a senior leader in medical education. She guided VUSM through several cycles of curriculum innovation, and now consults and collaborates with other schools that seek to transform medical education. Dr. Miller was the Principle Investigator of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Grant, awarded to VUSM in June 2013. In addition, she was a founding member of National Transformation Network, a consortium of seven medical schools generously funded by the Kern Family Foundation to transform medical education through the triple aim of Character, Caring and Competence. Despite her administrative responsibilities, Dr. Miller remained engaged in teaching and mentoring. She directed “Foundations of the Profession, ”the first course taken by Vanderbilt medical students, which focused on health equity and the social determinants of health. She also served on multiple University and Medical Center committees related to learning and its intersection with the needs of the healthcare delivery system. After attending Colorado College for her undergraduate education, she received her MD degree at the University of Oklahoma. She completed post-graduate training in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals, followed by a fellowship in hepato-biliary disease at the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle. She then returned to Nashville and eventually focused her clinical interests on patients with breast cancer. She is married to Robert Miller, a pulmonologist who serves as medical director of Vanderbilt's student-run free clinic. They have three children and two grandchildren.
Bonnie Miller

Prof Dujeepa Samarasekera, Director, Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore

Dujeepa Samarasekera is the Director, Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Senior Consultant (Health Professions Education) at the Ministry of Health Singapore. He is a visiting professor and external faculty to Tzu Chi University, Semey State Medical University, University of Maastricht and Aga Khan University. Dujeepa has been involved in curriculum development, quality assurance and accreditation and faculty development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level health professional courses. He is the Course Director of the Masters and Certificate program in Health Professions Education – Singapore. He is the Chair Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee (FTEC) for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. In addition Dujeepa leads the School of Medicine Continuous Quality Improvement team at the deanery and is the cochair for faculty development in the residency program. He is also a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Medical Education Committee, Faculty Assessment Committee and Curriculum Steering Committee at the School of Medicine and the academic health centre – National University Health System. At the Ministry of Health level, Dujeepa is part of the Professional Training Assessments & Standards (PTAS) division and provides expertise in the following areas - Undergraduate Medical Schools and Postgraduate speciality training accreditation; development of Postgraduate Year 1 training and assessment framework; Nursing curriculum framework (Nursing Executive Education Committee); Pharmacy and Allied Health Residency programs to refine their training and evaluation programs. At the regional and international level Dujeepa is a member of the ASPIRE for Excellence panel at the European Association for Medical Education to evaluate medical schools that have achieved excellence in specific areas of faculty development, assessment etc and Co-chair the Asia Pacific Scholar Network (APMENet) in medical education. He is the present President of College of Clinician Educators at Academy of Medicine Singapore and also the President of the Western Pacific Association of Medical Education which is the regional branch organization of the World Federation of Medical Education in charge of global medical school standards and accreditation. Dujeepa is the Editor-in-Chief of The Asia Pacific Scholar (TAPS) journal and serves on the editorial advisory boards of Annals of Academic Medicine Singapore, South East Asian Journal of Medical Education (SEAJME), Korean Journal of Medical Education, Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions, BLDE Medical Journal and AMEE online journal MedEd Publish. He serves in many international medical education organizations and has published widely in peer-reviewed medical education journals as well as authored book chapters relating to Medical and Health Professional Education. Dujeepa holds the fellowships of Academy of Medicine Singapore, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Academy of Medical Educators in the United Kingdom, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and the fellowship of Medical Educators Europe.
Dujeepa Samarasekera

Prof Ronald Harden, General Secretary 
Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Professor Ronald Harden graduated from 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, Editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Professor Harden has pioneered ideas in medical education including the OSCE and has published two books and more than 400 papers in leading journals. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous international awards and an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen.
Ronald Harden

Prof Kimberly Lomis, Vice President for Undergraduate Medical Education Innovations 
American Medical Association

Kimberly D. Lomis, MD is Vice President for Undergraduate Medical Education Innovations at the American Medical Association. In that capacity, she guides the AMA ChangeMedEd® Initiative, partnering with medical schools and GME programs to impact over 30,000 medical trainees across the United States. Themes of collaborative work and advocacy efforts among the institutions of the consortium include competency-based medical education, training in health systems science across the continuum, value-added roles for learners, development of master adaptive learners, coaching for health professionals, promoting diversity of the physician workforce and inclusive environments, addressing learner & faculty wellbeing, advancing educational technology, and change management.

Dr. Lomis previously served as Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she was charged with oversight of a major revision of the medical school curriculum and guided the implementation of a competency-based assessment program. Dr. Lomis also served the Association of American Medical Colleges as the Associate Project Director for the national pilot of the Core EPAs for Entering Residency and was active in the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs as chair of the Section on Undergraduate Medical Education and member of the GEA steering committee. A member of the International Competency-based Medical Education Collaborators, Dr. Lomis’ academic interests include competency-based medical education and assessment, complex systems and change management. She is invested in program evaluation and promoting the judicial use of educational resources.

Dr. Lomis received her B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and her M.D. from the University Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1992. She trained in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 1992 1997 and practiced until 2012. She holds a graduate certificate in the Business of Medicine from Johns Hopkins and is a Harvard Macy Institute Scholar.
Kim Lomis


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Exhibitor Information

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is delighted to invite you to exhibit at the 2020 IAMSE in Asia Symposium on February 28, 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 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.

You can find further details by visiting the Exhibitor Information page HERE or downloading the Exhibitor Brochure below.

Hotel Information

Shangri-La Hotel

11, Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,