IAMSE 2024 Plenary Speakers

Please note that speakers are listed in the order that they will be presenting.

Alison Whelan

Association of American Medical Colleges

Alison J. Whelan, MD oversees efforts that prepare and assist deans, faculty leaders, educators, and future physicians for the challenges of 21st century academic medicine. She leads a staff that addresses critical medical school data, administrative, and operational issues; explores new models of successful mission alignment; focuses on key student and faculty issues; transforms current models of education and workforce preparation across the full continuum of medical education; and supports medical school accreditation activities.

Prior to joining the association in 2016 as Chief Medical Education Officer, Dr. Whelan served as Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She held multiple education roles: course director, clerkship director, curriculum dean and ultimately was appointed the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Education. In this role she oversaw the continuum of medical education from medical school admissions through CME.

Dr. Whelan received her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in 1981. She earned her medical degree from Washington University in 1986 and completed her postgraduate work and residency at the former Barnes Hospital, now Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Whelan is an internist and clinical geneticist.

Dan Cannity

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dan Cannity is currently a team lead in Instructional Design, Engagement, and Support at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His graduate work in Sociology focused on digital literacies and digital skill acquisition, with a lens toward equity. He believes that digital technologies provide the opportunity for enhancing learning, and community participation, as long as we put in the energy to make it work for everyone.

Kimberly Lomis

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.

Subha Ramani

President of AMEE

Subha Ramani, MBBS, MPH, MMEd (Dundee), PhD (Maastricht), FAMEE is the current President of AMEE, the International Association for Health Professions Education. She is a general internist and educationalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions Education, in Boston, MA, USA; Honorary Professor of Medical Education, University of Manchester, UK; External Faculty, SHE, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She is a senior core faculty in the Harvard Macy program for educators. She has authored peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Areas of scholarly interest include application of theory to educational practice, pedagogy and practice of clinical teaching, sociocultural factors that influence teaching, learning and feedback, mentoring relationships and increasingly, the intersection of culture and education from a global perspective. Her professional goals are driven by cultural humility and the desire to give back to the profession.