Join us for the IAMSE 2022 Virtual Forum!
December 2-3, 5-6

Health Professions
Education Without Borders

Our world is rapidly changing and the need for health care professionals to understand this changing landscape is crucial. Join us for the 2022 IAMSE Virtual Forum where we will tear down the borders that separate us and work towards more integrated education opportunities. Borders come in all forms, from geo-political to socio-economic, from online to face to face, and from diversity to experience levels. This forum will feature conversations that showcase the borders but give actional suggestions on how to remove them and build community. Topics include but are not limited to technology-enhanced education, online vs face to face, conflict zone education, diversity equity and inclusion, intercollegiate collaboration, international collaboration, junior and senior educator collaboration, and any other border that prevents us from sharing resources, talents, and helping our students be the best health professional they can be.

Meet Our Ignite Speakers!

Warren Lavey
Warren Lavey
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Warren G. Lavey is an adjunct professor at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine as well at the University of Illinois School of Earth, Society & Environment and College of Law. He co-teaches an elective on Climate Change, Planetary Health and Sustainability, teaches a course on Promoting Sustainability Through Law, and leads workshops for medical students and healthcare professionals on Climate Change Policy Advocacy. Lavey serves on the Curriculum Oversight Committee for the College of Medicine. He has written numerous articles and a textbook chapter on environmental policy and law, including on a One Health approach to climate change. Retired partner from the global law firm Skadden, Arps. BA, MS (applied mathematics) and JD degrees from Harvard University, and Diploma in Economics from Cambridge University.

Alice Fornari
Alice Fornari
Zucker SOM at Hofstra Northwell
Professor and Associate Dean of Educational Skills Development and Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health Organization, Barbara & Donald Zucker School of Medicine (SOM) at Hofstra/Northwell, Uniondale, NY (2009-present)

Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health (2009-present); Oversee professional development of residents, fellows and faculty across health professions (MD, DO, NP, PA) who deliver patient care across the 23 Northwell Health system hospitals and are connected to training for1800 trainees from 180 programs.

My research focus is medical education across the continuum of UME, GME and CME, with a focus on curriculum development/revision and the faculty development necessary to achieve both didactic and clinical curriculum innovations successfully. Due to the impact of Covid 19 my attention has shifted to the positive impact of technology on teaching and learning and the success it can support in our learning environments. Another research interest to foster and maintain the core values of medical education with learners: professionalism, humanism, compassion leading to patient-centered care. The implementation of curriculum and assessing the impact of the development of physicians as healers of illness is a focus I have pursued through numerous grants and interventions woven into existing clinical environments.
My scholarship history includes four funded HRSA grants (2004-2015) with a focus on primary care education, delivery, and ultimately patient care. All grants concluded with successful outcomes to meet the original grant proposal. Publications and numerous national presentations occurred from the grant funded projects.
My recent career focus is on mentoring and is supported by a recent publication of a professional Manual entitled Mentoring in Health professions Education: Evidence Informed Strategies Across the Continuum.
I am fortunate to be recognized by my peers with the following awards:
Gold Foundation, Inducation of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, June 2023.

Hofstra University, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing, IDEALS Program, Recognition of Dedication and Service to Mentoring of students and faculty in support of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, Leadership and Success.

Northwell Health, Women in Healthcare BERG, 2023, Women Who Inspire Award, Mentor of the Year.

Association of American Medical Colleges/Northeast Group of Educational Affairs, NEGEA Innovation in Medical Education Award, April 2023.
Association of American Medical Colleges/Northeast Group of Educational Affairs, 2022 NEGEA Distinguished Educator Award, May 2022.
International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), Distinguished Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Scholarship, June 2021.

Aaron Panofsky
Aaron Panofsky
UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, Public Policy, and Sociology
Aaron Panofsky is the Director of UCLA’s Institute for Society and Genetics and Professor in the Institute and the Departments of Public Policy and Sociology. Trained as a sociologist, he studies the social, political, and ethical dimensions of genetic science and technologies. His award winning book Misbehaving Science (Chicago, 2014) is a historical and sociological analysis of how controversies have shaped the knowledge and politics of the field of behavior genetics.

Erik Brodt
Erik Brodt
Oregon Health & Science University
Erik (Anishinaabe) grew up near Chippewa Falls, WI and spent summers with family in the rural areas around Bemidji, MN. Dr. Brodt earned his M.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed residency in Family Medicine at the Seattle Indian Health Board – Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency in Seattle, WA. Dr. Brodt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, and the Assistant Dean of Native American Health at the OHSU School of Medicine. He practices in the OHSU Hospital inpatient setting and Warm Springs Tribal Health clinic, while also serving as the founding Director of the OHSU Northwest Native American Center of Excellence. Erik is a fierce believer in occasional magic working to eliminate Native health disparities and improve Native American Health Professions programming nationally through creative partnerships and collaborations. An entrepreneur at heart, Erik and his wife Amanda have explored the fashion ecosystem through their global collection Ginew – featured in Vogue & GQ; culinary creativity and sustainable food systems; and the digital media non-profit WE ARE HEALERS. In his free time Dr. Brodt enjoys spending his time in Portland, OR with his wife Amanda, daughter Honukōkūlaniokauna’oa (Honu), their dogs Stinky & Pippa, and a motley crew of friends comprised of change-makers, mavens, and creatives.

Important Deadlines



September 15

Registration to open 

November 1

Early Bird Registration Deadline (11:59PM ET)

November 7

Virtual Poster Submission Deadline

December 2-3, 5,6

IAMSE Virtual Forum

Registration Fees

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Before November 1, 11:59 PM ET
After November 2, 12:00 AM ET

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