Join Us for the 2nd Annual IAMSE Virtual Forum!
October 18-20, 2023

The virtual forum is designed for all interested in teaching, designing, and leading medical and health professions sciences curricula. Participants include students & trainees, basic scientists, providers, clinicians, and other faculty from across various healthcare and educational disciplines. We specifically encourage junior faculty, postdocs, and students to participate in the forum. This year's theme: "Should It Stay or Should It Go? Changing Health Education for Changing Times".

Virtual Forum Countdown

Deadlines and Dates of Interest



July 15, 2023

Lightning Talk Abstract Deadline

September 1, 2023

Lightning Talk Notification Deadline

September 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT

Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 15, 2023

Speaker Registration Deadline

October 18-20, 2023

IAMSE 2023 Virtual Forum!

2023 Ignite Speakers

What is an Ignite Talk?

Throughout the forum, there will be three ignite talks. These talks consist of a 20-minute presentation, a 20-minute breakout activity for all attendees, and concludes with a 20-minute large group discussion.

Each of our three Ignite Speakers will present on a topic that focuses on one of the three areas of focus of our Virtual Forum: curriculum, students, and teaching. Kimara Ellefson will present first with "Calibrating Our Compass: Flourishing as the North Star for Charting the Way Forward", where she will challenge our attendees to rethink and reimagine longstanding approaches to successfully navigate ever-changing terrain through presentation, reflection and discussion.

Next will be Holly Gooding, presenting "How Are We Going to Get to The Moon? Developing Operating Principles for Effective Curriculum Change." Attendees will review their own organization’s mission, vision, and values statements and contemplate how their current curriculum fits within those stated goals.

Lastly, Neil Mehta will present "Teaching in the Age of Online Resources: Designing Lesson Plans to Enhance the Value of In-Person Classroom Learning", where attendees will review and practice a pedagogic framework for making classroom sessions both engaging, invaluable, and irreplaceable.

Click on the names of the Ignite Speakers on the left to learn more about each presenter and the session they have in store for you! 

What is a Lightning Talk?

Lightning talks are short sessions, 7-minute presentations with 7-minutes of questions and answers, provide all scholars with a chance to share their works including works in process.

This year, submitters were asked to select two categories that fell into four areas of focus that related to their work. These areas of focus are:

  • Students
    • Professionalism 
    • Distinctiveness for Residency with Pass/Fail Boards 
    • Mental Health and Resilience 
    • Learning Resources 
  • Curriculum
    • Curricular Policies
    • Curricular Transformation and Transition
    • Curricular Innovations 
  • Teaching
    • Active Learning
    • The Death of Textbooks
    • Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Learning
    • Team Teaching
  • Artificial intelligence in Health Professions Education


2023 Lightning Talk Abstracts

Each accepted abstract can be found using the buttons above. If an abstract was submitted under categories with more then one area of focus, the abstract is listed twice. 

If you have questions regarding a particular abstract, email us at and we will get in touch with the authors of the abstract for you. Be sure to include the verbatim title of the abstract in your email.

Pricing Information

Registrant Type

Before September 15, 2023
at 11:59 PM EDT

After September 16, 2023

IAMSE Member









All prices are listed in USD
*A student is a person who is enrolled in a degree/certificate program (such as BS, MS, PharmD, PhD, MD, DO, etc., or a dual-degree program, MD/PhD, etc.) at a school or equivalent institution. Persons who already hold advanced/terminal degrees (such as PhD, MD, MBA) and have faculty appointments or are otherwise employed in their field are not considered to be students.