10th ASIAN MEDICAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION(AMEA) SYMPOSIUM 

4th Industrial Revolution: Creating A New World for Health Professions Education.
(12 - 14 April 2019)

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Richard Fuller
United Kingdom

Richard Fuller is a Consultant Geriatrician/Stroke Physician and Director of Medical Education Programmes at Leeds Institute of Medical Education. He is responsible for directing the MBChB degree programme, generating exciting new initiatives in curriculum design, mobile technology, assessment and personalised learning.

His main research interests focus on assessment, and he leads the Institute’s Assessment Research Group. His current research focuses on the ‘personalisation’ of assessment, to support individual learner journeys. This is underpinned by work from the Group focusing on the application of intelligent assessment design in campus and workplace based assessment formats, assessor behaviours, mobile technology delivered assessment and the impact of sequential testing methodologies.

He publishes and speaks regularly at leading international medical education conferences and is a faculty member at a number of leading global assessment courses. He holds a number of national/UK advisory roles, including acting as an assessment expert for the General Medical Council - and undertakes a range of advisory and developmental work in relation to curriculum, senior faculty development and assessment for a number of international institutions.

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Viktoria Joynes
United Kingdom

Dr Viktoria Joynes is the Director of Studies at the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool. As part of this role, she oversees new curriculum developments, quality assurance, student wellbeing and professionalism across all five years of the MBChB. Viktoria is a sociologist and qualitative researcher by background, and gained a PhD in Medical Education from the University of Leeds, UK in 2014.

Viktoria’s primary research interest is focused on how developing mobile learning resources can change the way that students of the healthcare professions work and learn, and she frequently publishes papers in this area. Viktoria’s also actively researches around the topics of understanding and supporting the development of professionalism. She is particularly interested in professional identity development and socialisation processes, and how these are shaped by curriculum developments such as interprofessional education.

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Dujeepa Samarasekera
Singapore

Dujeepa Samarasekera is the Director, Centre for Medical Education, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dujeepa has been involved in curriculum planning, evaluation, and student assessment at both undergraduate and postgraduate level health professional courses. Dujeepa serves on the editorial advisory boards of South East Asian Journal of Medical Education (SEAJME), Korean Journal of Medical Education and is a peer reviewer for Medical Teacher, Medical Education, Annals of Academic Medicine, Singapore Medical Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health and serves as faculty to local and international health professional education programmes.

He is also the vice-president of Association for Medical Education in the Western Pacific Region(AMEWPR) and a board member of Asian Medical Education Association, AMEE Ambassador and member of ASPIRE panel for Medical School Assessment and Faculty Development, and Asia Pacific Network for Scholarship in Medical Education (APNetSME). His main research interests are in effective teaching/learning behaviours and assessment and has published in peer reviewed journals as well as authored book chapters relating to Medical and Health Professional Education.

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Vishna Devi V Nadarajah
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 biochemistry (2000). She is also a graduate of the Masters in Health Professions 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 member of the international editorial board of the journal Medical Education. She was 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 for health professions education is in Faculty development, Assessment and Innovative Teaching Learning methods. Vishna has shared her experience and expertise in health professions education via invitations to speak at conferences, conducting faculty development workshops, consultancies and collaborative research, appreciating that she has also learnt very much from these collaborative sessions with other educators.

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Ronald Harden
United Kingdom

Professor Ronald Harden graduated from the medical school in Glasgow, UK. He completed training and practised as an endocrinologist before moving full time to medical education. He is editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). He was formerly Professor of Medical Education, Teaching Dean and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee.

Professor Harden is recognised as one of the leading international authorities in medical education with unparalleled experience in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education. Ideas which he has pioneered include the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which has been universally adopted as a standard approach to assessment of clinical competence. Professor Harden has published more than 400 papers in leading journals. He is co-author of the Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher, Eight Roles of the Medical Teacher and The Definitive Guide to the OSCE, and co-editor of A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers and the Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education.

His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards including the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education, often considered as the Nobel Prize for medical education. He was awarded by the Queen the OBE for his services to medical education. He was recently awarded the Gusi Peace Prize for services to medical education at a ceremony in Manila.

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Hiroshi Nishigori
Japan

Dr. Hiroshi Nishigori is an Associate Professor at the Center for Medical Education, Kyoto University. He graduated from Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1998. He completed his residency training at Maizuru Municipal Hospital in Kyoto (1998-2001) and became a Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (2004) and a Diplomate in Primary Care of the Japan Primary Care Association (2011). He received his training in Medical Education at the Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee and obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Education (2008). He is now teaching history taking and physical examination to medical students, conducting medical education research (action research / qualitative research), and practicing general internal medicine as an active clinician. His research interests include teaching and learning (especially about physical examination), professionalism (especially about work values), and international medical education.

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Diantha Soemantri
Indonesia

Dr Diantha Soemantri is a senior lecturer in medical education in the Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia. Graduated as a medical doctor from Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia in 2005, acquired Master in Medical Education title from University of Dundee in 2007 and a PhD in the same field from University of Melbourne in 2013. She is now the head of Master in Medical Education Program in the university and also responsible for the integrated curriculum of Health Sciences Cluster. She has published several journal articles both nationally and internationally and participated as invited speakers in international conferences on medical education. Her research interests are student assessment, reflection and feedback, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and also professionalism development.

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Rita Mustika
Indonesia

Rita Mustika was born in Yogyakarta, renowned as a center of education and culture. She graduated from faculty of medicine, Gadjah Mada University and also Clinical epidemiology, Universitas Indonesia (UI). She spent five years in dermatology division of Kobe university graduate school of medicine in research and clinical training.

After moving to UI, working as lecturer she gain interest in medical education. She received some training in medical education to develop knowledge and skill. In addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate, she was responsible for fostering the development of new medical schools, and faculty development programme. She was also involved in some of ministry of research and higher education national project.

She currently coordinator of collaboration in education IMERI UI and coordinator of public service. She has been doing research in clinical teaching, faculty development, cultural competency, professionalism, and humanism. Alongside, she is pursuing doctoral degree in medical education.

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Lakshmi Selvaratnam
Malaysia

Dr.Lakshmi Selvaratnam has served as an enthusiastic clinical anatomist, academic and researcher in UK and Malaysian universities. From 2006-2013, she was appointed the foundation Anatomy Coordinator for the new medical school at Monash University Malaysia pursuing a non-dissection based, clinically focused anatomy curriculum. She was instrumental (with Assoc. Prof. Arkendu Sen) in establishing a futuristic technology-enhanced lab, the Medical Anatomy & Pathology E-Learning (MAPEL) Lab containing a networked ecosystem of teacher and student multi-touch tabletop computers (Smart Tables). Earlier, at the Medical Faculty in the University of Malaya (1995-2006), she helped set up the Tissue Engineering Group (NOCERAL), based on her PhD expertise in tissue regeneration (University of London, 1995). With her interest in university educator training, she completed the Grad Cert in Higher Education (Monash) in 2013.

Her current R&D focus has centred on evaluating pedagogy and education technologies to support learning of clinical anatomy & histology through collaborative active learning teams, student peer teaching-demonstrations and integrated audience response systems for feedback. This work has been recognised through several education awards (joint with Assoc. Prof. Arkendu Sen) including the IMU-Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (IMU-RHIME) Award (2015, 2011), OLT Citation-Australian Awards for University Teaching (2012) and an ITEX Innovation Award (2018), amongst others. In the MAPEL Lab environment, she and her team have organised surgical professional development workshops for junior doctors, distance education workshops on community health skills for remote nurses in Malaysia/ Thailand and investigated online learning engagement via a virtual repository for anatomy & pathology specimens. Her research and innovations have been funded by ERGS & TEIN4 Grants with outcomes including journal publications and IP lodgement. She has also published a textbook/ workbook on anatomy for allied health sciences with Oxford University Press. Dr.Lakshmi is a strong advocate for collaborative active learning supported by education technologies as the way forward for advancing STEM & health education at the national and regional platforms.

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Amreeta Dhanoa
Malaysia

Dr Amreeta Dhanoa is a Senior Lecturer at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. In her 10 years of teaching, she has developed many innovative and effective teaching approaches that foster interactive classroom dynamics using various student response systems (SRS) such as kahoot!, clickers and pool everywhere.

She is the Coordinator of Microbiology at Monash University and has designed many active learning modules incorporating clinical case-based discussions and SRSs for the betterment of teaching and learning for her students. For her innovativeness in teaching, she was awarded the Best Poster Presentation at the 13th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC-2018) and the Monash Medicine Curriculum Conference, 2018. She has conducted workshops on the use of interactive classroom tools that enhanced classroom dynamics. Furthermore, she completed the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Monash) in 2013.

Prior to joining Monash University, she worked as a Consultant Pathologist (Microbiologist) in Penang General Hospital, a position she held for six years and headed the Microbiology services in Penang State. She was the recipient of the gold medal for the best postgraduate student in Masters of Pathology (Microbiology) Conjoint Examination.

Her current research interests lies in areas of dengue viral infections, antibiotic resistance, endoprosthetic infections and medical education. She has authored numerous publications and presented her work in numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

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Uma Devi a/p M Palanisamy
Malaysia

Currently an Associate Prof at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, she has over 10 years of preclinical teaching experience. She completed her degree and MPhil at University Malaya and her PhD at Cambridge with a Biochemistry degree. She served at a industrial research organisation for over 15 years before moving into academia. She believes that this has given her an edge in understanding the importance of creating market-ready experiential learners. To this end we as educators need to equip our students with 21st Century skills, analytical and critical thinking, problem-identification and solving, time management, adaptability, and the capacity for collaboration and effective communication. In her efforts to ensure her students are ready for the real world and are experiential learners, she incorporates much of the above into her teaching. She runs skills workshops to address the above within several of her teaching. She also takes a great effort in understanding the Y generation and trains herself in teaching methods and tools that addresses the needs of this generation. She hopes to share some of these methods with other educators.

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Sarah McElwee
United Kingdom

Dr Sarah McElwee is a Principal Research Manager at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing and is responsible for managing the team working on admissions testing research. Her current research interests include the cognitive processes elicited by test tasks, the consequences and impacts of high-stakes testing and the role of test developers in supporting medical education. Sarah is a co-editor and co-author of “Applying the socio-cognitive framework to the Biomedical Admissions Test", published in 2018 by Cambridge University Press. She holds a PhD in Cognitive Development from Queen's University Belfast in the UK, and prior to joining Cambridge Assessment she was a post-doctoral researcher at University of Oxford, where her research focused on the development of reasoning tests for children.

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Ian Wilson
Australia

Ian Wilson graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide and then became a general practitioner. He has practiced in the armed services, inner city, rural and suburban practice. During this time Ian became very interested in medical education and spent time with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) training programmes, initially as a medical educator and then as State Director for South Australia and the Northern Territory. His general practice focussed on the high prevalence of mental health disorders seen in general practice and this was the focus of his PhD. He commenced at the University of Adelaide in late 1999. Ian shared his time between general practice and medical education until 2005 when he left to set up the medical programme at the University of Western Sydney. Having established and run the programme there, he left in mid-2012 to take up the position of Associate Dean Learning & Teaching at Graduate Medicine, University of Wollongong. In July 2014 Ian was appointed to the position of Dean of Medicine. While Ian’s research initially focussed on primary care mental health, his more recent research has focussed on medical education. His current research interests are student selection and student development. He has had three Australian Research Council (ARC) research grants and a number of other competitive research grants. Ian’s educational interests are in curriculum development, quality assessment and small group teaching. Outside of medicine his interests are food, wine, Japanese antiques and science fiction.

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Sharifah Sulaiha
Malaysia

A gynaecologist with special interest in Urogynaecology and Medical Education. Currently an Associate Dean of Clinical Learning for IMU Teaching Learning Committee. She is responsible for the development of Clinical and Experiential Learning of all programmes in IMU as well as assisting the CSSC for its operational function in simulation teaching/learning activities for clinical and communication skills to all IMU students.

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Gabriel M Leung
Hong Kong

Professor Gabriel Leung is the fortieth Dean of Medicine (2013-), Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Healthand Chair of Public Health Medicine at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was the last Head of Community Medicine (2012-3) at the University as well as Hong Kong's first Under Secretary for Food and Health (2008-11) and fifth Director of the Chief Executive's Office (2011-2) in government. A specialist in public health medicine, Leung's interdisciplinary work revolves around topics that have major population health impact locally, where Hong Kong is a reliable and unique epidemiologic sentinel for China, or where the SAR is best placed to address the fundamental science at hand globally. Leung is one of Asia’s leading epidemiologists, having authored more than 450 scholarly papers with an h-index of 55. His research defined the epidemiology of two novel viral epidemics, namely SARS-CoV in 2003 and influenza A(H7N9) in 2013. He also led Hong Kong government's efforts against pandemic A(H1N1) in 2009. He continues to co-head HKU's World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control (2014-). In parallel, Leung leads several large-scale longitudinal cohorts (Children of 1997, FAMILY, Department of Health Elderly Health Service cohort), tracking tens of thousands of lives to study the fundamental causes of non-communicable conditions and to explain the health impacts of contemporary social phenomena. A final strand of his work concerns the economics and policy issues of health systems. His team is the government's health accountant and projects health care human resources needs into the future. Regionally, Leung has tirelessly worked to build capacity throughout the Asia Pacific. He served as founding Chair of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems Policies (2010-14) and continues to lead its Strategic Technical Advisory Committee (2018-). Leung regularly advises national and international agencies including the World Health Organisation, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Institut Pasteur, Japan Center for International Exchangeand China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is an Adjunct Professor of Peking Union Medical College and Adjunct Professorial Researcher of the China National Health Development Research Center. Locally, he was Vice President and Censor in Public Health Medicine of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (2006-8), and is an elected council member of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2012-). He is a member of the Hospital Authority (2013-) and the University Grants Committee (2014-), which are respectively a statutory agency responsible for all public health care services and a government advisory body on the development and funding requirements of the higher education sector. He edited the Journal of Public Health (2007-14) and was co-editor/associate editor for Epidemics and Health Policy. He currently serves on the editorial boards of six journals, including the British Medical Journal. After reading medicine at the University of Western Ontario, he completed family medicine residency training in Toronto. He earned a master's from Harvard University and research doctorate from HKU.

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Trudie Roberts
United Kingdom

Professor Roberts graduated from Manchester with a degree in Medicine and a BSc in Anatomy. In 2000 she was appointed Professor of Medical Education at the University of Leeds. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2006. She was a council member of the General Medical Council from 2009 until 2012 and Chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education until July 2013. In September 2013 she took over as President of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Professor Roberts's main interests and expertise are in the areas of assessment of competence, professionalism, and transitions. She is married to a surgeon, has two children and dreams of owning a Subaru WRX

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Gominda Ponnamperuma
Singapore

Dr. Gominda Ponnamperuma has been both an invited speaker and workshop facilitator in many international symposia and conferences. The author of several journal articles and books, he sits on the editorial boards of two international medical education journals. He has been a postgraduate tutor and resource material developer for national and international medical education courses. He has also been an examiner in medical education certificate, diploma, master’s and doctoral degree programmes in many countries.

Dr. Ponnamperuma has served as an Advisor, Visiting Professor, Consultant and Fellow in several academic institutes and educational projects in many countries including the UK, Singapore, Japan, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Sri Lanka. He is a founder co-chair of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Network (APME-Net) – an international organization promoting scholarly collaborative projects in medical education. His research interests are in assessment (including selection for training), and curriculum development and evaluation.

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Ong Yu Han
Singapore

Yu Han’s research interests are leadership in healthcare teams and collaborative healthcare practices, with a focus on complexity in shared leadership and team dynamics in interprofessional teams. In 2014, she developed and validated a shared leadership scale that assesses the level of shared leadership in interprofessional teams in non-acute settings. This contribution to research on team dynamics in clinical settings is recognised regionally and internationally. Her other current research work includes tool development for assessment and feedback in nursing simulation where she uses a range of methods in her research.

Before joining HOMER, Yu Han received her Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from the King’s College London in the United Kingdom, where she was awarded an International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship.

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Ong Sik Yin
Singapore

Ong Sik Yin is passionate about enhancing quality of patient care through improving the processes and outcomes of healthcare professionals’ training. She recognises and values the complementarity between different research approaches to gain a better understanding of some of the challenging issues in the complex healthcare environment. Her educational research interests relate to professionalism of healthcare professionals and well-being of clinical educators. Some of her research projects include investigating construction of professional identities in physiotherapy and occupational therapy educators, and conducting a BEME systematic review on the influence of medical education curriculum on the development of empathy and compassion in medical students.

She is also actively involved in teaching. She designed a research training programme to build NHG clinicians’ and researchers’ interest and knowledge in qualitative research. Together with HOMER research analysts, she has also conducted conference workshops on scale development and exploratory factor analysis in Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

Ong Sik Yin is a Clinical Practice Facilitator with Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. She pioneered a longitudinal nutrition curriculum for undergraduate medical students. She was practising as a clinical dietitian for over 9 years and was awarded the HMDP (Health Manpower Development Plan) in 2012 to undergo in-depth training in renal nutrition in Massachusetts, United States.

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Khoo Hwee Sing
Singapore

In her research work at Health Outcomes and Medical Education Research (HOMER), National Healthcare Group Singapore, Dr Khoo Hwee Sing is involved in projects related to the development and improvement of curriculum and clinical rotations in undergraduate and graduate medical education. This involves analysing data from all stakeholders in the healthcare process to provide valuable inputs for curriculum design and evaluation, and for the improvement of the patient-doctor communication process. Hwee Sing holds a PhD in Management and Organisation from the National University of Singapore, and brings to HOMER experience in conducting research on primary healthcare, leadership, as well as consulting on organisational change.

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Charmaine Krishnasamy
Singapore

Dr Charmaine Krishnasamy is a Senior Research Analyst at Health Outcomes and Medical Education Research (HOMER), National Healthcare Group Singapore. She is involved in various research and evaluation projects pertaining to the teaching and learning environments of medical and allied health students and educators. Charmaine works on the development and improvement of assessment processes and tools, and also conducts qualitative research to better understand the learning needs and feedback from students, clinicians and educators for the improvement of work and learning environments.

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Terence Quek
Singapore

Dr Terence Quek is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. His job scope involves the anaesthetic-related management of patients in the peri-operative environment, care of patients in the surgical intensive care unit, and pain management (both acute and chronic). During his residency training, Dr Quek also served as Secretary of the NHG-AHPL Residents’ Executive Committee from 2013-2014 and Anaesthesiology Chief Resident from 2016-2017. His clinical interests include pain management and peri-operative ultrasonography. His research interests include evaluation and assessment of trainees, patient centred innovation, and quality improvement

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Lee Lee Sian
Singapore

A Senior occupational therapist at Institute of Mental Health (IMH) since 2012, Ms Lee Lee Sian’s passion for mental health care and clinical education, along with her 13 years of clinical experience, have positively led to her appointment as Clinical Educator Lead (CEL) for Allied Health Pre-Professional Education at IMH since 2014.

Ms Lee’s academic pursuits include Bachelor in Occupational Therapy and Specialist Diploma in gerontological Design. She was conferred the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award twice from Ministry of Health for her training in Hammondcare and St Vincent’s Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Ms Lee is also actively involved in the field of Occupational Therapy in Singapore. She was the Vice President (Finance) to the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists from 2014 to 2016, and was the Organizing Chairperson for the Singapore National Occupational Therapy Conference in 2014 and 2015.

A proactive leader and an advocate of occupational therapy activities in mental health care, Ms Lee understands the importance of remaining relevant in order to deliver quality education to future healthcare workers and educators. Her appointment as CEL at IMH has allowed her to further influence the attitudes and mind-sets of Occupational Therapy students under clinical practice education (CPE) at IMH and the Occupational Therapy clinical educators assigned to them.

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Michèle P. Wera
Netherlands

Michèle P. Wera (Belgium, 1958) is senior policy advisor at NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) in The Hague since 2004. She deals primarily with (initial) accreditation procedures of study programmes and with reviews of universities in the Netherlands and abroad. She was secretary to NVAO’s Executive Board until 2014. She has a special interest in the assessment of medical programmes. At present, she is coordinating NVAO’s application for WFME (World Federation for Medical Education) recognition to obtain American certification for its medical graduates. She is an ENQA trained reviewer, and participates in a variety of ENQA activities including reviews of quality assurance agencies in Spain (ANECA, 2012), Lithuania (SKVC, 2017) and Slovenia (SQAA, 2018). She was project manager of ARQATA, a three-year project (2011-2014) funded by the World Bank offering technical assistance on quality assurance in higher education in Armenia. The project also involved the pilot review of the Armenian quality assurance agency ANQA, two institutional audits including the Yerevan State University of Medicine, and a peer review of four programmes including the undergraduate and graduate medical programmes. Other international experience involves reviews of medical schools in the Dutch Caribbean, and institutional audits in Croatia and in Kazakhstan. Before joining NVAO, she worked for the Flemish government in Brussels and in Africa. She holds two master’s degrees in languages (1980) and economics (1988), both from Brussels University.

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Shiv Gaglani
United States

Shiv Gaglani is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Osmosis, which makes a popular web- and mobile-learning platform (www.osmosis.org) used by more than a million medical and allied health professions students and 40+ medical & allied health schools and health systems.

Shiv’s primary passion is developing innovative and scalable solutions in the fields of healthcare and education. To this end he curated the Smartphone Physical, which debuted at TEDMED (www.quantifiedcare.com), and the Patient Promise (www.thepatientpromise.org), a movement to improve clinician-patient relationship through partnership in pursuing healthy lifestyle behaviors. Shiv is also an avid writer who has written two educational books, Success with Science (www.successwithscience.org) and Standing out on the SAT & ACT.

After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2010 with degrees in engineering and health policy, Shiv began his MD/MBA degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Business School, from which he graduated in May 2016.

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Lee Shuh Shing
Singapore

Dr Lee Shuh Shing is a medical educationalist in Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Prior joining NUS, she was a Medical Educationalist attached to the Medical Education Research and Development Unit (MERDU) in University of Malaya, Malaysia. After obtaining her PhD in education, she has been actively involved in MBBS curriculum planning and provide staff training in University of Malaya. Her main research interests are in teaching and learning approaches, technology in teaching and learning, student learning and qualitative research.

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Yong Hao
Singapore

Yong Hao is a principal research analyst with HOMER, a unit within Group Education, National Healthcare Group Singapore. In HOMER, he is involved in research and evaluation projects related to training and education of medical residents, medical, nursing and pharmacy students as well as internal leadership development programmes. Yong Hao is also increasingly working on projects that cut across training and education, clinical practice and population health.

Yong Hao has a background in quantitative psychology and has worked in health promotion settings as well as a short teaching stint in the university. He is interested in evaluating application of statistical methods, understanding the feedback process in teaching and learning, how learning occurs in the clinical settings and decision making in clinical and educational contexts.

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Padmini
Malaysia

Padmini Venkataramani is professor of paediatrics and medical education at UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak, Malaysia since 2012. She is the associate editor of Asian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences and member of the curriculum committee. Prior to this she has worked in Oman, Sarawak and India.

She has completed the PGDipMedEd (University of Dundee) and will be completing the CMCL FAIMER Fellowship in Medical Education in February, 2019. She is registered with the Malaysian Medical Council and Tamilnadu Medical Council. She is a life member of CMC Alumni Association, AHPE (India), MAEMHS (Malaysia), Indian Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of AMEE.

In India, she had worked for over 1.5 decades with underprivileged children with special interests in community paediatrics, nutritional disorders and endocrinology. In medical education, she is interested in curriculum development, assessment, mentoring, technology enhanced learning including e-Portfolios and distance learning. Her current projects are related to formative assessment and e-Portfolios.

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Lynn Monrouxe
Taiwan

I am a Professor in Medical Education Research and Director of the Chang Gung Medical Education Research Centre at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan. My current interest focuses on identity construction and transitions to becoming a doctor, student-doctor-patient interaction, professionalism in medical education, preparedness for practice and the role of theory in research. I am presently Principal Investigator on a range of research projects employing qualitative and quantitative methods, including the largest video ethnographic study to date examining doctor-patient-student interaction during bedside teaching encounters and a national programme of research funded by the GMC to examine medical graduates preparedness for practice. I am Deputy Editor for a number of journals in medical education including the highest ranked education journal (scientific disciplines) Medical Education. I have published over 70 articles across a range of journals and books including Medical Education, Academic Medicine, Social Science & Medicine and Qualitative Health Research. I was returned in the 2014 REF (sub panel for Education).

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Chinthaka Balasooriya
Australia

Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya is the Director of Medical Education Development at the School of Public Health & Community Medicine, UNSW Australia. He has a background in medicine and a PhD in Medical Education. He leads a range of research projects in medical education, based within the UNSW Medicine programme and within the General Practice training programme. He recently led a research project funded by the National Heart Foundation of Australia, which aimed to enhance the development of clinical reasoning skills in GP trainees and enhance their use of clinical guidelines. He also supervises research into contextual influences on clinical-decision making, the development and evaluation of educational strategies to enhance clinicians’ decision-making skills, and the design and evaluation of educational instruments to develop collaborative learning and clinical collaborative competencies. In addition to his research activities, he has made a high-quality contribution to the design and implementation of the UNSW Medicine programme over the last 18 years.

Dr Balasooriya’s expertise has been recognised by a range of university and national level awards. These include the Faculty of Medicine Teaching Excellence award, a Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence and an Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation. In 2016 he was appointed as an Inaugural Fellow of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy. His expertise in Medical Education has been further recognised through the Prestigious Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE).

Chinthaka leads a wide range of national and international collaborations. He has strong links with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and with the universities of Peradeniya and Colombo in Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Editor of the international journal Higher Education Pedagogies and is the President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators.

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Lim Kean Ping
Malaysia

Lim Kean Ping works as a Chief Business Optimization Officer in AM PM Pharmacy, a rapidly growing chain pharmacy with 34 branches up to date at the state of Johor, Sabah and Penang. Besides practicing as a community pharmacist, he also in charge of PRP training in AM PM Pharmacy. His main interest is building a sustainable community pharmacy business.

Besides his full-time job, he is also a medical article columnist for newspaper and magazine (more than 80 published articles), a radio commentator for medical related health issues and a speaker for pharmacy profession related topics.

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Mushtak Al-Atabi
Malaysia

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi is currently the Provost and CEO at Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia. His research interests include thermofluids, renewable energy, biomechanical engineering, engineering education and academic leadership. He is an Honorary Chair at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Birmingham (UK) and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Engineering Science & Technology.

Professor Al-Atabi published three books, “Shoot the Boss,” “Think Like an Engineer” and “Driving Performance” and he has numerous research publications, awards and honours. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and a member of the Global Engineering Deans Council. Professor Al-Atabi is an innovative educator, he pioneered the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) and delivered the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Malaysia.

Under his leadership, Taylor’s School of Engineering became the first non-US school to have a Grand Challenges Scholar Programme aimed at developing graduates able to address the 14 Grand Challenges for engineers in the 21st Century. He trains executives from Multinational Corporations including banks and energy companies.

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Allan Pau
Malaysia

Allan Pau is Professor in Dental Public Health at The International Medical University (IMU) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated from King’s College London with BDS, and completed his MSc and PhD in Dental Public Health at Queen Mary University of London. He was elected to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) as a Fellow in Dental Surgery (FDS) after successful completion of his specialist training, and was entered into the UK’s General Dental Council List of Dental Public Health Specialists. He is also on the Malaysian National Specialists Register. In addition to his commitments at IMU, Prof Allan is also serving as a member on the Malaysian Dental Council, The MQA Technical Committee, the Steering Committee for the National Oral Health Survey of Preschool Children, and the National Oral Health Research Initiatives Committee.

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