12TH INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE - Health Professions Education
Without Borders
(7 - 9 April 2017)

  • About IMEC-2017

    As advances in communication and technology bring us closer, globalisation of healthcare standards is inevitable. The 21 st century healthcare professionals should have global credentials yet sensitive to cultural and local values and needs.

  • Keynote Speaker

    Professor Ronald Harden is an Endocrinologist-turned- Medical Educationist, and winner of the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (often considered as the equivalent of the Nobel prize for 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.

  • IMU-RHIME

    The IMU-Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (IMU-RHIME) Award was first introduced for the International Medical Education Conference, 2008 to fulfil two objectives:

    • to encourage innovations in medical and health professions education
    • to recognise innovations by academics which otherwise might go unnoticed.

    The award honours Professor Ronald Harden who played a crucial role in the inception of the International Medical University (IMU). It is a prestigious award because Ron is widely accepted as a "guru" in medical education worldwide.

  • Welcome to Malaysia!

    Kuala Lumpur (affectionately called KL) is the capital of Malaysia, a country which prides itself to be "truly Asia". The values and traditions are retained under the "One Malaysia" banner, blended with State-of-the-Art modernization. The Twin Towers is the highest twin tower in the world, and graces its skyline. It has hosted many international conferences in diverse fields. KL is the home of IMEC and an enriching experience awaits its participants not only in terms of intellectual exchange but also of gastronomic adventures, discovery of exquisite bargains, exotic sights and sounds.

    Selamat datang ke Malaysia! (Welcome to Malaysia!).



Health Professions Education Without Borders


As advances in communication and technology bring us closer, globalisation of healthcare standards is inevitable. The 21st century healthcare professionals should have global credentials yet sensitive to cultural and local values and needs. To be borderless, health professions education has to look at international accreditation and standards, models of health professions education partnership and their impact on healthcare services, the use of technology-enhanced learning in promoting personalised learning, assessments, interprofessional education and healthcare equity and distribution.

Being borderless may have immense impact in the training of future healthcare professions; from the liberalisation/democratisation of values, regulations, cultural norms and standardisation of educational outcomes. In this day and age, it may be important for educational institutions to adopt shared standards and criteria for graduating global health professionals.

This conference will look at the various aspects of health professions education without borders, and how this may improve healthcare worldwide.



ABOUT IMEC-2017

Globalisation of higher education is very much the key trend in this era of knowledge economy, technological advancement as well as global movement of workforce. It offers vast opportunities for institutions, policy makers, scholars and students, yet challenges are present in terms of quality assurance and immigration control among the other implications. IMEC 2017 is a 3-day interactive conference featuring internationally renowned speakers and trainers, covering a wide range of topics related to the models of health professions education and the opportunities, challenges and future of health professions education in an era of globalisation. IMEC 2017 is also platform for educational innovators to present their innovations for the Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (RHIME) Award


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Faculty and practising professionals in the healthcare field
  • Policy makers or educational planners
  • Accreditation and professional boards
  • Health or educational NGOs
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students
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