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

SPEAKERS


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Annemarie Hennessy
Australia

Dean of the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University from 2012 to present. Foundation Chair of Medicine at School of Medicine, Western Sydney University from 2006-2011. She is a Renal Physician with a research interest in Hypertension and Hypertension in pregnancy. Annemarie graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 (MBBS), the University of Sydney in 1997 (PhD) and she has Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP, 1992) and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (2004). She has held positions in hospital management, clinical service delivery planning and workforce and vocational training. She works with a strong research team across Sydney and South Western Sydney committed to preventing preeclampsia and pregnancy related renal disease.

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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 reflection and feedback, interprofessional education and student assessment.

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Dujeepa D. Samarasekera
Singapore

Dr Samarasekera MHPE, FAcadMEd(UK), FAMEE, FAMS is the Director of Centre for Medical Education at School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. His recent involvements include being a panel member for the review of ACGME-I Residency programs in Singapore, member PGY1 Training Coordinating Committee (PTCC) and the Chair of the Test Design Group - Assessment for Medical Practice in Singapore under the Ministry of Health. He is also the Co-chair for faculty development at the National University Health System Residency Program and functions as the Chair Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee (FTEC) at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Dujeepa is also the advisor to the Faculty Assessment Committee and heads the Continuous Quality Improvement section of NUS School of Medicine. His international involvements include being elected as the Vice-President, Association of Medical Education in the Western Pacific Region and serves as an external faculty to University of Maastricht, University of Auckland, Semey State Medical University, Kazakhstan and Aga Khan University. Dujeepa has published in peer reviewed journals as well as authored several book chapters on Medical and Health Professions Education. He was the recipient of MILES award (Mentorship Innovation Leadership in Education Scholarship) at 2014 Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference and holds Fellowships at the Academy of Medicine Singapore, Association of Medical Education Europe and Academy of Medical Educators UK.

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Ganakumaran Subramaniam
Malaysia

Ganakumaran Subramaniam is the Head of School and Professor at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. He is the President of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association and Vice President of AsiaTEFL. He holds a B.Ed. in TESL from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He read for his Master's and Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham, UK, and is a recipient of the Fulbright Award. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, he served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of International Relations at the National University of Malaysia. He has consulted on the Malaysian Ministry of Education advisory panels for curriculum, textbook selection and examinations. He was also a consultant for the National Trust School programme and the national literacy development programme (LINUS). In 2012, he was appointed as a member of the Malaysian Council for English Language Quality and Standards. He is a Fulbright Scholar with attachments in New York, Washington and New Mexico, USA. He is currently the Executive Director of the Bangladesh College Education Development Project (2016-2021). This project funded by the Government of Bangladesh and the World Bank is aimed at improving the quality and standards of the higher education sector in Bangladesh by training higher education college lecturers/teachers, principals, future leaders, managers and policy makers.
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Gominda Ponnamperuma
Sri Lanka

Dr. Ponnamperuma, who received his undergraduate education from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and postgraduate education (both Masters and Doctoral degrees in medical education) from University of Dundee, UK, currently heads the Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. He is also a visiting professor, postgraduate tutor, examiner, and resource material developer of several national and international medical education programmes and institutions. Additionally, he has served as an advisor, consultant and fellow in several academic institutes and educational projects in many countries. Gominda has served as an invited speaker cum resource person in many international symposia, workshops and conferences. Author of several journal articles and books, he sits on the editorial boards of two international medical education journals. He has been the recipient of several awards, both local and international, for the research publications he co-authored. His research interests are on assessment (including selection for training), and curriculum development and evaluation. He is a founder co-chair of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Network (APME-Net).

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Gerard Flaherty
Ireland

Dr. Gerard Flaherty graduated in 2000 with a first class honours medical degree and gold medals in each of the 8 final year subjects. As an undergraduate, Gerard gained an intercalated BSc degree in Anatomy and received numerous international academic distinctions. He gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2002 and Fellowship in 2011. He has completed 3 Masters degrees, including a Masters in Medical Education from Dundee University. He is currently completing the new Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Healthcare Simulation at NUI Galway. His doctoral thesis from NUI Galway was based on original research in travel medicine. He holds numerous international awards in travel medicine, including Fellowship of the International Society of Travel Medicine. He holds an Adjunct Professorship in Travel Medicine and International Health at the International Medical University. Gerard's academic position as Professor of Medical Education, Undergraduate Medical Programme Director and Director of International Affairs for the School of Medicine gives him responsibility for design, delivery and assessment of the undergraduate curriculum. He is Past Chair of the Curriculum Review Committee and sits on numerous committees at school and university levels, including the university examination appeals committee, student affairs committee and undergraduate student research committee. He received a President's Award for Teaching Excellence from NUI Galway in 2008. He has been awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (UK). He has over 100 publications, including a textbook and 5 textbook chapters. He serves on the editorial board of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease and is Associate Editor for Journal of Travel Medicine. Gerard co-founded the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology and was Founder and Programme Director for the successful Masters in Preventive Cardiology programme at NUI Galway. In his leisure time Gerard travels, golfs, walks in forests, climbs mountains, and bird-watches.
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JAMILAH ABD JAMIL
Malaysia

Ms Jamilah Abd Jamil obtained her BSc (Hons) Dietetics from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2004 and MSc in Public Health in 2013 from the International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia. She has 12 years of working experience in Malaysia and abroad as community, clinical and freelance dietititian as well as being the clinical instructor heavily involved with the training of final year dietetics students. She is currently the Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Dietetics with Nutrition programme in IMU.

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Jim McKillop
United Kingdom

Following graduation from Glasgow in 1972, Prof McKillop trained in general (internal) medicine, nuclear medicine and thyroid disease in Glasgow and at Stanford University in California. He was Muirhead Professor of Medicine at University of Glasgow from 1989 till 2011. His clinical and research interests were in acute medicine, nuclear medicine and thyroid disease. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications mainly in nuclear medicine, cardiovascular medicine and medical education. He has a career long interest in medical education and helped develop the Glasgow integrated medical curriculum introduced in 1996. He was Head of the Undergraduate Medical School in Glasgow from 2000-2006 and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 2006 - 2010. He has was appointed to the General Medical Council in 2009 and reappointed for a further four year term from 2013. He chairs the GMC Audit and Risk Committee. He chaired the Undergradaute Board and the Good Medical Practice review. the Before joining Council he was a Team Leader for GMC inspections of medical school from 2003-2009. He chaired the NHS Education for Scotland Medical Advisory Group from 2004 to 2009. He was chair of the Scottish Deans' Medical Education Group (which produces the internationally used curricular outcomes document "The Scottish Doctor") from 2005-2009.

Previous external commitments include the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee of the Department of Health, (chair 1996 to 2005), the Scottish Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, Scottish Government Health Department (chair 2001 - 2007) and Congress President for the European Association of Nuclear Medicine in 1997. He won a number of awards namely "Most Inspiring Clinician" award from Glasgow Medical Students, one of 35 "Role models in academic medicine" identified by British Medical Journal, Honorary Fellowship of Academy of Medical Educators and "BMJ Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning". He has an interest in doctors with a disability based on his own history of polio and was Vice Chair of the GMC and Medical Schools Working Group which developed the Gateways Guidance on medical students with a disability.

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Kew Siang Tong
Malaysia

Prof Dato' Dr. Mrs. S T Kew is currently the Dean of the School of Medicine and Professor in Internal Medicine, International Medical University. Prior to this appointment, she was the Dean of the Clinical School from 2009 - 2011, and Head of Department of Internal Medicine from 2007 - 2009.

Before joining the International Medical University, Dr Kew served as Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, a Ministry of Health hospital. She rose to the post of Head of Internal Medicine in the Ministry from 1999 - 2002. While in the Ministry, she helped to formalise higher specialist training in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine in the country.

Dr Kew is the Past Master of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Past President of the College of Physicians, as well as Past President of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Currently she is the International Advisor of the Royal College of Physicians of London. She sits in the Conjoint Coordinating Committee for MRCP (UK) and MRCPCH Examination Malaysia. She is also a member of the Preliminary Inquiry Committee of the Malaysian Medical Council.

Dr Kew is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. She regularly examines in undergraduate examinations in public and private medical schools, as well as in the Master in Internal Medicine Examination of public universities. She is an examiner in the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians PACES examination, and hosts the PACES examination in IMU / Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban annually since 2009.

Dr Kew's research and academic interests include chronic hepatitis B and C, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), irritable bowel syndrome and probiotics, NSAIDs and the gastrointestinal tract, adverse drug reactions, patients' safety, clinical practice guidelines, issues of medical professionalism and ethics, and clinical assessment especially Mini-CEX (clinical evaluation exercise).

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K.Ramnarayan
India

Dr K Ramnarayan was the fifth Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University from 2010 to 2015. After completing his five-year tenure as Vice Chancellor, Dr. K. Ramnarayan has taken over as the Vice President - Faculty Development & Alumni Relations, Manipal University, India. He was the founder Dean of Melaka- Manipal Medical College- Manipal Campus.

Dr Ramnarayan was one of the early recipients of the ECFMG Foreign Faculty Fellowship in Basic Sciences. He was subsequently awarded the Short Term Exchange Fellowship in academic leadership by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), USA. He was one of the founding members of the Department of Medical Education, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He has conducted over 400 faculty development workshops over the past 30 years. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He was the recipient of the Bloomberg UTV Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education. He has guided several PhD students and has over 100 research publications, most of them in pertaining to higher education. He has been an International Advisor for five successive editions of Underwood's textbook of Pathology. An academician to the core, he enjoys teaching and is passionate about people empowerment and mentoring.

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Lindsay Richards
Australia

Lindsay Richards graduated from The University of Adelaide in 1977 and joined the academic staff in the Dental School in 1982 as a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry. He was promoted to a Personal Chair in the School in 2003. Among other things Lindsay is:

- a Specialist Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International College of Prosthodontists

- a foundation member of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain

- a Past President of the International Association for Dental Research (ANZ Division)

- a Fellow of both the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International

- an honorary Life Member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society

- a Director of the Australian Dental Council

In addition to his current role as Dean and Head of School he is currently involved in undergraduate teaching in prosthodontics and general practice, postgraduate teaching in the specialist prosthodontics program and research involving tooth wear, restorative dentistry, dento-facial development in twins and indigenous oral health.

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Mei Ling Young
Malaysia

Dr Mei Ling Young is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International & Engagement. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the University of Auckland, (BA, MA [Hons in Geography]) and the Australian National University (PhD in Demography) respectively. Her field of study in demography is internal migration, structural change and the labour force.

Dr Young joined Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1979 as lecturer in Development Studies, School of Social Sciences and left in 1985 to set up Sesama Consulting Group Sdn Bhd. She was also an Associate Research Fellow with the Malaysia Institute of Economic Research where she wrote on regional development, manpower planning and private education. In 1991, she established the IMC with Datuk Dr Kamal Salih and the late Dr Saidi Hashim.

She is responsible for developing the credit transfer partnerships with Partner Medical Schools from Australasia, North America, United Kingdom and Ireland. The consortium has grown from five to 37 partner schools including a twinned degree in pharmacy with the University of Strathclyde. Dr Young played a major role in the growth and development of the IMU since its inception in 1992. Her interest in medical education research is on longitudinal studies on IMU graduates.

Dr Young is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International and Engagement of International Medical University, Company Director of IMU Health and IMU Healthcare and President, Malaysian Association of Private Colleges & Universities (MAPCU).

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Mohamed Amin Embi
Malaysia

Dato's Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi is a professor of technology-enhanced learning at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is a leading a consultant, expert and master trainer on e-Learning in Malaysia and in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy'ss Training of Master Trainers Programme, he has conducted more than 200 specialized training on e-Learning, interactive lecture, e-content development, Web 2.0, OER and MOOC. He is also a strong proponent of Open Educational Resources and an active contributor of Web 2.0 resources. His recent publication entitled 'sWeb 2.0 Tools in Education Series's has recorded more than 1.7 million 'sreads's in Scrbd.com and Slideshare.net. A Web 2.0 mobile application that he has developed known as JiT2U (Just-in-time Training 2U) has also attracted educators from more than 115 countries worldwide. Currently, he is the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the Director, Centre of Teaching and Learning Technologies, UKM. Presently, he is the President of the Mobile Learning Association of Malaysia. For his outstanding and signigicant work in education, he has received numerous prestigious international awards including the Open Education for Excellence Individual Educator Award 2016 and the Open Education for Excellence Open MOOC Award 2016 (from the Open Education Consortium) as well as the ISESCO Prize for Science & Technology in 2010 (for e-Learning Technology). He has also recieved several national awards including the National Academic Award 2006 (Teaching Innovation), the Muslim Outstanding Award 2008 (Education), the Malaysia Achievement Award 2012 (Outstanding Achievements in Education Category), the Higher Education e-Learning Personality 2014 and the Best e-Learning Facilitator 2014.

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Richard Fuller
United Kingdom

Richard Fuller graduated MBChB from Leeds School of Medicine, returning to read his higher degree whilst undertaking higher specialist training in Geriatric Medicine. His current clinical academic role is divided between clinical work as Consultant Stroke Physician (with special interest in anticoagulation and Atrial Fibrillation) and as Director of Medical Education Programmes at Leeds Institute of Medical Education. He is responsible for directing the MBChB degree programme, leading it through a significant and successful review that has produced an innovative and highly integrated curriculum which continues to generate exciting new initiatives in curriculum design, mobile technology, assessment and personalised learning.

His main research interests focus on assessment, particularly in relation to assessment frameworks and the quality measurement and improvement of criterion-based assessment. He leads the Assessment Research Group within Leeds Institute of Medical Education, supervising a number of research students looking at diverse areas such as psychosocial frameworks of assessor decision-making, impact of national examinations and student anxiety within performance assessment. His current research focuses on the 'spersonalisation's of assessment, focusing on the validity of Consortium) as well as the ISESCO Prize for Science & Technology in 2010 (for e-Learning Technology). He has also recieved several national awards including the National Academic Award 2006 (Teaching Innovation), the Muslim Outstanding Award 2008 (Education), the Malaysia Achievement Award 2012 (Outstanding Achievements in Education Category), the Higher Education e-Learning Personality 2014 and the Best e-Learning Facilitator 2014.

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Rona Patey
United Kingdom

Rona (MBChB, FRCA, FRCS, MEd) graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1982 and has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in Aberdeen since 1991. She was appointed as Director of the Foresterhill Clinical Skills Centre in 2001 and elected Chair of the Scottish Clinical Skills Network from 2007 - 10. In 2011 she was appointed as Head of the Division of Medical and Dental Education and last year became the Director of the Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen and is the Chair of the Scottish Deans Medical Education Group. Her team is responsible for delivering education to more than 2000 students in medicine, dentistry and a variety of postgraduate programmes including the Masters in Physician Associate Studies. She is interested in patient safety education for healthcare practitioners, in particular 'learning from error' and 'human factors'.
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Ronald Harden
United Kingdom

Professor Ronald Harden graduated from the medical school in Glasgow, UK.  He practised as an endocrinologist before moving full time to medical education.  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 currently Editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Professor Harden is recognised as one of the leading international authorities in medical education and has received numerous prizes and awards recognising his achievements. He brings to medical education a unique blend of theory and practical experience. He has written extensively in his areas of interest and has published more than 400 papers in leading journals.  He is co-editor of “A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers” and co-author of “Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher.”

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Sheba DMani
Malaysia

Sheba DMani heads the Language, Communication and Culture Department in the International Medical University, Malaysia. Sheba has presented in various international conferences and published in the areas of literature and language. Her research interests include interdisciplinary studies, culture and medical humanities.
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Toh Chooi Gait
Malaysia

Prof Toh Chooi Gait is the founding Dean of Dentistry and Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining the International Medical University she was a professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya and had served in various capacities including Deputy Dean and Head of Department of Conservative Dentistry. She graduated with honours from the University of Singapore in 1974 and received the Commonwealth Medical Fellowship to pursue her postgraduate training at the Eastman Dental Institute of London from the period of 1977-1980 during which she acquired academic and professional qualifications including Master of Science in Conservative Dentistry (1978) from the University of London and Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (1980) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh besides Fellow of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1980). She was conferred honorary fellowships by the Academy of Dentistry International (1987), International College of Dentists (1993) and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1996). She received a number of research awards including a gold award with felicitations from the jurors for her research work on immediate loading in the posterior mandible with fixed prostheses at the 32nd Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, Innovations and New Techniques, and Excellent Scientist Award from the Ministry of Higher Education (2004).

She was the President of the South East Asian Association for Dental Education (2000 - 2002), President of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) South East Asian Division (1977 - 1999), Founding President of Malaysian Section of IADR (SEA Division) (2000 - 2002), Founding Council Member of the Malaysian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (2004 - 2008) and member of Board of Directors, International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (2007 - 2009). She is a member of the editorial boards of Operative Dentistry, the European Journal for Dental Education and had served as a reviewer for other local and regional journals including Malaysian Dental Journal and Asian Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry. She is a member of various governmental technical committees including the National Committee for Oral Health Manpower Development, Task Force 2 on Dental Education, Qualifications Evaluation Committee and Specialist Sub-Committee on Restorative Dentistry.

She has contributed articles to various peer-reviewed journals as author or co-author and has been invited to speak at numerous scientific and professional meetings locally and internationally.

For leisure, she loves to spend time with family, shopping and playing mind games.

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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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Vikram Jha
United Kingdom

Professor Vikram Jha, FRCOG, MMedEd, PhD is Professor of Medical Education at the University of Liverpool, UK. He has been involved in medical education delivery and research for over 20 years, with a main research interest in teaching and assessment of professionalism. Professor Jha has national roles within the GMC and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK.

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Viktoria Joynes
United Kingdom

Viktoria Joynes is the Interim 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 has worked in developing mobile learning resources for medicine and healthcare students since 2009, and frequently publishes papers in this area. Viktoria's other research interests revolve around professional identity development and socialisation processes, and how these are shaped by curriculum developments, such as through the use of technology to enhance learning and interprofessional education. Viktoria is an experienced researcher, evaluator and research project manager with an in-depth knowledge and practice of design, management, implementation and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative research.

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Vishna Devi A/P V Nadarajah
Malaysia

Vishna Devi V Nadarajah is currently, Professor and Dean of Learning and Teaching 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 the field of microbial biochemistry (2000). She is also a graduate of the Masters in Health Professionals Education from Maastricht University (2014). 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 currently on the international editorial board of the journal Medical Education. She was recently 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 in health professionals education is in Faculty development, Assessment and Innovative Teaching Learning methods. Vishna has shared her experience and expertise in health professionals education via invitations to speak at conferences, conducting faculty development workshops and collaborative research, appreciating that she has also learnt very much from these collaborative sessions with other educators.

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Wong Pei Se
Malaysia

Dr Wong Pei Se graduated from the University of Strathclyde (UoS), Glasgow with a BSc Pharmacy (Hons) in 1998 and completed her pre-registration training from Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) in the following year. She obtained her Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Pharmacy from UoS in 2000 and PhD in 2012. She started her teaching career as a lecturer in International Medical University (IMU) in 2001 and has over 15 years of teaching experiences in pharmacy course. She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic at the School of Pharmacy, International Medical University.

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Zoraini Wati Abas
Malaysia

Dr Zoraini Wati Abas is a Bachelor of Science degree holder in Biology (1978), Master of Education (1980), and a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology (1985) from Northern Illinois University. She designed the first Masters in Computer and Education at the University of Malaya in 1991, was the first to design an online learning portal (for Telekom Malaysia) in 1997, the first to implement a Learning Management System in a Malaysian university (IMU) in 1999, the first to conceptualize and implement a successful mobile learning project for Open University Malaysia in 2009 and the first Malaysian to offer a MOOC on the topic of mobile learning in 2010. She also helped designed the first online Masters program in Instructional Design and Technology for OUM in 2009.

With over 30 years of experience in teaching in higher education, Zoraini had contributed as consultant to, among others, the Malaysian Ministry of Education, National Center for e-Learning and Distance Education in Saudi Arabia and Telekom Malaysia. She was Director of the Centre for Tutor Management and Development, Institute of Quality, Research and Innovation, and the Centre for Instructional Design and Technology at OUM. She had trained hundreds of tutors and module writers for OUM. Prior to OUM, she was Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Media at the International Medical University (1999-2003). She was also at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya (1987-1997). She has been invited to speak and train in Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and USA. She was a columnist in The Star, New Straits Times and Utusan Malaysia with about 800 articles published. Her field of research is in 21stcentury learning and teaching, with a recent project called e-Mundus sponsored by the European Union, and the ASEAN Cyber University project based in Korea. She was top two educators among 14 influential higher education leaders in Southeast Asia and received an Education Leadership Award from the World Corporate Universities Congress in 2014. She continues to teach online postgraduate courses, supervises postgraduate theses and has recently been presenting live online to audiences in Chiang Mai University, Tehran University, Indiana University and Kyushu University.

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