13TH INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE - From Personalised Learning to Mastery of Competencies: Impact of Technology and Simulation on Health Professionals
(13 - 15 April 2018)

SPEAKERS


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Anisa Ahmad
Malaysia

Dr Anisa Ahmad is the medical lecturer of the Medical Education Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is also the Chairperson, Problem Based Learning Program, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She has a longstanding interest in medical and health professional education, particularly gamification teaching and learning, community based education, professionalism and student selection. She has completed research in a range of fields including professional identity development in community based education, using Web 2.0 Application as formative assessment and gamification in teaching and learning. She has been invited as a speaker in multiple workshops in problem based learning, multiple mini interview, single best answer construction and utilizing Kahoot! as formative assessment. Recently, Dr Anisa and her team’s innovations have been recognised with the numerous awards received, including the Silver Medal Winner (Transforming Classroom from Stressful to Joyful Through Web 2.0 Application) at The International Conference and Competition on Teaching and Learning (I-TeLearn) 2017, and Finalist (MyLearning App- A Personalized Learning Guide) at the Health Innovation Technology Challenge 2017, Singapore

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Arkendu Sen
Malaysia

Dr Arkendu Sen, an anatomist/ophthalmologist by training, is an Associate Professor in clinical anatomy at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a wide teaching experience in medical schools in Malaysia, India and Papua New Guinea. He is now a Fellow of the Monash Education Academy and represents the Malaysian campus at the Academy, and he is a champion of futuristic teaching learning environments.

Being a top student, Dr Sen constantly strives to inspire and motivate students who are being trained to be future health professionals. As a passionate teacher, he has constantly attained the outstanding category for the “Student Evaluation Scores for Teaching in Various Modes”, and exceptional peer reviews on his teaching. Having undergone various training in IT-based applications, he has innovatively integrated practical skills learning, IT resources, virtual learning environment with learning spaces (smart e-classrooms). He also serves as the Chairperson of the Monash University Malaysia Campus ITS committee as well as the School’s IT representative.

Over the years, he has applied the “Blended Technology” in medical practical training and instructional design. He has researched and designed the cutting edge Educational Technology innovations including the Technology Enhanced Practical Learning & Assessment Methods, Innovative Collaborative Learning System of Surface-touch Computers & Resources and New Methods of 3D Visualization of Specimens/ Models. The Monash Malaysia Anatomy and Pathology E-Learning Lab that was designed by Dr Sen together with Associate Professor Lakshmi Selvaratnam and Head of School Professor Anuar Zaini has been recognised as an exemplar of state-of-the-art learning environment and pedagogy. The lab has been showcased to various distinguished national and international visitors, as well as being featured on national newspaper. Globally, these innovations have inspired and influenced the education community through peer-reviewed international scientific publications and presentations in Europe and Australasia. He has now successfully expanded his innovations to Educational Technology research. collaborating in external government (Ministry of Higher Education) grants, EU sponsored Trans Eurasian Network (TEIN) grants as well as external industry partnerships.

Dr Sen’s innovations have been recognised with the numerous awards received, including the Australian Government’s National Award For University Teaching, OLT Citation 2012, International Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education Award (2011, 2015), Monash Australia Vice Chancellor’s Award (2010), Monash Medicine Faculty Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Innovation in Teaching) (2010, 2014), and Monash University Malaysia PVC’s Awards for Excellence (2009, 2011, 2014).

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Brian Kelly
Australia

Professor Brian Kelly is Head of School and Dean of the Joint Medical Program, School of Medicine and Public Health. University of Newcastle. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Discipline of Psychiatry, and Consultant Psychiatrist (Clinical Academic) at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. He has a longstanding interest in medical and health professional education, particularly student selection, professionalism and communication in clinical practice. He has completed research in a range of fields including longitudinal community and clinical studies in mental health, clinical intervention and health services research, with a focus on clinical research in cancer and palliative care populations, and in rural health research. Prof Kelly is Co-Director of leads the Priority Research Centre for Brain and and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle. He is also the Chair (Aspen Medical) of the Centre for Resources, Health and Safety, within the University of Newcastle’s Institute for Energy and Resources.

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Colin J Lumsden
United Kingdom

COLIN J LUMSDEN

Medical Education
University of St Andrews (1989 - 1992)
University of Manchester (1992 - 1995)
University of Cardiff (2009 – 2012)

Qualifications
BSc Medical Science, St Andrews, 1993
MB ChB, Manchester, 1995
MRCP MRCPCH, UK, 1999
MSc Medical Education, Cardiff, 2012

Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Present Appointment
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, University of Manchester Medical School and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
(Jan 2009 – Present)


Current Educational Appointments

  • Chair Curriculum Committee
  • Associate Programme Director for Educational Development and Innovation
  • Divisional Lead for Businiess Engagagement
  • Academic Liaison for Joint Programmes ( St Andrews, Malaysia, Taibah)

External Appointments
External examiner for Swansea University Year, Aberdeen University and Imperial College London

Significant Achievements in Education
2014: Teaching Excellence Award : University of Manchester
2015: Recognised by Apple Computers as an Apple Distinguished Programme.
2017: National Teaching Fellowship Award

eLearning and iPad Project Lead
Project Sponsor and Academic lead for the pilot project involving 457 Year 4 MBChB students
Delivery (with IT) of Wireless infrastructure to all major partner NHS Hospital sites
Initialisation and production of University of Manchester eForms Application for academic and administrative use (commercialised with HE deployment and integration pilots within the NHS)
Commercialisation of forms System (https://www.formsquared.com )


Publications   in Education
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Colin_Lumsden  

Book Chapters
Chapter 27 ‘Medicine and dentistry’
Colin Lumsden and Lucie Byrne-Davis pp408-426

‘A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’  4th edition Edited by Heather Fry, Steve Ketteridge and Stephanie Marshall Routlege, Abingdon, Oxon and New York

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Danai Wangsaturaka
Thailand

Danai Wangsaturaka is currently an assistant dean for academic affairs at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. After obtaining his MD degree from Chulalongkorn University, he furthered his study in Master of Medical Education and PhD at Center for Medical Education, University of Dundee.

He has been a key person in curriculum planning, curriculum evaluation, faculty development and student engagement at his institution. His long-standing contribution in student engagement has resulted in Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University achieving ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award in Student Engagement in 2015 and him being awarded the National Role Model Teacher in Student Engagement in 2017.

Dr Wangsaturaka has provided educational consultancy and run faculty development workshops for not only schools of medicine, but also health professions schools and other disciplines in many universities.

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Debora Matthews
Canada

Dr. Debora Matthews obtained her D.D.S degree from the University of Alberta in 1980. She practiced general dentistry for 11 years, after which she obtained her Diploma in Periodontics from the University of Toronto (1993) and a Master’s degree in Health Research Methodology from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University (1997). She joined the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in 1996. Since then she held positions as Department Chair for Dental Clinical Sciences , Director of the Graduate Program in Periodontics and Assistant Dean of Research. Dr. Matthews is currently Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the Faculty of Dentistry. She previously served as President of the Canadian Association of Dental Research and was the inaugural Director for the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research. She has been teaching periodontics to pre-and post-doctoral dental students for over 30 years. Her main research interests include translating clinical research knowledge into clear and useful formats for clinicians and their patients, and addressing the deficit in oral health experienced by vulnerable populations, particularly older adults.

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Ee-Ling Low
Singapore

Professor Ee-Ling Low is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Teacher Learning at the English Language & Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Professor Low is Chief Planning Officer, a member of the institute’s senior management team and an elected member of the NTU Senate.

Her previous appointments include: Head of Strategic Planning & Academic Quality (2014-2017), Associate Dean for Programme & Student Development at the Office of Teacher Education (2009-2013) and Sub-Dean for Degree Programmes (2004-2009). She has played a leading role in the conceptualization of the following strategic documents for NIE: NIE Moving Forward: Towards 2017 Strategic Roadmap and Teacher Education for the 21st Century (TE21): A Blueprint for Teacher Education in Singapore (2009).

She obtained her PhD in Linguistics (Acoustic Phonetics) from Cambridge University, UK under the NIE/NTU Overseas Graduate Scholarship award. She was awarded the Advanced Fulbright Research Scholarship which she spent at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Professor Low was recently invited by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as an international expert to participate in the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Initial Teacher Preparation study.

She is an invited keynote speaker to numerous international conferences and symposia in both World Englishes and Teacher Education and has won numerous competitive research grants both locally and internationally. She is Singapore’s representative on the Stanford University International Teacher Policy Study (ITPS) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Global Education Innovation Initiative (GEII) projects.

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Fatimah Lateef
Singapore

Associate Professor Fatimah lateef is Senior consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education as well as Director of Clinical Service and Quality at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor at Dukes-NUS Graduate Medical School and Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore. She teaches part-time at the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic. She is also the vice chair of Education in the Emergency Medicine Academic Clinical Programme at Singhealth and Director of The Singhealth Duke NUS Institute of Medical Simulation, the largest and most comprehensive simulation facilities in Singapore. Her area of sub-specialisation include Prehospital Care Medicine, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Emergencies. She is also highly involved in medical education and research. She has worked in various countries including both the UK and USA, many Asian countries and served as an International Consultant to MaxHealthcare, India.

A strong advocate of lifelong learning and empowerment, she has presented more than 500 abstracts at international conferences, published over 300 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board and reviewer for some 40 international journals. She leads various leadership groups, grooming youths and doctors to excel, which is also befitting her role as a core faculty, nurturing residents in Emergency Medicine.

For her work in the various fields, she has been conferred awards such as Young Investigator’s Award (1998), Excellent Scientific Publication Award (2001), Best Teacher Award (2002), Laerdal Visiting Lectureship Award (2003), Courage Award (2004), National Healthcare Humanity Award (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore (2006), Good Mentor Award, Singhealth (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of the World Award (2006), Woman for Peace Award, Sokka Gakkai International, (2007), Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS (2008), Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Review with Distinction, (2007-2016), Critical Talent Retention Award, Singhealth , Excellent Educator Award 2016 and The Academy of Medicine, Gold Reviewer Award( 2011), Deans Awards for Excellence in Clinical Training/ Teaching 2016 from The National University of Singapore and The National Day Long Service Award 2017, amongst others. She continues to work full time, with a fulfilling career in Emergency Medicine, balancing clinical work with research and education, as well as her political and community responsibilities as an elected Member of Parliament in Singapore. She has participated in three General Elections. For recreation, Fatimah enjoys mountain climbing, cooking, reading and she has completed 20 full marathons.

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Gary Mires
United Kingdom

Gary Mires is Dean of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Dundee. He is an Honorary Consultant Obstetrician at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.

He obtained his MBChB and MD from the University of Dundee, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

His clinical interest is high risk pregnancy particularly the management of multiple pregnancy and pregnancy complicated by diabetes. His research interest is ‘the small baby’ particularly pre-term delivery, antecedent factors for intrauterine growth restriction, assessment of fetal growth and wellbeing and the consequences for long- term health of being born ‘small’.

He sits on the UK Medical Schools Council, Scottish Board for Academic Medicine (BfAM), Scottish Government Professionalism and Excellence Group, NES Medical Advisory Working Group and the NES Strategy for Recruiting and Retaining Trainees in Scotland Group. He was chair of the Scottish Deans Medical Education Group and is currently chair NHS Education Scotland (NES) Regional ACT Group and Vice Chair of the International Medical University (IMU) Academic Council. He was the Medical Schools Council representative on the Selecting for Excellence Executive Group which published its report on widening participation in Medicine in 2014 and is currently the Medical Schools Council representative on the Academy of Medical Royal College Foundation Programme Committee.

He has held several positions at the RCOG including Honorary Director of E-Learning and Editor in Chief of the RCOG StratOG.net online distance learning programme which is now the key educational on-line training resource for all UK trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He contributed to several education initiatives at the RCOG including curriculum development and assessment as a Member of the RCOG Education and Curriculum Committees.

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Goh Poh Sun
Singapore

Dr Goh is a graduate of the Melbourne Medical School in Australia (1987), a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in the UK (1993), Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore (1998), has obtained a Master of Heath Professions Education from Maastricht University (2012), and is a Fellow of AMEE (2017). He is an Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, National University of Singapore and National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore. Dr Goh practices on the Clinician Educator Track (80% clinical, 20% education), and is a member of the AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) Technology Enhanced Learning committee. He has been practicing as a clinical radiologist for the last 27 years, and teaching at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University Hospital (NUH) for the last 24 years. He has a special interest in Neuroradiology, as well as Technology enhanced learning (eLearning).

He has been developing and evaluating eLearning platforms and solutions for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning for the last 16 years; and has presented this work at conferences, invited symposia and workshops both locally and internationally. He has published papers on Technology enhanced learning / eLearning in Medical Education journals as well as online papers and reflection pieces. He was a member of the NUS task-force (2005 to 2006) successful in developing a proposal for setting up the Interactive and Digital Media Institute at NUS; as well as member of the Faculty of Medicine Differentiated Track workgroup (2004 to 2005) who was responsible for drawing up the promotion and tenure criteria for the Clinician Scholar track (benchmarked against international best practices, and subsequently accepted by NUS).

“Passions - Technology enhanced learning, Education, Radiology Technology as a tool, platform and enabler to support and augment face to face customised teaching and learning; with educational principles as the foundation; and Radiology, as well as Medical Education Faculty Development and Scholarship as my academic and clinical focus.”

His current focus is on building and evaluating the use of hyperlinked radiology and educational case repositories in medical education. Have archived over 9620 (anonymised) radiology cases online and over 5000 links to educational resources, with over 600,000 page views, as of 3 September 2017; over the last 6 years (since Oct 2011) http://medicaleducationelearning.blogspot.sg/2013/01/use-of-hyperlinked-radiology-case.html?view=sidebar

The material can be used for both exemplar teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate education, as well as thematic case collections to train beyond competency and proficiency toward expert performance and mastery in clinical Radiology, as well as professional practice as a medical educator and educational scholar.

As an intellectual, and value add + what I bring to the table exercise:long term, deep experience and insight using blogs, eRepositories, social media/online data (learning) analytics for student engagement (and learning); an obsession with / (consuming) passion for and focus on using and evaluating free / open-source / off the shelf eLearning / TEL platforms and solutions.

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Hanan Omar
Malaysia

Dr Hanan specialises in fixed prosthodontics and is presently working as an associate professor at International Medical University. She pursued her BDS from Cairo University (EGYP) , MSc from Suez Canal University ( EGYPT ), and DClinDent from Suez Canal University and University of Toronto Canada as a joint programme. She is a member of International Association of Dental Research, Egyptian Dental Association, and Malaysian Dental Association. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals with a special interest in aesthetic dentistry, dental adhesion and dental education.

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Indika Karunathilake
Sri Lanka

Indika Karunathilake is the Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. He is also the Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. He has conducted extensive research and authored many publications in medical education. He has over 30 publications in peer reviewed international journals and over 100 research presentations at international and national level. Prof. Indika has been a resource person in Medical Education for many national, regional and international forums.

Prof. Karunathilake is a founder member of the Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists (FOSME). He was appointed as the President of FOSME in 2014 and it was under his leadership that FOSME was upgraded to an academic College (College of Medical Educationists). Currently he is the President of the College of Medical Educationists (CME) in Sri Lanka.

Prof. Indika Karunathilake has made significant contribution towards at the regional and global level through his involvement with several leading international organization related to Medicine and Medical Education such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources (AAAH), South East Asia Public Health Education Institutes Network (SEAPHEIN) and South East Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME). He is the editor-in-Chief of the South East Asian Journal of Medical Education (SEAJME). Prof. Indika Karunathilake’s contribution medical education is well recognized nationally, regionally and internationally

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Jai Mohan
Malaysia

Jai Mohan was appointed Professor of Health Informatics & Paediatrics at the International Medical University in October 2005. In addition to teaching Pediatrics and Health Informatics, he is also Director of Learning Resources at the University.

Jai Mohan worked for 30 years in the Ministry of Health Malaysia including stints as head of paediatrics at Seremban Hospital and Ipoh Hospital. He was head of paediatrics at Malaysia’s first paperless and filmless hospital at Selayang before retiring from government service in 2001.

He was President of the Malaysian Health Informatics Association. He is a past president of the Malaysian Paediatric Association. He was Team Leader of the joint Ministry of Health – Industry team that developed the blueprint and concept requests for proposals for Malaysia’s ambitious Multimedia Supercorridor Telemedicine (later renamed Telehealth) Flagship Application. He was a temporary consultant to WHO (SEARO) on Telematics.

He has published 34 papers and 10 research reports on paediatrics and health informatics and health policy. He has presented extensively locally and internationally on paediatrics, healthcare informatics and e-learning.

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Kamalan Jeevaratnam
United Kingdom

Dr Jeevaratnam is Head of Pre-clinical Veterinary Sciences and BVMSCi Programme Director at the University of Surrey. In his capacity as Programme Director he oversees the operational aspects of the 5-year BVMSCi program at Surrey. The programme is one of only two veterinary medicine programme in the UK that uses a distributed model of veterinary education. He is involved with the development of the curriculum and assessment plan and is presently the ‘Curriculum’ standard leader for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accreditation working group at Surrey. He previously led the ‘Assessment’ standard in this group. His pedagogical research interest is in identifying teaching and learning approaches to embed clinical reasoning in first year, validity and reliability of admissions processes as well as the use of simulation in a distributed model of veterinary education. His medical research interest spans across human and veterinary cardiology with a special interest in cardiac electrophysiology.

He present research interest involves clarifying mechanistic insights for arrhythmia and the role of ageing in human sudden cardiac death with the aim of developing clinical risk predictions and drug or device-based interventions. This research is funded by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Petplan Charitable Trust. Dr Jeevaratnam holds a PhD (Cardiac electrophysiology) from the University of Cambridge, a MMedSc from the International Medical University and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University Putra Malaysia. He was admitted to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK by examination. He was previously the Head of Physiology at the School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)-Perdana University. He is also an examiner on the intercollegiate MRCS exams for surgical trainees.

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Lakshmi Selvaratnam
Malaysia

Dr.Lakshmi Selvaratnam has served as an enthusiastic clinical anatomist, academic and researcher in universities in the UK and Malaysia. 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 shaping and 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, as Lecturer/Associate Professor in Anatomy at the Medical Faculty, 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). In line with her interest in university educator training, she completed a 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 learning teams, student peer teaching-demonstrations and integrated audience response systems for feedback. This work has been recognised through several teaching/education awards (joint with Assoc. Prof. Arkendu Sen) including the IMU-Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (IMU-RHIME) Award (2015, 2011) and OLT Citation-Australian Awards for University Teaching (2012), 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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Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff 
Malaysia

Dr Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff is a senior lecturer in Department of Medical Education, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, a medical doctor with Master degree and PhD in Medical Education. He has conducted researches related to medical student well-being, mental health, psychometric, validity, reliability, development of measurement tool, scholarship of teaching and learning, student personal & professional development, personality, emotional intelligence, student admission and assessment. With more than 100 publications in various local and international Medical Education journals, he has been accepted among his peers as a key figure in medical education. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Education in Medicine Journal and serves as a reviewer to various journals such as Medical Education, Clinical Psychological Journal, Medical Teacher, MedEdPORTAL, Medical Journal of Malaysia, ASEAN Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Journal, BMC Medical Education, International Journal of Students Research and many more.

A number of awards have been to his credit: Reimagine Education Teaching Delivery Award 2016, Best Award and Gold Medal for International Innovative Practices in Higher Education 2016, Gold Medal for Innovative Practices in Higher Education Award 2014 and Ronald Harden Innovation in Medical Education Award 2013.

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Muhd Al-Aarifin Ismail
Malaysia

Dr. Muhd Al-Aarifin Ismail has Medical and Master of Science (Medical Education) Degree from School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is currently a lecturer at Department of Medical Education, School of Medical Sciences, USM. He joined the university in April 2014 and currently is the e-learning Program Coordinator at School of Medical Sciences. He is one of the committee members of Academic and Student Affairs. In terms of teaching, Dr Al-Aarifin has experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is a reviewer for Education in Medicine Journal.

His research interests focus primarily on teaching evaluation, technology enhanced teaching and gamification of learning. Recently he and his team won several awards at national as well as international level including Silver Medal at International Conference and Competition on Teaching and Learning (i-TeLearn 2017), Silver Medal at International University Carnival on E-learning. (IUCEL 2017) and Teaching Innovation Competition (PIP 2017). The team was also a finalist to represent Malaysia in Health Innovation and Technology Challenge (HIT Challenge 2017) in Singapore for their idea on MyLearning (an application for a personalized learning guide). He can be contacted via email (alaarifin@usm.my).

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Nurkhamimi Zainuddin
Malaysia

Nurkhamimi Zainuddin holds PhD in Computer Assisted Language Learning from International Islamic University Malaysia. He is currently the Deputy Director at Centre for Global Open Access Learning, Immersive Technology and Quality Assurance (GOAL-ITQAN) and staff at the Faculty of Major Languages, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). His research focus is on Teaching Arabic as a Second Language and Technology Enhanced Pedagogy. He is also a member of The Malaysian e-Learning Council for Public Universities (MEIPTA). Nurkhamimi is currently the editor of International Young Scholar Journals of Language, Video Journal of Innovative Pedagogies, Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology and Journal of Technology and Information Education. To date, he is actively involved in numerous researches in the area of Open & Flexible Learning. Instead, he coined his own term which is FLOOC (Foreign Language Open Online Course) by adapting the concept of "Learning Buffet".

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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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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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Thiruselvi Subramaniam
Malaysia

Practicing Consultant anesthesiologist and senior lecturer at International Medical University. Hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education from Dundee University. Has had Simulation Instructor training with the CMS’s Institute for Medical Simulation, Boston. Frequently use simulation as a tool for teaching delivery for final year students during anaesthesia posting and fourth year students during Emergency department posting. Coordinator of the program for the Cardiac Life Support training for final year Medical students. Is an Instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Care of the Critically ILL Surgical Patients (CCrISP)

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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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Winnie Chee 
Malaysia

Prof Dr Winnie Chee is a Professor in the Dept of Nutrition & Dietetics and current Dean of School of Heath Sciences, International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia. Prof Chee currently also holds a conjoint faculty position with the School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia since 2012. She was instrumental for the implementation of the inaugural nutrition & dietetics curriculum in IMU. Prof Winnie was one of the recipients of the Teaching Excellence Award in IMU in 2013. Her current responsibility lies in overseeing the implementation of curriculums in health sciences in IMU. Her areas of interest in teaching learning include competency-based education, and dietetics clinical assessment and reasoning. She is active in research and publications in the area of diabetes, renal nutrition & bone health nutrition. Prof Chee is currently the President of the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association and key member of several expert committees on nutrition guidelines in the country and member of the Allied Health Professions’ Act working group for dietetics. Prof Chee is also the chair of the Task Force for Dietetics Education formed by the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association.

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