As you may be aware we took the difficult decision to postpone Transform MedEd 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak; we extend our sympathies to all those who may be experiencing difficulties due to the pandemic and the continually evolving situation.
We are now very pleased to announce that our rescheduled conference, Transform MedEd 2021, will be held in London on 19 and 20 November 2021.
We very much hope that you can join us next year. Registrations from the 2020 conference can be deferred to the new dates, however if you are unable to attend we will process a refund in due course. The deadline for refund requests is the 1st June 2020. Registrants were sent an email on the 27th March 2020 regarding the process for refunds and deferrals.
We look forward to welcoming you to Transform MedEd 2021.
05/03/20 - Transform MedEd 2020 postponed
With great regret, we are postponing Transform MedEd 2020 on 13 and 14th March 2020, in light of the continuing global spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Imperial College London and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore came to this difficult decision following government public health advice and discussions with many of our delegates from all over the world. NHS England has declared a Level 4 incident, the highest category of emergency in the United Kingdom, and in Singapore the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level remains at Orange. Delegates are also facing additional pressures as they contribute to health service provision around the world. Many would have been unable to attend because of extra clinical and public health demands related to the coronavirus. As such a fantastic amount of work has gone into this conference both in London and Singapore and by our delegates, we do not want it to go to waste. We are actively exploring other ways in which you will be able to share your work and we will be in touch as these opportunities unfold. At this time we are postponing the conference. Should Transform MedEd 2020 be subsequently cancelled, we will provide refunds for conference registration. In the meantime, we will update you as the situation continues to evolve.
Why has Transform MedEd 2020 been postponed?
The situation with COVID-19 is very fast moving - in the last week the number of areas affected has increased substantially. In light of public health advice and in response to concerns raised by delegates, it is therefore with regret that we have decided to now postpone the conference.
When will Transform MedEd 2020 be postponed until?
A new date has not yet been scheduled due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19. We will provide updates as soon as possible.
Will I be able to get a refund?
If we are unable to reschedule the event and are required to cancel, you will receive a refund for the cost of registration.
Can I still present my work if the conference is postponed?
We appreciate the hard work of all of our contributors and are exploring how best to arrange for this to be showcased and disseminated should this remain of interest. A solution is likely to involve hosting content on a digital platform and we will provide an update as soon as possible.
If I present my work digitally will I still get recognition for presenting at a conference?
We are currently exploring the best option to take this forward and we would aim to produce a record of your contribution to the conference.
Will I receive confirmation of cancellation?
In the event of Transform Meded 2020 being cancelled, we will contact all currently registered delegates, to confirm this and offer a refund of their registration fee.
21/02/2020 - Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We look forward to welcoming delegates to London for Transform MedEd 2020 on 13/14 March. As you will be aware, a novel Coronavirus strain (COVID-19) has emerged in recent weeks and we continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by Public Health England. There is no evidence of local spread within the UK and we consider it safe to travel here. Of course Imperial College London continues to monitor the situation for all of its students, staff and visitors but at this stage we see no reason to cancel the conference or change any arrangements.
The conference is jointly hosted with LKCMedicine in Singapore and we are therefore also taking account of the Singapore Ministry of Health guidelines. The situation in Singapore is different, with a number of clusters of infected individuals. With excellent public health measures that are being viewed as world’s best practice by external experts, the outbreak appears to be well contained. Delegates from LKCMedicine are still planning to attend the meeting.
We also advise all delegates to take note of the measures advocated by the UK's National Health Service at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. For delegates who have traveled from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the 14 days prior to coming to the conference and who experience symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, even mild, please immediately self-isolate and telephone NHS 111 for advice. If you feel unwell whilst attending Transform MedEd, please inform one of our conference team as soon as possible and we will assist you.
12/02/2020 - Interview with Professor Jennifer Cleland
Keynote speaker, Professor Jennifer Cleland, sits down to talk about what to expect from her Transform MedEd 2020 talk, the future trends in medical education and teaching, and what makes Transform MedEd stand out from other medical education conferences.
To view Jennifer's full abstract for her keynote talk, click here. To view the full Transform MedEd 2020 programme click here. Register to attend here.
We are delighted to announce that the programme for Transform MedEd 2020 is now available.
The two-day event features 190+ presenters from over 60 organisations worldwide (including 14 of the Times Higher Education’s world top 100 ranking medical schools) who will each contribute to exploring the conference’s four themes. Poster sessions will take place on both days where delegates will have the opportunity to view presentations and discuss research with peers. Posters will be on display throughout the conference and QR codes will be available linking to short video presentations via the conference app. For those attending the conference dinner on Friday, we are excited to be joined by Professor Peter Abrahams who will be delivering the after-dinner speech. Check out the programme here.
Registered delegates will be invited to sign up to sessions from early 2020. Check back on our website and Twitter page for further updates or join our mailing list to receive newsletters. Register your place at the conference here.
04/11/2019 - Interview with Professor Abraham Verghese
We are excited to announce the launch of Transform MedEd 2020's exclusive conference game, Edventure. The game is designed to enhance the conference experience for our delegates and to showcase the use of games in education. You can participate ahead of attending the conference by following the clues hidden on our website to identify items for your expedition pack. When you identify an item, click on the blue backpack icon on the page to record your find.
Find out more about the conference game here Register to attend Transform MedEd 2020 here
The Academy of Medical Educators Spring Academic Meeting
The spring academic meeting of The Academy of Medical Educators is taking place in Nottingham on 29th April 2020. Click here for more details.
European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA) psychometrics training
Date: March 15-16 2020 (2 days) Location: Imperial College, London, United Kingdom Course leaders: Dr. Carlos F. Collares & Prof. dr. Cees van der Vleuten Target group: Beginners and intermediate level on psychometrics
Objective: To help medical teachers and other (healthcare) professionals interested in the field of psychometrics to understand the concepts and apply psychometric techniques in their own settings Psychometric properties such as reliability and validity are essential components in the utility of assessment in medical education. Many medical teachers are interested in knowing more about psychometrics and how to apply psychometric analysis in their institutions. At the same time, it might be difficult for them to find the opportunity of having a course where they can learn not only the theoretical concepts of Psychometrics, but also their strengths and limitations. Furthermore, learning how to do the psychometric analyses might be a challenging task for non-psychometricians. For those reasons, EBMA now offers the new course on “Psychometrics Applied to Medical Education”, destined to non-psychometricians who wish to learn the theory and the practice of psychometrics and how it can be used in the field.
Topics that will be covered during the training: What is psychometrics? (Exploratory factor analysis) Validity (Principal component analysis) Reliability (Confirmatory factor analysis) Classical Test Theory (Structural equation modeling) Generalizability Theory (Measurement invariance) Item Response Theory (Computerized adaptive testing) Many-facet Rasch model (Network psychometrics)
Price: €560, including 2 days training by experts and lunch + coffee/tea/drinks during both days