The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) held its 19th Annual Meeting June 13-16, 2015, in San Diego, CA. Health care professionals from around the world, including medical science faculty, staff, and students, as well as AACOM Vice President and Chair for Medical Education and IAMSE Secretary Luke H. Mortensen, PhD; and AACOM Manager of Meetings and Events Beth Martino, were in attendance at the annual meeting.
Hosted by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, this year’s medical science education conference centered around the theme “From Islands to Integration – Identifying the Gaps and Building the Bridges,” and included sessions on curriculum development, assessment, and simulation, among other topics. The program agenda included pre-conference workshops and all-day faculty development courses on Saturday, June 13, followed by an opening ceremony and reception.
The next three days of the conference were filled with plenary and focus sessions, poster and exhibitor receptions, and an IAMSE business meeting, which included an update on the 2016 Annual Meeting from Dr. Mortenson, who serves as the IAMSE Program Chair. Many of the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) were represented at the conference through poster abstract submissions. The 2015 meeting concluded with a series of poster discussions, a final plenary session entitled, “Integration through Assessment of Students, Faculty, and Curriculum,” and awards.
IAMSE is a non-profit professional development society organized and directed by health science faculty from around the world—its membership represent over 40 countries. IAMSE provides professional development throughout the year culminating in an annual meeting focused on best practices in health science education.
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