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Dr Samar Aboulsoud is a healthcare leader who brings more than 28 years of experience in medicine with considerable training and experience in medical education, accreditation and healthcare regulation.

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Dr Aboulsoud is a passionate medical educator, CPD enthusiast and healthcare leader who brings more than 28 years of experience in medicine with specific expertise in educational leadership, accreditation and regulation of healthcare systems. Dr Aboulsoud worked in several capacities in administration, education, quality and patient care in academic and government organizations with a long track record of project execution and globally recognized accomplishments. She is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in continuing professional development, with a deep interest in knowledge management and its effective translation to healthcare practice, with several committee and advisory board appointments and awards. Among her achievements is the construction of an internationally celebrated accreditation system for an entire nation. She managed the system that has elevated medical education and its administration in Qatar. Dr Samar expertise extends beyond continuing professional development and she has made important contributions to curriculum planning, teaching, learning and assessment.

She pursued advanced training in medical education and has progressively led several national and international projects to reform and facilitate change including collaborations with internal and external stakeholders on topics ranging from faculty development programs, creating of a culture of inter-professionalism, signing substantial equivalency agreements with the finest CPD accreditation authorities as well as residency training accreditation. She is an active presenter in medical education conferences and a well published scholar in the field. Dr Aboulsoud is the Chair of the CPD committee of the AMEE. She is a member of the board of directors of GAME, a member of the Academy of Medical Educators, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). She was also a member of the International Academy of CPD Accreditation. Amongst many awards and recognitions; she was selected as one of the best 100 Chief Executive Officers in the Arab world in 2017; as well as for the British Council UK alumni award in professional achievement in 2019.

Dr Aboulsoud has been an AMEE Member for more than 10 years. She actively contributes to the annual AMEE meetings as a; presenter, abstract reviewer, panellist, exhibitor, and session moderator. She has been a member of CPD committee since its establishment. She is the editor of the CPD theme of the MedEd Publish and an active contributor to the AMEE CPD Webinars.