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Line-up of provocative speakers to feature at ICOSET 2012

Apr 04, 2012

International Conference on Surgical Education and Training 2012 (ICOSET 2012) have announced the line-up of International surgical educators who will present at the conference on the 17 and 18 October in Ottawa. The line-up features a diverse array of provocative speakers who will present challenging perspectives from around the world. Speakers include: - Rajesh Aggarwal, Southend University Hospital, England; - Jonathan D. Beard, Sheffield Vascular Institute, England; - Gerald Fried, McGill University, Canada;

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Call for Abstracts for Presentation at the 17th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum

Apr 03, 2012

A call for abstracts has been distributed for the 17th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum taking place on the 18th - 21st November 2012 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The central theme for the 17th National Forum is, Diamonds and Pearls: Brilliance and Wisdom in Prevocational Medical Education. In line with this theme encourage presentations are encouraged to focus on: - Medical Leadership; - Innovation, Simulation & Technology in Learning; - Preparing for the unpredictable;

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Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine: Current State of the Art & Future Directions, Call for Abstracts

Apr 03, 2012

Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching (BeSST) in Medicine invites proposals for oral presentations and workshops on topics related to aspects of teaching social and/or behavioural science in medicine. The aim of the conference is to stimulate debate about the role and direction of the social and behavioural sciences in medicine and to facilitate the development of networks. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for questions and answers.

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First CME Repository for Cosmetic Surgeons Launched

Mar 29, 2012

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has unveiled the first online continuing medical education (CME) Repository for doctors in the field of cosmetic surgery. The AACS CME Repository provides a user-friendly, central online solution for AACS Members to view their Academy CMEs and also log their CMEs from other non-AACS educational events. The Repository will allow a doctor’s to log, track, and print all of their CME activities from one location that is accessed from the Academy’s website.

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AAMC/SACME publish Annual Harrison Survey of Continuing Medical Education

Mar 27, 2012

The annual Harrison Survey has been published by the AAMC/SACME and made available through the AAMC website. The survey, the fourth in a series of Harrison Survey of Continuing Medical Education (CME), provides updated data on the state of CME at medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.

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iBook produced by Oxford University’s Internet Institute to revolutionise learning tools

Mar 27, 2012

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kunika Kono have transformed research data from a 28 page report, 'Geographies of the World's Knowledge', (published in 2011) into an interactive iBook that could revolutionise learning tools.

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Multi-faceted Text Provides an Insight into Assessment in Medical Education

Mar 26, 2012

Dr Tejinder Singh (Vice-Principal, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Director, CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute) and Dr Anshu (Professor, Department of Pathology, MGIMS Sevagram) have edited a book titled, Principles of Assessment in Medical Education. Principles of Assessment in Medical Education, provides a scientific approach to assessment of clinical competence, especially for the India scenario.

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Learning centred teaching author offers teaching resource videos

Mar 23, 2012

Published in 2011, Learner Centred Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice, was well received, described as, “essential reading for everyone in higher education” by Michael Harris, Chancellor and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Education and Business, Indiana University and as, "A research-based defence of a pedagogical approach that offers an alternative to the teacher-centred lecture model of instruction,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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