Summary: AMEE 2014 will be my 11th AMEE. Reflecting on the last 10 AMEE meetings (from 2004) that I have attended and presented either a paper or poster; it occurs to me that AMEE has had a profound impact, and significant influence on my development as a professional educationalist, and budding educational scholar. On the eve of AMEE 2014 may I send Ron Harden and the AMEE organising team my very best wishes; and a big, big, heartfelt thank you! Description: AMEE 2014 will be my 11th AMEE. Reflecting on the last 10 AMEE meetings (from 2004) that I have attended and presented either a paper or poster; it occurs to me that AMEE has had a profound impact, and significant influence on my development as a professional educationalist, and budding educational scholar.

http://medicaleducationelearning.blogspot.sg/2012/10/conference-papers_4167.html?view=sidebar (Med Ed conference papers/posters/presentations)

AMEE was chosen as a platform to present our early work in eLearning in 2004 as it was the largest meeting of its kind in the world. A suitable forum for rigorous peer review, and feedback. Subsequent AMEE meetings not only provided a venue to share, but to learn, and be inspired. I vividly remember Rachel Ellaway tapping me on the shoulder and her words of encouragement after posing a question at the preconference eLearning workshop in Sestri Levanti (AMEE 2006). AMEE was where I first met John Sanders and David Cook, first in workshops, then later as fellow AMEE eLearning committee members.

I was first introduced to the work of Geoff Norman at a AMEE 2008 plenary session in Prague. His work, and the theme of many presentations on the need to professionalise medical education inspired me to start and complete a MHPE program (Maastricht) in 2012.

The need to support our educational efforts with a deep understanding of educational theory, the educational literature, and empirical evidence has been a strong message that resonates throughout the presentations, posters and papers at AMEE.

AMEE is a community. Continually growing. A fellowship of likeminded enthusiastic, passionate teachers and educators. A top class meeting. A highlight of my year. Something to always look forward to. And plan for. A presentation. Later a paper. A commitment to attend AMEE regularly does wonders for academic productivity.

On the eve of AMEE 2014 may I send Ron Harden and the AMEE organising team my very best wishes; and a big, big, heartfelt thank you!

Very best regards,
Poh-Sun;
Dr Goh Poh Sun;
MBBS(Melb), FRCR, FAMS, MHPE(Maastricht);
Associate Professor and Senior Consultant;
Department of Diagnostic Radiology,
National University Hospital,
National University Health System,
Singapore