More than four hundred medical education experts will flock to Newcastle in March 2015 for The Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Conference.

ANZAHPE/AMEA Conference 2015

AMEA Conference 

More than four hundred medical education experts will flock to Newcastle in March 2015 for The Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Conference 2015 and the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference.

This is the first year that delegates from both Conferences will come together and the first time that AMEA has been held outside Asia. The conference themes are Stakeholder Engagement in Health Professional Education (ANZAHPE) and New Directions in Patient-Centred Medical Education (AMEA).

The University of Newcastle's School of Medicine and Public Health won a bid for the prestigious international event that is expected to inject more than a million dollars into the Newcastle economy.

The conferences will be attended by healthcare professionals and educators from around the world and will cover such topics as education leadership, education standards, innovation in medical education and challenges in clinical training.

The successful bid for the AMEA conference was led by the University of Newcastle's Head of the School of Medicine and Public Health, Professor Ian Symonds, who worked alongside Business Events Sydney (the state's convention bureau) and the Newcastle Convention Bureau to secure the conference.

"The University of Newcastle is ranked among the top three percent of universities worldwide," said Professor Symonds.

"We have a reputation for delivering world-class innovation, with more than forty fields of research undertaken at the University being rated at, above, or well above world standard. World-class facilities such as the Hunter Medical Research Institute also enhance our attractiveness for visiting medical education experts," he said.

Showcased at the conferences will be an innovative Joint Medical Program, a partnership forged between the University of Newcastle and the University of New England, together with Hunter New England Health and Central Coast Health.

The industry-leading Joint Medical Program offers students the opportunity to practise in regional, rural and remote Australia through a high quality regional university, and urban opportunities through a high quality metropolitan university. It provides a strong base for postgraduate training and research in urban, regional, rural and remote medicine.

"There has been a great deal of international interest in our Joint Medical Program model for medical education as a way to help ease the health workforce shortage in rural areas," said Professor Symonds.

Business Events Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said the conference provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the expertise and innovation of the School, the Joint Medical Program and the University of Newcastle, as well as the appeal of NSW's regions.

"The University is engaged in ground-breaking research in the fields of health and medicine and the AMEA conference is the perfect opportunity to showcase this on the world stage," Ms Lewis-Smith said.

"The conference will shine the spotlight not only on the University, but also on Newcastle and the vast array of venues, knowledge hubs and attractions the region has to offer."

For more information: AMEA, University of Newcastle, Business Events Sydney, 
ANZAHPE - AMEA 2015 Conference

ANZAHPE - AMEA 2015 Conference
Key Dates:

ANZAHPE/AMEA 2015: 29 March – 1 April 2015
ANZAHPE: 29 – 31 March 2015
AMEA: 30 March – 1 April 2015

Pre-Conference ANZAHPE Workshops:
Sat 28 March 2015

Abstract Submission Opens:
Now Open – Mon 25 Aug 2014
For more information: Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Closes: Thur 16 Oct 2014

Early Bird Registration Opens:
Mon 28 Sept 2014

Early Bird Registration Closes:
Thurs 8 Jan 2015

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