Speakers

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

Prof Subha Ramani

Prof Thirusha Naidu

Prof Olle (Th.J.) ten Cate, PhD

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

Tshilidzi Marwala is the Rector of the United Nations (UN) University and UN Under-Secretary-General.  He was Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg.  Marwala is a scholar and thought leader with multi-disciplinary research interests that include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science, and medicine.  He is committed to leveraging technology and global connectedness towards the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Marwala’s previous appointments include serving as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalization and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg; and as the Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering as well as the SARChI Chair of Systems Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.  He is a fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Academy of Science of South Africa, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the African Academy of Sciences and the South African Academy of Engineering.  Marwala holds a doctorate specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. 

Prof Subha Ramani

Subha Ramani, MBBS, MPH, MMEd (Dundee), PhD (Maastricht), FAMEE Subha Ramani is the current President of AMEE, the International Association for Health Professions Education. She is a general internist and educationalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions Education, in Boston, MA, USA. She is a senior core faculty in the Harvard Macy program for educators. She has authored peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Areas of scholarly interest include application of theory to educational practice, pedagogy and practice of clinical teaching, sociocultural factors that influence teaching, learning and feedback, mentoring relationships and increasingly, the intersection of culture and education from a global perspective. Her professional goals are driven by the desire to give back to the profession.

Prof Thirusha Naidu

(MClin Psych PhD)

Dr Naidu is associate professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a clinical psychologist in South Africa. Her research focuses on critical and theoretical perspectives in health professions education through decolonial and feminist lenses. She uses research poetry as a method for deep reflexivity in research. Her published work has appeared in major Global Health and Health professions education journals The LancetAcademic MedicineAdvances in HS Education and The Lancet Global Health, The Clinical Teacher etc. Dr Naidu has been a visiting scholar at the Duke University Health, University of Toronto and University of Michigan. She is a Fellow of the Karolinska Prize for Research in Medical Education and was awarded a Fulbright to study knowledge production in Global Medical Education.  Dr Naidu has been an invited keynote speaker at over 10 international conferences. She is associate editor of PLOS Global Public Health, EDI Editor for Teaching and Learning in Medicine and Section Editor for Behavioral Medicine and Economics on PLOS Mental Health.

Prof Olle (Th.J.) ten Cate, PhD

Olle ten Cate, PhD is an emeritus professor of medical education at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, and adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco. After medical school (MSc) and a PhD in social sciences, he served four decades at the Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, contributing to curriculum innovation, educational research, and faculty development in health professions education (HPE), locally, nationally and internationally. He founded and led the Center for Research and Development of Education at UMC Utrecht (2005-2017), was president of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (2006-2012), and published (450+) and presented (500+) widely, and mentored 25 PhD students. He received the J.P. Hubbard award of the US NBME, the Ian R. Hart award, the NVMO Han Moll medal and a Dutch Royal Distinction and is a fellow of AERA. His interests include, among others, competency-based education, entrustable professional activities and entrustment decision making in HPE.

IMPORTANT DATES

Registrations
Conference Academics: Early Bird registrations – until 30 April 2024 
Conference Academics: Late rate – from 1 May 2024

Abstracts
 Pre-conference workshops, Panel Discussion, Debate Session, Symposia.
Submissions close: 30 January 2024

Oral presentations short, In-conference workshops, e-Posters, PechaKucha(TM), Campfire Story presentation. Extended deadline: 21 February 2024

Notification of acceptance: Pre conference Workshops, Panel Discussions, Debate and Symposia: 20 February 2024

Notice of acceptance of Abstracts: Oral presentations short, in-conference workshops, e-Posters, PechaKucha™, Campfire Story presention: 14 March 2024

 

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