The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association on Problem-Based Learning in Health Sciences (APA-PHS) will take place October 15-16, 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme of the conference, organized in conjunction with the University of Malaya, is “PBL: Challenges and Opportunities.” A pre-conference workshop will be held October 13-14, focused on PBL case design, student assessment methods, and the use of portfolios as learning and assessment tools.
2001 FAIMER Institute Fellow Vanessa Burch, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Ph.D., will present a plenary session titled “Assessment – An Education Tool” on October 15. Dr. Burch is a FAIMER Institute faculty member and Co-Director of the Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute. 2005 FAIMER Institute Fellow Christina Tan, M.B.B.S., will lead a symposium titled “Innovation in Early Clinical Exposure” on October 16. Dr. Tan is a Global Faculty Advisor for the FAIMER Institute. Drs. Burch and Tan, along with 2007 FAIMER Institute Fellow Si Mui (Debra) Sim, Ph.D., will also be facilitating pre-conference workshops on October 13-14.
Dr. Sim and Dr. Tan are Co-Chairperson and Secretary, respectively, of the conference’s Organising Committee and, along with 2002 FAIMER Institute Fellow Nor Azila Mohd Adnan, Ph.D., currently serve on the APA-PHS Executive Committee. For more information on the conference, visit the APA-PHS website.