FAIMER Attends IAMRA’s 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation

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The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities’ (IAMRA) 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation was held September 20-23, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. This biennial conference, hosted this year by the Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), brought together participants from around the world to discuss topics ranging from the education of future health professionals to the quality assurance of licensed/registered practitioners.

FAIMER staff participated in the conference, sharing information based on FAIMER Research and Data Resources projects. In a panel on Transparency and Quality Assurance, Jack Boulet presented “Licensure, Specialty Certification, Revalidation and Accreditation: What is their Value?” In a panel addressing The Challenges of Medical Mobility, Amy Opalek presented “The Challenges of Building a Data Model for the World’s Medical Schools,” a discussion of information management challenges of building and maintaining the World Directory of Medical Schools.

The next IAMRA International Conference on Medical Regulation is scheduled for 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

7th International Conference on Medical Regulation – November 11-14, 2006 Wellington, New Zealand

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The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) 7th International Conference on Medical Education was hosted by the Medical Council of New Zealand from November 11-14 in Wellington, New Zealand. The conference, titled Medical Regulation: Global Issues – Shared Solutions, featured a number of presentations, panel discussions, and workshops on topics such as cultural competence, physician migration, medical education and training, public expectations, and physician regulation. As part of a program titled, The A, B, C of Regulating Doctors, FAIMER President and CEO, John J. Norcini, Ph.D., gave a presentation on Resources to Help Regulators Understand Medical Schools. Dr. Norcini’s presentation focused on current resources, needs of medical regulators, challenges to creating and maintaining international resources, and strategies for the future. To read Dr. Norcini’s presentation, click here.

Early Registration Deadline Nears for IAMRA’s 7th International Conference on Medical Regulation

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The deadline for early registration discounts for the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities’ 7th International Conference on Medical Regulation, “Medical Regulation: Global Issues – Shared Solutions,” which will be conducted in New Zealand Nov. 11-14 is Sept. 15. The biennial event draws hundreds of attendees from around the world and features an array of educational events and forums for medical regulators to share information and best practices in international medical regulation.

Among the many topics speakers will address during the four-day conference: international trends in medical regulation, the movement of doctors from country to country, global and emerging threats and ensuring cultural differences do not jeopardize effective medical interventions.

Social events include tours to various parts of New Zealand, including a trip to the locations where “Lord of the Rings” was filmed. For more information or to register, visit www.iamra2006.co.nz/index.htm.

NOTE: James A. Hallock, M.D., Chair of the FAIMER Board of Directors and President and CEO of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and John J. Norcini, Ph.D., President and CEO of FAIMER are conference speakers.