Abstract submission deadline: October 15th, 2021  October 22th, 2021

Essay submission deadline: October 10th, 2021 October 17th, 2021

Confirmation of abstract acceptance: November 20th, 2021

Dr. Rola Ajjawi

   Dr. Rola Ajjawi is Associate Professor at the Centre for Research and Assessment in Digital Learning at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia where she leads a program of research seeking to improve work-based learning experiences and to promote learner success. Her research spans topics including feedback, workplace educational cultures, professional identity and belonging. She has attracted over $2.5million in grant funding and published over 65 journal articles, 45 book chapters and 4 edited books. Rola is Deputy Editor of the journal Medical Education and serves on the editorial board of Teaching in Higher Education. In 2020, she was named field leader for Science and Engineering in Australia.





MD, Ph.D. Nguyen Minh Phuong

Nguyen Minh Phuong, MD, Ph.D. is the Chairwoman of the University Council of Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, one of 23 universities in Vietnam to pilot university autonomy. Dr. Phuong is a Member of the XIII National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the 2011-2016 term, with extensive experience in the legislative field. Dr. Phuong is the editor of 6 textbooks in the areas of Pediatrics, Children’s Health Care, Preclinical Medicine, and Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology; has been the leader of two provincial research projects and the Ministry of Health project; is the leader of two provincial research projects on children’s mental health; has published three international book chapters with ISBN, 16 international scientific articles and 44 national scientific articles in the field of pediatric expertise and human resources for health.



MD. Barbara Gottlieb

As a clinician-educator, I have sought to bridge my experiences, perspectives and values from the community to my role as educator. I participate actively on medical school task forces to develop primary care curricula and clinical exposures and co-authored a blueprint for primary care education published in Academic Medicine.  I have developed programs locally and internationally to enhance students’ capacity to work in underserved communities, with the appropriate clinical tools, cultural humility and public health skills. My colleagues and I have developed and presented workshops domestically and internationally. A template of our training was recently published in MedED Portal. We havebeen invited by the AAMC to develop a training module on implicit bias that will be available to all medical schools as a Webinar. Since October 2017 I have been part of a collaborative of educators from Harvard Medical School, affiliated hospitals, and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health to transform clinical education in 5 Vietnamese medical schools.



Dr. Nguyen Duc Khanh

Dr. Nguyen Duc Khanh is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medical Education, Head of the Faculty Development Unit of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City. As Head of Faculty Development, he strongly supported the renewal of competency-based medical education training at the Faculty of Medicine – University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City. HCM. Dr Khanh and the Faculty Development Unit conducted 18 faculty development courses at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City in order to train and improve faculty capacity in medical education program development, active teaching, Competency-based assessment, clinical teaching, and clinical simulation. Dr. Khanh also participated in the development of the “Clinical Teaching Methodology” program of the Ministry of Health and compiled many documents in the field of Medical Education and Trainer Development.



Judith Chrystie

Judith Chrystie works for the General Medical Council in the UK.  The GMC’s role is to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK. 

Judith is an Assistant Director with responsibility for our work to develop and implement the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA). She leads the cross-organisational team of assessment experts, policy leads, project and programme professionals, communication specialists, and IT experts who are working together to deliver the MLA by 2024. 

Prior to working on the MLA, Judith was an Assistant Director in the GMC’s Registration and Revalidation.  She joined the GMC in 2015 having been a partner at law firm, FieldFisher where she specialised in public and regulatory law.