IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: September 6th

Essay submission deadline: September 30th

Confirmation of abstract acceptance: September 27th

SPEAKERS

Yoon-seong Lee, MD

Director, Korea Health Personnel Licensing Examination Institute, Seoul, Korea

Biography:

Dr. Yoon-seong Lee is Director of Korea Health Personnel Licensing Examination Institute (KHPLEI), which manages national examinations for license or certificate of 26 kinds of health personnel in Korea.

A pathologists and medical educator, Dr. Lee has a variety of experiences on medical education and medical sciences. He has served as the member and president of Committee for Licensing Examination for MD since 1994. He took great effort for the establishment of Skill Examination for MD Licensing Examination in Korea, 2009. As well as he was the chair of the board committee of Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation (KIMEE), which is the main organization of the accreditation of medical schools, Otherwise, he was the president of Korean Society of Medical Education (KSME), and the president of Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMS) with more than 160 academic societies of medical and related sciences.

Dr. Lee got his MD degree from Seoul National University, and was a professor of forensic medicine, Sep. 1986 – Feb. 2018. 

Prof. Pongsak Wannakrairot

Director of Institute for Medical Education Accreditation (IMEAc)

Senior Advisor to the Laboratory Accreditation Committee (of Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand).

Biography:

Pongsak Wannakrairot is Professor in Pathology. He finished his medical degree and certified Board of Anatomic Pathologist from Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He has served as faculty member in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University since 1983. His interests are in the fields of hematopathology, pathology laboratory, laboratory accreditation, medical education and quality accreditation. During his career, apart from working as hematopathologist, he also encourages general pathologists to be able to deal with lymphoma and leukemia specimens. Together with the group of Thai hematopathologists under his leadership, he carried out many bone marrow and lymphoma workshops. In addition to hematopathology, he also involves in laboratory accreditation. He served as chairman of Laboratory Accreditation Committee of Royal College of Pathologists for many years.

He has also been interested in education. He is the one who introduced the use of virtual microscopy in learning pathology in Thailand. He conducted faculty development program for Chulalongkorn University for almost 10 years. In collaboration with members of Consortium of Thai Medical Schools, he has engaged in medical education accreditation employing international standards (WFME Global Standards). He served as Chairman of Department of Pathology for 8 years and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Ex-Director of Medical Education Unit, Ex-Director of WHO Collaborating Center for Medical Education, South East Asia Region, Ex-President of Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand, Ex-President of International Academy of Pathology, Thailand Division and Ex-President of Asia Pacific Society for Molecular Immunohistology. He is now serving as Director of Institute for Medical Education Accreditation (IMEAc) and Senior Advisor to the Laboratory Accreditation Committee (of Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand).