Call for abstracts

The ANZPMEF is an annual trans-Tasman conference focused on the training and education of doctors in their prevocational years. This year, we have moved to a fully virtual Forum to be held on 18 and 19 October 2021 that will be opened by New Zealand’s Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. 

ANZPMEF provides an excellent opportunity for all those with a strong interest in medical education to support and further develop high quality prevocational medical education and for us to share innovations, research and the latest initiatives with our trans-Tasman colleagues. There will be a mixture of live-streamed sessions, Q&A, panel sessions and workshops all delivered through an advanced and easy to use virtual platform. Sessions will be recorded and available to participants to view On-Demand for 90 days after the end of the Forum.

Our overall theme ‘Travelling forward together – He waka eke noa’ acknowledges that all of us involved in medical education and training are in this waka together. As well as providing a platform to reflect on the rapid transition to online learning as a result of Covid-19, there will be a number of topical issues discussed under three key themes:

  • Transitions and innovations
  • Health equity and cultural safety
  • Professionalism and wellbeing.

We will have three keynote speakers:

  • Dr Jason Frank from Ottawa, Canada. Dr Frank is a clinician-educator who has published and presented widely in medical education. His research interests include competency-based education, faculty development, program evaluation and curriculum development.
  • Dr Rhys Jones, an Auckland based public health physician who is the Director of Teaching at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. Dr Jones’ academic research focuses on ethnic inequalities in health and indigenous health in health professional education.
  • Professor Trudie Roberts from the UK. Professor Roberts is responsible for scholarship in Medical Education at the University of Leeds. She is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and will speak at the conference on issues to do with professionalism and integrity.

The audience is typically those with a strong interest in medical education, including directors of clinical training, educational and clinical supervisors and others involved in delivering medical education and training in New Zealand and Australia as well as interns, registrars in training and medical students.

Key dates:

Online registrations open – 17 May
Closing date for submission of abstracts – 30 June
Notification of acceptance / decline – 30 July

For more information and to find out how to submit your abstract go to: