Paradigms in Assessment

Each year the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA) Conference is a much-valued opportunity for those involved in assessment in medical education to meet, learn, and share their experiences.

We would like to invite you to come to Helsinki from the 6th till the 8th of April, 2022.

This year’s keynote and plenary speakers include:

  • Prof. Cees van der Vleuten “Three paradigms in assessment: where are you?”
  • Prof. Chris Watling “Reconsidering formative assessment: Time for a new approach?”
  • Prof. Eeva Pyörälä “Sustainable Assessment in Health Professions Education”
  • Prof. Anne Nevgi & As. Prof. Terhi Karaharju-Suvanto “Academics’ emotions related to assessment”

The conference is aimed at all those interested in research in the field of health sciences education: teachers and researchers from Higher Education Institutions, specialization and postgraduate advisers, health professionals, students and researchers.

Its objectives are:

  • to promote research in assessment in the area of health sciences education
  • to stimulate and facilitate networks and partnerships
  • to promote the sharing of research in this field of knowledge

 

Program overview

The Conference will consist of:

  • Keynotes with Q&A panel
  • Symposium and workshops in various areas, including programmatic assessment and work-place based assessment with Q&A panel
  • Academic short presentations & posters with Q&A panel

 

WEDNESDAY     06.04.2022

11.00 – 12.30    Pre-conference workshop on the Introduction to Assessment
12.30 – 13.30    Lunch
13.30 – 15.00    Pre-conference workshop on Item writing
15.00 – 15.30    Coffee/tea
15.30 – 17.00    Plenary
Prof. Cees van der Vleuten “Three paradigms in assessment: where are you?”
Prof. Christopher Watling “Reconsidering formative assessment: Time for a new approach?”
17.00 – 18.30    Welcome reception


THURSDAY         07.04.2022
9.30 – 11.00      Plenary
As. Prof. Eeva Pyörälä ”Sustainable Assessment in Health Professions Education”
As. Prof. Anne Nevgi & As. Prof. Terhi Karaharju-Suvanto “Academics’ emotions related to assessment”
11.00 – 11.30      Coffee/tea
11.30 – 13.00     Parallel sessions
13.00 – 14.00     Lunch
14.00 – 15.30     Parallel sessions
15.30 – 16.00     Coffee/tea
16.00 – 17.00     Plenary
19.00                  Conference dinner


FRIDAY               08.04.2022
9.30 – 11.00       Plenary
11.00 – 11.30      Coffee/tea
11.30 – 13.00      Parallel sessions
13.00 – 14.00     Lunch
14.00 – 15.15     Closing of the Conference

 

Conference venue

Biomedicum 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, 00290 Helsinki.
Biomedicum 1 is located in Meilahti Hospital Campus of University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine.
Biomedicum 1 houses many of the teaching, meeting and research facilities of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki.

 

Registration 

Early bird registrations until the 20th of February!

Click here to register for the conference.

 

Abstract submission

The abstract submission deadline has been changed to the 23th of January 2022!

Clink here for the abstract submission.