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 10th – 12th of November, 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 & Dr. 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

 

CME Credits

We are pleased to confirm that our 2022 EBMA Annual Conference has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

A breakdown of CME credits for each day of the conference can be found below:

10th November – 5 CME credits
11th November – 7 CME credits
12th November – 2 CME credits

 

Provisional Programme

THURSDAY   10.11.2022

Pre-conference workshops: Erasmus + OAIPT project, Introduction to Assessment, Item Writing Workshop

15:30  Opening up of the conference: President of EBMA Professor Adrian Freeman and Chair of LOC Assistant Professor Johanna Louhimo

15.35 – 17.00   Plenary session. Moderator: Assistant Professor José Miguel Pêgo

  •  Prof. Cees van der Vleuten “Three paradigms in assessment: where are you?”

17.00 – 18.00   Welcome reception in Biomedicum (Conference venue)

 

FRIDAY         11.11.2022

9.30 – 11.00     Plenary sessions. Moderator: Professor Adrian Freeman.

  • Prof. Christopher Watling “Reconsidering formative assessment: Time for a new approach?”
  • Professor Kati Hakkarainen “Design and Implementation of a National Digital Progress Test”               

11.00 – 11.30     Coffee/tea

11.30 – 13.00    Parallel sessions: Oral Short presentations, Poster presentations

  • EPA writing workshop: ”Starting from scratch – how to start with the EPAs” – Assistant Professor Leila Niemi-Murola 

13.00 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.30    Parallel sessions:

  • Symposium on Programmatic Assessment – Dr. Lubberta de Jong
  • Symposium on Workplace Based Assessment – Professor Cees van der Vleuten
  • Workshop: Finally getting out of Covid19 – learning from successes and disasters – TBA                         

15.30 – 16.00     Coffee/tea

16.00 – 17.00     Plenary session. Moderator: Assistant Professor Johanna Louhimo

  • As. Prof. Eeva Pyörälä ”Sustainable Assessment in Health Professions Education”

19.00     Conference dinner

 

SATURDAY    12.11.2022

10.00 – 11.30     Parallel sessions: Oral Short presentations/ Poster presentations, Erasmus + OAIPT project, Workshop: Remote online assessment – TBA

11.30 – 12.00     Coffee/tea

12.00 – 13.00    Plenary session. Moderator: Assistant Professor Eeva Pyörälä

  • Assistant Prof. Anne Nevgi & Dr. Terhi Karaharju-Suvanto “Academics’ emotions related to assessment”

13.00 – 13.15      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.

A visiting guide for the conference venue can be found here 

 

Registration 

Early bird registrations until the 30th of September!

Click here to register for the conference.

 

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission deadline is the 15th of September 2022!

Clink here for the abstract submission.