Past, Present and Future Assessment in Medical Education

EBMA 2020: The Virtual Conference

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. Although the current Covid-19 situation is not favourable for us all to come together in person in Glasgow as was the original intention, the EBMA community couldn’t let a year go past without a conference.

For this reason, we would like to invite you to join an exciting new virtual format for the conference – EBMA 2020: The Virtual Conference. The focus of this year’s event is ‘Past, Present, and Future in Assessment in Medical Education’. The entire conference will be accessible from the comfort of your home or office with no travel or hotel costs involved and a flexible time commitment. The Virtual Conference will maintain the quality of education that EBMA is known to deliver and the virtual format will offer opportunities to continue to network and meet with your international colleagues.

This year’s keynote speakers are:

Professor Brian Hodges, Professor, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto
Executive Vice President Education and Chief Medical Officer, University Health Network, Toronto Canada

Professor Ronald Harden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at the University of Dundee, General Secretary AMEE


The Virtual Conference will consist of a rolling programme of live webinars from September 2020 until March 2021 including:

●  Keynotes with Q&A panel
●  Symposium on programmatic assessment with Q&A panel
●  Academic short presentations & posters with Q&A panel

We have already received a very encouraging response from the abstract presenters and wider international
community. We expect an audience of everyday clinical educators, trainees and registrars in the medical,
dental and veterinary professions to engage with the virtual conference.

We have created a handbook on a separate website to give detailed information of the programme of each webinar. Also the sponsorship information is presented here and the guidelines for the webinars.
You can find the full programme here.


The registration process will be supported by Skyros Congressos company.

Early Bird Rate (until July 31st): 125 Euros
Standard delegate rate: 155 Euros
EBMA Individual/Institutional member rate: 115 Euros

Click here to book your ticket!

All webinars will be recorded and will be made accessible for one year after your registration.

Digital Platform

We collaborate with Skyros Congressos to deliver our conference virtually. More information on the digital platform that will be used for the webinars, as well as additional guidelines and instructions, can be found here.


We invite sponsors to join and support our Virtual Conference. More information on sponsorship opportunities can be found here. An overview of our sponsors can be found here.

Who to contact?

For registration:
For presenters:
For sponsors: