This year’s conference theme will be dedicated to “Technology Enabled Assessment, reshaping the future of assessment for life-long learners”.
Technology is an integrant part of our lives and its presence is becoming ever more embedded in the context of Medical Education. Whether using technology to enhance the experience of traditional learning methods or to the application of large scale education such as MOOCS, technology has reshaped the landscape of Medical Education including Assessment.
The advent of computer-based assessment and inclusion of high-tech simulators have greatly improved the administration of tests by its realism and easiness of use, providing means of immediate and detailed feedback that were unthinkable before. However, it increased the burden on infrastructures and expertise that institutions and individuals must manage.
We have prepared a comprehensive program that tackles the complexity of these advances but also provides resources to apply them using household tools such as a personal computer or tablet.
The programme includes a set of workshops that will address the application of assessment models such as IRT, Programmatic Assessment or Progress Testing to the changing landscape of medical education.
We have also planned workshops that provide hands-on experience on how to apply low-tech to enhance the classroom and assessment experience through mobile or internet-based apps demystifying its use and applications. Finally, this year’s novelty is a set of preconference courses that will provide a very practical hands-on experience in emerging fields like Automated Item Generation or Computerized Adaptive Testing as well as the application of traditional processes like the Standard Setting and Debriefing Techniques.
The conference will present an exciting program with two fantastic keynote speakers:
• Andre De Champlain (Medical Council, Canada), an expert in psychometrics and the use of automated item generation
• Marco Antonio Carvalho-Filho (Groningen University, The Netherlands), who has developed an innovative program using e-learning and social networks in the context of emergency medicine education.
Book your ticket before June 29 to enjoy the early bird rate. Visit the website here: https://www.ebma.eu/ebmaconference/
We invite you to submit abstracts before April 27th either for short presentation or as a poster. So please, have a go, and send in a submission!