Monday, 18 — Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Keynote speakers

We are proud to introduce the following speakers

Dr Jason R Frank

MD MA(Ed) FRCPC FAOrthA(hons)

Jason is a clinician-educator focussing on all aspects of health professions training.

He is the Director, Specialty Education, Strategy and Standards in the Office of Specialty Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as Vice-Chair, Education and the Director of Educational Research & Development in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. An associate professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, he has been cross-appointed to the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa and the Department of Graduate Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Born in rural northern Canada, Jason Frank obtained his MD from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and an FRCPC in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. His Masters of Education is from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

He is known for his work on all aspects of medical education, particularly the CanMEDS Project since 1994, and competency-based medical education (CBME). He is the founder and chair of the International CBME Collaborators consortium and co-chair of the Royal College’s flagship Competency By Design project.

A finalist for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, he has been recognized for his contributions to medicine and teaching. He is the recipient of the 2013 Council Award Honouring Outstanding Physicians, from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and was made an honorary Fellow of the Australian Orthopedic Association in 2015 for his contributions to surgical education.

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Professor Trudie E Roberts


Trudie graduated in medicine from Manchester. In 2000 she was appointed Professor of Medical Education at the University of Leeds and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2006. Trudie has served as a council member of the GMC and RCP London and Chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education and also previously a Censor for the RCP London. She was President of the Association for Medical Education in Europe until August 2019 and is an education board member for the RCPS Glasgow.

Trudie has been involved in technology and learning at the School of Medicine at Leeds since 2007 and the ALPS CETL project. She is particularly interested in the personalisation of education and the use of student learning analytics to support this. Professor Roberts was awarded the 2017 Asia Pacific Conference MILES Award for her contributions to medical education and academic medicine and an honorary doctorate in Medical Education by the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur. In 2018/19 she was part of the Topol review on the educational implications of the increasing influence of digital technologies on healthcare delivery.

She is married to a surgeon, has two children and still dreams of owning a Subaru WRX

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Dr Rhys Jones


Rhys (Ngāti Kahungunu) is a Public Health Physician and Senior Lecturer at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. As Director of Teaching and Learning he oversees Māori Health curricula across a range of programmes in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. His research interests include Indigenous health education, and he recently led the Educating for Equity project, an international collaboration between investigators in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa.

Rhys is passionate about advancing Indigenous health through health professional education, and in 2019 was awarded a University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award for Leadership in Teaching and Learning.

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