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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Dr Rhys Jones


Rhys is a Public Health Physician and is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (TKHM), University of Auckland. As Director of Teaching in TKHM, he oversees Māori Health teaching, learning and assessment in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

His research interests include ethnic inequalities in health, Indigenous health in health professional education, and environmental influences on health. He has been the Principal Investigator of the Educating for Equity study, an international research project examining how health professional education can reduce inequities and improve health outcomes for Indigenous populations.

In 2005-06, Rhys was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy based at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, examining interventions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care using organisational case studies. He received my medical degree and Master of Public Health from The University of Auckland.

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Prof 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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