Professor Jane Dacre: BSc, MD, FRCP London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, FHEA

Professor Jane Dacre is the Medical Director of the MRCP(UK), for Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of UK. She is a Professor of Medical Education, and a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at the Whittington Hospital and a Professor at University College London. She also serves as the Director of University College London Medical School, UK.

For the past 10 years, she has run the development of the tests of competence for the General Medical Council's Fitness to Practice Procedures. She also was the chair of the research steering group at the Royal College of Physicians on Women in Medicine. Furthermore, Dr Dacre leads work on the investigation of ethnicity and gender in relation to academic performance in medical students.

As Director of UCL Medical School, She is the chair of several teaching related committees and is actively involved in the leadership, management and design of the MBBS programme. She participates in weekly clinical teaching and outpatient teaching for MBBS undergraduates at the Whittington Hospital.

Dr Dacre is a Council Member for the GMC. She is on the postgraduate board, the equality and diversity reference group, the resources committee and chairs the education and training committee.

She has national and international reputation in research and innovations in medical education. She has numerous publications to her name. She is a speaker and presenter at countless national and international conferences, meetings and assemblies.

Dr Dacre would give us an insight with her talk on “Undergraduate Medical Training at University College London, MBBS 2012”


Professor John Rees: MB BChir, MD, FRCP, FKC

Professor John Rees is Professor of Medical Education and was Dean of Undergraduate Education at King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK. He was a Consultant Physician In general and respiratory medicine at Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation Trust, UK, Censor at the Royal College of Physicians and vice chairman of Lewisham University Hospital Trust Board.

He is an MRCP Paces examiner and chair and was a member of the MRCP Part 1 Board. In addition he has been an external examiner on undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in the University of the West Indies, Sudan, Somaliland and Sri Lanka and helped with medical school evaluation in Zimbabwe, Somaliland, Sudan, Egypt, Syria, Sierra Leone and Japan.

He has published over 200 articles, 17 book chapters and 20 textbooks. His present role and interests are in medical education in relation to global health. He is the education lead for the King's Centre for Global Health and is involved currently with medical school developments in Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

He will be giving a lecture on “Global Medical Education”

Dr Syed Tanzeem Raza: BSc, MB BS, FRCP, FRCP (Edin) MSc. Med Ed (Wales)

Dr Raza is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He was one of the pioneer physicians to set up the new specialty of Acute Medicine back in 1997. He is the Lead Consultant for his large Acute Medicine Unit at Bournemouth, which has been at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways of looking after acutely ill medical patients. He is also the Regional Advisor for Acute Medicine in Wessex.

He has a wide-ranging experience in education and training. He is the Director of Medical Education for his hospital in addition to being an honorary senior clinical lecturer with the University of Southampton. He is an Examiner for PACES and an External Assessor for the Royal College of Physicians London. He also works as an Associate Postgraduate Dean in the Wessex Deanery and sits on the executive board of the Wessex School of Postgraduate Medicine. He was also one of the Censors for the Royal College of Physicians of London until August 2011.

He has extensive experience as a facilitator for various training workshops, is accredited Educator for the Royal college of Physicians and has completed a Masters degree in Medical Education from Cardiff University.

Based on his experience, he will talk on the changes and development of the current structure and organization of Postgraduate Medical Education in the UK.

The title of his talk is “The Structure and Organization of Postgraduate Medical Education & Training in the UK”

Professor Hossam Hamdy: MBChB, D.S, MCh, FRCS, FACS, PhD

Prof. Hamdy is the Vice-Chancellor of Medical & Health Sciences Colleges at the University of Sharjah, U.A.E. Professor of Surgery & Medical Education at the College of Medicine; Consultant Medical Education for WHO and UNESCO and member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Medical Education.

He has served as Dean of College of Medicine and Medical Sciences at the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain prior to his current appointment.

He is an international authority on medical education with vast experience in all its fields.

His presentation during the seminar will be on “Medical Education in the 21st Century”

Professor Munther Aldoori:

Professor Aldoori is the Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon at the Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust in the UK; a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Leeds and a Visiting Professor at the University of Baghdad.

Dr Aldoori has been a Member of the General Medical Council since 1999 and in the same year was elected to the Council of the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland. He trained at the Bristol Royal Infirmary where he also undertook his major doctorate level research on the role of carotid surgery in preventing stroke.

He has published more than 70 peer reviewed papers and abstracts, 17 chapters in nine books and co-author of a book “Clinical Surgery - A Practical Guide”. He is also the reviewer of manuscripts and books for several journals.

He is the chair of the local BMA Committee and a Fellow of BIDA (British International Doctors Association). One of his roles is to provide mentorship and sponsorship to overseas, undergraduate and postgraduate doctors.

He is an examiner at several medical schools including Leeds, Baghdad, Dubai, Kuwait and Sharjah, as well as a postgraduate examiner for three Royal Colleges and a member of intercollegiate Board in General Surgery. He is also an examiner and supervisor to the Libyan Board in General Surgery and continues to work with colleagues to improve training standards.

He would be giving a lecture on “Clinical Leadership”

Other panelists:

  • Prof. Frederick Fenech
    Director of International Institute on Ageing, United Nations at Malta.
  • Prof. Harald Rosen
    Professor of Surgery at Vienna Medical School, St. Vincent Hospital, Vienna.