Medical Education Symposium

The road to excellence

  • Build a network of health professions educators with the common interest of promoting educational excellence in academic medicine.
  • Develop and enhance skills pertaining to teaching, professional development, quality in medical education and educational scholarship.
  • Create a forum for sharing innovative ideas and educational innovations and health professions education.

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Guest of Honor

H.E. Dr. Maryam Matar

Founder and Chairperson UAE Genetic Diseases Association

18th Feburary 2023

  • Venue
    Le Meridien Dubai Hotel
  • Timings
    9:00 - 6:00 PM

19th February 2023

History of Medicine

World renowned exclusive History of Medicine session by Prof: Elshazly, Ossama

Available on both days

Symposium Outline

Symposium Outcomes

By the end of the symposium, participants will be better able to:

  • Enhance educators’ skills of teaching and assessment related to the UAE competencies by adopting innovations and scientific advances in scientific knowledge of medical education
  • Incorporate techniques for enhancing the learning environment in the simulated and real-life clinical setting.
  • Utilize evidence-based principles of teaching, leading, mentoring, and educational scholarship in their work within health professions’ education.
  • Incorporate technology and innovations into designing of curricula and teaching for undergraduate medical education.

Target audience

  • Medical educators 
  • Clinicians  
  • Researchers 
  • Alumni
  • Clinical Operations Administrators 
  • Healthcare Management officials  
  • Residents & Interns  
Time Session Title
9:00-9:30AMOpening ceremony
9:30 AM- 11:00AMCurriculum Design in context
11:00-12:00PMSimulation based faculty development
12:00-1:00PMProgrammatic Assessment for CBME
1:00-1:30PMRefreshments and prayer Break
1:30-2:30PMSocial Session History of Medicine
2:30-3:30PMTeaching and Learning
3:30-4:30PMRefreshments and prayer Break
4:00-5:00PMResearch in Medical Education
5:00-6:00Networking Dinner

Ever since the Flexner report curricula of medicine have been scrutinized to account for uniform standard learning across graduates and to ensure minimum competency attainment. This 60 minute session is an expert consultation session where experts inside and outside UAE will gather together to identify best practices and challenges of ensuring contextual curricular design.

Questions will be raised regarding issues that pertain to curriculum and curricular identity, curriculum components and the use of guidelines and standards to build competitive curricula. Topics covered in depth include standardization in curriculum design, competency-based curriculum, and contextualization in curricular design.

  • 5 mins: introduction of guests
  • 10 minutes: Q1 (standardization in curricular design)
  • 10 minutes: Q2 (Competency based curriculum)
  • 15 minutes: Q3 (Contextualization in curricular design)
  • 20 minutes: Audience questions

Moderator: Dr. Youness Zidoun
Simulation technology allows healthcare professionals to practice and improve their skills in a safe, controlled environment, which can lead to better patient outcomes. Faculty development in healthcare simulation refers to the training and education of healthcare professionals and educators in the use of simulation technology for teaching and learning.

One important aspect of faculty development in healthcare simulation is the training of educators on how to use simulation technology effectively in the classroom. This includes training on how to set up and operate the equipment, how to create realistic scenarios, and how to debrief and evaluate student performance. Additionally, faculty development programs may also include instruction on how to integrate simulation into the curriculum and how to assess student learning outcomes.

Another important aspect of faculty development in healthcare simulation is the ongoing professional development of healthcare professionals. Simulation technology is constantly evolving, and healthcare professionals need to stay up to date on the latest advances to use it effectively. This may include attending conferences and workshops, participating in online training programs, and staying informed about new research in the field.

Faculty development in healthcare simulation also requires collaboration between various stakeholders, including educators, healthcare professionals, and simulation technology experts. This collaboration helps to ensure that simulation technology is being used in the most effective and efficient way possible, and that the training and education provided is relevant and useful for healthcare professionals.

In this panel discussion session, we will discuss about how faculty development in healthcare simulation can contribute to high-quality care to patients. We will exchange about providing ongoing training and education on the use of simulation technology, healthcare educators and how can this improve their skills and knowledge, leading to better patient outcomes.

Time allotted Talks
15 min Healthcare simulation and faculty development: How to become a simulation educator? – Mr. Rich Ormonde
15 mins Video-assisted debriefing: What capabilities and contribution in learning?
15 mins Debriefing with Good Judgment – Center for medical simulation
10 mins Panel discussion
5 mins Conclusion

This 60-minute session is for the discussion of an important approach. The session will be addressing two important trends in medical education and how they could be combined. The first one is CBME which is now evolving and progressing with a somewhat quick pace. Competency frameworks have been developed by regulatory agencies and professional bodies. Medical programs are implementing the approach with a degree of diversity in its implementation. Programmatic assessment is also gaining grounds as a recommended approach in medical education. Applying programmatic assessment in a challenging issue and it needs to be thoroughly studies and meticulously planned for. The session will be conducted with a major contribution from a renowned figure in the field of assessment in medical education, Professor John Norcini. The session will start with an overview about CBME in which the speaker will which the speaker will interactively introduce the principles and concepts of competency-based medical education. This will be followed by a keynote by the expert, based on the Ottawa 2020 consensus statement for programmatic assessment - 1. Agreement on the principles and the expert’s own experience. The speaker will advise the audience on how they could start planning for programmatic assessment for their CB curriculum by constructively mapping and aligning the competencies they identified for their curriculum as a starting point for the assessment plan. The final part of the session will be a panel discussion in which the audience will discuss with panelists the challenges that they face or might face when implementing programmatic assessment in a CBME environment.

This session is a trip into the History of Medicine. Prof. Ossama takes participants into the history of where the practice started from and how many outbreaks mankind has endured. This interactive session is designed to capture the rich history of medicine from time immemorial till today. This session not only enlightens participants, but it also serves as a motivational talk for young doctors.

The key enablers of transformational learning are the teaching strategies, principles and approaches used. Polishing the teaching learning tools will make learning robust and enjoyable while enhancing critical analysis and retention. This session will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

A knowledge of the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science will help educators to make the best use of pedagogical interventions. Iincreasing emphasis has been placed on deliberate training on instilling the ability to make sense of the cluster of features presented by a patient and to accurately assign a diagnostic label; and to select the appropriate management tool.

The emergence of Competency based medical education has brought with it the challenges of collecting data sufficient for making decisions on progression. This session will give an insight into the experience of the use of portfolios, coaching and feedback for the implementation of CBME in undergraduate medical education.

In this 60 minutes session, we will explore the challenges and opportunities for medical educators to advance their practice and improve the education of medical professionals. In addition, we will discuss the importance of collaboration between medical educators, medical students, and other stakeholders to advance medical education. Finally, we will discuss how medical education research can be used to inform policy decisions and inform medical educators on how to best prepare students for the future.

Time allotted Talks
5 mins Introduction of Speakers
15 mins Ethics in research
15 mins Quality in research
15 mins Secrets to winning a research grant
10 mins Open discussion: Q & A

Workshop Outline

The workshop : “Simulation-Based Education”

List of speakers:

Prof. Mohamed El Mouhaoui
Dr. Youness Zidoun

Timing 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM on 19th Feb
CPD points Included



Simulation-based education is a teaching method that uses simulated scenarios and other modalities to train healthcare professionals. These simulations can range from simple mannikin-based exercises to highly realistic virtual reality simulations. The goal of healthcare simulation-based education is to provide healthcare professionals with a safe and controlled environment to practice and develop their skills, as well as to expose them to a wide range of medical scenarios that they may encounter in real practice. In this workshop, trainees will be introduced to simulation-based education and its different modalities. Aspects like preparation of scenarios, execution, and debriefing techniques will be discussed and practiced to uncover the power of this educational paradigm and help educators to adopt it in the future.


At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Differentiate techniques and methods of healthcare simulation
  • Integrate simulation into a medical curriculum by identifying the objectives and tools
  • Build simulation activities suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate training
  • Recognize and apply debriefing techniques

The workshop : “OSCE quality management workshop”

Prof. Abdelmoniem Sahal Elmardi

Target participants::

Faculty/trainers who are currently involved in the preparation and/or conduction of OSCEs for students and trainees in the health professions field

Timing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on 19th Feb
CPD points Included



The workshop is intended for those who are currently involved in the preparation and/or conduction of OSCEs for students and trainees in the health professions field. Participants will discuss the techniques they use during the steps of the OSCE assessment cycle starting from planning and preparing up to post OSCE actions and decision making. Participants will also examine the materials they currently use in their institutions. Participants will exchange experience and ideas regarding the quality of the materials and processes based on criteria and quality standards. Participants will also discuss and agree on how could an institutions ensure that OSCEs are prepared and conducted according to agreed upon standards.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles and methods using for the planning and preparation of an OSCE including blueprinting, station design, exam construction, & standard setting
  • Constructively critique the design of an OSCE station
  • Constructively critique the design of an OSCE
  • Advise on issues related to standard setting and decision making for OSCEs
  • Contribute to the efforts exerted during the planning and preparation of an OSCE
  • Participate effectively in an OSCE as an examiner or observe
  • Participate in the conduction of post-OSCE actions and decision-making
  • Participate in the establishment of an OSCE quality assurance system in their institution

The workshop : “An online course that sells”

Dr. Shifan Khanday

Timing 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on 19th Feb

Introduction :


This workshop provides an overview of online course creation, focusing on the various digital tools and resources available to develop engaging, interactive and successful online learning experiences. From developing an online course concept, finding the right platform, creating content and engaging activities, to marketing and monetizing your course, this workshop will guide participants on the best strategies and tactics for creating, promoting and monetizing an online course.

Objectives :

The objective of the workshop is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to create, promote, and monetize successful online courses. At the completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of online course creation
  • Explore available digital platforms and resources to develop courses
  • Create engaging content, activities and assessments for use in courses
  • Know how to market and promote courses
  • Understand how to monetize courses and create sustainable income

Symposium Chair

Prof. ElTayeb, Yousif

Acting Dean of DMCG
Chair of Clinical Sciences Department

Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG)

Speakers Biography

Prof. Eldeeb, Rasha
Prof. ElMardi, Abdelmoniem
Prof. Elshazly, Ossama
Prof. ElTayeb, Yousif
Prof. Gaber, Dalia A
Prof. Grant, Janet
Prof. Hamdy, Hossam
Prof. Kassab Eldin, Salah/h6>
Prof. Khanday, Shifan
Prof. Magzoub, Mohi Eldin
Prof. Mohsen, Lamiaa
Prof. Mouhaoui, Mohamed El
Prof. Muhammad Inuwa, Ibrahim
Prof. Norcini, John
Mr. Ormonde, Richard
Prof. Rashid, Ahmed
Prof. Salah, Rania
Prof. Shersad, Fouzia
Prof. Taha Hassan, Mohamed
Prof. Zidoun, Youness

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Feb 18th

  • Free symposium registration open for all faculty, clinician, university management.

Feb 19th

  • Paid workshops for faculty , clinician and university management.
  • Exclusive free session for medical students - History of Medicine by Prof: Elshazly, Ossam (DMCG & Guests )

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