Keynote speakers

Prof. Gary Rogers

Prof. Gary Rogers

MBBS (Adel.), MGPPsych (Monash), PhD(Adel.), FANZAHPE, FAMEE, PFHEA

Professor Gary D Rogers is a health professions educational leader, public health researcher and medical doctor with a focus on HIV medicine. He hails from Adelaide, South Australia, where he pioneered the development of interprofessional community-based care for people living with HIV in the 1990s. His PhD research at the University of Adelaide focused on Interprofessional Primary Health Care for people of sexual diversity utilising a health inequity framework. Before moving to Queensland, Australia in 2008, he worked for two years for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, based in Nouméa, New Caledonia, where he co-ordinated HIV care, training and mentorship across 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.

Gary is currently Professor of Medical Education and Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching) at the Griffith University School of Medicine, in addition to roles as Program Lead in Interprofessional and Simulation-Based Learning for the Griffith Health Institute for the Development of Education and Scholarship (Health IDEAS), Chair of the Health Chapter of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy and clinical work at Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a former President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) and chairs the Association’s Fellowship Committee. Since 2013, Gary has been a member of the Executive Committee of AMEE, the international association for health professional education, and also serves on the international association’s Fellowship and Faculty Development committees. In 2017, he was recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His educational research focuses particularly on the affective learning associated with the acquisition of professional and interprofessional values among health professional students, as well as the education and professional development of simulated patients.

Prof. Trevor Gibbs

Prof. Trevor Gibbs

MD, SFHEA, DA. FAcadMED, MMedSc, MHSM, FRCGP, FAMEE

Professor Trevor Gibbs is currently an independent Professor and Consultant in Medical Education and Primary Care. He holds the positions of WHO Consultant in Medical Education, Adolescent Health & Primary Care, International Development Officer for the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Chairman of the AMEE Fellowship Committee, Educational Consultant for International Affairs RCGP Scotland and Educational Consultant to WONCA and the World Federation of Medical Education. He is also currently Professor of Medical Education at Sun Yat-sen University Medical School, Guangzhou, and Honorary Professor of Primary Care, University of Hong Kong.

As an Oncologist, General Practitioner and Academic for over 40 years, he has extensive experience in the development and delivery of Hospital-based, Primary Care and Community-based Education. During his career as a General Practitioner, he was involved with many of the innovations in Primary Care, including leading the first small practice Fund-Holding programme (recognised by the then UK Prime Minister as ‘an example of how General Practice should be developed’), designing the first curriculum for the UK GP Practice Nurse concept, and the re-design of the “Little Red Book” – a booklet that accompanies all babies born in the UK, charting their development.

His experience in General Practice and his interest in Medical Education have given him the opportunity to develop curricula in many parts of the world, specifically in those regions in which medical and healthcare education is often a challenge.

Prof Gibbs writes extensively on the subject of Medical Education, with a special interest in Curriculum Development and the Social Accountability of Medical Schools. As Associate Editor of Medical Teacher he had the specific responsibility for the development of the AMEE Guides in medical education, the BEME Guides in medical education, the Medical Education around the World series, as well as general publication duties. He is now Associate Editor for the new e-journal MedEdPublish, which approaches publication through an alternative post-publication review process.

Prof. Deborah Murdoch-Eaton

Prof. Deborah Murdoch-Eaton

Dean of Medical Education, at The Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK.

Deborah has gradually moved from full time clinical practice as a paediatrician into medical education. At times managing a medical school seems little different to working with dysfunctional families, or supporting developmental progress!

Her interests focus around developing students’ individuality and potential. This aligns additionally with her passion for effective feedback, and how we can better understand why the message sometimes seem to be unable to get through and alter practice. She has a strong interest in the Social Accountability of medical schools, and in the challenges posed by the globalization of health care. Her recent publications reflect conceptualization of how to develop socially accountable graduates, with competence in generic learning skills enabling them to become effective, adaptable practitioners fit for an uncertain and changing future health environment.

Deborah has worked in substantive Clinical Medical Education posts for 25 years, is a UK National Teaching Fellow (HEA), an Educational Associate for the GMC and holds a number of medical education society positions – with the board of SAFRI being her favourite. Throughout her career, she has retained her close links with Africa attending most SAAHE meetings since 2006.

Prof. William P Burdick

Prof. William P Burdick

MD, MSEd

William P Burdick is Vice President for Education at the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), and founder of the FAIMER Institute. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and has been recognised for teaching excellence with the Lindback Award and the Trustees' Award.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Cornell University Weill School of Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Dr. Burdick completed training in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors of The Network: Towards Unity for Health, a global health organisation dedicated to improving health through improving health systems and health worker education.