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.

Late Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah

Founder - Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG)

Guest of Honor

H.E. Dr. Mariam Matar

Founder and Chairperson UAE Genetic Diseases Association

18th Feburary 2023

  • Venue
    Atlantis The Royal
  • Timings
    8:00 - 5:30 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 TitleSpeakers and titles of talks
8:00-8:30AM Registration and welcome Breakfast
8:30-8:45AM Opening ceremony Prof. Yousif El Tayeb
Acting Dean Faculty of Medicine DMCG

HE. Maryam Matar
Founder and Chairperson UAEGDA
8:45-9:00AMCurriculum Session Moderated by Prof.Samar Ahmed Prof. Janet Grant
"Curriculum design in context"
9:00-9:15AMProf. Hossam Hamdy
"The new 2+4 curriculum design at GMU"
9:15-9:25AMProf. Ahmed Rashid
"The Outlines of the UCL curriculum (curriculum vision)"
9:25-9:35AMProf. Lamia Mohsen
"Adaptation of the UCL curriculum for NGU"
9:35-9:45AMProf. Mohamed Hassan Taha
"New 2+4 curriculum design at Sharjah University"
9:45-10:15AMPanel Discussion
" Curriculum Design in context"
10-15-11:45AM Board of Trustees Statement
11:45-11:55AMSimulation Session Moderated by Dr. Younes Zidoun Prof. Mohammed El Mouahoui
"The State of the art in Morocco"
11:55-12:05PMMr. Richard Ormonde
"How to become a simulation educator?"
12:05-12:15PMProf. Ahmed El Minawi
"Proficiency-Based Training: Training the trainers"
12:15-12:35PMAssessment Session Moderated by Prof. Abdelmoneim Elmardi Prof. John Norcini
"Assessment Systems"
12:35-12:55PM Prof. Muhammad Inuwa, Ibrahim
"Deploying OSCE as a Utility"
12:55-1:15PM Panel Discussion
"Assessment for CBME"
1:15-2:00PM Networking Lunch
2:00-2:45PMSocial Session History of Medicine Prof. Ossama Elshazly
"Social Session History of Medicine"
2:45-3:00PMTeaching and Learning session moderated by Dr. Fouzia Sherzad Prof. Mohi Eldin Magzoub
"Competency Based Medical Education: Use of E-portfolio"
3:00-3:15PMProf. Salah Kassab
"Student Engagement"
3:15-3:45PM Refreshments and prayer Break
3:45-4:00PMThe future of education Session Moderated by Prof. Rasha Eldeeb Prof. Rania Salah
"Change management in education"
4:00-4:15PMProf. Dalia Gaber
"TBL – use of script concordance test"
4:15-4:45PM Panel Discussion
"Teaching and Learning"
4:45-5:30PM Take Home message
التوقيت عنوان الجلسةالمتحدثين بالمؤتمر و عنوان الجلسة
8:00-8:30AM الاستقبال و التسجيل
8:30-8:45AM لافتتاح و كلمات الترحيب أد/ يوسف الطيب
قائم بأعمال عميد كلية دبي الطبية للبنات

سعادة الدكتورة/ مريم مطر
مؤسس و رئيس UAEGDA طب المستقبل
8:45-9:00AM المقرر التعليمي تحت اشراف أستاذ دكتور/ سمر أحمد ستاذ دكتور/ جانيت جرانت
توصيف المقررات ضمن السياق التعليمي
9:00-9:15AMأستاذ دكتور/حسام حمدي
المقرر الحديث بجامعة الخليج الطبية
9:15-9:25AM أستاذ دكتور/ أحمد رشيد
UCLرؤية مقرر جامعة
9:25-9:35AM أستاذ دكتور/ لمياء محسن
لمنهج جامعة الجيزة الحديثةUCL استخدام وادماج منهج
9:35-9:45AMأستاذ مشارك/محمد حسن طه
توصيف المقرر الجديد لجامعة الشارقة
9:45-10:15AMجلسة حوار
توصيف المقرر ضمن السياق التعليمي
10-15-11:45AM بيان مجلس الأمناء
11:45-11:55AMجلسة المحاكاة تحت اشراف دكتور/ يونس زيدون أستاذ دكتور/محمد المهاوي
تجربة المغرب العربي في فن المحاكاة
11:55-12:05PMأستاذ/ريتشارد أورمند
كيف تصبح مدرب محاكاة
12:05-12:15PMأستاذ دكتور/أحمد المناوي
التدريب القائم علي الكفاءة: تدريب المدربين
12:15-12:35PMجلسة التقييم تحت اشراف أستاذ دكتور/عبدالمنعم المرضي أستاذ دكتور/ جون نورسيني
انظمة التقييم
12:35-12:55PM أستاذ دكتور/محمد انوا ابراهيم
استخدام التقييم الاكلينيكي الموضوعي المنظم
12:55-1:15PM جلسة حوار
كيفية تقييم التعليم الطبي القائم علي الكفاءة
1:15-2:00PM استراحة الغذاء
2:00-2:45PM الجلسة الاجتماعية تاريخ الطب أستاذ دكتور/أسامة الشاذلي
الجلسة الاجتماعية تاريخ الطب
2:45-3:00PMجلسة التعليم و التعلم تحت اشراف دكتور فوزيه شيرساد ستاذ دكتور/ محيي الدين مجذوب
التعليم الطبي القائم علي الكفاءة: استخدام حافظة الأعمال الالكترونية
3:00-3:15PMأستاذ دكتور/ صلاح كساب
مشاركة الطلاب التفاعلية
3:15-3:45PM استراحة الصلاة
3:45-4:00PMجلسة مستقبل التعليمتحت اشراف استاذ مشارك/رشا الديب أستاذ دكتور/رانيا صلاح
تغيير الادارة في التعليم
4:00-4:15PMاستاذ مشارك/داليا جابر
التعلم القائم علي الفريق– استخدام تقييم التوافق النصي
4:15-4:45PM جلسة حوار
التعليم والتعلم
4:45-5:30PMختام جدول الاعمال

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

Healthcare Simulation and Faculty Development

  • How to become a simulation educator? – Mr. Rich Ormonde, Resuscitation Training Manager
  • The State of the art in Morocco – Prof. Mohammed El Mouhaoui, Head of Emergency Department, University Hospital of Casablanca
  • Proficiency-Based Training : Training the trainers – Prof. Ahmed El Minawi, Professor of Ob&Gyn, Chief of Minimally Invasive Endoscopy Unit. Director, VESSALKA

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:

El Mouhaoui, Mohammed
Dr. Youness Zidoun

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


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/OSPE 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


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

The workshop : Proficiency-Based Training In Surgery

Prof. El Minawi, Ahmed

Timing : 8:30 AM to 1:15 PM on 19th Feb

Sponsored by


Why do surgical complications happen?
The reasons are inexperience and defects in eye-hand coordination leading to a long learning curve, poor knowledge of human three-dimensional anatomy, and lack of knowledge of the equipment and control of the instrument’s functionality. Learning curves can now be generated via virtual reality simulators, monitoring the improvement of technical skills during simulator training. Augmented reality can help bridge the gap in anatomical navigation.

The traditional focus in education has been on testing cognitive abilities (knowledge or Know-How) applied as end-of training exams, rather than assessing the actual performance.

This workshop introduces the concept of Proficiency based task training utilizing 21st century VR technology. Together with Haptic feedback this allows almost lifelike surgical experiences.

Candidates will learn how to utilize this technology and adapt it to allow customized courses tailored to the existing level of surgical expertise. They will learn how to integrate inanimate models, manual trainers, and VR trainers to generate Hybrid courses more suited to the needs of the trainees.

Symposium Chair & Co-chair

Prof. ElTayeb, Yousif

Acting Dean of DMCG
Chair of Clinical Sciences Department

Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG)

Prof. Ahmed, Samar

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG)

Speakers Biography

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

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Feb 18th

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

Feb 19th

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

Registration Closed

Transportation for the Symposium 2023

Ajman University - Bus No.4 6.15am
GMU Ajman - Bus No.5 6.15am
Rashid Hospital / MBRU / DHA - Bus No.11 & 3 6.50am
Lateefa /Jaleela hospital entrance = - Bus No.10 6.50am
University of Sharjah College of Medicine - Bus No.6 6.20am
DMCG Gate No.02 6.50am
Al Jawhara Main entrance - Bus No.12 6.50am

Raayat khan (Supervisor Transportation) - 0504563797

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Feb 18- Symposium Location
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