Medical regulation protects the public. Every day, medical regulatory authorities (MRAs) around the world strive to fulfill their mandate—to protect, promote, and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. IAMRA exists to support the world’s medical regulatory authorities in this endeavor. Through scientific, educational, and collaborative activities, IAMRA strives to encourage best practices among the world’s MRAs and to respond to both their current and future needs.
A truly global collaboration, IAMRA welcomes applications from MRAs and other organizations involved in medical regulation, from medical schools, and from organizations involved in regulating other health professions. As a membership organization, IAMRA values the communication, participation, and interaction that are key to the success of this international collaboration.
It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Dr. Margaret Mungherera, IAMRA Chair-elect and Vice Chair of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council. Margaret was a medical doctor for over 32 years and a forensic psychiatrist for over 22 years. Margaret was a passionate advocate for quality health care in Africa and throughout the world, with vast experience in mental health care, health worker training, research, human rights advocacy, not for profit and professional association governance, and medical regulation.
Many in the IAMRA community had the privilege to know Margaret and call her friend. She gave generously of her time and efforts to IAMRA, her community and the world. She will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
2017 IAMRA Continued Competency Symposium - Call for Abstracts
Continued Competence Systems - Measuring their impact and value
October 5-6, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Symposium host: General Medical Council
IAMRA wants to hear from regulators, professionals, patients, researchers, policy makers, educators and others with an interest in the continued competence of healthcare professionals, who would like to contribute to the program of this important international symposium.
We are seeking abstracts in connection with the overall theme of Continued Competence Systems - Measuring their impact and value, which explores various sub-topics including: the impact on and value of continued competence systems for doctors, their professionalism, patients and the public, the wider healthcare system and the quality and safety of care - and importantly, how this can be effectively and efficiently measured.
If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please read the abstract guidance and complete a submission form no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Please send your proposal to IAMRASymposium2017@gmc-uk.org.
At the 2016 IAMRA Members General Assembly held on September 22nd in Melbourne, Australia, members approved the following policies:
The Members General Assembly also approved expanding the IAMRA Management Committee and elections were held for open positions.
IAMRA is pleased to announce that the 2018 IAMRA Conference will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates October 6-9, 2018 and will be hosted in partnership with Dubai Health Authority.