Around the World
(General Medical Council UK)
Federation of State Medical Boards outlines Medical Regulation Priorities in letter to Trump
Sir Keith Pearson publishes review of Revalidation in the UK; GMC Responds
Medical Council of New Zealand consults on Recertification for Vocationally Registered Doctors
(Medical Council of New Zealand)
Pakistan 4th largest country to provide doctors to USA
(Business Recorder - Includes mention of IAMRA Chair's Visit)
Medical Council of Canada moves to its new headquarters
(Medical Council of Canada)
Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners becomes internationally recognized accreditation body
Tribute Paid to Dr. Margaret Mungherera
Quality of Care provided by International vs US medical graduates: Observational Study
(British Medical Journal)
Evidence of the Superiority of Female Doctors
US Surgeon General Releases First-ever Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health
(Office of the US Surgeon General)
Message from the Chair
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of Dr. Margaret Mungherera, Vice Chair of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council and our Chair-Elect. We are still coming to terms with her loss, which was due to a chronic illness. A noted psychiatrist by training, Margaret was elected President of the World Medical Association several years ago and was poised to take over leadership in 2018 of IAMRA, to which she was elected by our Members General Assembly last year in Melbourne. Margaret was a passionate advocate of quality health care in Africa and throughout the world and just beginning to be known by our IAMRA family for her sense of humour, speaking style, and leadership skills. She will be missed by all of us and we offer our sincerest condolences to her family and friends in Uganda and around the world.
Margaret Mungherera (left), pictured with IAMRA Chair Humayun Chaudhry
and past chairs Niall Dickson, Philip Pigou and Fleur-Ange Lefebvre
IAMRA Management Committee at Strategic Planning Meeting - Orlando, Florida
The IAMRA Community continues to grow and to extend the Association's influence across the globe. As always, we would be very pleased to hear from you about potential opportunities to expand IAMRA's membership. Please join me in welcoming IAMRA's newest Member:
Ministry of Health and Prevention - United Arab Emirates
IAMRA currently has 108 members from 47 countries. A complete listing of members can be found here.
I was also very fortunate to visit during the Thanksgiving holiday with representatives from several Latin American medical regulatory authorities while attending the CONFEMEL meeting in Brasilia with the Chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards, Dr. Art Hengerer. As Chair of IAMRA, it is important for me to better understand the concerns and needs of medical regulators from around the world, including in regions where IAMRA is less represented, such as South America. Many warm thanks to Dr. Carlos Vital, President of the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine and member of the IAMRA Management Committee, and his staff for their kind hospitality.
As part of this edition of IAMRA eNews, you will notice a Call for Abstracts for IAMRA's upcoming Continued Competency Symposium, to be hosted by the General Medical Council (UK) in London, England on October 5-6, 2017. We strongly encourage you to consider submitting abstracts to the Symposium to highlight ongoing or proposed work on continued competency from your jurisdiction, share it with other IAMRA members, and receive meaningful feedback. We also encourage you to register and attend the Symposium. IAMRA members will be receiving an email with registration details very shortly. We look forward to seeing you in London!
Dr. Chaudhry addressing delegates to
Humayun J. Chaudhry, D.O., M.S., MACP, MACOI
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
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.
seeking abstracts in connection with the overall theme of Continued Competence Systems - Measuring their impact and value,
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.
send your proposal to IAMRASymposium2017@gmc-uk.org.
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