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Connecting Medical Regulators Around the World

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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.  

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Welcome New Member!

IAMRA is pleased to announce its newest members: North Dakota Board of Medicine – Member (United States) Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine - Member (United States) National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences - Partner (India) Alabama Board of Medical Examiners - Member (United States), Kansas State Board of Healing Arts - Member (United States) IAMRA currently has 115 members from 43 countries. To see a full list of IAMRA members, please click here.

July webinar announced!

“Ethical Recruitment of Health Workforce – how should medical regulators step up?”

The international migration of health and care workers is at record levels, with many medical regulators working with governments to implement streamlined requirements and processes to attract more physicians. What are the ethical challenges for medical regulators in this accelerated global movement of physicians?  How should we respond as a community of medical regulators to play our part fully to promote fair and ethical approaches.?

The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was originally adopted at the World Health Assembly in 2010 by all Member States. The Code articulates key principles for the ethical management of international recruitment of health personnel, outlines core elements of international collaboration on the topic, and includes a robust monitoring and reporting framework. It also promotes investment in health workforce education, employment and retention as integral for health systems sustainability. The Code is currently being reviewed considering contemporary evidence on international health workforce recruitment.

This webinar will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about the Code and the review which is underway. Participants will also hear perspectives on key policy issues for medical regulators, with an opportunity for discussion.

3:00pm CT, Tuesday, July 30, 2024

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Please see here for timings in other jurisdictions

Facilitator: Adj. Prof. Martin Fletcher, IAMRA Board Member & CEO Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency


Dr. Divine Banyubala, IAMRA Board Member & Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Ghana
Dr. Agya Mahat, Technical Officer, Health Workforce, World Health Organization
Joan Simeon, IAMRA Chair & CEO Medical Council of Aotearoa/New Zealand
Katie Templeton, JD, FSMB Chair

      Speakers announced for IAMRA’s 2024 Symposium!

      "AI and Medical Regulation - Realities, Risks, and Regulatory Responses"

      Keynote Speakers

      Michael Cary PhD RN,

      Elizabeth C. Clipp Term Chair of Nursing at the Duke University School of Nursing, inaugural AI Health Equity Scholar.

      Suzanne Schrandt JD,

      Founder, CEO and Chief Patient Advocate, ExPPect, USA


      David Newman-Toker MD, PhD,

      Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

      Sameer Pujari MS,

      Lead AI at WHO, Vice Chair AI 4 health WHO ITU focus group, Digital Health & Innovation WHO

      Panel Speakers

      Frank Meyers, JD, Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, FSMB, USA
      Cylie Williams, PhD, Chair, Podiatry Board of Australia, and

      Rachelle Love, MB BCh, Chair Medical Council of Aotearoa/New Zealand
      Jeancarlo Cavalcante MD PhD, 1st Vice President, Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine
      Agya Mahat MPH, Technical Officer, Health Workforce, WHO

      Please see the updated provisional program here and watch this space for further speaker announcements over coming weeks.

      This inaugural one-day IAMRA Symposium will explore the world of AI and how it is fundamentally changing clinical practice across the globe.

      This symposium will provide a unique opportunity to come together as a global medical regulatory community to better understand these transformational changes. This includes exciting developments in the application of AI in clinical practice as well as the ethical and professional challenges that are rapidly emerging.

      The IAMRA Symposium is a one-day event that will take place on Friday, September 20, 2024. The symposium will be held immediately after, and at the same conference hotel location as, CLEAR’s Annual Educational Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

      Join medical regulators, leading thinkers, clinical experts and patient advocates to be a part of a conversation that will shape the future of medicine with profound implications for our work as medical regulators.

      Registrations will be capped for this event. Don't wait to register!

      Learn more and Register

        Note: A discount offered for attendees at both the Symposium and the CLEAR Conference. Upon registration for either event, attendees will receive a special discount code that gives them $100 off the registration price for the other event. Learn more through the button below.

        More details available here soon!

        IAMRA welcomes applications from MRAs and other organizations involved in medical regulation, from medical schools, and from organizations involved in regulating other health professions around the world. As a membership organization, IAMRA values the communication, participation, and interaction that are key to the success of this international collaboration.

        We invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership and our membership levels.

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        IAMRA eNews

        IAMRA eNews is a quarterly newsletter to facilitate the sharing of information by and for those with an interest in medical regulation. To read the latest edition of IAMRA eNews click here. If you would like to submit an article or a news item for a future edition of IAMRA eNews, please Contact Us.

        • 26 Jun 2024 2:36 PM | Anonymous

          Kia ora koutou, rau rangatira mā – Greetings leaders and colleagues,

          This month we have continued to support our members and fellow regulators in their core role of ensuring a safe and competent health workforce.

          Workforce data

          We are finalizing our plan of work that will guide our collaboration with the World Health Organization. One initiative is focused on the data we hold about the health workforce and the importance of making this accessible and available to help inform the decisions of policymakers and governments around the world on workforce issues.

          Our upcoming webinar in late July will focus on the important issue of data - we will hear from colleagues around the world on how they have used data to inform and support policymaking. Further details to follow.

          IAMRA symposium

          See below for an update on the confirmed speakers for the IAMRA Symposium on AI and medical regulation, taking place on 20 September in Baltimore, USA and a reminder on how to register.

          Physician Information Exchange

          Our new Physician Information Exchange (PIE) database is live and we are pleased to see regulators already posting important information. The PIE provides for enhanced information sharing for regulators in the interests of public safety. We are planning further developments to this platform over the coming months – watch this space! For further information on PIE, please contact us at

          Welcome to new members

          We would like to recognize and welcome our newest members of IAMRA:

          North Dakota Medical Board (USA)

          Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine (USA)
          National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (India)

          Alabama Board of Medical Examiners (USA)

          We hope you find the newsletter useful. Please get in touch to share any medical regulatory updates for forthcoming editions.

          He mihi mahana - Warm greetings and wishes

          Joan Simeon

          Chair, IAMRA

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