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IAMRA Webinars

IAMRA hosts webinars on a regular basis.  Please check the homepage and Upcoming Events for announcements.  Recordings of the webinars are available to Members in the Members Only section of the website.  For more information on IAMRA or the webinars, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat.

The regulator’s role in providing a more compassionate and supportive approach to complainants in sexual misconduct matters. May 14 or 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm CT 

Facilitator: IAMRA chair elect Ms. Nicole Krishnaswami   


  • Kyle Karinen - Executive Director, Washington Medical Commission
  • Belinda Lines - Lead Social Worker, Notifier Support Service, Ahpra
  • Jacinta Evans  Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Ahpra

    Please contact the IAMRA Secretariat for more information.

    What makes a good Board member? February 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm CT

    Facilitator: Dr Heidi Oetter, IAMRA Immediate Past Chair


    • Dr. Anne Tonkin, Chair, Medical Board of Australia
    • Dr. Suzanne Crowe, President, Medical Council of Ireland
    • Ms. Kate Wood, Chair, Medical Council of Canada
    • Dr. Divine Banyubala, CEO of the Medical and Dental Council, Ghana, and IAMRA Board member

    Please contact the IAMRA Secretariat for more information.

    The challenges of regulating cosmetic surgery – how are medical regulators globally dealing with the challenges of regulating the rapidly growing cosmetic surgery? 

    September 26, 2023 at 9:00 pm UTC/21:00 UTC. 

    Dr. Divine Banyubala, Chief Executive Officer of the Medical and Dental Council, Ghana and member of the IAMRA Board of Directors will be facilitating the webinar. 

    Speakers include:

    • Jason McHeyzer, National Director, Cosmetic Surgery and Compliance, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

    • Dr. Michael Murray, Deputy Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Canada overseeing the accreditation of private facilities at which cosmetic procedures are provided in Canada

    • Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, a plastic surgeon affiliated with the Mayo Clinic, past Board Member of the Florida Board of Medicine, and Immediate Past Chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States

    Please contact the IAMRA Secretariat for more information.

    Medical regulatory authorities and climate change – do medical regulators have a role in joining efforts to tackle climate change and contribute to environmental sustainability? 

    April 12, 2023

    Dr. Heidi Oetter, Chair of IAMRA and Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia facilitated the webinar. 

    Speakers included:

    • Jane Dancer, Manager, Strategy and Policy, Medical Council of New Zealand

    • Sanji Gunasekara, Principal Policy Adviser, Medical Council of New Zealand

    • Jane Durkin, Assistant Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, General Medical Council (UK)

    • Satinder Kaur, Assistant Director, Facilities, General Medical Council (UK)

    Please contact the IAMRA Secretariat for more information.

    2020-2022 IAMRA Webinars

    2020-2023 IAMRA webinar recordings and additional content can be accessed here, and include the following topics:

    The Great Covid Reckoning – How are medical regulators responding to the health workforce crisis? (December 8, 2022)
    Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism (September 13, 2022)

    Telehealth and Virtual Care - COVID and Beyond (July 28, 2022)

    Duty of Candour (June 22, 2022)
    Misinformation and Challenges to the Independence of Medical Regulation (May 24, 2022)

    Disruption in Healthcare and Regulation (May 17, 2021)

    Be kinder? The challenge of humanizing medical regulation in a post-COVID world (April 20, 2021)

    Physician Health and Wellness (March 29, 2021)

    Emerging COVID-19 Challenges for the Safety and Standards of Patient Care (December 10, 2020)

    Professional Conduct and Discipline in the Era of COVID-19 (October 28, 2020)

    A Guide to Conducting Video Hearings (October 2020)

    Registration Assessments in a Pandemic Environment (September 28, 2020)

    COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Virtual Care and Virtual Regulation - Lessons and Questions from Canada (August 26, 2020) May 24, 2022

    The Medical Regulator's Role in Cultural Safety and Health Equity (August 6, 2020)

    ECFMG Response to COVID-19 – Upholding Standards in a Global Pandemic (June 23, 2020)

    COVID-19 and The Impact on Medical Regulation (May 20, 2020)

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