We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting next summer which will be held at the wonderful and iconic Scottish Events Campus (SEC) venue in Glasgow, UK on the banks of the River Clyde from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th July.
The theme of this year's Annual Scientific Meeting is "Sustainability, Transformation and Innovation in Medical Education" and we are excited to announce that we have Olle Ten Kate from The Netherlands and Shafi Ahmed aka The Virtual Surgeon from The Royal Hospital London to bring a truly innovative perspective to this year’s event!
ASME is open to receive delegate registrations for the Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 from November 30th 2018
Call for abstracts opens November 30th - abstracts submission deadline: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Early bird registration ends: Tuesday 14th May 2019
|Days attending||Members||Non-members||Early Career*||Undergraduate|
|Whole 3 day conference||£460||£545||£285||£200|
|Wednesday and Thursday||£405||£445||£240||£180|
|Thursday and Friday||£385||£425||£220||£160|
*Early Career denotes Junior Doctor/Trainee/Other healthcare professional up to 5 years post-graduation; those on full-time PhD or Masters courses and receiving no salary
You are invited to submit abstracts of papers concerned with research and new concepts in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical and healthcare education, for the Annual Scientific Meeting. One of ASME’s goals is to foster and promote high quality education research and the ASM is an important mechanism in this programme. There are 2 categories of presentation.
This section is for new ideas and researchers wishing to have a forum to present their work in parallel session and receive feedback during the session. The standard format will be to allow 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for comments and feedback. This section will be limited both by quality standards, but also time available, and the assessment panel will award the presentation slots to those submissions of the highest quality.
Poster presentations are invited for research and innovations that have not been developed to the completeness required for oral presentation. Presenters of papers accepted as poster are expected to speak about their poster(s) during the programmed chaired poster session. (3 minutes presentation time and 2 minutes for comments and feedback) Where submitters have more than one poster accepted we would advise that either a co-author presents your other paper(s) or you indicate which of your posters you will present in the session. Poster competitions will be held and you will be given the option to indicate whether or not you wish to be included in the competitions.
Please note that all TEL posters will be in e-poster format for ASM 2019. If your poster is accepted as a TEL e-poster full instructions on format etc. will be sent at this time.
Please view the video below for more information on creating an interesting abstract:
Quoted references in the paper cited in the abstract should be listed at the end, and the Vancouver reference style should be followed. A panel of assessors will judge submitted abstracts on the following criteria:
The ASM organising group may vary formats to create themed sessions which will allow for more discussion of papers that address similar issues.
Abstracts of all accepted presentations will appear in the conference papers for the ASM on our website in the lead up to the conference and via the conference app.
ASM certificates will be provided to delegates within 30 working days from end of conference.
Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019.
Olle ten Cate attended medical school at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and has spent his professional life from 1980 serving medical education. In 1986 he completed a PhD dissertation on peer teaching in medical education. Until 1999 he was closely involved with all of the University of Amsterdam’s major preclinical and clinical curriculum reforms, education research, program evaluation and educational development.
In 1999 he was appointed full professor of Medical Education at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and program director of undergraduate medical education at University Medical Center Utrecht. From 2005 to 2017 he was founder and director of the Center for Research and Development of Education at UMCU. His research interests include curriculum development, peer teaching, competency-based medical education, and many other topics in health professions education.
From 2006 until 2012 he served as president of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO). In 2012 was appointed adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, next to his work in Utrecht, to execute a collaborative doctoral program in health professions education. He has published extensively in the medical education literature (350+), supervises many doctoral students in health professions education research (30+ current and past) and received numerous international invitations to speak.
He serves on the editorial boards of Medical Teacher and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and is a Fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. In 2017, he received the John P. Hubbard Award of the US National Board of Medical Examiners for his work related to assessment in medical education, the NVMO Han Moll Penning life-time award for services to health professions education development and research, and in 2018 the first biennial international Ian R. Hart Award for innovation in medical education.
Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi-award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur. He is a 3x TEDx speaker and is faculty at Singularity University. He has delivered over 250 keynotes in 30 countries.
His PhD thesis was on colorectal cancer genetics and he has been awarded 4 honorary PhD’s. He is a cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and has been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. As a dedicated trainer, educator, and Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School, he was awarded the Silver Scalpel award in 2015 as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. He is currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he is the Director of the International Surgical Training Programme. He is an honorary visiting professor at The University of Bradford where he delivered the Cantor Lecture of Technology in 2017 and the public lecture to open the Digital Health Enterprise Zone.
In 2017 he was the top British Asian star in Tech and received this award from HRH Duke of York. In 2018 he was awarded The Future NHS award by the Members of Parliament.
His mission is to merge the world of medicine, global education, and virtual and augmented reality to democratize and scale surgical education to make it affordable and accessible to everyone using the power of connectivity to allow equitable surgical care. He cofounded Medical Realties who have just released the world’s first VR Interactive Surgical Training Module. He is a non-executive director of Medic Bleep, a communications platform for healthcare professionals, GPDQ an online medical platform. He is an advisor for governments and major blue chip companies working in Pharma, Digital Health, Artificial intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain.
He recently disrupting the traditional medical school curriculum by launching the Barts X Medicine Programme which has embedded future technologies and entrepreneurship into the medical school. He also chairman and a co-founder of the Global Innovation and New Technologies conference in London and Chair of WEBIT Health, Bulgaria.
He has recently been appointed as CEO of SAMD University Hospital in Bolivia, the first Digital hospital in South America.
More plenary speaker biogs will to be added soon!
The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.
Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking.
Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.
Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.
The SEC postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.
The multi-storey is operated by City Parking LLP. A map and directions are HERE. Onsite pay machines are on the ground floor, or level 2 (walkway level) of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure.
Tariff Rates in the multi-storey Monday to Sunday are:
0-1 hour £5
1-12 hours £10
12-13 hours £15
13-24 Hours £20
Further information is available from the operator’s website.
The multi-storey has a height restriction of 2m. Drivers with vehicles over 2m should report to the Gatehouse to the west of the campus (accessed via Stobcross Road) in the first instance and you will be directed to an available space.
Please note that residential parking cannot be accommodated at the SEC.
Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK.
Glasgow Central station links Glasgow to every UK city.
Glasgow Queen Street station operates routes mainly to central and northern Scotland.
The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:
There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays.
Scotrail is the main operator in Scotland and has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). Check ScotRail’s latest timetables or download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688.
Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a bus to Central to continue your journey by train.
The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).
Strathclyde Passenger Transport operates the Glasgow Subway providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus).
ScotRail Conference Rover - £5 for 5 days
Delegates can purchase a ScotRail Conference Rover ticket for £5 for 5 days train travel within the Conference Zone.
You can then travel between the SEC and the City Centre as many times as you like within this time.
The Conference Rover also gives you up to 50% off train fares throughout Scotland, if you’d like to explore the rest of Scotland after the conference.
To purchase the ticket show your conference badge at the station or photo ID with a conference confirmation.
Click here for further information
On disembarking at the Exhibition Centre, a lift is available to take you to street level. A covered walkway connects the station to the campus.
Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK.
Visit Traveline Scotland for details.
Two other bus services operate to and from the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Lancefield Street near the Clyde Arc Bridge, only 2 minutes’ walk from the venues. Full details are available at X19 Stagecoach timetable and McGills 23 service timetable.
There is a Glasgow Taxis pick-up and drop-off point outside The SSE Hydro.
There are several taxi ranks throughout the city including at Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central stations and most large hotels.
The distinctive black cabs can accommodate five or six people. If their yellow light is on you can flag them down on the street. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 or visit the Glasgow Taxis website to book. Our address for the online taxi booking form is SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW.
An average journey from the city centre will cost around £7. All Glasgow Taxi drivers are enhanced disclosure checked.
Glasgow is a great cycling city and the SEC is pleased to help more people get around by bike.
Glasgow is linked to the National Cycle Network and has designated cycle lanes on many roads.
The SEC is accessible via many cycle lanes and paths including one particularly picturesque route that runs alongside the River Clyde.
For further details visit the Sustrans website.
A covered cycle rack is located in the Scottish Event Campus between the SEC Centre and the SEC Armadillo.
Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines. It’s located 8 miles (13km) west of the city.
Currently 28 daily services to London.
Direct flights from North America with United Airlines & US Airways
Direct flights from Canada with Air Transat
Direct flights from Dubai with Emirates
One-stop flights from North America with Icelandair
Getting to the SEC from Glasgow Airport
These are some of the most common connections. More information can be found at Scotland’s public transport information website Traveline Scotland.
Airport buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes.
The 747 AirLink service operates via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Charing Cross and the city centre. For more information on times and fares please visit the Scottish Citylink website.
Glasgow Taxis on arrival at the airport – bookings can be made by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070. Alternatively, Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building or can also be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813.
The airport also has an SPT Travel Desk, located at Domestic Arrivals (Check-in), where staff can provide you with details of buses and taxis.
Once in the city centre, the SEC is a five-minute cab or short train ride from Glasgow Central station.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
(PIK) is 32 miles (51km) southwest of the city. It’s a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.
Great flight times
Quick, hassle free check-in
50% discount on rail travel to/from anywhere in Scotland
Our own railway station
Low cost on-site parking
(EDI) is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines.
Glasgow is a very walkable and easy to navigate city.
The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC, providing an invigorating start to day time events, or a scenic stroll to night-time happenings.
There are two foot bridges, which cross the Clydeside Express Way (dual carriageway connecting the west end to Glasgow city centre) at both the front and rear of the campus.
Three pedestrian bridges traverse the River Clyde near the SEC. Bells Bridge and the Millennium Bridge connect the campus to the Science Centre and BBC while, a little further east, the Clyde Arc (affectionately known as the ‘Squinty Bridge’) carries both vehicles and pedestrians.
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