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The TASME Spring Conference abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 17, 2017. Please click HERE to submit an abstract for this conference
The annual TASME Spring Conference is fast approaching and both registration and abstract submission are now open. Held this year at Keele University on April 22, the one day conference is aimed at students, trainees, consultants, GPs, allied health care professionals and anyone with an interest in medical education.
A message from our President, Dr John Jenkins CBE
I am delighted that the 2017 ASME President's Medal is being awarded to Dr Lesley Pugsley,
to honour her long and distinguished involvement in and contribution to ASME over many years.
As a sociologist, fascinated by a broad spectrum of educational issues and settings, Lesley developed, and willingly shared with others, her wealth of
experience as a qualitative researcher. She served two terms as an elected member on the ASME council and during this time was instrumental in setting
up the Education Research Group, of which she was an inaugural member for 5 years. More recently she has willingly undertaken the role of ASME Treasurer
and assisted the Executive Committee in guiding the organisation through the processes of restructuring and incorporation. Lesley has also undertaken
a number of other senior roles, including as editor of Teaching & Teacher Education and editing the “How to” series, a regular
feature in Education for Primary Care and as reviewer for numerous journals in the field. She has given a great many conference presentations
and led workshops in the UK and across the world, even including since her recent and well-earned “retirement”! Throughout all of this, Lesley
has been noted by all who have come to know her for her willingness to devote her time and energy unstintingly for the benefit of ASME and
medical education more widely. Her long and productive career provides an excellent example to us all of how it is possible to contribute in this
way through the generous and consistent application of ability and determination. Lesley said "On receiving the news that I was to be the 2017
recipient of the President’s Medal, I experienced a mix of emotions. Surprise to have been considered a candidate; sadness, that my formal
relationship with the organisation is coming to an end, and absolute delight at having been honoured in this way."
Dr John Jenkins, in one of his last duties before stepping down as President of ASME, will present Lesley with her award at the ASME ASM 2017, 21 - 23 June in Exeter.
As a membership organisation we aspire to ensure we are getting things right for our members. With this in mind, we are planning on carrying out a member survey in the coming months. We are looking to form an e-based focus group made up of members in order to glean information from this knowledge base and from this create a relevant and impactful questionnaire to send to our members. Would you like to be involved? If so, please email Jenny Ogg, Operations Manager, email@example.com, with a short paragraph explaining what you feel you could contribute to the group. Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Thursday 9th February and successful applicants will be contacted thereafter with more information.