AMSE Conference 2022
6-8 October 2022, Kvariati, Adjara, Georgia

Title/main theme: “The Medical School of the Future: Ensuring Quality”


Includes topics important to all stages of medical education (undergraduate training, postgraduate training and PhD training/research):

  • Assuring quality in medical school digital ecosystem
  • Pedagogical and didactic innovations
  • Quality assurance in medical education
  • Experiences in education
  • University-hospital collaboration
  • Patient safety central to undergraduate and graduate medical education
  • Research quality and integrity

Conference Formats:

  • Keynotes Speeches
  • Short Communication Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops | Master classes

Scientific Committee

Harm Peters, Algirdas Utkus, Thomas Shiozawa-Bayer, Trevor Gibbs, Neboja Lalic, Sergo I. Tabagari, Nebojsa Lalic, Janusz Janczukowicz, Andrea Tamás

Local Committee

L. Tvildiani, N. Tabagari, I. Nadareishvili, G. Sanadiradze, T. Talakvadze, P. Tsagareishvili, Nadiradze and T. Kuchukhidze

AMSE 2022 Updated Program

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DAY 1: THURSDAY 06.10.2022

12:00 – 13:00 Registration/Coffee
13:00 – 13:30 Opening Ceremony of AMSE 2022:
Harm Peters – The Association of Medical Schools in Europe President
Levan Tvildiani – David Tvildiani Medical University Rector
Government representative(s)


13:30 – 14:15 Leadership Competence for Health Professionals
Keynote (Online): Professor Janusz Janczukowicz, University of Lodz
14:20 – 15:50
Short Communications 1
1.The big fish in the small pond mentality. Transitions into medical school – Jinelle Ramlackhansingh* (online).
Memorial University of Newfoundland
2.Objective Structured Clinical Examinations at Tbilisi State University: Students perceptions – Maia Bitskinashvili*, Dimitri Kordzaia.
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
3.Practicum Script Clinical Reasoning Simulator as a meaningful Teaching and Assessment Tool – Paata Tsagareishvili*, Liza Goderdzishvili, Ketevan Kapanadze, Nino Gakhokidze, Nino Tabagari.
David Tvildiani Medical University
4.Teaching Communication in Medical Education – Nana Shavlakadze*, Irine Pkhakadze, Nato Alavidze.
Akaki Tsereteli State University
5.Developing Relationships and Sex Education in Higher Education: An exploration of academics and practitioners’ views in Georgia – Kakhaber Lazarashvili*, Nato Alavidze. East European University
6.Faculty Development in Aspects of Clinical Reasoning – Paata Tsagareishvili*, Nino Tabagari.
David Tvildiani Medical University
16:00 – 17:00 Lunch Break


17:00 – 18:00 Joint Panel Discussions – ORPHEUS – EUA – CD: PhD Standards in Medicine
Professor Bob Harris, The Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System – Modernizing the curricula – an enhanced challenge for harmonization?
Professor John Creemers, The Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System – NextGen PhD Researchers in Biomedical Sciences; Quality assessment, training and career development
Dr. Alexander Hasgall, The European University Association Council for Doctoral Education
18:00 – 19:15
Short Communications 2
1.Implementation of PSI Curriculum at preclinical level in Integrated modules – Tsisana Lomashvili*, Nino Sikharulidze, Maia Zarnadze.
Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy (TMA)
2.On-campus education vs online: the measures of the medical students’ satisfaction – Nino Chikhladze*, Irma Grdzelidze. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
3.The Experience of the Online Teaching Medical Physiology – Tamara Valishvili*. Akaki Tsereteli State University4.Arts as an effective learning tool of medical education – Ekaterina Kldiashvili, Maia Zarnadze*, Ia Khakhutaishvili, Salome Khubulava. Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy5.Feedback after OSCE Implementation at Akaki Tsreteli State University – Giorgi Mgvdeladze*, Irine Pkhakadze, Mari Rodonaia. Akaki Tsereteli State University
20:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception AMSE 2022

DAY 2: FRIDAY 07.10.2022


10:00 – 10:45 Research Competences in the Education of Health Professionals
Keynote: Professor Nebojsa Lalić
, University of Belgrade
11:00 – 12:30 Short Communications 3
1.Vilnius University students` awareness about dyslexia – Lina Zabuliene*, Ema Remeikyte, Ausrine Seiliute, Jurgita Urboniene, Algirdas Utkus. Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

2.Internal quality assurance in times of COVID-19 – Aleksandra Nadiradze*, Lela Nadashvili, Tinatin Kutchukhidze, Tamar Talakvadze. David Tvildiani Medical University

3.Using a clinical reasoning exercise as the start of a course in the research line improves motivation in research of last year students – Herman Van Rossum, Ekaterina Kldiashvili*, Saif Rustum, Saba Iordanishvili. Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy

4.Implementing awareness of the principles of academic integrity – Tea Kordzadze*, Irine Pkhakadze, Mariam Sturua, Mari Rodonaia. Akaki Tsereteli State University

5.Research Productivity in Georgian Medical Schools and Predatory Publishing Concerns – Ilia Nadareishvili*, Giorgi Aladashvili, Ketevan Khetsuriani, Fatima Aliasger Rampurawala, Sergo Tabagari. David Tvildiani Medical University

6.Involving medical students in pilot research projects. Lessons from the field – Anano Kiria*, Nikoloz Gambashidze. University of Georgia

12:30 – 13:00 Coffee Break


13:00 – 14:00 Joint Panel Discussions – To Make Patient Safety Central to Continuing Medical Education
Professor David Gordon, World Federation for Medical EducationWFME Global Standards for Quality Improvement: Postgraduate Medical Education
Professor Robert Stevenson, Glasgow University The Professional Practice Gap and CME.
14:00 – 14:45
Short Communications 4
1.Whole Slide Images for Pathology Studies in Undergraduate Medical Education – Mariam Kacheishvili*, Paata Tsagareishvili, Nino Tabagari, Alexi Baidoshvili.
David Tvildiani Medical University
2.Advancing patient-centricity in medical education, research and academic healthcare provision: Auditing practices and readdressing areas of potential improvement – Athanasia Printza*. Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki3.Learning outcomes from the perspectives of patients in Hungary – Zsuzsanna Varga, Zsuzsanna Pótó, Gergely Csaba*, Zsuzsanna Füzesi. University of Pecs, Medical School4.The methodology for OSCE virtualization based on branching clinical cases scenario script – Lopina Nataliia*.
Director of the Simulation Training Platform for medical education “The Global electronic database of clinical cases simulation scenarios – ClinCaseQuest”
14:45 – 16:00
Lunch Break
AMSE Executive Committee Meeting/EBMA Meeting
16:00 – 18:30 EBMA Workshop: Using Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) to assess clinical knowledge application

Faculty: José Miguel Pêgo MD, PhD – School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal

18:30 – 19:30 AMSE General Assembly
20:00 Conference Gala Dinner

DAY 3: SATURDAY 08.10.2022



10:00 – 11:30 Students` extracurricular activities as the background for their continuous professional development

1.Medical Students’ Engagement in Developing Medical Education in Europe and Worldwide – Daniel Dirul*. International Federation of Medical Student Associations, Regional Director for Europe

2.Practical Approach in Basic Surgical Training: Lessons from the Surgical Society of the Medical University in Pecs – Ibitamuno Caleb*, Alexandra Brunauer, Gábor Jancsó, Andrea Tamás, László Czopf, Rendeki Szilárd.
University of Pecs, Medical School
3.Anatomy in the virtual reality – Máté Szemes*, Balázs Ujvári, Nóra Füredi, Zsombor Márton, József Farkas, Dóra Reglődi.
University of Pecs, Medical School, Institute of Anatomy
4.Near-peer teaching in medical education experiences from the University of Pecs Medical School – Kristóf Filipánits*, László Czopf, Timea Németh, Míra Zsófia Peresztegi, Andrea Tamás.
University of Pecs, Medical School
5. Facilitating research in youth through student initiatives – Tinatin Kutchukhidze. David Tvildiani Medical University
6. Near-Peer Teaching of Basic Surgical Skills: Insight from the Surgical Interest Group of AIETI at the David Tvildiani Medical University – Giorgi Aladashvili. David Tvildiani Medical University
7. Association of Immunization and Vaccinology – a story of student activism – Mariam Jashi. Association of Immunization and Vaccinology

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Break


12:30 – 13:15 Closing Lecture: Health and care workforce in Europe: Time to act
Keynote (ONLINE): Mr. Cris Scotter, World Health Organization – WHO/Euro Human Resources for Health specialist
13:15 – 16:15 EBMA Workshop: Cognitive diagnostic modelling: a novel psychometric paradigm for healthcare professions education

Facilitator: Carlos Fernando Collares. Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands; European Board of Medical Assessors, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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