Travelling forward together - Forum



Call for abstracts is now open!
The Medical Council of New Zealand is excited to host the virtual 2021 Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum on 18 and 19 October.

This annual trans-Tasman conference will be opened by New Zealand’s Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Our main theme ‘Travelling forward together – He waka eke noa’ acknowledges that all of us involved in medical education and training are in this waka together. Follow us on twitter @prevoc2021 for updates!

A number of topical issues will be discussed under three key themes:
  • Transitions and innovations
  • Health equity and cultural safety
  • Professionalism and wellbeing.
There will be a mixture of live-streamed sessions and Q&A, panel sessions and workshops all delivered through an advanced and easy to use virtual platform. Sessions will be recorded and available to participants to view On-Demand for 90 days after the end of the Forum.

We have three keynote speakers:
  • Dr Jason Frank (Canada), a clinician-educator whose research interests include competency-based education, faculty development, program evaluation and curriculum development.
  • Dr Rhys Jones (Aotearoa/New Zealand), a public health physician whose research focuses on ethnic inequalities and indigenous health in health professional education.
  • Professor Trudie Roberts (UK), the Immediate Past President of the Association of Medical Education in Europe who will speak on issues to do with professionalism and integrity.
We welcome everyone involved and interested in medical education to attend this conference and invite you to submit an abstract. The ANZPMEF aims to facilitate collaborative discussions on medical education and provide a platform to share the challenges and successes of prevocational medical education. This is an opportunity to present your own research and innovations, or to be involved in topical and informative discussions.
Key dates:
Online registrations open – 17 May
Closing date for submission of abstracts – 30 June
Notification of acceptance / decline – 30 July
For more information and to find out how to submit your abstract go to: