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IAMRA exists to support the world’s medical regulatory authorities in this endeavor. Through scientific, educational, and collaborative activities, IAMRA strives to encourage best practices among the world’s MRAs and to respond to both their current and future needs.  

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2023 IAMRA Conference on International Medical Regulation


Registration for IAMRA 2023 is now open.

The Conference will be of interest to:

• Members and Partners of IAMRA, their Board / Council members and staff

• Other health practitioner regulatory authorities

• Medical educators and accreditors of medical education

• Agencies that deal with complaints about health practitioner

• Government agencies involved in medical workforce and professional regulation

• Academics and other professionals with an interest in professional regulation.

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Experience Bali and all this great island has to offer. Enjoy the one-day Excursions. Book through the online registration.

For more information about the tour program, visit our website.



Abstract Submissions for IAMRA 2023 is now open.

The Conference Organising Committee warmly invites you to submit an abstract for

IAMRA’s 15th International Conference on Medical Regulation.

Abstracts may be submitted for presentations, workshops or posters.

The Conference theme is:

Regulation In a disrupted world: Challenges and Opportunities


Do not miss this opportunity to share your experience, concerns & ideas.

For a full list of themes and subthemes, as well as guidelines for authors, or click the button below.

The absolute deadline for submissions is 31 March, 2023
Authors will be advised by 5 May, 2023
Early Bird Registration is available until 31 May, 2023


A variety of levels of sponsorship will be made available. You will be able to tailor your sponsorship to match your budget and

marketing strategy.

Do not miss this chance to promote your brand and key messages to local and international leaders in professional regulations.

More information will be available soon.


2022 IAMRA Webinars

Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism

September 13, 2022

A recording of IAMRA's webinar: Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism is now available in the Members Only section of the IAMRA website. 

Special guests, Elder Sulksun joined us from British Columbia and Kaitiaki Mana Māori, Richard Tankersley joined us from Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Mrs. Joan Simeon, Chair-elect of IAMRA and Manukura/Chief Executive of the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) and Kiri Rikihana, Manukura Tuarua/Deputy Chief Executive of MCNZ, spoke to the Cultural Safety work they have done in Aotearoa/New Zealand as it relates to practice standards, educational accreditation requirements, and their work with the Māori doctors group.

Dr. Heidi Oetter,  Chair of IAMRA and Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia spoke about her organization’s commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility and reconciliation on everything from governance and board/ committee education requirements through their review of the complaints processes to make them more accessible and safe for Indigenous people.

For more information on this and other IAMRA webinars, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat.

A recording of IAMRA's webinar: Telehealth and Virtual Care - COVID and Beyond is now available in the Members Only section of the IAMRA website.  You will also find a speaker list and additional information provided during this event.

IAMRA Webinar:  Telehealth and Virtual Care - COVID and Beyond

July 28, 2022

The emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in a rapid expansion of the use of technology to deliver health services. Virtual services such as telehealth played an important role in the pandemic planning and response.

The rapid integration of telehealth was an innovative and necessary solution to ensure the ongoing delivery of healthcare. However, with such rapid advancement a need has emerged for increased education, quality assurance, protocols and monitoring.

During this webinar panel members discussed lessons learned through the pandemic and issues that regulators need to pay attention to, as telehealth and virtual care are embedded in the ongoing delivery of healthcare services.   

This webinar was facilitated by Mrs. Joan Simeon, CEO of the Medical Council of New Zealand.  Speakers (in order of introduction):
  • Dr. Heidi Oetter, Chair of IAMRA and Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons, BC, Canada
  • Dr. Ruth Large, Chair, Telehealth Leadership Group, New Zealand
  • Dr. Taruna Ikrar, Chair of the Medical Council of Indonesia
  • Dr. Humayun "Hank" Chaudhry, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards in the United States

IAMRA welcomes applications from MRAs and other organizations involved in medical regulation, from medical schools, and from organizations involved in regulating other health professions around the world. As a membership organization, IAMRA values the communication, participation, and interaction that are key to the success of this international collaboration.

We invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership and our membership levels.

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IAMRA eNews is a quarterly newsletter to facilitate the sharing of information by and for those with an interest in medical regulation. To read the latest edition of IAMRA eNews click here. If you would like to submit an article or a news item for a future edition of IAMRA eNews, please Contact Us.

  • 09 Mar 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    As COVID-19 continues to affect our world and our work, IAMRA is looking to bring you opportunities to connect with one another through networking and sharing of best practice. 

    This year, we will be hosting a series of webinars with topics such as telehealth and the duty of candor. Our first webinar in late March/early April, will be on Misinformation and challenges to the independence of medical regulation. We will share more details with you shortly.

    While we really hoped to be able to have an in-person event this year, COVID-related challenges remain, and we will, instead, present a virtual symposium later in the year. We are convening a planning working group for this event and will be sharing more information in the coming weeks and months. The symposium, addressing a single theme, will offer a shorter program than IAMRA’s conferences, and will be a free event.

    It’s been so long since we have been able to meet together, and we really hope to offer an in-person Conference towards the end of 2023. We will provide more details as we are able.

    In late 2021, IAMRA had two important papers accepted for publication. IAMRA’s Executive Director, Dr. Alison Reid and IAMRA Research Working Group members Dr. Kgosietsile Letlape (Chair), Dr. Ian Liestikow, Dr. Miguel Paniagua, and Dr. Pascal Udekwu wrote an article based on IAMRA’s Statement on Regulation During a Serious Event Such as a Disaster, Epidemic, Pandemic, entitled Expecting the Unexpected: How Regulators Can Prepare for Serious Events, published in the Journal of Medical Regulation. Dr. Reid, Mr. Mark Staz and IAMRA Secretary, Dr. Humayun Chaudhry wrote an article entitled Regulatory Authorities and Continuing Education Around the World: Adapting to COVID-19, published in the Journal of European CME.

    I want to let you know that IAMRA’s Board of Directors will be meeting over the course of the next couple of weeks to develop a business plan for 2022. This will be followed by a more wide-ranging Strategic Planning Meeting that will take place either later this year or early next year, and as always, reports on these meetings will be provided to the membership.

    In closing, I would like to acknowledge the fine work that all of you are doing in these uneasy times. Even in the best of times, the work that we do can be challenging and demanding. I hope that by supporting and connecting with each other, albeit virtually, our shared commitment to robust regulation will see us through, and that we will find the energy and determination to develop new and innovative ways to deliver regulation that is fit for the ‘new normal’.

    Thank you and stay well,

    Dr. Heidi Oetter
    Chair of IAMRA

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