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Our vision is that everyone around the world is treated and cared for by safe and competent doctors

Medical regulation protects the public. Every day, medical regulatory authorities (MRAs) around the world strive to fulfill their mandate—to protect, promote, and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. 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.  

A truly global collaboration, IAMRA welcomes applications from MRAs and other organizations involved in medical regulation, from medical schools, and from organizations involved in regulating other health professions. 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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Upcoming Events

06 Dec 2020 (UTC+04:00) • Virtual Conference

News Updates

IAMRA Webinars

IAMRA webinar:  Professional Conduct and Discipline in the Era of COVID-19

This webinar will take place on October 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time/UTC.

Many regulatory authorities are confronting ethical issues that  have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as  licensed/registered doctors advocating against the use of face masks, or promoting cures, remedies and other treatments that are not backed by evidence.  This webinar will explore how regulators might respond to such challenges.

This event will be chaired by Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, IAMRA Secretary and CEO and President of the Federation of State Medical Boards (US)

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Sherif Zaafran, President of the Texas Medical Board (US)
  • Mr. Richard Ndovie, Registrar, Medical Council of Malawi
  • Mr. Martin Fletcher, CEO, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Dr. Kgosi Letlape, IAMRA Chair and President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa
For more information, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat. 

IAMRA webinar:  A Guide to Conducting Video Hearings

This pre-recorded webinar is now available in the Members Only section of the IAMRA website.

Dr. Alison Reid, Executive Director of IAMRA provides information and tips for conducting video hearings. 

IAMRA webinar: Registration Assessments in a Pandemic Environment

A recording of IAMRA's webinar: Registration Assessments in a Pandemic Environment  is now available in the Members Only section of the IAMRA website.  

This webinar is focused on the key issues of assessment that are of interest from an international regulatory point of view (impact of the pandemic on registration assessments, interim arrangements for assessments during the pandemic, planning for the future, risk mitigation). 

The webinar was chaired by Mr. Paul Reynolds, Director, Strategic Communications and Engagement at the General Medical Council (UK) and a Member of the IAMRA Management Committee.  The lead speaker was Mr. Richard Hankins, Head of Assessments at the GMC.  Panelists were Mr. Philip Pigou, CEO of the Australian Medical Council; Mr. David Johnson, Chief Assessment Officer at the Federation of State Medical Boards; and Dr. Michael Barone, Vice President, Licensure Programs at the National Board of Medical Examiners (US).  

IAMRA will host additional webinars throughout the remainder of the year.

For more information on IAMRA or these webinars, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat.

Message from the IAMRA Chair

IAMRA would like to recognize the extraordinary effort and dedication of medical regulatory authorities around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know that you are working hard to maintain focus on public health and safety and ensuring high standards of clinical practice while at the same time, working from home, advising government, responding to medical capacity and training requirements as well as innumerable other issues. Many of your council and board members are also front-line practitioners adding to the challenges of delivering effective and responsive regulation at this difficult time. Your dedication and support of medical practitioners is, no doubt, making a positive difference to the pandemic’s trajectory.

Medical regulation is a challenging and pressured at the best of times, but even more so during these times of great change and uncertainty. IAMRA’s Management Committee and Secretariat acknowledge your hard work and commitment in keeping your communities safe in these unprecedented times.

Please be assured that  IAMRA’s Management Committee is also working hard to shift the Association’s priorities in response to the effects of the pandemic. Shortly, we will be sharing our plans for the coming months, starting with a webinar devoted to medical regulation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With my very best wishes and heartfelt appreciation,

Dr. Kgosietsile Letlape

Chair of IAMRA

New Member 

IAMRA is pleased to announce its newest member – Korean Medical Association - Partner.  IAMRA currently has 118 members from 48 countries. To see a full list of IAMRA members, please click here.



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