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IAMRA Webinars 

Registration Assessments in a Pandemic Environment

September 28, 2020

This webinar will focus 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 will be 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 will be Mr. Richard Hankins, Head of Assessments at the GMC.  Panelists will be 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).  

COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Virtual Care and Virtual Regulation - Lessons and Questions from Canada

August 26, 2020

This webinar focused on virtual governance and virtual performance accountability.

The webinar was presented by Dr. Heidi Oetter, Registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and Chair-elect of IAMRA; Fleur-Ange Lefebvre, Executive Director and CEO of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC); and Dr. Scott McLeod, Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

The Medical Regulator's Role in Cultural Safety and Health Equity

August 6, 2020

This webinar was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, which quickly grew into a global phenomenon.  Our speaker and panelists looked at the role of medical regulators in ensuring that people of all races and cultures have equal access to care and treatment, as well as examining subconscious biases that may be entrenched in regulatory processes.  

The webinar was chaired by Mrs. Joan Simeon, Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Council of New Zealand.  The lead speaker was Dr. Curtis Walker, Chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand.  The other Panelists were Dr. Bryant A. Murphy, President of the North Carolina Medical Board (US); Ms. Jayde Fuller, Program Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; and Dr. Kgosietsile Letlape, President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and Chair of IAMRA.

ECFMG Response to COVID-19 – Upholding Standards in a Global Pandemic

June 23, 2020

ECFMG representatives discussed their experience in collaborating with institutions and medical regulatory authorities to continue the verification of physician credentials in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic.     


Presenters were Ms. Lisa Cover, Senior Vice President for Business Development and Operations and Ms. Tracy Gill, Assistant Vice President, Credentialing Services and Business Development

COVID-19 and The Impact on Medical Regulation

May 20, 2020

Members of the IAMRA Management Committee discussed their countries' approach to COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on medical regulation, followed by a Q&A session with participants.  

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