ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN AFRICA/WORLD FEDERATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION (AMSA/WFME) 2020 WORLD CONFERENCE
The College of Medicine, University of Ibadan will be hosting the 2020 Annual Scientific Conference of the Association of Medical Schools of Africa (AMSA) in concert with Annual Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan in Spring 2020.
The theme for the 2020 AMSA/WFME conference is ‘Transforming the Continuum of Medical Education to secure Africa’s Health’
The Association of Medical Schools in Africa (AMSA) was conceived at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1961, and was formally inaugurated in Kampala, Uganda two years later. For many years, AMSA facilitated networking and exchange of ideas and experiences between its member schools through its meetings and bilateral/regional faculty and student exchanges but went into abeyance in the 1980s. It was rejuvenated recently by the WHO and is regaining its position as Africa’s representative in medical education and practice fora, the WHO and the African Union.
The WFME is a global organization for the education and training of medical doctors. The AMSA/WFME 2020 conference offers tremendous opportunities for networking and enhancing the quality of medical education and population health worldwide.
Over 1,000 participants are expected to attend from all stakeholders in Medical Education. The following will be focus areas of the sessions during the event (plenaries, breakout, workshops)
- Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance in the Medical Education Continuum
- Research and Innovation in Medical Education
- Medical Education and Health Systems and Services
- Capacity building in Medical Education
- Humanities, Culture and Medical Education
- Medical Education and Health Security
- Funding Health Systems and Human Resource Health Challenges
The Local Organizing Committee Secretariat
A. Adenipekun E. Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa Esq., FAS
Professor & Chairman, Professor & Provost
Local Organising Committee Chief Host
IBADAN, CITY OF RUST AND SPLASH
The Ancient City of Ibadan is the largest indigenous city in Africa, South of the Sahara. It is noted for its blend of ancient and modern landmarks. Ibadan is a peaceful city located within the South Western region of the country and has history of many firsts. Ibadan is credited as the intellectual capital of Nigeria and the political capital of Southwest Nigeria. This as it hosts the University of Ibadan, which is the first and the highest ranked University in Nigeria. It was also the seat of the first regional government of Western Nigeria. The rich culture, hospitality of the Ibadan people and indigenous fabric market makes Ibadan an endearing city for visitors. The splendid view of ancient rustiness from an aerial view makes Ibadan to be fondly referred to as a city of rust and splash.
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN AND ITS MEDICAL SCHOOL
Located about five miles from Ibadan city centre and renowned as the Premier University, is the oldest degree awarding Institution in Nigeria - University of Ibadan. Medicine has been the flagship discipline of the University of Ibadan since its inception. Indeed, that the ability of Ibadan to provide the number and variety of cases needed for training African doctors for Africa contributed to its being selected over rival cities. The Faculty of Medicine was one of the first Faculties created when the University College, Ibadan came into being in 1948. However, since 1967 to date more than 6,909 graduands have qualified and received the degree of M.B;B.S (Ibadan); in the same vein the school had trained over 1,180 Nursing graduates since 1968, more than 694 Physiotherapy graduates since 1969, over 621 BDS graduates since 1980, more than 583 Human Nutrition graduates since 1982, over 870 Biochemistry graduates and more than 298 Physiology graduates since 1986.