Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA), it is my great pleasure to invite you to our annual meeting in Plymouth, United Kingdom from April 11th - 13th 2024. The conference theme is “The future of assessment in medical education: opportunities and threats”.

Keynote presentations will be given by Kent Hecker “Exploring the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and assessment”, Adrian Marty “Bringing CBME to life – assessment is key” and Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke “Designing a plan for assessment for learning“. The programme will consist of short symposia, workshops, oral and poster presentations drawn from abstracts submitted by conference attendees.

There will be ample opportunities to network with international colleagues, not least at the conference dinner which will be held in the National Marine Aquarium, a short walk from Plymouth’s historic centre and the conference venue at the University of Plymouth campus.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

On behalf of the EBMA board

Adrian Freeman and Thomas Gale

Organizing Committee
  • Adrian Freeman
  • Carlos Collares
  • Cees van der Vleuten
  • Eduardo Pleguezuelos
  • Iain Robinson
  • Johanna Louhimo
  • José Miguel Pêgo
  • Lubberta de Jong
  • Paata Tsagareishvili
  • Thomas Gale
Local Organizing Committee
  • Thomas Gale (Chair)
  • Daniel Zahra
  • Emily Dawe
  • Jodene Prior
  • Jolanta Kisielewska
  • Paul Millin

Venue: University of Plymouth (Main Campus)

The University of Plymouth is situated right in the heart of the city on the idyllic South Devon coast. It is one of the largest universities in the region and has a growing international reputation. With excellent national transport links, great culture and opportunities, at the University of Plymouth you can experience the lifestyle that only the South West peninsula can offer.

The sessions take place in the Roland Levinsky Building (RLB) and in the Smeaton Building (SMB).

Address: Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, United Kingdom


UEMS Accreditation

The Annual Meeting of EBMA (European Board of Medical Assessors) - The future of assessment in medical education: opportunities and threats, Plymouth, United Kingdom 11/04/2024 - 13/04/2024, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 9.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Key Dates

  • Early Bird 8 March
  • Abstract submission deadline 23 February
  • Early Author Notification 26 January
  • Author Notification 1 March