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CACMS Public Hearing & Consultation
February 20, 2024
As part of its dedication to continuous quality improvement of undergraduate medical education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) is pleased to announce that it will hold a public hearing at the International Conference on Academic Medicine, taking place April 12-15, 2024, in Vancouver, BC.
Amendment to the rules for visiting electives
May 9, 2023
In April 2023, the AFMC Board of Directors approved the recommendation from the AFMC Committee on UGME that starting in the Fall of 2023 the following rules apply to visiting electives:

The Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) will now be embedded within ICAM. ICAM will also bring together the Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada/Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Annual Symposium and MD PhD students and other Clinician Investigator Program Trainees from across Canada. We have developed a congress agenda that will thus integrate our basic-science trainees and our clinician-scientist trainees. This two-and-a-half-day stream of the congress will include keynote speakers, workshops, professional development, mentorship, and poster presentations by the trainees.

The Gairdner Symposium

The Gairdner Foundation is supporting a Symposium that highlights the outstanding contributions of four Gairdner Laureates on April 14. The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research that impacts human health through seven annual awards. Since 1957, The Gairdner Foundation has distributed 402 awards for outstanding scientific research. Ninety-six Gairdner awardees have gone on to win the prestigious Nobel Prize. The Gairdner Laureates speaking at ICAM are:

  • Dr. Quarraisha Abdool-Karim
  • Dr. Pieter Cullis
  • Dr. Adrian Bird
  • Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou

Lindau Lecture

The Lindau Lecture is presented by the top PhD student as selected by the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) who had the opportunity to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, held in Germany. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognized forum for exchange between Nobel Laureates and young scientists and inspire scientific generations around the world. This year, Dr. Kevin Wang will be the Lindau speaker at ICAM on April 13.

Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award and Lecture

The Joe Doupe Young Investigator award is given to a health scientist that demonstrates excellence in research training and has accomplished a significant and innovative study in the initial stages of their independent academic appointment. This lectureship is an excellent opportunity for research trainees to engage with the speaker, enhance their scientific knowledge, hear about the success, career choices and trajectory from someone who has similar training themselves.