This year’s annual meeting has a focus on learning assessment. We will be led in our discussions and deliberations throughout the event with internationally-renowned plenary speakers such as Drs. Cees van der Vleuten, Olle ten Cate, Geoff Norman, and other innovation leaders. The language of assessment takes on a world of terminology and best-practice trendings that enliven our daily academic conversations and research (rubrics, evaluation, generational learning needs, formative/summative, feedback, learning portfolios, entrustable professional activities, competency, judgement, peer-assessment, self-reflection, objective/subjective, TBL, PBL, resilience, etc.) and will prove to be the basis for our meeting’s posters, oral sessions and workshops. Our beautiful venue in Leiden could not be more inviting and conducive to our gathering and to our individual and group exploration of the quaint and historical Dutch surroundings. Please do plan to join us in The Netherlands this June 2016; there will be much to experience both professionally and culturally so bring yourself, your colleagues, and your families!
2016 IAMSE Annual Meeting Program Chair