Calman Lecture & President's Evening

The Calman Lecture

The Annual prestigious Calman Lecture is given in honour of Sir Kenneth Calman Hon FAcadMEd, one of the founders of the Academy of Medical Educators.  As a tribute to Sir Ken's own enormous involvement, leadership and contribution to teaching, learning and the organisation of medical training, the general theme for the Calman Lectures is reflections on the education of doctors.

We are delighted to be able to announce that Professor Jenny Higham will deliver the 2017 Calman Lecture.

Professor Jenny Higham is Principal of St George's, University of London. She took up appointment on 2 November 2015. She is also the first female Chair of the Medical Schools Council, a position she was elected to in August 2016.

Prior to St George’s she was Head of Undergraduate Medicine at Imperial College London in 2006- 2009 and subsequently promoted to Vice Dean for Institutional Affairs and Director of Education for the Faculty of Medicine. 

Prof Jenny Higham - Calman Lecture 2017

She was instrumental in establishing the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, leading Imperial’s work on the collaboration with Nanyang Technological University from 2009 and serving as the School’s Senior Vice Dean from 2013 to 2015.  In recognition of her contributions, she was awarded the Nanyang Education University Gold Award and conferred Fellow of the Teaching Excellence Academy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2015.

She was awarded the Imperial College Medal for outstanding leadership in 2014 and the President and Rector’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence in 2013.  She won “Mentor of the Year” at the national Women of the Future [WOF] Awards in 2011 and has gone on to be a judge for the WOF awards.Her current research interest is in the use of advanced simulation in medical education and she has previously published in the field of reproductive medicine.

She remains clinically active as a gynaecologist.

The 2017 Calman Lecture and Presidents evening takes place after the first day of the DEMEC conference in Manchester on 27th November. Click on the logo for full details and to book.

Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference

President's Evening, 14 October 2016

The Academy of Medical Educators is extremely appreciative to the British Pharmacological Society for sponsorship of the Calman Lecture and President's reception. 

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The 2016 Calman Lecture was delivered by Cees van der Vleuten on 14th October 2016 at the Crossing Boundaries - Assessment in Medical Education conference in Exeter on 14th October - held in partnership with EBMA, ASME and Exeter and Plymouth Universities.

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You can view a recording of the lecture here

You can find a gallery of photos from the Crossing Boundaries conference here

Previous Lecturers include:

  • 2015 Sir Terence Stephenson
  • 2014 David Haslam CBE
  • 2013 Professor Ian Cumming
  • 2012 Lord Nigel Crisp KCB
  • 2011 Sir Peter Rubin
  • 2010 Professor Karen Mann
  • 2009 Dr Bill Bryson

 The Calman Lecure was followed by the Academy of Medical Educators Awards Ceremony. See here for more information and pictures from the event.