Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum 2020

18 – 21 October 2020, Auckland, New Zealand


The Medical Council of New Zealand is hosting the 25th annual Australia and New Zealand Prevocational Education Forum from 18-21 October 2020 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. ANZPMEF is an annual conference focused on ensuring medical professionals in Australia and New Zealand have the up to date skills and knowledge they need to ensure that our newest doctors are provided with world class medical education and training. This is the first time since 2011 that the Forum is being held in New Zealand.

They are looking for submissions from those wishing to present.  If you have an interest in medical education, this is an ideal way to share your research work. They are looking for:

  • Research Papers – Research papers are presentations of a single original research study or activity that is theoretically relevant and methodologically sound. This is an opportunity for presentation of quality medical education research, formal program evaluation or quality improvement activities with accompanying evidence. Each presentation is 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for discussion. To be considered for this stream the abstract must include methods in addition to the abstract headings above.
  • Short communications – Short papers can be around an innovation, project, initiative or research. Short communications will be grouped into similar themes. 10 minutes (8 minutes followed by 2 minutes Q&A)
  • Digital posters – without presentation. Digital posters will be available throughout the forum venue for the duration of the forum. They provide an overview of projects, initiatives or research.

Details can be found at :

The theme is ‘Travelling forward together – He waka eke noa’ which acknowledges that all of us involved in medical education and training are in this waka (boat) together. The Forum will focus on four key themes:

  • Transitions
  • Innovation and reflection on medical education
  • Professionalism and intern wellbeing
  • Health equity and cultural safety

More information on the conference is available on their website.