Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia 9-13 March 2012


Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions


The Ottawa Conferences on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions were set up by Professor Ian Hart (Ottawa, Canada) and Professor Ronald Harden (Dundee, UK) in 1985.  This is the very first time this conference is held in Asia and we are extremely happy that Kuala Lumpur has been chosen to be  the venue. The Ottawa Conference is the leading international meeting on  assessment in medical education and we  are pleased to announce that to date,  we have over 1,100 registered delegates from 50 countries. Held biennially, they provide a forum for medical and other healthcare professions educators to network and share ideas on all aspects of the assessment of competence in both clinical and non-clinical domains, throughout the continuum of education.  The Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of  Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions is the leading international forum for exchanging ideas and developments in the  field, with the aim of improving healthcare and  healthcare delivery around the world. Kazakh National Medical university with its partner, the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

Kazakh National Medical  university was a participant in The Ottawa Conferences on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine.


Six Keynote Speakers have been invited to present on what is happening at the cutting edge of assessment in a range of different areas, and to engage in a lively debate with the audience:

  • Brian Hodges, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Ron Berk, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • Professor Sharifah Hapsah Shahabudin, University Kebangsaan, Malaysia
  • Nicholas Glasgow, College of Medicine Biology and  Environment, the Australian National
  • University, Canberra,  Australia
  • André De Champlain, Medical Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Cees van der Vleuten, Maastricht University, Netherlands


Directions of the conference:

  • Those engaged in undergraduate education, postgraduate education or CME/CPD;
  • Those working in the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing and professions allied to medicine;
  • Practising teachers, curriculum planners, administrators, researchers or students;
  • Those new to the area and looking for an overview on assessment;
  • Experienced practitioners wanting an in-depth analysis and an opportunity to network and to share ideas.

Sarsenbayeva Saule, MD, PhD, associate Professor, Director of Center for monitoring, analyzing the quality of education and scientific support for the reform of medical education of  Kazakh National Medical  university  presented a report   «Competence-based model of medical education at the Kazakh National Medical university” and  demonstrated  the poster presentation «The objective structured clinical examination at the internship «