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Conference abstract deadlines and upcoming Medical Education Conferences


Canadian Conference on Medical Education April 13-16, 2019 | Niagara Falls, Ontario

Abstract Submission deadline for CCME 2019: Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT

Accepting submissions for General Call (Workshop, Oral and Poster Presentations), Pre-Conference Workshops, the Education Innovation Symposium and the Education Research Symposium

Click here for more information and abstract submissions.


Innovations in Medical Education Conference February 22-23, 2019 | Los Angeles, California.   Keck School of Medicine of USC


Monday, August 6, 2018 – 12:00 midnight PDT


Monday, October 1, 2018 – 12:00 midnight PDT

Click here for more information and abstract submissions.


WFME World Federation for Medical Education World Conference April 7-10, 2019 | Grand Walkerhill Seoul, Korea

Abstract Submission deadline for WFME: Wednesday October 31, 2018.

Click here for more information (On-line abstract submission and travel grant applications)


AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges

Learn, Serve Lead Conference      November 2-6, 2018 | Austin, Texas

Early Bird discount rates end August 31

Click here for more information.


AMEE Association for Medical Education in Europe

Educating the future healthcare professional and the roles of the teacher  

August 25-29, 2018 | Basel, Switzerland

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Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Alliance Annual Conference January 23-26, 2019 | National Harbor, MD

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care December 9-12, 2018 |

Orlando, Florida

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CAME Canadian Association for Medical Education

Professional Development and Courses

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AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges

Professional Development Opportunities

Future AAMC meetings and webinars.



HPE funding opportunities

UAlberta Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Deadline for FoMD TLEF applications TBD.

The Women & Children’s health research institute (WCHRI) has numerous funding opportunities for members doing research in the area of women and children’s health. These could include educational interventions. 

Other funding sources for medical education research from KU Medical Center, Academy of Medical Educators. 


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

The Royal College is again seeking meaningful insight from the Canadian medical education community to contribute to policy and standards that advance and inform the future of Competency-based Medical Education. We have announced the Strategic Request for Proposals to fund evaluation projects to advance, inform and re-shape CBD. Information for the funding is below:

Strategic requests for proposals and new intramural grants announced (due Sept. 21)

Strategic Grants

Intramural Grants


Western Group on Edcational Affairs (WGEA) The WGEA seeks to promote scholarship in medical education and advance the community of scholarship within the Western region.

WGEA 2018 Call for Mini-Grant Proposals

Advancing the WGEA as a Community of Educational Scholars

Deadline: 11:59 PM PST, September 30, 2018


Medical Council of Canada (MCC) The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) offers research grants to interested faculty members, staff members or graduate students of Canadian medical faculties.


Canadian Institutes of Health Research The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.


National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) The goal of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research or development of innovative assessment approaches that will enhance the evaluation of those preparing to, or continuing to, practice medicine.