Elizabeth Farmer

Professor Liz Farmer is Chair of the of the Medical Board of Australia’s Expert Advisory Group on Revalidation. She is also Chair of the Australian Medical Council’s Prevocational Standards Accreditation Committee, a role she has held since 2013. In 2007, Professor Farmer was appointed as Dean of Medicine at the University of Wollongong and became the first female general practitioner to become the Dean of a medical school in Australia. Following this, Professor Farmer was the Executive Director of Workforce Innovation and Reform at Health Workforce Australia and led a national program developing policy and practice in health workforce innovation and reform for all health professionals. Professor Farmer now works full time as an independent health sector consultant specializing in health professional education and assessment, accreditation, revalidation and policy development.

TOPIC TITLE : A contemporary view of the role of assessment in continuing professional development for health professionals.

ABSTRACT : There is increased regulatory activity in revalidation and recertification worldwide. This has sharpened the focus on the role and value of continuing professional development. This plenary presentation will explore where assessment fits in contemporary thinking about how best to ensure that doctors and other health professionals remain fit to practise throughout their entire professional careers.