The Conference theme of Assessment: Near and Far is linked with a number of conceptions of effective assessment. These include the need for local and remote assessment, inclusivity in assessment activities, near- and distal-peer, and self- assessment, multisource assessment, and the impact of geographic and social remoteness on assessment practice. These objectives reflect those conceptions. Ottawa 2024 will:
- Initiate an inclusive mandate for the Conference across all, inclusive of professions, gender, ethnic origin, geographical location, Indigenous communities and LBGTQI+ identities.
- Enable more people and health professional groups to attend the Conference.
- Convene academic discussions on assessment in health professional education that are contemporary, relevant and challenging for the academic community.
- Discuss the nature of long-term and post- or peri-pandemic assessment.
- Initiate a reflection on the use and misuse of artificial intelligence in assessment practices.
- Define new, and contribute to existing consensus statements on areas of assessment.
- Showcase research and best practice on assessment of clinical competence/capabilities.
- Stimulate innovation and opportunities for knowledge creation in assessments.
- Bring together expert and beginner, and artisans and apprentices in assessment for supportive networking and knowledge sharing.