Call for Abstracts: JSME International Session

Call for Abstracts: JSME

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The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to : 7 April 2020

※ There is no extension after April 7.
13 February - 7 April 2020
13 February - 31 March 2020

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Medical Education (JSME) 17-18th July, 2020

The International Session aims to provide opportunities to share and exchange knowledge, ideas and opinions on medical and health professions education with colleagues and experts in a global setting.



Abstract Submissions for the International Session

  • The JSME invites abstracts of original papers covering any topic in health professions education.
  • Papers may include original research (comprehensive or pilot studies), research reviews, case studies, educational techniques, and so on. Papers will be presented either in the form of an oral or a poster presentation , depending on the preference of the authors and the decision by the JSME Internationalization Committee.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.


  • When submitting abstracts from abroad, the first author (or presenter) does NOT need to be a JSME member. However, for submitting abstracts from within Japan, the first author (or presenter) is required to have JSME individual membership.

Oral or Poster Presentation

Oral presentation
  • Four papers will be selected for the oral session based on the evaluation of the abstract.
Poster presentation
  • All remaining abstracts will be presented in the form of posters.
  • Although there will be no oral presentation at the poster site, the presenting authors must stay there for the designated length of time (1 hour) to interact with poster viewers.
  • The poster session will not be chaired. Each presenter will be responsible for starting on time.
  • Abstracts may be presented only by persons listed as authors at the time of submission.



14-50 Yamashitacho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima 892-0816, Japan

Abstract Topics

Authors should choose their topic from the 3 categories below.

1 Medical & Dental Education
2 Nursing Education, Other Health Professions Education
3 Others or Miscellaneous
A Entrance Examination
B Undergraduate Education: Basic Medicine
C Undergraduate Education: Clinical Medicine
D Undergraduate Educational Methods, etc.
E Common Achievement Tests, National Examination for Medical Practitioners
F Junior residency Training
G Senior Residency and Specialty Training
H Graduate Education
I Continuing and Career-long Education
J Faculty Evaluation
K Others or Miscellaneous
1 Entrance Examination
2 Early Exposure
3 Preclinical and Liberal Arts Education
4 Supervising Students, Mentoring
5 Medical English
6 Communication Education
7 Professionalism Education
8 Basic Medicine and Life Sciences Education
9 Common Achievement Tests: CBT,・OSCE
10 Curriculum
11 Clinical Clerkship, Clinical Training
12 SP Training, SP Participatory Education
13 Patient Safety Education
14 Community Healthcare Education: Undergraduate
15 Community Healthcare Education: Postgraduate
16 Simulation Education
17 Post-clinical-clerkship OSCE
18 National Examination for Medical Practitioners
19 United States Medical Licensing Examination
20 Postgraduate Clinical Education, Clinical Training System
21 Educational Technique, PBL: Problem-based Learning, TBL: Team-based Learning
22 Educational Assistance, ICT: Information and Communication Technology
23 Female Physician, Work-life Balance
24 Training of Researchers, Enhancing Research Capability
25 Medical Specialist System, Specialty Training, Training of Medical Specialists
26 CME: Continuing Medical Education, CPD: Continuing Professional Development
27 IPE: Inter-Professional Education
28 Oriental Medicine, Traditional Medicine
29 Faculty Evaluation, Evaluation of Educational Achievements
30 Educational Research
31 Graduate Education
32 Artificial Intelligence, AI and Education
33 Others or Miscellaneous

Structure of the Abstract

  • The abstract title may not be longer than 100 characters, including spaces.
  • Identifying information, such as authors’ names and affiliations
    (institutions and hospitals), should be entered in the designated box.
  • There is a limit of 1,800 characters, including spaces, for the abstract text. The abstract should be structured into Background & Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

Review and Selection Process

  • Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the members of the JSME.

Confirmation of Acceptance

  • Confirmation of acceptance will be sent to the first authors via an e-mail at the beginning of May 2020

Commitment to Present

  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if the abstract is accepted.
  • Failure to present without prior notice may jeopardize acceptance of future abstracts.

Travel Award

  • Travel Awards will be offered to 10 successful submitters from abroad based on the evaluation of abstracts alone. In the selection process, regional distribution will also be considered. Each awardee will win 50,000 JPY.

How to Submit an Abstract

  • Abstracts can ONLY be submitted by e-mail using the specified Excel format shown below.

    Abstract submission address: 

  • It is the authors’ responsibility to review the submissions and correct them. Please proofread your abstract before completing submission.
  • If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to the technical secretariat (



Administration Organization of the 52nd JSME Annual Meeting

Host Organization

  • Japan Society for Medical Education (JSME)

Executive Committee


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1-2 nishitaniyama 3-chome, Kagoshima 891-0117, Japan

Members of the JSME Internationalization Committee

MURAOKA Akira National Center for Global Health and Medicine
OKUBO Yumiko Tokyo Women’s Medical University
ISHIKAWA Kazunobu International University of Health and Welfare
KIKUKAWA Makoto Kyushu University
AKIYAMA Minoru Medical Excellence of JAPAN
GOMI Harumi International University of Health and Welfare
AOMATSU Muneyoshi Saku Central Hospital
BREUGELMANS Raoul Tokyo Medical University
TAKAMURA Akiteru Kanazawa Medical University
YAMAUCHI Kazuyo Tokyo Women’s Medical University
MIYOSHI Sayaka Kyoto University