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5 Декабря 2017
AMEE Helsinki August 2017

Helsinki, a city seemingly surrounded by forests and sea, and the "best water in the world". The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is a worldwide organisation with members in 90 countries on five continents. AMEE promotes international excellence in education in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. This year the AMEE conference was in the beautiful city of Helsinki. This year Professor Irina Markovina, Head of Foreign languages department at Sechenov (and recently appointed as Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication) and Jonathan McFarland, Head of Academic Writing Office at Sechenov, along with Annalisa Manca, Medical educationalist and PhD candidate at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, sent in a proposal for a workshop. As AMEE is the most important medical educational conference in the world, there is enormous competition for workshops and presentations, so we were delighted to have ours accepted. However, some weeks before the conference there was a slight mishap as Jonathan McFarland broke his leg. Notwithstanding this setback, the team convened in Helsinki, and were excited by the extent of the conference; its range of topics and educational and country viewpoints. Our workshop entitled Facilitating International Dialogue was well-attended and very well received. Overall, we believe that our attendance and participation was a great success, and we were also able to make some very interesting and worthwhile contacts, the fruit of which is just beginning be seen.


 Head of Academic Writing Office,
 Jonathan McFarland