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Special Nation’s Registration Rates

Special Registration Rates

The following countries qualify to register for ‘special rate’ registration category according to the International Association for Medical Education

Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon, Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Birth of IAPAE

IAPAE was born out of a group of friends that had an idea to develop an academy that would bridge the gap of oceans and borders to develop the family of the physician assistant/ associate and all of the other titles globally that defines this wonderful profession.

In 2008, the International Forum for Physician Assistants Educators (IFPAE) was launched, by the founders; Professor Dana Sayre Stanhope, Professor David Fahringer, Professor Nick Ross and Dr Phil Begg.  Inspired by our conversations the previous year, we held our inaugural meeting in Savannah Georgia USA; the meeting was small yet representative of over 20 nations, all enthusiastic about the development of our academy. The format set the way in which our annual conference would develop year on year, that being stimulating keynote speakers, followed by round table discussions and also the opportunity for short papers to enable everyone who wanted to participate, to do so.

Think Tank

CHAIR: Somu Chatterjee • somu.chatterjee@uky.edu

Board support from Somu Chatterjee

To create new products for IAPAE
Develop IAPAE’s Annual Program survey.  Timeline: submit to the board by 3/4/19, send out to all programs by 4/1/19, run data August 2019,
First Tool Box: Curriculum Development
Second Tool Box: Faculty Development
Continue to work on Readiness and Monitoring product finished date February 2020


CHAIR: Trenton Honda • t.honda@northeastern.edu

Board support from Phil Begg & Lumbani Tshotetsi

Promote research of global impact and of international standard
To provide a paper for the IAPAE quarterly newsletter as a start point for the development of an IAPAE Journal
To review research abstracts for relevant for conference presentation, in an appropriate time line
Develop a full repository of all relevant peer reviewed articles related to the PA profession
Explore the potential sources of funding to support research

Communication & Repository

CHAIR: Mary Showstark • mary.showstark@yale.edu

Board support from Scott Smalley

To reach the whole world, as many PAs and educators as possible
Promote & develop IAPAE website to be of professional standard
Market & Advertise IAPAE around globe
Promote all forms of communication from IAPAE to stakeholders
Create database of all PA, PA-like programmes globally

Faculty & Membership

CHAIR: Jennifer Eames • Jennifer.Eames@hsutx.edu

Board support from David Lusale

Promote participation, collaboration and networking opportunities
Create comprehensive, functional membership database
Create marketing campaign on social media platforms
Create membership rates, benefits

Advocacy & Education

CHAIR: Eric Ondeiki • ericsondieki@gmail.com

Board support from Dana Sayre & Scott Smalley

Serve as the advocacy arm of IAPAE for promotion of best practices of education and training
Serve as a resource for teaching, learning and training of educational programmes
Promote process to develop a Universal Global, common term 
Develop standard international curriculum
Develop IAPAE International Accreditation Body
Develop IAPAE as able to provide CPD points, be a CPD Provider of structured/required CPD points 

2021 Webinar Registration Form

    Kindly enter with country code. Example: +27 (0) 82 123 456

    Friday, May 21, 2021; 10:00 - 11:00 EST

    Kindly copy and paste the link below on the day in order to attend the Webinar.


    IAPAE looks forward to your attendance at the 2021 Webinar.

    Board of Directors

    President – Scott Smalley


    Scott Smalley is the Head of Division of Clinical Associates under the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a Faculty Member and Lecturer for the Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice Degree programme providing education, clinical coordination, and curriculum development to train students to be certified and registered as Clinical Associates, South Africa’s new healthcare professional. Scott has provided medical care and training as a Certified Physician Assistant in the US, as a Clinical Officer in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia and currently as a Registered Clinical Associate in South Africa. He is passionate about promoting the future development and training for all Physician Associate education programs through partnerships, collaboration and global communication.

    Immediate Past President – David Lusale

    David Lusale Nov 2018David Lusale is Director of Africa Network of Associate Clinicians and has held this position since 2010. He heads Chainama College of Health Sciences Campus in Kabwe – now integrated into Levy Mwanawasa Medical University.  He Lecturers in Reproductive Health, and has more than 15 years of experience as a Medical Licentiate Practitioner in general practice, including experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. David holds a Masters in International Health from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, BSc in Professional Health Studies from Teesside University (UK), Medical Licentiate qualification since 1993 and other postgraduate diplomas in health management systems. In Zambia, he has served on numerous professional bodies including the Health Professions Council of Zambia and Zambia Medical Licentiate Practitioners Association. At the global level, David has served as an expert member on the panel for the World Health Organization technical consultations on optimizing the delivery of key interventions to attain Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, and for the Network for Health (Netherlands), focusing on training. Over the past two decades, David has contributed to several local and international initiatives and meetings focused on health systems and reproductive health, including task shifting in medical care to associate clinicians.

    Secretary – Lumbani Tshotetsi

    Lumbani for Board bioLumbani Tshotetsi is a Faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine at University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. She is a Lecturer and Coordinator for the Year 1 course in the Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice degree. She serves on the executive board for the University of Pretoria BCMP programme where she lectures clinical associate students. She is a research coordinator for an international research project in TB under the Department of Microbiology and Family Medicine, University of Pretoria. She holds a MSC degree in Epidemiology from the University of Pretoria and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. As well as a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Education and a Diploma in Clinical Medicine. She worked as a clinical officer in Malawian central and district hospitals for 12 years during which she coordinated reproductive health services and quality improvement programs at Mzuzu Central Hospital and attained a shield of excellency for quality reproductive health services for the hospital. In her capacity, she acted as Deputy District Health Officer for Mzimba North District where she supervised all clinical and other allied health care services. Her passion is in research and public health, student feedback and welfare as well as physician associates global visibility.

    Treasurer: Dana Sayre-Stanhope;

    dana_smallDana Sayre-Stanhope is one of the four founding Trustees of the IAPAE and is an accreditation and curriculum consultant to physician assistant programs in the US.  As a professor at Emory University School of Medicine, she directed the PA programme and its post-graduate offerings for the Physician Assistant Division.  Over the course of her career she has directed four graduate physician assistant programmes and founded two.  She has served as the Chair of the Accreditation Review Commission for PA (ARC-PA), as the President of the Physician Assistant Education Association, as the founding President and Chair of the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators and currently serves as the Treasurer.  She holds a Doctor of Education degree and is a graduate of the Child Health Associate-PA programme at the University of Colorado.

    Director at Large: UK/Europe – Phil Begg

    Phil Begg Nov 2018Professor Phil Begg is one of the four original Founding Trustees of IAPAE. Phil has been a clinician for almost 40 years; his main clinical interest is audiological and vestibular medicine. He has a vibrant clinical practice in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. He leads a research team currently working on a £1.5 million NIHR funded study developing a totally implantable cochlear implant, his research was recently featured in a BBC documentary ‘Surgeons at the edge of life’. He is a lifelong educator, and has held a variety of academic appointments including past Associate Dean at the University of Wolverhampton, where he developed the very first PA programme in the UK in 2004. He is proud to hold an academic position as full visiting professor at the University of Kentucky (USA), along with honorary positions at the Universities of Birmingham (UK) medical school and Brunel (UK) in medical robotics. Phil has been part of the small group of dedicated educators and practitioners that have led the development of the Physician Associate in the UK over the past 15 years. He is also an Executive Director at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham Europe’s largest single specialist hospital for orthopaedics and a national center for Orthopaedic oncology.  His PhD is in medical education and he has assisted international development of new PA programmes, he is currently working with colleagues in Switzerland to introduce the PA concept into the Swiss medical system. He is a past President of IAPAE and the UK & Ireland Board for PA Education.

    Director at Large: USA/India by proxy – Somu Chatterjee

    Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 3.59.08 PMDr. Chatterjee is faculty at the University of Kentucky (UK) Physician Assistant Studies Program. Prior to joining UK, he completed his medical education in India and Master’s degree in Public Health from West Virginia University. He worked as a regional infectious disease epidemiologist in West Virginia for many years, engaging with the local population to investigate various outbreaks with the state and CDC.
    At the UKPAS program, he is the Senior Clinical Coordinator for the PA clinical experiences and oversees the clinical year administration. He is the course director for Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clerkships for the Physician Assistant students. He has mentored students for research, national presentations and publications. He has been a recipient of grants and has received University of Kentucky, College of Education’s “Teacher who made a difference” award nominated by PA students. Dr Chatterjee engages with PA educators around the world. He is an active member of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Chatterjee’s primary interests include innovation in medical education, public health services research, epidemiology of clinical research, and innovative models of healthcare delivery for cost effectiveness and improved outcomes.

    Director at Large: East Africa – Reuben Waswa

    Reuben Waswa Nov 2018Reuben Waswa is currently the Managing Director of North Coast Medical Training College (NCMTC) in Kenya, a college dedicated to training primary healthcare workers using a community embedment strategy. He is also a founding trustee of Community Health Promotion Kenya, an organization that supports community healthcare projects, specifically healthcare training and community health related research. He originally trained as general Clinical Officer (1990) and later specialized in Anaesthesia (1996). He later trained in Multimedia in Education in Okinawa Japan (2001); Journalism – specializing in Development Communication (2009); and Mastered in Project Planning and Management (2011) (University of Nairobi). He has been a trainer of Clinical Officers in Kenya since 1994. He headed the department of Anaesthesia at the Kenya Medical Training College for five years; managed a project that introduced Skills lab Training Methodology in Kenya for 10 years, before joining hands with other Directors to start NCMTC.

    Student Board Member – Vacant Position



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