Prof. Jan Ehlers
(Workshop A, Session 1 "Use of Simulations in Veterinary Medicine")

Jan Ehlers studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Munich and gained a Master’s degree in Educational Media at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2011 he became a specialised vet for information technology and documentation. He is the head of the Competence Centre for E-learning, Teaching and Educational Research in Veterinary Medicine at the TiHo Hannover.
Ehlers has been a Professor for Teaching and Educational Research in Health Sciences at the University of Witten/Herdecke since 2014. He is the President of the DVG working group “Teaching and Communication Competence” and co-editor of the journal “Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung” (journal for medical education). He is also, among others, a member of the quality circle “Excellent Teaching” of the “Stifterverband”.

Prof. Matthäus Grasl
(Workshop B, Session 1 "Educational facilitation")

Matthäus Grasl studied Human Medicine in Vienna, followed by a Master of Medical Education (University
of Heidelberg). He completed his specialised training for Ear-Nose-Throat Medicine (ENT) at the Vienna University Clinic for ENT, where he was also Head of the ENT-tumor outpatient center. Professor Grasl has a wide ranging expertise in teaching, furthermore he was significantly involved in the development fo the new Viennese Medicine Curriculum. He is member of the Advisory Board of the “Graz Conference – Quality of Teaching“.

Prof. Hedwig Kaiser
(Keynote "Generation Y: Risiko und Chance"; 9:15-9:45 a.m.)

Hedwig Kaiser studied Medicine at the University of Vienna. She was a Chief Physician and Associate Professor
at the Department of Children’s Ophthalmology, Strabology and Neuroophthalmology at the Basel University Eye Clinic. Kaiser was the Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Medicine.
As the President of the National Commission of the Joint Commission of the Swiss Medical Schools she played a key role in the conversion and adaption of the medical curriculum to the Bologna reform process.
As a longstanding member of the Teaching Committee and of the Further Education Committee Kaiser has an intimate deep knowledge of academic teaching issues.
Since 2009 Kaiser is Vice Rector at the University of Basel, first for Teaching and since 2013 for Education.

Prof. Karl Kremser
(Workshop B, Session 1 "Educational facilitation")

Karl Kremser studied Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Technology, Vienna. He started his career at the Institute of Medical Chemistry at the University of Vienna Medical School. Since 2007 Professor Kremser is head of Administration of the Department for Medical Education, responsible for curriculum and faculty development and e-Learning. He is president of the Austrian Society of Didactics in Higher Education.

Prof. Stephen May
(Keynote "What's the Use of Lectures", 01:15-01.45 p.m.)

Stephen May first gained a degree in Pathology and then graduated in Veterinary Medicine (University of Cambridge), followed by a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London.
He became Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery, then Vice-Principal for Teaching and Deputy Principal at the RVC. Professor May is currently Senior Vice President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS). He has pioneered new approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. He helped create the RVC’s Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (LIVE), which supports clinical and professional skills development as well as training teachers through its Masters degree in Veterinary Education.

Prof. Petra Winter
(Workshop C, Session 1 "Quality Assessment in Teaching and Learning")

Petra Winter studied Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. After working as practicing large animal veterinarian she returned to the Vetmeduni Vienna. She was as well head of the University Clinic for Swine.
Professor Winter won twice the award “Teacher of the Year“. She then joined the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), where she was head of the Institute for Veterinary Disease Control.
Since 2010 she is Vice-Rector for Study Affairs and Clinical Veterinary Medicine, responsible for the recent curricular reform of the Vetmeduni Vienna.



Jan Ehlers
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Matthäus Grasl
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Hedwig Kaiser
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Karl Kremser
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Stephen May
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Petra Winter
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Symposium programme