Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite to the conference MEDICAL SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE – TOWARDS PURPOSEFUL INNOVATION which will take place on 7-9 October, 2021 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects related to education and learning of medical staff. An important aim of this conference is to offer networking opportunities and foster debate among participants from all over the world. Through your participation, you can help developing issues to be explored further, and be fed into debate about the learning process.

It is my great pleasure and honor to be part of organizational committee of AMSE 2021 in Vilnius. We all are doing our very best to make you feel coming here is worth all the effort and expense. We are preparing a varied and exciting program that will have something for everyone, no matter what your interests and involvement in health professions education.

So, the gates of international collaboration and fruitful cooperation are opened to everyone who has been waiting for a chance to leave a footprint. All you must to do, do not be late to sign up!

Prof. Algirdas Utkus, PhD, MD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University

Dear Colleagues,

II am pleased to invite you to the conference " Medical schools of the future - towards purposeful innovation", which will take place on 7-9th of October, 2021 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

We cordially invite you to share your ideas about the future of medical education, research and patient care in Medical schools and to contribute to the discussion by submitting related scientific work and/or by simply attending the conference. Complex problems often may have simple solutions – let’s move to find them and gain new insights into medical education!

We would be delighted to look forward to welcoming attendees to the AMSE 2021 Virtual Conference from a range of health professions, and across the continuum of education.

Prof. Harm Peters
AMSE President

Scientific Organizing Committee

Dr. Thomas Shiozawa-Bayer
Tuebingen, Germany

Prof. Harm Peters
Berlin, Germany
AMSE President

Prof. Trevor Gibbs
AMEE President

Prof. Algirdas Utkus
Vilnius, Lithuania

Prof. Nebojsa Lalic
Belgrade, Serbia

Dr. Janusz Janczukowicz
Lodz, Poland

Local Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Algirdas Utkus
  • Prof. Vaiva Hendrixson
  • Prof. Natalja Fatkulina
  • Assoc. prof. Lina Zabulienė
  • Lina Kocienė
  • Aleksas Pikturna

Key Dates

- Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 September 2021 (23:59 CET)
- Registration Deadline: 1 October 2021 (23:59 CEST)
- AMSE 2021: 7–9 October 2021 
- Satellite workshop: 6 October 2021

About Vilnius

Vilnius is an outstanding example of a medieval foundation which exercised a profound influence on architectural and cultural developments in a wide area of Eastern Europe over several centuries.

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and thus home to the country’s President, Seimas, Government and Supreme Court. Diplomatic missions, as well as educational, cultural, financial, research, and healthcare institutions are based here.

Facts about Vilnius


540,900 inhabitants

Ethnic Composition:

Lithuanians 63.2%, Poles 16.5%, Russians 12%, Belarusians 3.5%, Other 4.8% (2011)


The City of Vilnius occupies an area of about 400 sq. km, of which approximately 20.2% is developed and the remainder is a greenbelt (43.9% approx.) and water (2.1% approx.)




Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%, other 0.8%





Local Time:

GMT + 2 hours (EET), GMT + 3 hour (summer time)

The legend of Vilnius

Today Vilnius is 697 years old. Legend has it that the city started with a dream Grand Duke Gediminas had on a hunting trip. In his dream, Gediminas saw a huge iron wolf standing on a hill howling as if hundreds of wolves were trapped inside it. When the Grand Duke consulted the court magician Lizdeika, he was told that the wolf was a symbol of a great capital that would one day stand atop that hill. By 1323, Gediminas was already sending letters to European cities inviting merchants and craftspeople to visit the city.

Culture in Vilnius

The magical Old Town of Vilnius holds many secrets and a long history. The cobblestone streets lead you on a romantic walk through the UNESCO World Heritage site. But Vilnius has more tricks up its sleeve. Vilnius is home to many talented contemporary artists, which means you can attend a play or a film by a world-famous Lithuanian director, listen to the best opera singer in the world, or visit the exhibition of an acclaimed contemporary artist.

Dozens of free events take place daily in Vilnius, and every month there’s a theatre, film, dance, or a culture festival going on. Vilnius is also a hot destination for touring artists, so plan ahead and you might get to see them up close and personal while in town. At night, Vilnius turns into a different city where people dance until sunrise amid a booming club and bar culture.

Vilnius is an outstanding example of a medieval foundation which exercised a profound influence on architectural and cultural developments in a wide area of Eastern Europe over several centuries.