Everything you need to know about the 7th Annual Meeting of the European CME Forum is here.
This event grows on the successes of the previous meetings; bringing together the key stakeholders in European CME to discuss the current status, latest developments and future outlook of CME in Europe.
DATES: 12-14 November 2014
VENUE: Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre, London
Following the experiences of recent years and in particular the feedback we have received, we will be focussing on the practical applications of CME in Europe, illustrating this with examples of programmes carried out in Europe.
How is a European CME programme put together? What should it look like?
Are European CME regulations becoming more or less complicated?
What role is the profession playing in European CME?
Who should be involved?
How does CME affect clinical practice?
What does industry want in return for supporting CME programmes?
What guidance is there for providers and how can they work more effectively in Europe?
What are the concerns about commercial companies being involved in CME?
We will be addressing these and other questions at the 7th Annual meeting of the European CME Forum in London this November.
We look forward to seeing you in London for what promises to be our biggest and best event yet!!
Programme Director, European CME Forum
Here is the programme as it is looking so far. Of course it is still in development and things may change, and we will be carrying out another survey in September to discover precisely what people would like to hear about (make sure you are signed up for notifications, click on the link above on the right), but we can announce the core of the programme structure here.
As usual we will host a number of "Day 0" activities during the afternoon before proceedings get fully underway. These are all invitation-only sessions where specialist groups meet to discuss the CME experiences and challenges they face, ahead of #7ECF itself.
We will be hosting meetings of the following groups:
Medical societies and professional bodies
Delegates from industry
Providers: the Good CME Practice Group will have their Autumn Meeting, click here for more information including membership criteria.
More information will be disclosed closer to the day, but in the meantime if you fall into one of these categories and would like to know more, please get in contact with us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
#7ECF will start at 8.30am and this year we will be approaching the programme in a slightly different way. We will be employing a thematic approach and ensuring that there is a multidisciplinary approach to each session.
We will start the meeting considering the question "What is the need for assessing needs?" and bring to life something that should not be seen as a chore.
"How will CME be funded?", times are changing and so are funding models, this session will examine who the interested parties are and how CME will be funded in Europe.
"e-learning innovations and potential" will bring in experts from other branches of the e-learning community as well as reviewing best practice examples in Europe.
We will end with a new style of session to highlight some key issues we are all facing today, with the title of: "CME on Trial".
As always we invite all delegates to join us for an informal networking drinks reception following the end of the formal sessions.
The second day will open at 08.30 with the hugely popular "In conversation with..." session, with global CME experts conversing head-to-head.
"The measure of outcomes" will get to grips with how outcomes can be measured in CME and what we in Europe should be striving to achieve and what is possible.
Lunch will be spent with a selection of learners to mull over what they see as being important in CME.
We acknowledge that there was rather a lot of "blood on the floor" during last year's "CME quality and compliance challenge"! So we will be doing this again, but allowing for plenty of time for more engagement with the audience.
The meeting will conclude with the now traditional "CME Unsession" to ensure that no-one leaves the room with any questions left ringing in their heads.
The meeting will close at 16.30 on Friday 14 November.
You will notice that none of the sessions described are in the domain of any one group or discipline. We know from feedback that we have received that some of the greatest lessons have come about from truly cross-disciplinary engagement on the podium. Therefore to enhance this we are introducing a "Call for Abstracts" for delegates to be able to present their ideas and engage with the faculty. Abstracts are invited to be submitted in the following themes:
CME quality and compliance challenge
For more details please contact the Programme Director, Eugene Pozniak, using email email@example.com