European CME Forum is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing together all stakeholder groups with an interest in European Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for healthcare professionals. It facilitates multi-channel discussion in an independent and neutral environment to promote the advance of high quality CME in Europe.
UPDATE 16 June 2020. We have been reflecting over these past weeks about the best approach to the next European CME Forum. Usually by this time of year we would have registrations open and requesting abstracts. However, while we look forward for any reason to visit the beautiful city of Barcelona, we have made the decision to make this year’s Forum a virtual once. See below for further information about the meeting itself.
There have been some rapid developments over the past 12 months. For the first time in Europe we saw the launch of provider accreditation, by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC). The new EFPIA Code was published with further clarity about the role of the pharmaceutical industry in medical education — but not without some calls to go further, and it seems that even in the UK there is a growing concern of its CPD system. UEMS-EACCME has committed to accrediting COVID-19-related education in quick time, and EBAC has started to accredit education in all areas of medicine, with everything reviewed and accredited also to a quick timeline.
Journal of European CME (JECME), our PubMed-indexed Open Access journal, has had a great start to the year with the highest readership numbers since launch! It has also launched a call for papers for a Special Collection in Outcomes in CME-CPD. Wherever you are in the world, and whatever role you have in medical education, do take a look at the invitation from Don Moore, the Guest Editor and consider whether you have a project or activity that you can write up for the journal.
This website has a wealth of information about our past activities, European CME Forum offers the largest resource about CME in Europe – anywhere whether online or in print – covering our 12 years of activities, with reports and presentations from over 220 hours of live presentations and workshops given by over 300 faculty.
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As always, do please let us know your news, thoughts or ambitions for international CME.
12th Annual European CME Forum
Promoting a culture of learning
In November 2019 about 100 people gathered in our home town, on the campus of the University of Manchester, for a highly discursive and engaging meeting. The theme this year was “Promoting a culture of learning”, building on messages from our recent meetings that CME should focus on high quality, relevant and effective learning rather than the acquisition of certificates.
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The 13th Annual European CME Forum will be a Virtual meeting and take place 4-6 November 2020, initial information can be found here.