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.
We recently met for the 12th Annual European CME Forum (#12ECF) which took place 6-8 November 2019 at the University of Manchester, UK. The theme was: Promoting a culture of learning. Take a look at the meeting page for the presentations, reports and other outputs from the meeting. The meeting report has been submitted to JECME and should be published later in March.
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. Also take a look at our open access peer review and PubMed Indexed, Journal of European CME (JECME). If you want to be kept informed of our activities, join our community by signing up on the right hand side of this page.
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. JECME is currently reviewing a number of manuscripts from across several stakeholder groups in European CME about these emerging topics, keep an eye on developments and and engage in the discussion yourself here.
Please keep in touch with your ideas and contributions. Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter – see the column on the right – as we plan for the 13th Annual European CME Forum which will take place 4-6 November 2020 in Barcelona.
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 take place 4-6 November 2020 in Barcelona, initial information can be found here.