European CME Forum is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing together all stakeholder groups with an interest in European Continuing Medical Education. It facilitates multi-channel discussion in an independent and neutral environment to promote the advance of high quality CME in Europe.
We believe that information that ultimately improves patient care should be open for all to access, therefore everything we do and present is, where possible, captured, reported and archived, and accessible for free. Over the years we have built up what must be the largest CME resource in Europe. We also set up, finance and manage the peer review open access Journal of European CME (JECME), which, as well as being free to access, is currently free for authors to submit to. JECME has now moved to Taylor & Francis, and the journal is in the midst of publishing a series of manuscripts from across all the stakeholder groups in European CME, with some fascinating, and even contentious viewpoints being presented, take a look and engage yourself in the discussion here.
If you would like to know more about European CME Forum and our journey so far, take a look at this presentation.
As always do please get in touch to let us know your news, thoughts or ambitions for CME in Europe.
The Tenth Annual European CME Forum
This year we are delighted to be presenting the 10th Annual European CME Forum in collaboration with, and at the home of, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).
Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th November 2017 in Dublin, Ireland
The Early Bird registration rate will be live until 20 September (click here to register). The annual Needs Assessment which helps drive the agenda and guide the faculty is also ongoing; we present the outcomes at the meeting and if you register there is a further 10% discount available for offering your insight into the current state of CME – click here to participate – even if you are not coming to the meeting.
First details about the programme are now available. You will see we have structured the 48 hours we are together in three main themes – INWARD, OUTWARD and ONWARD. Each theme will start in the main meeting room, we then split into individual workshops to delve deeper into specific topics. To conclude we all gather for a reflection session where the key take-away messages from each workshop are discussed as a whole group.
Dublin does not have a large hotel that we could adopt as a “conference hotel”, but we have selected two hotels close to each other and the RCPI and secured some rooms at a conference rate. We are working with Abbey as our logistics parter this year who can offer help with accommodation and any on-site requirements you may have. You will see a number of options when you register, but as usual check for best rates available however you can. There is also a Hilton option if you need it, which a little further away, but still within walking distance.
Registration rates this year are much lower than usual. Firstly we have reduced the registration rates again this year as we continue to reduce our expenses in line with expectations in CME, and with thanks to our grantors, sponsors and in-kind collaborators. Secondly, we have just found out (on 30 August) that:
Registration for #10ECF has just been granted VAT exemption by the Irish Tax & Customs Authority!
This is thanks to the Irish tax authority’s recognition of #10ECF as a vocational education meeting, the certification for CME credit, as well as the not-for-profit status of European CME Forum. Not paying the additional 23% VAT means a substantial saving for all participants! If you have already registered, we will reimburse the VAT portion in the coming days, if you are yet to register, this may well be the lowest possible rate that we will be offer registration to the meeting – just remember to register before 20 September for the Early Bird rate and do the survey for the additional discount.
Finally, if you don’t need to leave Dublin straight after the meeting ends, we have worked out with Abbey a few leisure activities exclusively for #10ECF participants for the Friday afternoon. So if you wish, you can enjoy a little more of the city with connections and friends you make at the meeting. More information on the registration pages.