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.
Registration is now open for the 12th Annual European CME Forum (#12ECF) which will take place 6-8 November 2019 at the University of Manchester, UK. The theme this year is: Promoting a culture of learning.
This website has a wealth of information about our past activities. We had our 11th Annual European CME Forum at the end of last year in November, which took place at The King’s Fund – “the think-tank of the NHS” in London, UK. You can access the meeting report here, and go to the meeting page for further information and downloads. In fact explore this website for the information you need, 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 now 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.
In 2018 we saw the publication of some important reading for our European CME community with “Ascent to the Summit of the CME Pyramid” in JAMA by Robin Stevenson and Don Moore, about measuring outcomes in CME. Don Moore also published a successor paper to his original description of the Outcomes Framework, titled “A conceptual framework for planning and assessing learning in continuing education activities designed for clinicians in one profession and/or clinical teams“, having worked with his co-authors, who were also co-presenters, to test these concepts in practice at European CME Forum, and other meetings.
And 2019 is already unfolding in an interesting way. For the first time in Europe we are seeing the launch of provider accreditation, by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC). We are looking forward to a the new EFPIA Code with further clarity about the role of the pharmaceutical industry in medical education, 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 yourself in the discussion 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 put plans in place for the next meeting: #12ECF which we present in our own corner of the world this year, at the University of Manchester, 6-8 November 2019. We will keep the #12ECF page updated with information and developments.
If you would like to know more about European CME Forum and our journey so far, take a look at this presentation, and as always, do please let us know your news, thoughts or ambitions for CME in Europe.
11th Annual European CME Forum
CME as a Change Management Engine
In November 2018 over 120 people gathered at the The King’s Fund – “the think-tank of the NHS” in London for the 11th Annual European CME Forum. We had a mixture of plenary room presentations and discussions and the break-out workshops. At this meeting we focussed more on the outputs of the workshops for whole room discussions to ensure that all topics were covered.
All the information about the meeting is available on this page, including presentations, posters and the relevant support materials – the meeting report has now been published in JECME and can be accessed here. Make sure you are signed up to receive our updates and keep in touch with any thoughts and comments as we plan for the next meeting