11th Annual European CME Forum

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CME as a Change Management Engine

In November 2018 over 115 people gathered at the The King’s Fund – “the think-tank of the NHS” in London for the 11th Annual European CME Forum.

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Outline programme

Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th November 2018


#11ECF was presented with a blend of plenary sessions, panel discussions and workshops. The meeting followed three overall themes:
     CHANGE: Techniques and practicalities to promote change – educational design, planning, outcomes evaluation and incorporating education in the professional setting
     MANAGEMENT: Management of requirements, processes and frameworks to meet the needs of related groups to the CME process –  patients, learners, accreditors, industry, government, regulators, etc.
     ENGINE:  Tools and Mechanics. Putting new and innovative ideas and techniques into practice.


Jeanette Andersen (Lupus Europe), Fabiola de Andrade (European Board for Accreditation in Hematology – EBAH), Michel Ballieu (BioMed Alliance), Barbara Baasch Thomas (Mayo Clinic)Chris Bolwell (Imedex), Toby Borger (Springer Healthcare IME),  Celine Carrera (European Society of Cardiology), Cally Clarkson (Clinically Current), Anne Depaigne-Loth (French National Agency for CPD), Sarah Drumm (Irish Institute of Pharmacy), Chris Elmitt (Crystal Interactive), Reinhard Griebenow (European Cardiology Section Foundation – ECSF), Melania Istrate (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine – ESICM), Dean Jenkins (UCB), Thomas Kellner (UCB), Steven Kawczak (Cleveland Clinic; Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions – ACEhp),  Thomas Kleinoeder (KWHC), Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME)Dale Kummerle (Bristol-Myers Squibb; GAME), Pam Mason (AstraZeneca)Don Moore (Vanderbilt University), Ron Murray (Independent), Carine Pannetier (European Respiratory Society), Andy Powrie-Smith (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations – EFPIA), Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum), Kate Regnier (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME), Niall Rundle (Taylor & Francis), Carolin Sehlbach (Maastricht University), Lawrence Sherman (AGILE), Frank Skopowski (MSD/Merck & Co.), Robin Stevenson (Journal of European CME – JECME), Lisa Sullivan (In Vivo Communications), Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag)Diana van Brakel (Kenes), Margarita Velcheva (Kenes), Sophie Wilson (International Medical Press; Good CME Practice group – gCMEp).

Day 1: Wednesday 7 November 2018

 –  Pre-#11ECF “Day 0” meetings took place for participants from medical societies, industry (iPACME group) and providers (the Good CME Practice group). 

 –  Pre-conference orientation session: Time to get acquainted: #11ECF, outcomes, accreditation, industry, each other. Led by Chris Bolwell (Imedex) and Ron Murray (independent)

Opening of the 11th Annual European CME Forum
Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum)

Ascent to the summit of the pyramid: a hands-on guide to implementing the outcomes framework
Led by Don Moore (Vanderbilt University) with Celine Carrera (European Society of Cardiology) and Melania Istrate (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine)

CHANGE workshops:

–  Accreditation criteria as a roadmap: designing education that matters – Kate Regnier (Accreditation Council for CME — ACCME)
–  Medical societies and CME: objectives, challenges and aspirations to deliver quality education for the membership – led by Carine Pannetier (European Respiratory Society)
–  Professional Development of the Continuing Education ProfessionalSteven Kawczak (Cleveland Clinic; Alliance for Continuing Education for the Health Professions)
–  CME as the appropriate engine for effective education that changes behaviourSophie Wilson (IMP; Good CME Practice group), Cally Clarkson (Clinically Current), Diana van Brackel (Kenes)


Day 2: Thursday 8 November 2018

CHANGE reflection –  Plenary discussion of the outcomes of the Workshops

Oral presentations:

–  How do we recognise Continuing Education within a Continuing Professional Development system that is reflective and outcomes-focussed? A case study from Irish Pharmacy – Sarah Drumm (Irish Institute of Pharmacy)
 Who am I to evaluate my doctor? – Carolin Sehlbach (Maastricht University)

MANAGEMENT workshops:

–  Can balanced CME truly be achieved without independence?Toby Borger (Springer Healthcare IME; Good CME Practice group), Thomas Kleinoeder (KWHC), Margarita Velcheva (Kenes)
–  Collaboration in lifelong learning: making it workDale Kummerle (Bristol Myers-Squibb; Global Alliance for Medical Education — GAME), Lisa Sullivan (inVivo Communications), Celine Carrera (European Society of Cardiology), Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME)
–  How influential is the patient voice in affecting clinical practice?Jeanette Anderson (Lupus Europe)
–  Perspectives on international collaboration of accreditorsFabiola de Andrade (European Board of Accreditation in Hematology), Anne Depaigne-Loth (French National Agency for CPD), Reinhard Griebenow (European Cardiology Section Foundation), Kate Regnier (ACCME)

Lunch with the Learners
Guided by Lawrence Sherman (AGILE) with Venkat Reddy (University College Hospital) 

MANAGEMENT reflection – Plenary discussion of the outcomes of the Workshops

ENGINE workshops:

–  Intersection of interest: educational needs and commercial supportPam Mason (AstraZeneca), Frank Skopowski (MSD/Merck Research Labs), Dale Kummerle (BMS)
–  Putting effort into design and outcomes evaluation: what a waste of resource?  – Thomas Kellner (UCB), Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag), Dean Jenkins (UCB)
–  Why, how and where to publish in CME Niall Rundle (Taylor & Francis), Lawrence Sherman (AGILE), Robin Stevenson (Journal of European CME – JECME)


Day 3: Friday 9 November 2018

Opening Day 3 of the 11th Annual European CME Forum

ENGINE reflection – Plenary discussion of the outcomes of the Workshops

Oral presentation:

Online learning: do physicians see this in their future? – Barbara Baasch Thomas (Mayo Clinic)

The CME Unsession
Led by Lawrence Sherman (AGILE)

What does the future hold for CME in Europe?
Panel discussion led by Robin Stevenson (JECME) with Michel Ballieu (BioMed Alliance), Andy Powrie-Smith (EFPIA), Sophie Wilson (IMP, gCMEp)



The 11th Annual European CME Forum is planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Siyemi Learning and European CME Forum. Siyemi Learning is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Siyemi Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial support

This activity was supported by independent educational grants from Pfizer and BMS

With thanks to our event app partner:

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