12th Annual European CME Forum

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12th Annual European CME Forum (#12ECF)

Promoting a culture of learning

Registration is open for the 12th Annual European CME Forum which will take place
6-8 November 2019, Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester, UK.

Don’t forget to participate in the Annual CME Survey, you will get a further 10% discount. Even if you are not planning on coming to the meeting please do add your voice to the survey – the more information we receive the better the results and the more accurate picture we can paint of what is going on in the CME world right now – and develop the most appropriate programme for our meeting.

The theme this year is “Promoting a culture of learning”. A clear message from our recent meetings is that CME should focus on high quality, relative and effective learning rather than the acquisition of certificates. We will keep the meeting page updated with information over the coming months.

(the image links to a high quality pdf – you are welcome to print, post and share it as you wish!)Register

Outline programme

The theme this year is “Promoting a culture of learning”.

We will be approaching the topic from three perspectives:

  • Micro-practice: CME from the perspective of the learner
  • Meso-practice: Collaborations, partnerships and interprofessional approaches in CME-CPD
  • Macro-practice: Regulatory, compliance, government and population considerations.

We have borrowed this micro-meso-macro approach from the social sciences, but it is an interesting analytical approach we are increasingly seeing in our own areas of interest, from Patient Reported Outcomes to Quality Improvement programmes.

Registration is open, if you do the annual CME survey, you will be able to get a 10% discount code. Make sure you are also subscribed to the mailing list to be kept informed (see top right hand column of home page).


Our theme this year has been inspired by a topic of conversation in the UK, described in a recent publication by Robin Stevenson and Don Moore. Titled “A culture of learning for the NHS” the paper explores the current blame and fear culture currently pervading the NHS, it can be viewed here.

We will be approaching education and service providers for sponsorship, and industry for grant support – or drop us aRegister line earlier if you need information earlier in the year. Exhibition spaces will also be available.



Confirmed faculty

Jeanette Andersen (Lupus Europe), Jann Balmer (University of Virginia), Diana van Brakel (Kenes), Chris Elmitt (Crystal Interactive), Leonard Harvey (UEMS-EACCME), Steven Kawczak (Cleveland Clinic; Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions – ACEhp), Gretchen Keefer (The Micron Group), Thomas Kleinoeder (KWHC), Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME)Dale Kummerle (MSD/Merck & Co; GAME)Don Moore (Vanderbilt University), Alexander Oldroyd (Salford Royal Hospital)Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum), Kate Regnier (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME), Niall Rundle (Taylor & Francis)Lawrence Sherman (AGILE), Jörg Stein (EBAC)Robin Stevenson (Journal of European CME – JECME), Miriam Uhlmann (AO Foundation)Margarita Velcheva (Kenes; Good CME Practice group – gCMEp)Sophie Wilson (International Medical Press).


Day 1: Wednesday 6 November 2019

“Day 0” meetings – invitation only (check with relevant Chair, or contact us directly, for details about meetings for registrants from medical societies, accreditation bodies, industry and Good CME Practice group)

11.00-12.30  An introduction to working in CME in Europe 
Pre-conference session for people new to CME-CPD and/or the European CME Forum led by Margarita Velcheva and members of the Good CME Practice group. 


13.30 OPENING of the 12th Annual European CME Forum

14.00-15.30 Global challenges, global requirements (led by Jörg Stein, Kate Regnier)
and MESO introductions

16.00-17.30 MICRO Breakouts

  • Professional development of the CPD professional (led by Steven Kawczak)
  • The master adaptive learner (led by Don Moore)
  • The voice of the patient in educating the healthcare team (led by Jeanette Anderson)

17.30 End of Day 1 and Networking reception


Day 2: Thursday 7 November 2019

8.30 Opening of Day 2

8.45-10.00 MICRO reflection

10.00-10.30 Oral presentation
and MESO introductions

11.00-12.30 MESO Breakouts

  • Creating a learning organisation (led by Miriam Uhlman)
  • Applying the capacity building model to CPD – a real world example  (led by Gretchen Keefer and Jann Balmer)
  • Providing CME in Europe: what’s new, what’s important? (led by Sophie Wilson)

12.30-14.00 Lunch with the Learners

14.00-15.30 MESO reflection
and MACRO introductions

16.00-17.30 MACRO Breakouts

  • The role of scientific societies as educators
  • The evolving landscape of driving change in medical education  (led by Lawrence Sherman)
  • A futurist forum for technological advances in delivering education (led by Thomas Kellner and Celeste Kolanko)

17.30 End of Day 2 and Networking reception

(18.00 JECME Board Meeting – invitation only)


Day 3: Friday 8 November 2019

8.30 Opening of Day 3

8.45-9.15 MACRO oral presentation

9.15-10.30 MACRO reflection

11.00-12.00 CME best practice panel MDT (Chaired by Robin Stevenson)

12.00-12.30 The CME Unsession (led by Lawrence Sherman)

13.00 Meeting CLOSE



There will be a poster exhibition running through the whole meeting.


Commercial support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.


The meeting venue is in the north east corner of the University of Manchester campus –  a 2 minute walk from the taxi rank/lower ground entrance of Manchester Piccadilly train station – which is a 22 minute train ride from Manchester Airport and 2 hours 9 minutes from London Euston. Liverpool is just under an hour away.

The nearest hotels are the MacDonald Manchester Hotel and Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly, but there are many more in the area and the larger international chain hotels about a 10/15 minute walk away – it seems like everything in Manchester is just a 15 minute walk away!

If you are staying in town after the meeting, we would expect that the renowned Manchester Christmas Markets will be opening on the evening of Friday 8th November.
There are several top-flight football teams in the area: on Saturday Liverpool will be hosting Manchester City at Anfield, and on Sunday Manchester United play Brighton at Old Trafford. Tickets are not easy to come by as they are popular fixtures, but we have been informed that the the hospitality packages are still available which guarantees a meal and comfortable seats.
For rugby, Sale Sharks take on Wasps at the AJ Bell stadium on Friday night after the meeting.
These links will take you to further information about concerts, gigs, theatre and other Manchester-based things to do after the meeting.


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