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.

The Call for Abstracts is open, take a look here for more information and download the application form here.

The Early bird discount is live right now and if you 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.

The Call for Abstracts is open, take a look here for more information and download the application form here.

Registration is open, if you do the annual CME survey, you will be able to secure your place at the lowest rate possible during with the Early Bird period. 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 a line earlier if you need information earlier in the year. Exhibition spaces will also be available.




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 Pre-conference session for people new to CME-CPD and/or the European CME Forum

13.00 OPENING of the 12th Annual European CME Forum

17.30 End of Day 1 and Networking reception


Thursday 7 November 2019

8.30 Start of Day 2

17.30 End of Day 2 and Networking reception

(18.00 JECME Board Meeting – invitation only)


Friday 8 November 2019

8.30 Start of Day 3

13.00 Meeting CLOSE


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.
For rugby, Sale Sharks take on Wasps at the AJ Bell 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.

The Manchester International Festival has now finished, but you can still catch the World Premiere ofThe Anvil a large choral piece written as an elegy for the 200th anniversary of the “Peterloo Massacre“, the site of which was where we held the 8th Annual European CME Forum. A recording of the performance will be broadcast on the actual day of the 200th anniversary at 16.15 on Friday, 16 August, on Radio 3, and available for a few weeks afterwards.


Barnes Wallace [click to view in Google Maps]


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