The Tenth Annual European CME Forum

Just a few weeks to go!

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

You will find all the information you need on these pages which are continuously updated. 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 add your voice – even if you are not coming to the meeting. If you are planning on attending, then click here to register.

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 a few 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, registration for #10ECF has 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! This may well be the lowest rate that you will ever be able to secure to attend a European CME Forum – just remember to 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.

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Outline programme

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th November 2017 


Tamara Allen (Independent), Jeanette Anderson (Lupus Europe), Fabiola de Andrade (European Board for Accreditation in Hematology – EBAH), Sarah Badreh (Lupus Europe), Gayla Bruner (Memorial Hermann Hospital System; Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions – ACEhp), Craig Campbell (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – RCPSC), Celine Carrera (European Society of Cardiology – ESC), Orla Collins (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – RCPI), Richard Costello (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology – EBAP)Kathy Chappell (American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC), Carmel Curran (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – RCSI),  Jennifer Gordon (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – RCPSC),  Reinhard Griebenow (European Cardiology Section Foundation – ECSF), Juanita Guidera (St Luke’s Hospital, Tipperary),  Hilary Hoey (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – RCPI), Mary Horgan (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – RCPI), Conor O’Keane (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – RCPI), Steven Kawczak (Cleveland Clinic; Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions – ACEhp),  Dale Kummerle (Bristol-Myers Squibb; GAME)Graham McMahon (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME), Don Moore (Vanderbilt University), Jonas Nordquist (Karolinska Institutet), Marie-Claire Pickaert (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations – EFPIA), Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum), Kate Regnier (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME), Carolin Sehlbach (Maastrict University), Lawrence Sherman (AGILE),  Robin Stevenson (Journal of European CME – JECME), Lisa Sullivan (In Vivo Communications), Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag)Jacqui Thornton (Independent moderator), Diana van Brakel (Kenes Education)Sophie Wilson (International Medical Press; Good CME Practice group – gCMEp).

Day 1: Wednesday 8 November 2017

   pre-#10ECF meetings for participants from medical societies (time tbc), accreditation bodies (from 8.30), industry (time tbc) and gCMEp members (from 8.30). 

  12.30-13.30 Buffet lunch – available for all registered #10ECF participants

13.30 Opening of the 10th Annual European CME Forum
    Mary Horgan (President Elect, RCPI)
    Hilary Hoey (Director of Professional Competence, RCPI)
    Eugene Pozniak (Programme Director, European CME Forum)

14.30-15.30 INWARD: Educational design – introduction
 Led by: Don Moore (Vanderbilt University) with
    Hilary Hoey (RCPI), Kate Regnier (ACCME), Gayla Bruner (ACEhp), Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag)
What we do ourselves in the provision of accredited CME activities. The practicalities around developing activities, covering the basic concepts as well as offering guidance for the seasoned expert, from educational design, planning, outcomes evaluation and incorporating education in the professional setting.

16.00-17.30 INWARD: Educational design – workshops
– Quality Improvement in practice. Led by Hilary Hoey (RCPI)
– Building the case for self-aware learners and effective education. Led by Kate Regnier (ACCME)
– Competencies for CME professionals. Led by Gayla Bruner and Steven Kawczak (ACEhp)
– Lifelong learning in Europe: opportunities and challenges in  achieving quality. Led by Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag)

  17.30-18.30 Networking drinks reception

Day 2: Thursday 9 November 2017

8.30 Opening of Day 2
Journal of European CME: current position and future plans –  Robin Stevenson (JECME)

8.45-9.45 INWARD: Education design – reflection
Led by: Don Moore (Vanderbilt University) with
    Hilary Hoey (RCPI), Kate Regnier (ACCME), Gayla Bruner (ACEhp), Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag)

9.45-10.30 OUTWARD: Listening to others – introduction
Chair: Graham McMahon (ACCME) with
Carolin Sehlbach (Maastrict University)
Conor O’Keane (RCPI), Sara Badreh (Lupus Europe), Fabiola de Andrade (EBAH), Sophie Wilson (gCMEp)

How to incorporate the viewpoint, objectives, motivations and requirements of related groups and individuals to the CME process – such as patients, learners, government, regulators, and industry.

11.00-12.30 OUTWARD: Listening to others – workshops
– Engaging the team. Led by Conor O’Keane (RCPI)
– The voice of the patient. Led by Sara Badreh (Lupus Europe) and Jeanette Anderson (Lupus Europe)
– The requirements of the accreditor. Fabiola de Andrade (EBAH) and Richard Costello (EBAP)
– The priorities of the provider. Sophie Wilson (gCMEp)

         12.30-14.00 Lunch with the Leaners – Lawrence Sherman (AGILE) plus learners

14.00-15.00  OUTWARD: Listening to others – reflection
Led by: Graham McMahon (ACCME) with
Conor O’Keane (RCPI), Sara Badreh (Lupus Europe), Fabiola de Andrade (EBAH), Sophie Wilson (gCMEp)

15.00-15.45 ONWARD: Collaborations and partnerships – introduction
Chair: Jonas Nordquist (Karolinska Institutet) with
Kathy Chappell (ANCC) and
Dale Kummerle (GAME), Jen Gordon (RCPSC), Juanita Guidera (St Luke’s Hospital), Diana van Brakel (Kenes)

16.00-17.30 ONWARD Workshops
– Publishing in CME. Led by Robin Stevenson (JECME) and Jen Gordon (RCPSC)
– Leadership skills in staff engagement – connect, communicate, engage. Led by Juanita Guidera (St Luke’s Hospital)
– Quality collaborations by global organisations. Led by Dale Kummerle (GAME)
– Future challenges of the provider. Led by Diana van Brakel

   17.30-18.30 Networking drinks reception

Day 3: Friday 10 November 2017

8.30-9.45 Opening of Day 3
CME activities in 2018 – Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum)

8.45-9.45 ONWARD: Collaborations and partnerships – reflection
Led by: Jonas Nordquist (Karolinska Institutet) with
Dale Kummerle (GAME), Jen Gordon (RCPSC), Juanita Guidera (St Luke’s Hospital), Diana van Brakel (Kenes)

9.45-10.30 In conversation: perceptions, evidence and controversies
Chair: Hilary Hoey (RCPI)

11.00-12.30 What is the future for CME in Europe?
Moderator: Jacqui Thornton (Independent)
    Craig Campbell (RCPSC)
    Richard Costello (EBAP)
    Marie-Claire Pickaert (EFPIA)

12.30-12.55 The CME Unsession
Led by: Lawrence Sherman (AGILE)

13.00 CLOSE

   (12.30-13.30 Buffet lunch – available for all registered #10ECF participants)

   If you are staying on in Dublin, we have arranged some activities with our logistics partner specifically for #10ECF participants (more information in the registration pages).




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