The Third Annual European CME Forum

past3Everything you need to know about the third Annual Meeting of the European CME Forum is here.

An enthusiastic audience gathered at the NH Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Hotel, 16-17 November 2010, to discuss the current status of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for healthcare professionals across Europe and the important role of all the stakeholders involved.

All feedback is welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.

Eugene Pozniak, Managing Director of Siyemi Learning and
Programme Director, European CME Forum
Email: epozniak@siyemi.org

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Outline programme

Session 1: Putting the patient first.

This session was dedicated to the voice and the role of the patient in the education of the healthcare professionals, elucidating the voices that are important and focussing on the interactions that can help forge a positive relationship in this area.

Ian Starke (Director of CPD, Royal Colleges of Physicians)
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Alex Wyke (CEO, PatientView)
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Jan Geissler (Co-Founder, CML Advocates Network)
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Session 2: Setting standards in CME

As European CME evolves and becomes increasingly important to European doctors – becoming mandatory in more countries and more closely monitored in others – each stakeholder group in Europe is looking closer at the rules of engagement. Edwin Borman led this session with an overview of the pressing issues being considered by the CME accreditation bodies. The Good CME Practice Group – a group of leading European CME Providers – presented details of what they consider to be the quality standards that providers in Europe should follow. Also the viewpoint from the pharmaceutical industry and the challenges they face when supporting CME in Europe. Should pharma be adopting US rules globally? Or will local country implementation suffice when it comes to being seen as responsible partners in European CME in a transparent and credible way that satisfies all the required standards, from the healthcare professionals’ perspective, regulatory and legal requirements including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (PCPA).

Edwin Borman (Chair, UEMS-EACCME Taskforce)
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Maureen Doyle-Scharff (Senior Director, External Medical Communications, Pfizer)
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Thomas Kleinoeder (Chief Medical Officer, KWHC)
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Session 3: Implementing standards in CME

This session looked at practical examples evaluating current experiences, as well as novel techniques that are being employed in Europe which are are pushing the CME agenda forward. Delegates also had an overview of the principles of Performance Improvement in CME.

Roland Kaiser (Medical Director, Hesse Chamber of Physicians)
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Helmut Madersbacher (Chairman, EU-ACME Committee)
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Ted Popov (Union of the Bulgarian Medical Societies (UBMS))
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Peter Posel (CEO, QUAIME)
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Suzanne Murray (President and Founder, AXDEV Global International)

Session 4: Question time

Robin Stevenson led a panel of experts which addressed recent “hot topics” by European CME answering delegates’ questions and delving deeply into the issues that drive the CME environment in Europe.

Robin Stevenson (Immediate Past-President, European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology)

Jan de Monchy (Chairman, UEMS Section and Board Allergology and Clinical Immunology)

Carry Pesch (Senior Operations Director, PRIME Oncology)

Jonas Nordquist (Director, Medical Case Centre, Karolinska Institute)

Maureen Doyle-Scharff (Senior Director, External Medical Communications, Pfizer)

Session 5: New developments and relationships in CME

This session looked at some developments in CME accreditation and how recent changes are moulding new relationships in European CME.

Alfonso Negri (Technical-Scientific Secretary, Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies and Chair, Rome CME-CPD Group)
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Arcadi Gual (Coordinator, Professional Area of the Spanish Medical Council – CGCOM. General Secretary of Spanish Accreditation Council for CME – SACCME)
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Bernard Maillet (Secretary General, UEMS-EACCME)
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Philipp Leuschner (Medical Scientific Liaison Manager, EIMSED)
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Thomas Kellner (Global Leader Medical Education, MSD)
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Session 6: Learning about learning

Going beyond systems, standards and relationships, this workshop examined how adults learn, enlightening the educators in CME how to address expert learners in a medical setting: how to keep their attention and best ways to present new concepts.

Jonas Nordquist (Director, Medical Case Centre, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute)
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Session 7: The CME Unsession

The final session of the meeting is one with no agenda and where the audience made up the discussion panel.

Lawrence Sherman (SVP Educational Strategy, Prova Education)

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