European CME Forum is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing together all stakeholder groups with an interest in Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for healthcare professionals. It facilitates multi-channel discussion in an independent and neutral environment to promote the advance of high quality CME in Europe and around the globe.
The 14th Annual European CME Forum took place 3-5 November 2021, the theme was The 3-legged stool: Achieving balance for effective CME. More information here. The most recent Episode on our podcast provides some highlights, insights, and even some controversies from 14ECF. Remember to also stay up to date and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
This year our PubMed-indexed Open Access journal, Journal of European CME (JECME), launched the second Special Collection on Digitization of Continuing Education in the Health Professions which has received an unprecedented response. Over half the 33 accepted articles have been published, with more appearing each week. Some authors were invited by the Guest Editors to discuss their work during 14ECF.
This website has a wealth of information about our past activities, European CME Forum offers the largest resource about CME in Europe – anywhere whether online or in print – covering our 14 years of activities, with reports and presentations from over 252 hours of live presentations and workshops given by over 412 faculty.
As always, do please let us know your news, thoughts or ambitions for international CME. Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter and I look forward to working with you as we plan 2022 and to eventually meeting in Barcelona for 15ECF!
14th Annual European CME Forum
The 14th Annual European CME Forum took place as a “studio hybrid” meeting using an interactive online meeting platform. A small number of faculty and planners met at a green screen studio, bringing in other participants remotely, and broadcast the meeting in high definition (HD).
We will be updating this page with reports and outputs from the meeting over the coming weeks. Stay up to date with news and updates by tuning into our Podcast and subscribe to the mailing list (see right hand column on home page).
Meanwhile have a listen to some of the highlights we have selected from the meeting which we have presented in the latest podcast.
The 3-legged stool: Achieving balance for effective CME
Effective CME-CPD requires a stable relationship between three key factors, just as a three-legged stool requires all three legs to remain balanced. This year’s meeting examined the spectrum of control and influence in each “leg”:
- Rules and Regulations
- Educational Design and Outcomes
- Funding and Independence
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European CME Forum activities are for anyone with an interest in European and global CME-CPD. We attract the key stakeholders in European and global CME-CPD/IME, regulators, associations and providers across Europe, North America and the world. This meeting is designed to meet the needs of anyone involved in, or interested in, European and global CME.