European CME Forum is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing together all stakeholder groups with an interest in European 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.
The theme for the 13th Annual European CME Forum is:
We live in a strange world where every aspect of our lives has changed and we have all had to adapt drastically. In turn, no traditional aspect of CME-CPD stands out as being more important than any other — so we will approach the meeting by individual stakeholder group, see the CME-CPD world through their lens, and ask them, “what next?” – in whatever tone you wish! The meeting page has more details.
Do add your voice to the annual CME survey (there is a 10% discount code on the last page), we are analysing all the data and we will present more finding at the meeting. Take a look at the meeting page for more information.
Journal of European CME (JECME), our PubMed-indexed Open Access journal, has had a successful call for papers for the Special Collection in Outcomes in CME-CPD, 12 papers have been accepted and are currently being published in the run up to #13ECF, take a look here to view the papers. The Guest Editor, Don Moore, has selected the authors he and Robin Stevenson will be interviewing at their session about outcomes at #13ECF.
There have been some rapid developments over the past 12 months. For the first time in Europe we saw the launch of provider accreditation, by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC). The new EFPIA Code was published with further clarity about the role of the pharmaceutical industry in medical education — but not without some calls to go further, and it seems that even in the UK there is a growing concern of its CPD system. UEMS-EACCME has committed to accrediting COVID-19-related education in quick time, and EBAC has started to accredit education in all areas of medicine, with everything reviewed and accredited also to a quick timeline.
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 12 years of activities, with reports and presentations from over 220 hours of live presentations and workshops given by over 300 faculty.
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13th Annual European CME Forum
4-6 November 2020 – Virtual
European and global CME: What next?
We are putting together a fast-moving agenda where we ask the questions that are on everyone’s lips, difficult questions, curious question, or just your own question. We want to get to the what, where, when, who, what and how of CME in Europe across the globe. What is your question? But not just that, who would you like to answer it? Add your views in our annual CME survey, and use it to let us know your question about CME today.
The JECME Call for Papers for the Special Collection in Outcomes has been a great success. The 12 accepted papers are in the process being published, visit JECME to see them. Don Moore as the Guest Editor of this Special Collection has also selected six papers he will discuss with the authors at the meeting.
The 13th Annual European CME Forum (#13ECF) is for anyone with an interest in European and global CME. 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.
Make sure you add your voice to the annual CME survey, there is a 10% discount code on the last page, and keep in touch by following us on Twitter and Linked In, or just email us — let us know what you would like to experience at #13ECF as we finalise plans.