13th Annual European CME Forum Archive

13th European CME Forum (#13ECF) – Meeting Archive

4-6 November 2020

European and global CME: What next?

The meeting took place with a faculty of 70 CME experts, and nearly 20 hours of programmed educational content. This has been captured, processed and presented on an elearning platform that you can access and view and review at your leisure.

All #13ECF meeting participants have access to this resource, go to: www.cme-cpd.eu, insert the email you registered with, and the password 13ECF20.

If you did not attend the meeting you can register to access the Online Archive.









Opening of the 13th Annual European CME Forum 

What now? introduction to the meeting by Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum)

What do you want to know? A live needs assessment, to ensure the meeting addresses the key questions, topics and concerns the participants identify, with Chris Elmitt (Crystal Interactive) and Lawrence Sherman (AMEE; Meducate Global)


Plenary 1

Evaluating outcomes, putting theory into practice, review of the JECME Special Collection, led by Don Moore (Vanderbilt University; Guest Editor JECME) and Robin Stevenson (Editor-in-Chief, JECME). Interviewing selected paper authors, Katie Lucero (Medscape), Reinhard Griebenow (ECSF), Wendy Walsh (UpToDate/Wolters Kluwer), Lisa Sullivan (inVivo Academy) , Jason Olivieri (MedIQ) and James Bannister (Liberum IME)


Breakout Workshops 1

Identifying factors for success in online learning, led by Miriam Uhlmann (AO Foundation), with Amy Farr (European Respiratory Society), Jo Varney (Ogilvy Health) and Jane Wiedler (AO Foundation)

CME-CPD outcomes in oncology: a global perspective, led by Ann Lichti, with Janvi Sharma and Phil Talamo (PER)

Digitising interprofessional collaboration, led by Julie-Lyn Nöel (EUROSPINE), with Jamiu Busari (Maastricht University; Horacio Oduber Hospital), Margareta Nordin (EUROSPINE) and Francisco Baptista (Francisco Serrano Baptista Consulting)


Plenary 2

Evolving collaboration between medical societies and industry in the digitalisation of congresses, led by Eva Thalmann (Janssen; Chair, iPACME; Chair, EFPIA Working Group on Medical Education), with Christian-Claus Roth (Novartis) and Arthur Cannon (Roche)


Breakout Workshops 2 

What does industry expect in good IME? led by Pamela Mason (AstraZeneca)

The importance of informal learning and how this has changed in a digital world, led by Jonas Nordquist (Karolinska Institutet), with Céline Carrera (EIT Health), Dean Jenkins (UCB) and Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME)

Why is industry involved in medical education and learning? led by Damian Larger (Pfizer) with Alesa Lehmann Ivancic (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) and Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum)


Plenary 3

The role and shape of congresses in the digital age, led by David Vodušek (BioMed Alliance; EAN) and Michel Ballieu (BioMed Alliance), with Isabel Bardinet (ESC), João Grenho (UEMS-EACCME),  Juan Palou (ESU/EAU), Julia Rautenstrauch (EULAR) and Robin Stevenson (JECME)


Breakout Workshops 3

The extended event: using technology to reach and engage a diverse audience, led by Alvaro Margolis (EviMed) and Jann Balmer (University of Virginia)

Patients as teachers and COI as a side effect: How to do it right? led by Marcin Rodzinka (Mental Health Europe), with Paul Scheffer and Ellie White 

Implementing effective interprofessional education in a medical society, led by Sam Kynman and Bart Morlion (European Pain Federation – EFIC)


Plenary 4

Standards for substantive equivalency between CME/CPD accreditation systems, led by Graham McMahon (ACCME), with Hilary Hoey (RCPI), Adrian Jennings (RCP) and Reinhard Griebenow (ECSF)


Breakout Workshops 4

Getting an activity accredited in Europe, led by Mia Neve (Liberum IME), with Camilla De Filippi (Siyemi Learning) and Monica Ghidinelli (AO Foundation)

Process-oriented in situ simulations: a gift to quality and safety, led by James Ruiter (Salus Global)

Adapting to new opportunities in medical education: from f2f to virtualwith Diana van Brackel and Margarita Velcheva (Kenes)


Plenary 5

Rapid change and adaptivity: the new essential competencies of CME-CPD providers, led by Margarita Velcheva (Good CME Practice group; Kenes), with Pamela Funes (Kenes), Thomas Kleinoeder (KWHC), Mia Neve (Liberum IME), Miriam Uhlman (AO Foundation) and Sophie Wilson (IMP)


Breakout Workshops 5

Developing a pathway for your professional development, led by Steven Kawczak (Cleveland Clinic) and Chitra Subramanian (AO Foundation; ACEhp)

The future is now, led by Suzanne Murray (AXDEV), with Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME) and Dale Kummerle (GAME)


Plenary 6

Why do we do what we do? a panel discussion and final Q&A moderated by Lawrence Sherman (AMEE; Meducate Global) with Kathy Chappell (ANCC), Trevor Gibbs (AMEE) and Mark Westwood (Barts Health)


Q&A Sessions and What next?

Demystifying European & global CME terminology and practices (Day 1 Panel discussion & Q&A)

Demystifying European & global CME terminology and practices (Day 2 Panel discussion & Q&A)

What next? final words from Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum)


Oral Presentations and Posters

Get your evidence first: Informing evidence-based educational interventions with rigorous needs assessments presented by Olga Salvidio (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany) and Sophie Peloquin (AXDEV)

Improving clinical handover for new patient admissions across two surgical wards over the period of 9 months presented by Heather Davis (William Harvey Hospital)

A total of 8 posters were accepted to the meeting, you can access the full posters and brief presentation from the authors. 










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Day 1: Wednesday 4 November 2020