The Tenth Annual European CME Forum

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Everything you need to know about the Tenth Annual European CME Forum is here.

We are delighted to have presented the 10th Annual European CME Forum in collaboration with, and at the home of, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) in Dublin, Ireland. Over 100 people gathered at 6 Kildare Street to participate in a highly interactive meeting. You can find the full agenda and presentations on the meeting page, and the report from the meeting here.


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Outline programme

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th November 2017 


Tamara Allen (Pideia), Jeanette Andersen (Lupus Europe), Fabiola de Andrade (European Board for Accreditation in Hematology – EBAH), Sarah Badreh (Lupus Europe), Jann Balmer (University of Virginia School of Medicine), Toby Borger (Springer Healthcare IME), Declan Byrne (St James’s Hospital, Dublin), 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), 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),  Helen Dunne (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin)Reinhard Griebenow (European Cardiology Section Foundation – ECSF), Juanita Guidera (Quality Improvement Division HSE),  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),  Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME), Thomas Kleinoeder (KWHC), Dale Kummerle (Bristol-Myers Squibb; GAME), James Mahon (St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin)Graham McMahon (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME), Don Moore (Vanderbilt University), Jonas Nordquist (Karolinska Institutet), Thelma Russell (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – RCPI), Ann O’Shaughnessy (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – RCPI), 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 (Maastricht University), Lawrence Sherman (AGILE),  Robin Stevenson (Journal of European CME – JECME), Lisa Sullivan (In Vivo Communications), Victoria Taylor (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – RCPI), Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag)Jacqui Thornton (Independent moderator), Diana van Brakel (Kenes)Sophie Wilson (International Medical Press; Good CME Practice group – gCMEp).

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Day 1: Wednesday 8 November 2017

   pre-#10ECF meetings took place for participants from medical societies, accreditation bodies (International Academy for CPD Accreditation), industry and providers (the Good CME Practice group). 

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

INWARD: Educational design – introduction
 Led by: Don Moore (Vanderbilt University) [Download presentation] 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.

INWARD: Educational design – workshops
– Enhancing CPD: Quality Improvement and best practice. Led by Hilary Hoey (RCPI), Ann O’Shaughnessy (RCPI) and Thelma Russell (RCPI) [Download presentation]
– Building the case for self-aware learners and effective education. Led by Kate Regnier (ACCME) [Download presentation]
– Competencies for CME professionals. Led by Gayla Bruner and Steven Kawczak (ACEhp) [Download presentation]
– Lifelong learning in Europe: opportunities and challenges in achieving quality. Led by Eva Thalmann (Janssen-Cilag) and Tamara Allen (Pideia) [Download presentation]

Day 2: Thursday 9 November 2017

Opening of Day 2
Journal of European CME: current position and future plans –  Robin Stevenson (JECME) [Download presentation]

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

OUTWARD: Listening to others – introduction
Chair: Graham McMahon (ACCME) with
Carolin Sehlbach (Maastricht University)
[Download presentationand subsequent publication in BMJ Open here]
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.

OUTWARD: Listening to others – workshops
– Engaging the team. Led by Conor O’Keane (RCPI), Carmel Curran (RCPI) and Victoria Taylor (RCPI) [Download presentation]
– The voice of the patient: how to fill the communication-gap between doctors and patients. Led by Sara Badreh (Lupus Europe) and Jeanette Andersen (Lupus Europe) [Download presentation]
– Future of CME accreditation in Europe: Harmonisation through dialogue and consensus. Fabiola de Andrade (EBAH), Richard Costello (EBAP) and Reinhard Griebenow (ECSF) [Download presentation]
– The mountains we climb: challenges for the provider. Sophie Wilson (IMP, gCMEp) and Thomas Kleinoeder (KWHC) [Download presentation]

Lunch with the Leaners
Guided by: Lawrence Sherman (AGILE) with
Declan Byrne (St James’s Hospital, Dublin), Helen Dunne (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin) and James Mahon (St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin)

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)

ONWARD: Collaborations and partnerships – introduction
Chair: Jonas Nordquist (Karolinska Institutet) with
Kathy Chappell (ANCC), Jann Balmer (University of Virginia School of Medicine) [Download presentation] and
Dale Kummerle (GAME), Jen Gordon (RCPSC), Juanita Guidera (St Luke’s Hospital), Diana van Brakel (Kenes)
Putting things into practice. We take a look at some new techniques and developments that are helping to make CME more relevant and effective

ONWARD Workshops
– Publishing in CME. Led by Craig Campbell (RCPSC) and Robin Stevenson (JECME) [Download presentation]
– Leadership skills in staff engagement – connect, communicate, engage. Led by Juanita Guidera (Quality Improvement Division HSE) [Download presentation]
– Quality collaborations by global organisations. Led by Dale Kummerle (GAME) with Celine Carrera (European Society of Cardiology), Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME) and Lisa Sullivan (In Vivo Communications) [Download presentation]
– Future challenges for CME providers in the rapidly evolving CME environment. Led by Diana van Brakel (Kenes) and Toby Borger (Springer Healthcare IME) [Download presentation]

Day 3: Friday 10 November 2017

Opening of Day 3
CME activities in 2018 – Eugene Pozniak (European CME Forum) [Download presentation]

ONWARD: Collaborations and partnerships – reflection
Chair: Jonas Nordquist (Karolinska Institutet) with
Dale Kummerle (GAME), Jen Gordon (RCPSC), Juanita Guidera (Quality Improvement Division HSE), Diana van Brakel (Kenes)

In conversation: perceptions, evidence and controversies
Led by: Hilary Hoey (RCPI) with
Don Moore (Vanderbilt University), Kate Regnier (ACCME) and Robin Stevenson (JECME)

What is the future for CME in Europe?
Moderator: Jacqui Thornton (Independent)
Craig Campbell (RCPSC)
Reinhard Griebenow (ECSF)

Marie-Claire Pickaert (EFPIA) [Download presentation]

The CME Unsession
Led by: Lawrence Sherman (AGILE)


Diana van Brackel Improving professional practice in the field of immunodeficiencies through continuing professional development
Drazen Raguz Are the Communities of Practice a way of stimulating development of quality CME activities?
Margarita Velcheva Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes –  educational meeting improving professional practice
Celeste Kolanko Engaging Global Stakeholders in CME: A Model for Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Outcomes
Ann Lichti An Outcomes Approach to Developing European CME Activities For Oncologists: Tips For Providers
Katie Eustace A Review of Educational Needs and Learning Preferences of Oncology Physicians Outside the United States
Katie Eustace Revolutionize your Data: The ABCs of Data Visualization Concepts
Julie-Lyn Noël The EUROSPINE Diploma Programme


This activity is planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Siyemi Learning and European CME Forum. Siyemi Learning is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Siyemi Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To claim your CME certificate of attendance, please contact


As there will be no discussion of products or services of ACCME defined commercial interests during this live activity, neither the speakers nor the activity planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial support

 This activity is supported by independent educational grants from BMS and Pfizer

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