Attending the European Continuing Medical Education (CME) Forum? Here Are 5 Session Picks

In just over a week, I will join stakeholder groups with an interest in European Continuing Medical Education (CME), when they meet for the 11th Annual European CME Forum at the King’s Fund in London, UK, 7-9 November 2018.

The European CME Forum is a great opportunity to learn from providers, accreditors, medical societies, commercial supporters and vendors on the current and future challenges and direction of European CME.  When Eugene Pozniak, Co-Founder of the European CME Forum, assembled the program in 2008, the objective was to foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional dialogue. Since then, dialogue has been healthy and the publication of the  Journal of European CME, an Open Access peer review journal that is now PubMed Indexed, has been an excellent outlet for scientific communication.

As both an editorial board member of the Journal of European CME and a business development director at Copyright Clearance Center, I am keen to learn more about the evolving tools and types of educational design and methods for disseminating CME programs to interdisciplinary learners. These potential solutions that could better serve the European CME community are under investigation at CCC and I look forward to sharing more of our concepts and thoughts during and after the conference.

5 Sessions Picks for European CME Forum

Within the three main program themes, “Change,” “Management,” and “Engine,” I look forward to attending the following sessions:

  • Ascent to the summit of the pyramid: a hands-on guide to implementing the outcomes framework – Don Moore (Vanderbilt University), Celine Carrera (European Society of Cardiology) and Melania Istrate (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine)
  • Accreditation criteria as a roadmap; designing education that matters – Kate Regnier (ACCME)
  • Medical Societies and CME: Objectives, challenges and aspirations to deliver quality education for the membership – led by Carine Pannetier (European Respiratory Society)
  • Collaboration in lifelong learning: making it work – Dale Kummerle (Bristol Myers-Squibb; Global Alliance Medical Education), Lisa Sullivan (InVivo Communications), Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME)
  • Putting effort into design and outcomes evaluation: what a waste of resource? – Thomas Kellner (UCB), Eva Thalmann (Janssen Cilag), Dean Jenkins (UCB)

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Author: Darren Gillgrass

Darren Gillgrass sets the strategic direction for CCC's portfolio of Rightsholder-facing software products and services. He helps Rightsholders maximize the value of their content, providing an enhanced experience for their author and research communities. Before CCC, Darren founded DMG Healthcare Consulting Limited, a publishing consultancy for entities across the medical industry.
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