New publication; Setting CME standards in Europe: guiding principles for medical education by Sheelagh Farrow, Darren Gillgrass, Alisa Pearlstone, Jack Torr, Eugene Pozniak, published in Current Medical Research and Opinion, 9 October 2012.
8 December 2011: The Good CME Practice Group calls on European pharma and CME regulators to work together to clarify CME rules.
Read the press release
Good CME Practice (gCMEp) is an initiative from European CME Forum Ltd.
For more information about the activities of the European CME Forum contact the Programme Director, Eugene Pozniak
For all administrative enquiries contact the Project Director,
To learn more about the European CME Forum read details of our meetings here.
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The fifth Autumn meeting of the gCMEp Group will be held 12 November 2014 in London.
The fifth Spring meeting of the gCMEp Group will be held 13 May 2014 in London.
The fourth Autumn meeting of the gCMEp Group was held 13 November 2013 in London.
The fourth Spring meeting of the gCMEp Group was held 16 May 2013 in London.
The third Autumn meeting of the gCMEp Group was held 14 November 2012 in London.
The third Spring meeting of the gCMEp Group was held 10 May 2012 in London.
The second Autumn meeting of the gCMEp Group was held held 9 November 2011 in Amsterdam.
The second Spring meeting of the gCMEp Group was held 12 May 2011 in London.
The first Autumn meeting of the gCMEp Group was held 15 November 2010 in Berlin.
The first Spring meeting of the gCMEp Group was held 20 May 2010 in London. Read the press release here
About the Good CME Practice (gCMEp) Group
Participation is restricted to relevant European-based education providers and we then have additional input from others such as CME accreditation bodies, pharmaceutical companies and other experts as needed and on an invitation basis.
Participants in the gCMEp group are entitled to display the gCMEp logo as a sign of their commitment to the highest standards in CME delivery.
To learn more about how to join the gCMEp group read membership details here
Journal of European CME (JECME)
JECME provides an invaluable service to the European CME-CPD community by publishing an ethical peer-reviewed journal for research findings and reviews.
JECME is solely focused on the practical application of European CME-CPD methods, techniques and case studies, as well as opinion pieces on European CME-CPD regulatory issues.
The inaugural meeting of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp) took place during the
Second Annual European CME Forum meeting in London, 18-19 November 2009,
where the overarching guiding principles were discussed by leading education providers
involved in European CME programme development, with input from members from
the CME and pharma communities.
European CME is developing under its own inertia, working to converging
standards and agreements: the CME bodies are working ever closer together, and
pharmaceutical industry supporters are now under regulatory pressure to align
themselves with CME in a positive way.
The aim of the gCMEp Group is to look specifically at how the
European education provider/agency community works in CME and to develop the
appropriate operating standards.
Since that first meeting in London, the gCMEp Group have continued their discussions, consulted widely with national and European medical societies, as well as national and pan-European CME accreditation bodies, and agreed to pursue the definition of the standards of Good CME Practice along 4 Core Principles:
CME providers should ensure that educational activities have clear learning objectives that are
derived from a coherent and objective process that has identified performance gaps and unmet
educational needs. The education must be designed to positively reinforce existing good
practice and effect a sustained change in daily clinical practice as appropriate.
Balance needs to be evident in content, faculty and review. Content has to be developed
independently of the sponsor and reflect the full clinical picture within the framework of the
All relevant information should be disclosed to the learner so that they understand fully how the
content has been developed and presented. This includes the terms of the financial support,
relevant disclosures of faculty and organisations involved in the development of the scientific
content and the presentation of the programme.
Post-activity evaluation should measure satisfaction, knowledge uptake and intent to maintain
or change behaviour in line with learning objectives.
The results of this consultation have now been published; Setting CME standards in Europe: guiding principles for medical education by Sheelagh Farrow, Darren Gillgrass, Alisa Pearlstone, Jack Torr, Eugene Pozniak, published in Current Medical Research and Opinion, 9 October 2012.
This work and how the principles can be put into everyday practice will continue to be discussed. Any European providers who would like to participate in this initiative are invited to contact Programme Director, Eugene Pozniak.
FURTHER READING ABOUT EUROPEAN CME
Report on the Cologne Consensus Conference 20-21 September 2013
Published 27 January 2014 Journal of European CME (JECME)
First Letter from America
Published 27 January 2014 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Report on Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the European CME Forum, London, UK, 14-15 November 2013
Published 9 January 2014 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Report on Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Global Alliance for Medical Education, Barcelona, Spain, June 9-11, 2013
Published 28 November 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Gaming to educate doctors (report from 6th Annual Meeting of the European CME Forum)
Published 22 November 2013 PMLive.com
EFPIA: Disclose payments or face legislation (report from 6th Annual Meeting of the European CME Forum)
Published 21 November 2013 PMLive.com
e-Learning: are all users in front of the computer all the time?
Published 23 October 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Developing an appropriately supported CME-accredited programme in Europe
Published 19 August 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
State of play of CME in Europe in 2012: proceedings from the fifth annual meeting of the European CME Forum
Published 22 July 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Overview of legal aspects of Continuing Medical Education/ Continuing Professional Development in Georgia
Published 28 June 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Provider or Activity Accreditation
Published 12 June 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Information transfer in medicine: modus vivendi out of paradise
Published 20 March 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Beyond accreditation systems - the identification of different implementation models for CME across Europe
Published 19 March 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
The benefits of accrediting institutions and organisations as providers of continuing professional education
Published 4 March 2013 Journal of European CME (JECME)
Medical communications and CME in Asia - how are they different?
Published 27 January 2013 www.pharmaphorum.com
Good CME practice
Published 23 January 2013 www.pharmaphorum.com
Measuring outcomes in CME
Published 7 January 2013 www.pharmaphorum.com
CME: unifying European standards and focusing on the needs of the physician
Published 4 January 2013 www.pharmaphorum.com
CME in Europe: doctors' perspectives and patient outcomes
Published 20 December 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
CME in Europe: a fragmented environment
Published 28 November 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
The evolution of medical education
Published 18 October 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
Setting CME standards in Europe: guiding principles for medical education
Published 9 October 2012 Current Medical Research and Opinion
CME 2012: making change happen
Published 10 September 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
Engaging healthcare professionals with continuing medical education activities
Published 5 September 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
Perspectives on CME: part 3 - the patient in CME [Video]
Published 3 September 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
The question is CME, or not CME?
Published 24 August 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
Perspectives on CME: part 2 - what is the role for pharma in CME? [Video]
Published 20 August 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
Perspectives on CME: part 1 - what is CME? [Video]
Published 6 August 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
CME: the first step is understanding how we learn
Published 26 July 2012 www.pharmaphorum.com
CME faces change
Published 28 November 2011 www.pmlive.com
European CME Forum, 2011: Conference Report
Published 21 November 2011 www.communiquelive.com
Putting our house in order
Published 10 November 2011 www.communiquelive.com
CME Spotlight: education providers and pharma need guidance
Published 27 April 2011 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: Uniting European CME
Published 20 December 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: medical communications evolves
Published 2 December 2010 www.pharmafile.com
Navigating the minefield:
Published 11 November 2010 www.pmlive.com
CME Spotlight: Making European CME work
Published 4 November 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: Reshaping the healthcare conversation
Published 31 August 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: Performance improvement and collaboration
Published 15 July 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: Power to the people
Published 8 June 2010 www.pharmafile.com
White paper: Continuing Medical Education in Europe
Published 1 June 2010 MedEd Global Solutions
Raising the Bar: Initiative aims to set clear guidelines for best practice in European CME
Published PME May/June 2010 www.pmlive.com
CME Spotlight: De-coding the letter of the law
Published 29 April 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: Raising standards
Published 25 March 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: The numbers game
Published 16 March 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: Restoring confidence
Published 25 February 2010 www.pharmafile.com
2nd Annual Meeting of the European CME Forum
Published 24 February 2010 www.keywordpharma.com
CME Spotlight: Raising the quality of published research
Published 13 January 2010 www.pharmafile.com
CME Spotlight: Moving CME forward in Europe
Published 15 October 2009 www.pharmafile.com
Paying their own way: pharma and doctors to share CME costs
Published 8 October 2009 www.pharmafile.com
Inform or influence: Fear of pharma bias may restrict doctorsí access to essential continuing medical education
Published PME September/October 2009 www.pmlive.com
The changing face of Continuing Medical Education in Europe
Published 28 April 2009 www.pharmafile.com
European CME Forum: First Annual Meeting
Published 16 February 2009 www.keywordpharma.com
HOW TO JOIN US
The European CME providers listed below are all members of the Good CME Practice (gCMEp) group.
Would you like to join the gCMEp group?
Read details here
The following independent consultants are Associate Members