CME Experts Committee holds first formal meeting
After the BioMed Alliance Taskforce was dissolved this year, a more permanent structure for cooperation on Continuing Medical Education was established in the form of the CME Experts Standing Committee. This CME Experts Standing Committee is chaired by Prof. David B. Vodušek.
The Committee held its first formal meeting on April 17. Its membership consist of experts in medical education from different medical societies. The CME Experts Standing Committee aims to foster cooperation between medical societies on CME and explores potential actions to continue guaranteeing excellence of educational activities. It will work together with different stakeholders to ensure that high quality CME leads to better outcomes for patients in Europe.
The CME Experts Standing Committee also reflected on the activities of the taskforce. To raise awareness on the importance of quality CME, this taskforce drafted an article on the role of industry in CME Provision. The article , written by a number of leading academics, will soon be published in the American Journal of Medicine. It analyses CME provision in Europe and raises awareness on the effects of industry involvement on the provision and the quality of education. The abstract is available on the website of the American Journal of Medicine here.