Identifying the Needs for Competency-based Education in Europe: A Needs Assessment of Cardiologists Across 52 Countries

Optimizing the impact of CME/CPD/CE by integrating principles of behavioural change

Experiences in international interactive online CME from Latin America

Alignment India: Towards structured CME ecosystem

Identifying the Needs for Competency-based Education in Europe: A Needs Assessment of Cardiologists Across 52 Countries

Optimizing the impact of CME/CPD/CE by integrating principles of behavioural change

Experiences in international interactive online CME from Latin America

Alignment India: Towards structured CME ecosystem

Identifying the Needs for Competency-based Education in Europe: A Needs Assessment of Cardiologists Across 52 Countries

Optimizing the impact of CME/CPD/CE by integrating principles of behavioural change

Experiences in international interactive online CME from Latin America

Alignment India: Towards structured CME ecosystem

2017-2019 Past Webinars

Presented by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), together with the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME)

Presenter:

Alvaro Margolis, EviMed and President, GAME

Monday, May 6, 2019

14:00 UK Time (GMT)

09:00 USA Time (ET)

Summary:

 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are now common across disciplines, including Medicine. In this Webinar, a precise definition of the academic term “disruptive innovation” will be shown, followed by an analysis the potential for disruption of MOOCs for health care professionals and teams.  Additionally, Dr. Margolis, MD will review practical examples from his experience, and facilitate a discussion with the audience about the applicability of these experiences in their own settings.

The aim of the webinar is to illustrate the potential of MOOCs in healthcare.

Attendance is aimed at physicians and educators who are responsible for designing and implementing continuing medical education and professional development programs.

Recommended reading:

Margolis A, López-Arredondo A, García S, Rubido N, et al. 2019, 'Social learning in large online audiences of health professionals: Improving dialogue with automated tools', MedEdPublish, 8, [1], 55  Access MedEdPublish

Presenters:

Dean Beals, DKBmed

Stan Pogroszewski, DKBmed

Rachel Deerr, DKBmed

Thursday, February 28, 2019

14:00 UK Time (GMT)

09:00 USA Time (ET)

Aim of Webinar:

 

Learn how to develop a professional development/quality improvement project within a health system. Understand how we partnered with multiple stakeholders to create programs in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Diabetic Eye, Influenza and HIV.

 

Our programs utilize a unique approach, combining online and live education, collaboration with multiple stakeholders, on-site training, patient smartphone apps and advanced analytic design in order to measure and validate that the changes observed among learners.

 

This session will help participants understand how to design and execute a successful professional development/quality improvement project with multiple stakeholders and challenges. Specifically, we will detail and discuss: selecting your partners, designing the educational program (faculty, content, format), working with electronic health records, measuring outcomes pre/post (what and when to measure), designing and implementing patient smartphone apps (iOS/Android) and promoting the program to project champions, faculty, participants and patients.

Presenters:

Amy Farr, European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Pippa Powell, European Lung Foundation (ELF)

Thursday, November 22, 2018 

14:00 UK Time 

Background: The European Lung Foundation (ELF) was founded by ERS in 2000 with the aim of bringing together patients and the public with respiratory professionals to positively influence lung health.  Over the past 5 years this collaboration has expanded throughout the delivery of educational interventions.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Describe the relationship between the ERS and ELF and outline activities

  • Demonstrate how patients can contribute to medical education programmes

  • Recall key considerations when including patients

  • Recognise the challenges in patient/professional programmes

  • Describe future perspectives

 

Target Audience: This webinar is for anyone involved in designing curricula and developing programmes in both undergraduate and post graduate education, as well as patient organisation and representatives.

Recommended reading:

  • Jha V1, Quinton ND, Bekker HL, Roberts TE. Strategies and interventions for the involvement of real patients in medical education: a systematic review. Med Educ. 2009 Jan;43(1):10-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03244.x.

  • Amanda Howe, Janie Anderson. Involving patients in medical education. BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7410.326 (Published 07 August 2003)

  • Role of patient in medical education – British Medical Association

Summary: Patients are becoming increasingly important in the development of educational interventions for health professionals, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Lung Foundation (ELF) would like to share some key learnings on their budding collaboration. 

Presenters:

Miriam Ullmann, PhD, Manager, Faculty Development, 

AO Foundation, AO Education Institute, Switzerland

 

Mike Cunningham, Curriculum Development, 

AO Foundation, AO Education Institute, Switzerland

Thursday, April 12, 2018

14:00 (BST) British Summer Time

Background: The AO Foundation delivers education in several surgical subspecialties in all geographical regions with an annual average of 40,000 participants in 74 countries. Information for planning and evaluation is a key factor for our high-quality education.
 
Summary of work: Over a 3-year period, a set of agreed questions and processes for gathering and analysing pre and post event information was defined by our volunteer faculty leaders and an online system was implemented in more than 300 events globally.
 
Results: Many chairpersons have been trained to analyse and apply instruments such as motivation to learn, gap scores, educational impact, and commitment to change. Data are also analysed by our international planning committees to identify trends and areas for further development.  As a case study, examples and summary data from 38 facial trauma courses worldwide in 2017 will be presented along with recommended actions defined by the curriculum committee.
 
Conclusion: Structured, consistent data collection and reporting increases the value of information and help busy faculty to adjust individual events to meet the needs of the specific participants and to plan future improvements.

Identifying the Needs for Competency-based Education in Europe: A Needs Assessment of Cardiologists Across 52 Countries

Presenters:

Celine Carrera, MBA, Team Manager ESC Education Department

European Society of Cardiology

 

Suzanne Murray, CEO and Founder

AXDEV Group International

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

13:00 GMT (UK) // 9:00 AM EDT (US)

Background: Multiple specialty societies are now reviewing their educational strategy to better respond to the needs of their members and potential members. Independent needs assessments can be used as a rigorous way to identify perceived and unperceived needs and their underlying causalities within an organisation.
 
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), representing over 80, 000 cardiology professionals from 56 national cardiac societies across Europe, has engaged in an improvement process of their educational strategy in order to become recognised in the area of continuing professional development and performance improvement. The ESC has recently been conducting an organisational needs assessment using a mixed-methods approach (combining qualitative and quantitative data from multiple stakeholders) with the objective to understand how the ESC offerings should evolve to better respond to the identified needs of their members.
 
Aim:
•  
  Understand how needs assessments can be used by professional societies to evolve their educational offerings
•    Describe how organisational needs assessments can be powerful strategic tools for professional organisations and national societies
 
Audience:
Representative of medical specialty societies and associations, educational researchers and other professionals involved in the development of medical education.

Optimizing the impact of CME/CPD/CE by integrating principles of behavioural change

Presenter: 

Lisa Sullivan BBus; MPhil
In Vivo Academy Limited, Australia

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

13:00 BST (British Summer Time) 

Aim of Webinar: The ever changing requirements for securing improved patient outcomes in CME/CPD/CE programmes are creating disconnects between the learner and the funding source. Understanding how the basic principles of behaviour change can be incorporated into lifelong learning development may help to broaden the education approach, heighten learner engagement and achieve greater impact.
 
The aim of this webinar is to discuss some well known principles of behaviour change in the context of CME/CPD/CE; what does the designing team need to consider and what are some examples of where these principles have produced a change in learner performance leading to improved patient outcomes.
 
This webinar is aimed at all CME/CPD/CE and medical education professionals interested in achieving learner change beyond knowledge transference alone.

To view presentation slides, click here.

Experiences in international interactive online CME from Latin America

Presenter: 

Alvaro Margolis, MD, MS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

15:00 BST (British Summer Time) 

Summary: Latin America is a diverse region with one million physicians, living in over 20 middle-income countries, who speak Spanish and Portuguese. 

 

Some global trends in CME, such as the increasing use of the Internet, the need for accountability through recertification, the greater importance of team-based inter-professional learning, and the change in sources of funding with a decrease of commercial sponsors, allow for disruptive innovations through international interactive online CME.

 

Examples of such programs will be shown, considering transfer issues to other regions, including Europe and globally.

 

Target audience: CME and medical education professionals interested in international and/or online CME.

Alignment India: Towards structured CME ecosystem

Presenter: 

Vaibhav Srivastava

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

14:00 BST (British Summer Time) 

Summary: Approximately 0.9 million doctors (more than 60% of which are family physicians) managing 1.3 billion Indians and treating both acute and chronic diseases in the most challenging and deprived infrastructure pose a great challenge to improve the healthcare system in India.

 

Although Indian regulators (Medical Council of India - MCI) are trying their best to produce more and more immaculately qualified doctors (400 plus medical colleges in India produce 50,000 plus medical graduates every year) along with increasing the postgraduate seats (which is currently not even 10% of graduate seats), there is dearth of these doctors who can pursue their career in India (more than 1 million Indian doctors are practicing or pursuing postgraduate studies outside India).

 

On academic development front, MCI is trying to structure CME in India since 2011; however, the growing complexity of social, political and Indian industry structure, prevents the Indian states (28) to accept and implement MCI regulation (only 1 state out of 28 made this mandatory).

 

But, the new government of India with their new proposed policy complimented by initiatives of Indian CME-CPD stakeholders with the help of GAME comes with a huge expectation in expediting India to align toward a structured CME-CPD ecosystem.