1 – Cologne Consensus Conference

2 – EBAC

3 – European Diploma General Cardiology

4 – Other activities

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1 – Cologne Consensus Conference

Cologne Consensus Conference 2015: Providers in CME/CPD

The Cologne Consensus Conference took place on Sept. 11th/12th, 2015 in Cologne. The CCC was devoted to “Providers in CME/CPD” in order to develop contemporary concepts regarding the roles and responsibilties of those who would like to be providers in CME/CPD and to outline how quality and independence of information in CME/CPD can be guaranteed. The final programme can be found here.

FOLLOW-UP

The single presentations and the roundtable discussions of the Cologne Consensus Conference 2014 can be accessed via the links below:

Day 1

CCC 2015 – Welcome – Heinz Weber
CCC 2015 – Introduction – Reinhard Griebenow
CCC 2015 – Is CME/CPD commercial business: what does EU law say? – Helmut König
CCC 2015 – What do providers offer: present and future – European Society of Cardiology – Peter Kearney
CCC 2015 – What do providers offer: present and future – Guidelines International Network – Amir Qaseem
CCC 2015 – What do providers offer: present and future – Cochrane Collaboration – Gerd Antes
CCC 2015 – What do providers offer: present and future – Drug Commission of the German Medical Association – Klaus Lieb
CCC 2015 – What do providers offer: present and future – Good CME Practice group – Eugene Pozniak

Day 2

CCC 2015 – Introduction
CCC 2015 – Sharing experiences: provider accreditation in North America – Gordon
CCC 2015 – Sharing experiences: provider accreditation in North America – Regnier
CCC 2015 – Advancing ACCME Accreditation in Support of CME/CPD – Graham McMahon
CCC 2015 – Introduction II
CCC 2015 – What do differences in health-care systems contribute? – Qatar – Samar Aboulsoud
CCC 2015 – What do differences in health-care systems contribute? – Germany – Dirk Schulenburg/ Reinhard Griebenow
CCC 2015 – Future directions for CPD accreditation: the who, what and how – Craig Campbell

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Cologne Consensus Conference 2014: Management of conflict of interest

The Cologne Consensus Conference 2014 was held on September 12 – 13th in Cologne and dealt with the topic “Management of conflict of interest”. The final programme and speakers can be found here.

FOLLOW-UP

A report on the Cologne Consenus Conference 2014 was written by Julie Simper (CCMEP, CMP/ International CME-CPD Consulting) and published in the “Journal of European CME (JECME) – The Open-Access Journal on CME-CPD Practice” and is available for download here.

The single presentations and the roundtable discussions of the Cologne Consensus Conference 2014 can be accessed via the links below:

Day 1

CCC 2014 – Welcome and Introduction
CCC 2014 – Cologne Consensus Conference 2014 – Reinhard Griebenow
CCC 2014 – What do we know about the effects of unmanaged conflicts of interest? – Bernard Lo
CCC 2014 – Declaring conflicts of interest: it matters how we ask – Christopher Baethge
CCC 2014 – Legal background for disclosure procedures – Peter Hustinx
CCC 2014 – World Medical Association – Otmar Kloiber
CCC 2014 – What is conflict of interest and is it different between stakeholders? – Sean Hayes
CCC 2014 – Non-financial conflicts of interest – Amir Qaseem
CCC 2014 – Conflicts of interest of providers – Eugene Pozniak
CCC 2014 – Transparency initiatives of industry – Holger Diener

Day 2

CCC 2014 – Why do conflicts of interest raise concern? – Humayun Chaudhry
CCC 2014 – ACCME – Murray Kopelow
CCC 2014 – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons – Craig Campbell
CCC 2014 – EACCME – Zlatko Fras
CCC 2014 – Conflict of interest: towards global consensus – the International academy for CPD accreditation – Jennifer Gordon
CCC 2014 – European Medicines Agency – Frances Nuttall
CCC 2014 – British Medical Journal – Mabel Chew
CCC 2014 – European Heart Journal – Jan Steffel
CCC 2014 – Association of Medical Scientific Societies – Ina Kopp

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Cologne Consensus Conference 2013: Decisions in CME/ CPD accreditation

The programme of the Cologne Consensus Conference 2013, entitled “Decisions in CME/ CPD accreditation” can be found here.
This year's conference was held in cooperation with the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC), World Medical Association (WMA), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), UEMS Cardiology Section, Ärztekammer Nordrhein, Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (DGK), Marburger Bund and the Guidelines International Network (GIN).

FOLLOW-UP

A report on the Cologne Consenus Conference 2013 was published in the “Journal of European CME (JECME) – The Open-Access Journal on CME-CPD Practice” (written by its Editor-in-Chief Robin Stevenson) and is available for download here.

The single presentations and the roundtable discussions of the Cologne Consensus Conference 2013 can be viewed here:

Day 1

CCC 2013 – Introduction

Reinhard Griebenow: Should all GPs read Cochrane reviews? – or: Save the continuum of medical communication!
Gerd Gigerenzer: Better doctors, better patients, better decisions
Regine Potthast: What can clinical investigators contribute?
Norbert Steinkamp: Clinical endpoint guided recommendations: ethical aspects

CCC 2013 – Roundtable Discussion Day 1.1

Juan Garcia Burgos: Role of regulators in providing information to healthcare professionals
Georg Röggla: Quality of medical information – the role of journal editors
Amir Qaseem: What can scientific societies contribute?
Murray Kopelow: Role of accreditors
Holger Diener: Role of industry

CCC 2013 – Roundtable Discussion Day 1.2

Day 2

Janet Grant: Doctors’ changing knowledge, their community of practice and CPD
Martin Fischer: How can course directors and presenters meet the needs of the participants?
Martin Balzan: e-CME- theory and practice
Martina Siedler: Publication of CME: concept and rules of procedure
Murray Kopelow: Sources for variability in accreditation
Lampros Michalis: Is professional autonomy still feasible in continuing medical education/ continuing professional development?
Ferdinand Hundt: Should industry representatives be allowed to present in accredited CME/CPD activities? – Yes
Heinz Weber: Should industry representatives be allowed to present in accredited CME/CPD activities? – No

CCC 2013 – Roundtabel Discussion and Closure – Day 2

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Cologne Consensus Conference: Information transfer in medicine – Legal issues in CME/ CPD accreditation

On Septemer 13th, 2012, the “Cologne Consensus Conference: Information transfer in medicine – Legal issues in CME/ CPD accreditation” was held in Cologne, initiated by ECSF. The detailed programme can be found here. The conference was organized by ECSF® in cooperation with EBAC and UEMS Cardiology Section organisiert and took place under the auspices of the Chamber of Physicians Northrine, Duesseldorf and the German Cardiac Society.

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2 – EBAC

ECSF® is the home of EBAC, the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology.

EBAC stimulates, coordinates and facilitates high quality CME/CPD in cardiovascular medicine, both for individuals and institutions, in order to provide the highest possible standard of care for patients and populations. EBAC awards CME points as a sign of quality and independence for participation in CME/CPD activities. Definitions of learning objectives, targeting the audience, and assuring objectively presented scientific content are among the key features that will be considered by EBAC when accrediting a programme.

EBAC accredits

  1. international CME/CPD activities in cardiovascular medicine
  2. national CME/CPD activities in cardiovascular medicine, for which international participation can be expected. In this case EBAC accreditation is not competitive but rather subsidiary to national accreditation systems, targeting the participants from foreign countries,
  3. national CME/CPD activities in case that a national accreditation authority does not exist or does not provide accreditation services.

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3 – European Diploma General Cardiology

ECSF® promotes the concept of the European Diploma General Cardiology

It is our hope that the Diploma will

It will be worked out in close cooperation with ECAMSQ (UEMS), scientific societies, professional unions and national as well as EU regulators

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4 – Other activities

Guideline dissemination conference “Heart – vessels – Pregnancy: Current guideline recommendations”

On November 24th, 2011, the Guideline dissemination conference “Heart – vessels – Pregnancy: Current guideline recommendations” took place under the auspices of ECSF®. Background information and the programme can be found here.