European CME Forum Includes ACCME Presentation

December 18, 2012
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Tamar Hosansky

Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and Chief Executive, participated in a panel discussion at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the European CME Forum, held in November in London. Joining him on the panel were Dr. Edwin Borman, Secretary-General, European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)–European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), and Pam Montgomery, PhD, Director, Fellowship & Standards and Deputy CEO, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The session was moderated by Jacqui Thornton, a health journalist and facilitator. The panelists discussed their visions and perspectives of accreditation and CME, based on their experience in their respective countries. Engaging with the audience, they discussed issues including the importance of rigorous accreditation standards, strategies for managing commercial support and conflicts of interest, cross-border recognition of CME, and how to raise the quality of CME. The ACCME participated in the European CME Forum as part of its ongoing efforts to support collaboration in the global CME community.