CME Trends in Europe

Eugene Pozniak, CME Trends in Europe - Medical Writing Festival

 CME Trends in Europe


Eugene Pozniak


CME Specialist, Programme Director, Innovator





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European countries have significantly different standards and protocols for the licensing of physicians and the requirements and methods of physician education.  Various bodies such as the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME), and the European CME Forum, among others, share the of objectives of finding common agreement among members for the unification, standardization, and in-country distinctions regarding Continuing Medical Education (CME).

With the broad diversity of European and East European countries, standardization brings a unique set of challenges and a broad strength of various approaches to consider.

In this 1-hour webinar, we will explore the current state of CME in Europe, which will include such issues as:

  1. The status of standards setting in Europe – its advantages and shortcomings
  2. Developing views on CME funding by pharma, governmental, and non-governmental bodies
  3. The developing roles of both educationists and medical writers in developing CME content
  4. The unique aspects of developing standards among diverse countries and cultures
  5. Comparison with the American model of CME

Join us for what will prove to be a fascinating discussion.  The Q&A shall be quite lively.

About Eugene Pozniak

Mr. Pozniak has worked in the medical sector for over 22 years.  Following a degree in Chemistry, he spent some time in the promotional sector working back progressively through the product life cycle management chain: pharmaceutical sales, medical advertising, PR and medical communications.

In 2000 he left the promotional sector, and began focusing full-time on CME.

Eugene has run CME-accredited meetings, and developed the first pan-European CME accredited e-learning and national CME-accredited portals.  He co-founded the European CME Forum, an annual meeting of presentation, discussion, and debate among CME stakeholders.  In 2011, he acquired funding for and launched the Journal of European CME (JECME).

Mr. Pozniak’s work also includes ‘Independent Education’ projects (‘non-CME-non-promotional’); where CME principles are followed, but accreditation is not necessarily sought. He has worked on CME projects across Europe (pan-European and national), USA, Japan/Asia Pacific and Latin America.