How to create an attractive and effective CME event to foster active learning

Date:                    Saturday 24th August

Half Day:              1330-1630

Level:                    Intermediate/Advanced


  1. Kristiina Patja
  2. Leila Niemi-Murola
  3. Juha Pekka Turunen
  4. Eeva Pyörälä

Summary of theme and why it is important:  The rise of Competence-Based Medical Education (CBME) has created new requirements for teaching and learning events in continuous professional development. The competences embrace all aspects of working in health care, not only medical expertise but also communication, collaboration, professionalism, health advocacy and scholarly practice
Today, the course design of continuous medical education (CME) events is often very traditional. Therefore, instead of providing a course consisting of lectures and group work, we encourage medical educators to use active learning methods and digital learning environment to stimulate participants’ learning processes. Course design starts from defining explicit learning goals. The so-called Bloom’s Taxonomy is a valuable tool for defining the learning goals by using verbs and action words that describe the learning outcomes. If the learning goals are established to reach the lower levels of factual knowledge, namely the acquisition of knowledge, the use of traditional methods might be appropriate. However, when the learning goals aim at reaching a new competence level, the use of modern (digital and/or virtual) learning environment as well as active learning and assessment methods are required.

Who should participate in the Pre-Conference Workshop?  Educators interested in promoting competency-based medical education in continuous medical education events and Technology Enhanced Learning.

What will they gain from participating?  After attending this workshop, the participants will be able to describe the main concepts related to CBME, to implement CBME theory in constructing active continuous medical education learning goals events that encompass multiple competences, to develop a CBME assessment form for CME events and to promote CBME in digital learning environments.

Cost: Euros 90 (includes coffee)

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-conference Workshop participants must also register for AMEE 2019 and pay the conference fee.


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