The AMEE CPD Committee offers a series of webinars.

Every presentation will start at 1400hrs (UK TIME) and be available free via a link which will be provided nearer the time.  Each webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.

The Future of Continuing Education


Presenter:  Graham McMahon, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, USA
Date:  7 January 2019

Summary:  Dr. Graham McMahon explores how educators can evolve continuing education to meeting the ever-changing needs of health professional learners. Dr. McMahon will share strategies that include: improving instructional design, linking learning and healthcare quality improvement, cultivating interprofessional continuing education, and integrating educational technology into your educational home.


Physician assessment: What strategies do physicians use to assess themselves? How effective are these strategies in facilitating change?


Presenter:  Jocelyn Lockyer, Cumming School of Medicine
Date:  4 February 2019

Summary:  Physicians receive data about their work from many sources. It can be provided externally (e.g., by patients and colleagues, through clinical audits, from performance reviews) or internally (feelings and perceptions). Making sense of it can be complicated leading to data being rejected, ignored, accepted, or used to seek additional insights.  In this context, accurate self-assessment is challenging with research suggesting few people are accurate in assessing themselves. This has led to calls for informed self-assessment, in which a combination of external and internal data sources are coupled with coupled with facilitated feedback to assist physicians in understanding their data and developing action plans.  The webinar will review the research and theory related to self- assessment, examine the literature describing the assessment methods that physicians use for assessment, the outcomes physicians typically achieve with the methods used, and discuss potentially viable approaches to increasing the outcomes from assessment activities.

Aims: To provide an overview of and opportunity for discussion about the research and theory examining self-assessment, the assessment activities undertaken by physicians, and approaches to increase the potential that assessment activities can inform practice change.

Who this is intended for: CPD providers and researchers; regulators; professional organization leaders.

Comparing and Contrasting: Continuing Professional Development and Faculty Development


In association with the AMEE Faculty Development Committee

Presenter:  Ivan Silver, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada
Date:  4 March 2019


Medical Education in Difficult Circumstances: Working together to share stories and identify strategies and solutions


Presenter:  Judy McKimm, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK
Date:  1 April 2019

Summary:  Many educators are working in cultures or organisations that involve difficult circumstances. These might be at the intrapersonal level (not fitting in, not feeling confident, knowledgeable or skilled enough); the interpersonal level (personality clashes, dysfunctional teams); the organisational level (poorly managed or led oragnsiations, no room for development or promotion, a toxic culture); the wider health or education system, or the society itself, including environmental or political issues.

Aim of webinar:  This webinar aims to provide a ‘safe space’ for delegates to raise and discuss various ‘difficult situations’ and identify possible strategies or solutions. The webinar is facilitated by an experienced educator who has worked in various difficult situations herself.

Who the webinar is aimed at:  Students, academic and clinical educators working around the world who identify that they are working in difficlut situations, even if they seem trivial. Participants will work together to support colleagues in their difficulties and seek strategies and solutions .  


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): a disruptive innovation in Continuing Medical Education?


In association with GAME

Presenter:  Alvaro Margolis, EviMed
Date:  6 May 2019

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, including practical examples from the presenter’s experience, and a discussion with the audience about the applicability of these experiences to their own settings.

The aim of the Webinar is to show the potential of MOOCs in healthcare.

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


Knowledge Translation, Patient Safety, Continuing Education and Quality Improvement: Integration across the Professions

Presenter: Simon Kitto
Date:  3 June 2019


Reflection and metacognition in continuing professional development


Presenters: Heather G Mack, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia and Helena P Filipe, Hospital of the Armed Forces, Lisbon, Portugal
Date:  1 July 2019

Summary:  Reflective ability is recognised as important in medical education and continuing professional development (CPD). Metacognition is a new area of educational research and likely to improve the effectiveness of CPD activities, but very limited data is available.

Aim of webinar: To introduce the concept of metacognition in CPD, methods by which metacognition may enhance the effectiveness of CPD activities, and the role of the CPD educator in enhancing metacognition. To review current methods of measuring metacognitive ability and seek feedback from the audience regarding a planned study of metacognition in CPD learners.


Integrating the Patient Voice into CPD

Presenter:  David Wiljer
Date:  7 October 2019


CPD as the Cornerstone for Value Creation in the Healthcare System


Presenter:  Céline Monette, President of the Board of Directors, Montfort Knowledge Institute; Board Director, Société internationale francophone d’éducation médicale; Continuing Professional Development Committee and Special Interest Group, Association for Medical Education in Europe

Date:  4 November 2019

Summary:  Knowledge has become a prime source of wealth in our societies. Healthcare (HC) is all about knowledge and depends on healthcare professional’s competencies and performance, which has an impact on system’s performance and healthcare outcomes. The CPD Office is an integral part of the healthcare value creation through reducing practice learning gaps and helping healthcare professionals to maintain and improve their competencies. In addition CPD is a critical agent of change to achieve transformative change in a HC system.To improve CPD offices’ contribution within a specific HC system, we propose a model that helps CPD leaders to focus on societal needs when developing their plan. This plan should leverage strengths and expertise, identify the added value that will be generated, and determine strategic partnerships that need to be developed in order to maximize the impact of the Office’s activities. When implementing the value creation model, CPD offices tend to move from profit centers to value creation center (VCC). They develop and leverage their internal and external capabilities, improving knowledge translation efficiency and their own value for society. VCCs are focused on the enhancement of HC system outcomes and are more strategic and efficient in helping professionals maintaining and improving their competencies and performance.

Competency-based Medical Education – Implications for Practice


Presenter:  Craig Campbell, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Date:  2 December 2019

Summary:  Across the world competency-based medical education is transforming  undergraduate medical education and residency training. However, the implications for how competencies can or will be used to support and enable learning and continuous improvement in practice remains to be defined.

Aim: This webinar will explore how the principles of competency-based medical education can be expressed in a practice context to support learning and assessment strategies; describe how competencies can serve as an organizing framework for the development and implementation of a ‘program of assessment’ that utilizes multiple types of practice data with feedback; and explains how competency-based CPD can contribute to improvements to the quality and safety of care provided by individual physicians, groups of physicians or interprofessional health teams. The webinar will describe the challenges and barriers to how competency-based CPD can be integrated within current CPD frameworks or programs; enhance the delivery of health care provided to patients; and meet public and medical regulatory expectations of the profession to demonstrate how engaging in learning and assessment activities are relevant to their scope of practice and are contributing to the achievement of health care outcomes experienced by patients.

Target Audience: This webinar is aimed at health professionals involved in the design, development or evaluation of CPD interventions; education leaders within health systems; continuous quality improvement specialists, patient safety experts and medical regulatory authorities.

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