Identifying the needs for competency-based education in Europe: a needs assessment of cardiologists across 52 countries
Suzanne Murray - AXDEV Group International
Celine Carrera - European Society of Cardiology
Tuesday 13 March 2018 13:00 GMT (UK)
Multiple specialty societies are now reviewing their educational strategy to better respond to the needs of their members and potential members. Independent needs assessments can be used as a rigorous way to identify perceived and unperceived needs and their underlying causalities within an organisation.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), representing over 80, 000 cardiology professionals from 56 national cardiac societies across Europe, has engaged in an improvement process of their educational strategy in order to become recognised in the area of continuing professional development and performance improvement. The ESC has recently been conducting an organisational needs assessment using a mixed-methods approach (combining qualitative and quantitative data from multiple stakeholders) with the objective to understand how the ESC offerings should evolve to better respond to the identified needs of their members.
• Understand how needs assessments can be used by professional societies to evolve their educational offerings
• Describe how organisational needs assessments can be powerful strategic tools for professional organisations and national societies
Audience: Representative of medical specialty societies and associations, educational researchers and other professionals involved in the development of medical education.
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‘Planning is Priceless. Plans are Useless.’
Why are backwards planning and instructional design priceless in medical education?
by Jo Varney
Thursday 7th December at 14:00 GMT (UK)
Summary of Webinar:
The primacy of evidence-based medicine cannot be disputed; yet as a field, medicine has perhaps not always drawn upon the evidence bases from other spheres, such as health psychology, social sciences and indeed adult learning.
This webinar will consider how Moore et al’s outcomes-based framework, may be combined with the latest model and evidence from health psychology. The COM-B model hypothesises that behaviour change is facilitated by the interaction of three components: capability, opportunity and motivation. COM-B maybe helpful in describing gaps between what is currently happening and what should be happening; it can then help define interventions to address gaps. This webinar will consider one of the most established and intuitive instructional models, predisposing-enabling-reinforcing, which can be used when designing interventions to address gaps identified during the analysis phase of educational design. Finally, the webinar will argue that, above all else, central to how we all learn, is reflection on our own performance and feedback. De-briefing, self-reflection and peer feedback on performance are key.
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Optimizing the impact of CME/CPD/CE by integrating principles of behavioural change
by Lisa Sullivan BBus; MPhil
In Vivo Academy Limited, Australia
Wednesday 11 October 2017 @ 13:00 BST (British Summer Time)
Aim of Webinar:
The ever changing requirements for securing improved patient outcomes in CME/CPD/CE programmes are creating disconnects between the learner and the funding source. Understanding how the basic principles of behaviour change can be incorporated into lifelong learning development may help to broaden the education approach, heighten learner engagement and achieve greater impact.
The aim of this webinar is to discuss some well known principles of behaviour change in the context of CME/CPD/CE; what does the designing team need to consider and what are some examples of where these principles have produced a change in learner performance leading to improved patient outcomes.
This webinar is aimed at all CME/CPD/CE and medical education professionals interested in achieving learner change beyond knowledge transference alone.
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Experiences in international interactive online CME from Latin America
by Alvaro Margolis, MD MS
Wednesday 24 May 2017 @ 15:00 BST (British Summer Time)
Aim of Webinar:
Latin America is a derse region with one million physicians, living in over 20 middle-income countries, who speak Spanish and Portuguese.
Some global trends in CME, such as the increasing use of the Internet, the need for accountability through recertification, the greater importance of team-based inter-professional learning, and the change in sources of funding with a decrease of commercial sponsors, allow for disruptive innovations through international interactive online CME.
Examples of such programs will be shown, considering transfer issues to other regions, including Europe and globally.Target audience: CME and medical education professionals interested in international and/or online CME.
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Alignment India : Towards a structured CME ecosystem
by Vaibhav Srivastava