Continuing medical education (CME) is essential for healthcare professionals to keep track of the latest developments in healthcare and provide the best possible care to their patients. Members of the CME experts committee tap into the complexity of the European system for guaranteeing the quality of CME. They study and discuss this important topic and further explore the potential role of the BioMed Alliance in enhancing the quality of CME now and in the future.


The committee is chaired by Professor David Vodušek.


  • Article: Continuing Medical Education in time of crisis

    The BioMed Alliance has published an article in the Journal of European CME entitled ‘Continuing Medical Education (CME) in time of crisis: How medical societies face challenges and adapt to provide unbiased CME’. The article is based on the results of two surveys on this topic conducted by the CME Experts Permanent Committee in 2019 and 2021 and evaluates the CME landscape, how medical societies develop and assess CME and how they interact with other stakeholders. It also reflects on the consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for the provision of CME and the challenges that are ahead. Read the article here.

  • Facilitating patient involvement in Continuing Medical Education

    The BioMed Alliance CME Experts Committee facilitates cooperation between medical societies and works on enhancing the quality of CME. Together with the European Patients Forum (EPF), the committee has conducted a survey among societies on patient engagement in CME. The results of the survey help to give an idea of how medical societies involve patients in CME and what could be done to facilitate patient engagement. Read more about the survey results here.

  • Teleconferences on the future of congresses

    As a direct result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many European medical and research associations had to postpone, or to cancel, some of their meetings, events or congresses. These CME activities play an important role in ensuring the knowledge of healthcare professionals stays up to date. BioMed Alliance organised several sessions for its members where they could exchange knowledge, experiences and lessons learned related to the postponement of congresses and the organisation of the first digital and hybrid medical congresses.

  • Better Education Better Care

    BioMed Alliance Members have produced a cartoon highlighting the importance of high-quality and unbiased continuing medical education for medical professionals. Medical professionals participate in continuing education to keep their knowledge up to date and to be able to provide the best standard of care to their patients. This education is provided by independent medical associations that rely on networks of experts. It is vital that they are able to continue this important mission and that education for doctors remains impartial and based on the most relevant and reliable scientific information.

  • AMJ Article Raising Awareness on the Importance of Unbiased and Qualitative Medical Education

    The BioMed Alliance taskforce on the future of CME has produced an article raising awareness on the importance of unbiased and qualitative medical education. The article was written by a number of leading academics and is published ahead of print by the American Journal of Medicine on PubMed. The aim of the article is to reflect on the role of industry in CME Provision and to identify the balance that is ultimately right for patients.

    The article can be found here

  • ESC Article on the future of CME

    Members of the taskforce contributed to an article in the European Heart Journal on the future of continuing medical education. The article discusses the roles of medical professional societies and the healthcare industry in CME. For more information, please find the article here.