ESMO E-Learning and CME Working Group

The ESMO E-Learning and Continuing Medical Education Working Group (ECWG) has been created with the aim to promote challenging E-Learning activities within ESMO, through the implementation of new CME opportunities for ESMO members.

Furthermore it takes care of the assessment of courses, symposia, congresses, conferences and other educational activities, ensuring the high ESMO standards value and quality, and taking care of the assignment of educational hours (ESMO CME points) to proposed activities.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Foster new E-Learning activities
  • Identify and formulate new CME opportunities
  • Assess and accredit educational events
  • Evaluate the educational activity post-event reports
  • Supervise ESMO-MORA system of continuing medical education (ESMO Medical Oncologist’s Recertification Approval), assessing conflicting cases

Major achievements

2014

  • New platform introduced for the E-Learning modules to provide a fresher look, more features, compatibility with all devices (mobile and desktop)

2013

  • E-Learning programme moved entirely to OncologyPRO
  • 14 new Modules added covering categories following the ESMO Tumour portal.
  • Online CME test for the 2013 ESMO Handbook on Cancer Treatment in Special Clinical Situations
  • Over 90 meetings and events assessed for accreditation

2012

  • 12 new E-Learning Modules added throughout the year further broadening the range of tumour categories covered in the E-Learning portfolio
  • Over 80 meetings and events assessed for accreditation
  • Online CME test for the 2012 ESMO Handbook on Clinical Pharmacology of Anti-Cancer Agents

2011

  • 10 new E-Learning Modules added throughout the year thereby broadening the range of tumour categories covered in the E-Learning portfolio
  • Additional access to the modules provided through the OncologyPRO portal
  • Over 80 meetings and events assessed for accreditation
  • Online CME test for the 2011 ESMO Handbook on Cancer and Nutrition

2010

  • E-Learning page review to add category listings and link to the relevant presentation
  • ACOE CME accreditation introduced to the E-Learnings
  • Online CME test for the 2010 ESMO Handbook of Cancer in the Senior Patient
  • Accreditation of ESMO Labelled Meetings, ESMO Supported Meetings, ESMO Congress, ESMO events

2009

Chair

  • Claus-Henning Koehne, Germany

Committee members

  • Rocio Garcia-Carbonero, Spain
  • Valentina Guarneri, Italy
  • Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz, Germany
  • Konstantinos Kamposioras, Greece
  • Erika Martinelli, Italy
  • Solange Peters, Switzerland