Continuing medical education in oncology in Europe.
A EUROPEAN Conference on Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Oncology was designed and organised in Dublin (Ireland), on 12th and 13th October 1995 by the European School of Oncology in collaboration with University College Dublin and with the financial support of the European Commission (Europe Against Cancer Programme).
Two experts were invited from each Member State and all attended the Conference with the sole exception of the representatives of Luxembourg, who did not attend due to unexpected important commitments.
Observers were invited to contribute to the discussion as representatives of organisations that were involved either directly or indirectly in CME.
The Conference took the format of a plenary session coupled with the identification of five discussion groups formed to debate key areas in CME at a European level in oncology (Table 1).
As a result of these discussions and subsequent consultations, an agreement was reached on the following statements : (a) Continuing Medical Education (CME) is an ethical duty and an individual responsibility for each doctor.
Although CME should remain voluntary at the present time, it is nevertheless a professional obligation since almost 50% of medical knowledge becomes obsolete after ten years.
It should be organised with clear guidelines for medical personnel working in hospitals, in primary health care and in private practice. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Pratique professionnelle, Cancérologie, Enseignement professionnel, Organisation, Assurance qualité, Ethique, Formation professionnelle, Formation médicale continue
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Professional practice, Cancerology, Occupational education, Organization, Quality assurance, Ethics, Occupational training
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0356647
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.