12th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2017

Conference Awarded Maximum CPD Points by Royal Colleges of the UK

We previously reported that our seventh Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium in London on 31st May - 1st June had been awarded maximum CPD-accreditation from the Royal Colleges. Now we can report that #IIMEC12 on 2nd June in London has been awarded maximum points also

#IIMEC12 will be the charity's twelfth International ME Conference.

This means that both events will provide 18 points of accreditation for educational purposes. for the two day - colloqium - 12 points.


The 7th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2017 has now also been awarded maximum points by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

This amounts to 12 points for the two-day research meeting.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

Engaging in CPD activities ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.

This all enhances progress in ME research and awareness and understanding.

Invest in ME Research aim to make rapid progress in research into ME - by finding, funding and facilitating biomedical research into this disease.

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Continuing Professional Development

From the Royal College of Physicians web site FAQ

CPD is any learning outside of undergraduate education or postgraduate training that helps you maintain and improve your performance. It covers the development of your knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours across all areas of your professional practice. It includes both formal and informal learning activities and can be clinical (specialty related) or non-clinical (such as management, leadership or communication skills etc.).

CPD activities should maintain and improve a doctor’s: a) Quality of care given to patients and the public b) Standards of their teams and the services in which they work.

CPD helps doctors to update what they have learnt at medical school and during postgraduate training to reflect changes in practice, changes in the needs of patients and the service, and changes in society’s expectations of the way doctors work.

Doctors need a minimum of 50 CPD credits per year of which 25 must be external (category 1) credits.

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