Online Workshop


Digitization of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Guest Editors:

Peter Henning, Professor and Director, Institute for Computers in Education, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Reinhard Griebenow, Professor, Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Cologne; Chair, European Cardiology Section Foundation

Aims and Scope

We are delighted to announce that JECME will be publishing a special collection focusing on the digitization of continuing education in the health professions, including continuing medical education (CME), continuing professional development (CPD) and interprofessional continuing education (IPCE).

Authors are invited to submit an article or short communication (<2500 words) describing your experience with or perspectives on the role of digitization in continuing education. Submissions will be accepted until 30 September 2021 and the special collection published in October 2021 to coincide with the 14th European CME Forum, held 3-5 November 2021.

This Special Collection will focus on the following subthemes:

  1. Current and future role of digitization in education and the practice of medicine

  2. How digitization can support and facilitate planning and delivery of effective education

  3. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on production and use of continuing education

  4. How the “digital competence” of healthcare professionals can be improved

Digitization affects educators, funders, regulators, policy makers and others involved in the continuing education of healthcare professionals. Therefore, authors from a wide range of stakeholders in continuing education are encouraged to submit to the special collection. We will also consider articles relating to content digitization and online learning behaviour if applicable to CME-CPD. 

Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2021


Further Information

View the letter from Guest Editors Peter Henning and Reinhard Griebenow for more information about the 2021 Special Collection, and see the Instructions for Authors for general guidelines on publishing in JECME.

If you wish to discuss your contribution to JECME, please contact the Editor-in-Chief Professor Robin Stevenson.