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Rome CME-CPD Group is an international group of experts in the field of Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), bridging national boundaries to build common ground among accreditation systems around the world.

Rome Group aims to harmonize CME/CPD systems worldwide and facilitate international reciprocity of CME credits, with the vision of elevating the values of quality, accessibility and accountability in global continuing medical education.

Established in 2003, the group meets on an annual basis in Rome, Italy, and is currently represented by members from eleven different countries, spanning four continents across the globe.

Current Rome Group Members

Past Rome Group Members:

  • Barbara Schneidman (USA) - Vice President of Medical Education at the American Medical Association, Rome Group Member in 2004
  • Carmen Gomez - Asorey (Spain) - Director of the Spanish Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (SACCME), Rome Group Member from 2009 to 2011
  • Craig Campbell (Canada) - Director, Office of Professional Affairs, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Rome Group Member from 2004 to 2001
  • Dennis K. Wentz (USA) - Director of the Division of Continuing Physician Professional Development at the American Medical Association (AMA), Rome Group Member in 2003
  • Helios Pardell (Spain) - Director of SACCME, Rome Group Member from 2003 to 2009
  • Hikaru Matsuda (Japan) - President, Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Former Vice President, Japanese Board of Medical Specialties (JBMS), Rome Group Member in 2011
  • Marco Cavallo (Italy) - CME Coordinator, Lombardy Region, Rome Group Member from 2009 to 2010
  • Pasquale Spinelli (Italy) - President, Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (FISM), Rome Group Member in 2007
    Riccardo Vigneri (Italy) - CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health, Rome Group Member from 2008 to 2009
  • Yves Mattilon (France) - HAS France CME/CPD, Claude Bernard University, Rome Group Member in 2006
  • Walter Canonica (Italy) - Secretary General FISM, Rome Group Member from 2004 to 2007
  • Alvaro Margolis (Uruguay) - President and CEO of EviMed, Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Universidad de la República, Associate Editor, Applied Clinical Informatics, Past President, Federation of Health Informatics Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean