Current Theme

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
03/01/2019 - 31/03/2019
Manuscript submission period for this theme opens on the 3rd January 2019 and closes on the 1st March 2019.

We are happy to extend our invitation for you to contribute articles for the first themed issue of AMEE MedEdPublish in 2019 on the topic of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This special issue offers an opportunity for CPD professionals to present the latest research and views on current and future issues and developments in CPD to a wider community. 
We encourage authors to submit articles addressing any of the following key themes of relevance to CPD:

1. Competences in CPD system
2. CPD System/Program evaluation
3. Accessibility and dissemination of CPD databases and resources
4. Enhancing the utilization of health informatics and tech in CPD
5. Coordination across professions for beneficial learning: proper resource utilization and effective IPE
6. CPD Accreditation
7. Effective educational planning for impactful CPD
8. Innovative models in CPD delivery
9. Other topics relevant to the main theme
We invite all authors interested in sharing their experiences and expertise in CPD through the contribution of papers for this special edition of AMEE MedEdPublish.
To ensure manuscripts are considered for inclusion in this themed issue, authors are asked to upload their manuscript through the online submission form between 3rd January 2019 and the 1st March 2019.  Manuscripts will be published as soon as they are received and have been approved.  In order to process and prepare each article for publication prior to the themed issue closing on the 31st March 2019, it will not be possible to publish manuscripts received after the 1st March 2019 in this themed issue however, we will look to consider them for publication as a general non-themed article in the next issue of the journal.
We encourage you to discuss a possible submission as soon as possible by contacting the theme editors at:

Dr. Samar Aboulsoud - [email protected] or [email protected]
Dr. Helena Filipe - [email protected]

We hope to receive a positive response to this invitation and look forward to hearing from you.

View published papers with this theme here

Dr. Samar Aboulsoud
Theme Editor
Dr. Samar Aboulsoud, MBBCH, MSc int. med, PhD, MSc Med Ed, FHEA, MAcadMEd currently serves as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners.  She is also the Director for Accreditation and Health Profession Education Department.  In this position, she works in collaboration with national and international partners in a number of national level projects towards establishing standards for medical education, accreditation as well as licensing of healthcare practitioners.  She was the thought leader and project manager for the establishment of the national CME/CPD accreditation system for the state of Qatar (A National Health Strategy Project).

She represents Qatar in a number of GCC Committees and is the Chair of Qatar CPD Accreditation Committee.  She is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in both Cairo and Qatar University Schools of Medicine.  She brings considerable training and experience in medical education, healthcare policy and change management with specific expertise in accreditation and regulation of healthcare systems.  She completed her MSc and Doctorate degrees in internal medicine at Cairo University where she specialized in diabetic vasculopathy.  She also completed her MSc in medical education at Cardiff University.  She was selected one of the top 100 CEO's in the Arab world by the Arab best program for the year 2017.  She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy of Medical Educators in the UK and the International Academy for CPD Accreditation.  Her research interests are medical education and clinical guidelines.
Dr. Helena Prior Filipe
Co-Theme Editor
Helena Prior Filipe is a Doctor in Medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon and  an  Ophthalmologist  by  the  Instituto  Dr.  Gama  Pinto  and  the  Portuguese  Medical  Association. She currently practices as a Consultant of Ophthalmology at the Hospital das Forças Armadas/PL-­‐EMGFA and at the Hospital SAMS in Lisbon, Portugal.
After  taking  her  Master  degree  in  Medical  Education  by  the  Portuguese  Catholic  University  in  Lisbon,  with  the  thesis  “eLearning  in  Continuing  Medical  Education:  Application  in  a  Learning-­‐Teaching  situation  in  Ophthalmology”,  she  has  been  involved  in  Continuing  Professional Development (CPD) with a particular interest on the underserved communities and the effective application of multifaceted, trustful and useful Internet based educational resources. As Editor in Chief of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology website she has been responsible for both its communication and ophthalmic education components.

Serving  the  International  Council  of  Ophthalmology  (ICO)  as  chair  of  the  Committee  for  Continuing  Professional  Development  (CPD)  has  given  her  the  exciting  opportunity  to  work globally  and  to  acknowledge  the  pivotal  role  of  professional  societies  in  CPD.  She  has  led  the  creation  of  the  collaborative,  problem-­‐based  designed  e-­‐Book  “ICO  Guide  for  Effective CPD/CME”,  specially  concerning  those  geographically  remote  with  an  interest  in  the  foundational concepts of CPD. Helena is currently responsible for the CPD area of focus within the  ICO  Education  Coordinating  Committee  and  is  presently  engaged  in  a  project  with  the  Congolese Society of Ophthalmology on cataract surgery simulation based learning.
She is a founding member of the AMEE CPD Committee, serves the ARVO CME Committee, the GAME CPD Committee, is a Board Member of the College of Ophthalmology of the Portuguese Medical Association and collaborates with the Department of Medical Education of the Faculty of  Medicine  of  the  University  of  Lisbon.  She  is  a  fellow  of  the  Society  for  Academic  Medical  Education (SACME) and an Associate Fellow of AMEE.