Siyemi Learning was set up in 2006 as an independent CME provider in Europe. Its primary scope of activity is to work collaboratively with medical professionals and education partners in the development, presentation and accreditation management of educational activities taking place primarily in Europe, but also globally.
Siyemi Learning has worked on over 300 hours of CME accredited meetings and 60 hours of accredited e-learning (accredited by EACCME, EBAC, EU*ACME, EACIC, nationally across Europe including France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, UK and Canada, and in joint-providership with ACCME accredited providers in the US), primarily for European doctors (pan-European and National), but also has experience of CME in Latin America, South East Asia, Japan, India, the Middle East as well as North America.
Siyemi Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
In December 2015 Siyemi Learning became the first non-US, and is currently the only European organisation that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. It was successfully reaccredited in December 2017, which is valid until November 2021. ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Siyemi Learning provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that that supports health care quality improvement.
The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programmes according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.
Following his degree in Chemistry Eugene spent 12 years working in a variety of positions in the pharmaceutical industry, advertising and medical communications agencies. He left the promotional sector for good in 2000, working since then exclusively in CME, initially devising and delivering e-learning for the European Society of Cardiology (“ESCed” being the first CME accredited e-learning platform in Europe) and the Federation of European Cancer Societies (FECS – now the European CanCer Organisation, ECCO).
He was Director of Global CME (ex-US) at Wolters Kluwer Health, before setting up Siyemi Learning in 2006 – an independent CME Provider, and a year later European CME Forum a not-for-profit organisation which brings together key stakeholders in CME-CPD. Eugene serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of European CME (JECME) and is a Founding Member of the Good CME Practice group .
Elsbeth joined Siyemi Learning in early 2018 with over eight years’ experience of running independent medical education programmes. After gaining her PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, Elsbeth began her career in publishing and gained extensive experience as Editor of several leading medical review journals, before turning her hand to medical education programmes across a wide range of therapy areas.
Elsbeth’s passion is for producing truly independent, high-quality education for healthcare professionals that is trusted within the medical community and ultimately leads to improved patient outcomes. Her extensive experience of running CME initiatives will ensure that Siyemi Learning programmes continue to provide a benchmark for best practice in CME – both within Europe and globally.
Camilla has a BSc in Biology and after three years working as a researcher at the DIBIT AIDS Immunopathogenesis department, she joined Chiesi Farmaceutici, an Italian leading pharmaceutical company, where she covered medical sales and international marketing positions for few years, focussing on developing business and marketing strategies for the Chiesi respiratory portfolio.
After moving to the UK, she worked for 10 years in medical communications, managing a variety of marketing and publication activities on behalf of leading pharmaceutical companies.
Camilla joined Siyemi Learning as CME Programme Director in 2013.
Marianne completed her degree in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham in 2007 and joined Palatine Contraception and Sexual Health Services as Screening Co-ordinator at Central Manchester Foundation Hospitals NHS Trust. After four years, she ventured into the world of medical communications and managed commercial and publication accounts with a main focus on lung cancer.
Marianne then moved into clinical trials and worked as Clinical Trial Safety Officer on the Salford Lung Study, the world’s first digitally enhanced pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial in collaboration with Salford Royal NHS Trust, NorthWest EHealth and others with funding from GlaxoSmithKline.
Marianne joined Siyemi Learning in 2016 and also serves as Secretariat for the Good CME Practice Group.