IACME is an independent Irish professional learning company based in Dublin, Ireland, established by HealthCare Professionals to support and enhance Continuing Professional Development in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors. Our founders have extensive experience in the HealthCare sector and, in whatever area they have worked, they constantly found themselves drawn to, or called on to be responsible for Education and Training even in advance of mandatory requirements. Recognising future requirements, they gained certification in Online and Distance Learning to add to their own expertise and set up IACME.
Initially focused in the area of on-line Continuing Medical Education (CME), we now cater for all HealthCare Professionals and have expanded from the concept of CME to Continuing Professional Development in line with the direction of professional bodies. Our Learning and Development Resources are applicable internationally.
IACME works with individual Healthcare Professionals, experts and advisors to develop, deliver and approve content as appropriate.
We work with a range of specialist technology and media experts as necessary in order to help deliver our educational programmes.
We will also work with external accreditation bodies in Ireland and Europe in order to obtain external accreditation of our courses when necessary or appropriate.
|Pharmacists||Doctors & Other HCPs||Training for Pharma Industry|
The CPD model for Irish Pharmacists, however, focusses on Self-directed Learning based on individual learning needs and the IIOP offerings cannot cover all the requirements of individual pharmacists or Pharmacy Groups or chains. iaCME can fill in these gaps with bespoke courses using selected Pharmacy experts and/or your own experts. Given the nature of Pharmacy working hours, online courses are ideal as they can be accessed at any time (by individuals or by learning groups) and don’t have to be completed in one “sitting”. Discussion forums can be linked to specific learning activities to facilitate on-going development of practice in the relevant area. We provide easy to use tools to record your learning in your IIOP e-portfolio.
Organisation of training/learning can be problematic for Pharmacy groups – we can provide a dedicated online training area for your group where your own courses, records and discussions can be hosted.
Irish Doctors competence scheme is based on CPD credits (categorised according to: external, internal, personal learning, research or teaching) together with an audit/improvement project. iaCME have created activities and resources to meet each of these requirements. As far back as….., we were the first independent Irish company to achieve EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) pan-European approval for an online course for doctors and also successfully gained accreditation under the RCGP EPASS accreditation scheme at a time when no similar scheme was available in Ireland.
Courses we have created for Doctors have ranged from a formal 2-hour online course on “Clinical Note-taking” to a short based on the NICE guideline on Hypertension to an Inter-professional online discussion around “the Prescribing Cascade”.
iaCME are well experienced in navigating accreditation requirements and in managing Teams of experts in various Clinical areas. We can offer this experience allied to specific course design and construction for Dentists, Vets and Nurses.
Training of Medical Representatives is an area of major importance for Pharmaceutical Marketing companies as HCPs will judge your company on the competence of the Reps with whom they interact.
Large Pharma companies will often have off-the-shelf training materials created for global use. These materials will usually need to be re-purposed or interpreted for the Irish market. In addition, Reps need to be trained on local competitor products, local Regulatory Requirements and the workings of the Irish HealthCare sector. Smaller companies often do not have access to ready-made training resources. iaCME can meet all of these needs having great internal expertise in this area. We have provided training for many of the large Pharma companies based in Ireland, including AZ, GSK, Roche as well as for Medical Representative recruiting companies.
Face to Face is often the preferred method for Rep training and we can provide this as well as creating online content which is particularly useful for induction and/ir refresher training.