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Launch of accredited Type 1 Childhood Diabetes CME

A new EACCME-accredited CME activity Individual Patient Management in Type 1 Childhood Diabetes has launched on epgonline.org. Intended for medical professionals involved in the management of young patients with type 1 diabetes, this module consists of six sessions, each covering a different aspect of managing psychosocial issues in type 1 childhood diabetes.

Explore at your own pace and test your knowledge using the interactive learning exercises. The activity is totally free, and on completion you will be awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC). 


Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network (AIKN) CDI Updates

Recently updated with new reports and policy updates as well as key perspectives on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network shares expertise and experience in the area of anti-infectives.

This educational resource is an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA. Please remember to return often to read the news, clinical insights, and essential information from the latest anti-infective congresses.

January 2015 FDX/15/0003/EU


Bedwetting CME

This free CME activity covers the best practice management of nocturnal enuresis through three case study-led modules, including a more severe and complex patient scenario. It is intended for Urologists, Paediatricians, Primary Care Providers and General Practitioners looking to improve their understanding and management of bedwetting.


Accredited Obesity CME

The EACCME accredited European Obesity Initiative eCME module – Understanding Obesity, is freely accessible to healthcare professionals. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 2 European CME credits (ECMECs) and have a broad understanding of the epidemiology, contributory factors and management options for patients with obesity.


Type 2 Diabetes accredited CME

‘Role of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin’ is EACCME accredited and awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC). There are 3 modules:

  • A Review of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin; John Wilding (Chair)
  • Identifying and Managing the Psychosocial Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Richard Holt (Faculty)
  • Potential Role of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin: Interactive Case Discussion; Bernard Charbonnel (Faculty)

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FDA accepts filing of Uptravi (selexipag)for treatment of PAH- Actelion


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NICE recommends Harvoni (ledipasvir + sofosbuvir) for treatment of hepatitis C genotypes 1 and 4- Gilead


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EU expands approval of Prevenar 13 for Pneumonia in adults-Pfizer


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