ESPE Abstracts (2023) 97 P1-332

ESPE2023 Poster Category 1 Multisystem Endocrine Disorders (28 abstracts)

Results from learner’s feedback on the use of free, globally accessible CME-accredited e-learning modules in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Jan Idkowiak 1,2,3 , Conny van Wijngaard-deVugt 4 , Yvonne van der Zwan 5 , Abdulsalam Abu-Libdeh 6 , Evangelia Kalaitzoglou 7 , Zacharoula Karabouta 8 , Sten Drop 9 , Annemieke M Boot 10 & Sze May Ng 11,12

1Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom. 2Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Birmingham Health Partners, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom. 3Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom. 4WV Research, Advice and Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands. 5Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Amalia Children's Hospital, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 6Al-Quds University, Makassed Islamic Hospital, Endocrinology Unit, Jerusalem, Palestine. 7University of Kentucky, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Kentucky, USA. 82nd Paediatric Department, AHEPA University General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. 9Sophia Children’s Hospital, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands. 10University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands. 11University of Liverpool, Women and Children's Health, Liverpool, United Kingdom. 12Edge Hill University and Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, Southport, United Kingdom

Introduction: The ESPE e-Learning web portal is a free, globally accessible online tool to enhance learning in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. Since August 2022, the e-learning content includes 30 accredited hours of ESPE/ISPAD e-learning Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses with ten core modules each in Paediatric Endocrinology, Paediatric Endocrinology in Resource Limited Setting (RLS) and Paediatric Diabetes. The CME modules were created by world-leading experts in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and are typically based on consensus guidelines.

Aims and objectives: To assess learner’s demographics and feedback from mandatory surveys after completion of the CME e-learning courses and to identify areas for improvement.

Methods: The survey was created by the ESPE e-learning committee and was mandatory on completion of each CME module. The survey consists of 14 questions and included learner’s professional background and country of residence; feedback on the quality of the learning content, presentation, accessibility, and the anticipated impact on clinical practice was assessed by defined questions with a five-level Likert scale, ranging from strongly agree (positive response; 1) to strongly disagree (negative response; 5). The provision of general feedback was encouraged with an open question.

Results: From August 2022 until April 2023, a total of 155 CME modules were completed, 68 (44%) in Paediatric Endocrinology, 63 (41%) in Paediatric Diabetes and 24 (15%) in RLS modules. There was global participation with most learners practicing in Europe (65%), followed by the Americas (14.7%), Asia (12.3%) and Africa (7.7%). 43% of users were medical experts, followed by fellows/residents (21%), medical students and nurses (both 12.9%, respectively); 9.6% of learners practice in resource-limited countries. Overall, the learning content was well received for all modules with regards to accessibility, organisation, level of interest, improvement of individual clinical practice, appropriateness of content for individual learning level and provision of feedback following self-assessment (Likert scale 1-2/5). Some learner’s free-text feedback identified some areas of improvement, mainly to reduce text-heavy content and include more graphics and interactive case reports, which the e-learning team has already addressed in the revised diabetes/ISPAD CME modules.

Summary and Conclusion: The ESPE CME-accredited e-learning modules are well received and accessed globally to provide free CME education in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Volume 97

61st Annual ESPE (ESPE 2023)

The Hague, Netherlands
21 Sep 2023 - 23 Sep 2023

European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology 

Browse other volumes

Article tools

My recent searches

No recent searches.