Educational meetings and workshops for healthcare professionals: What are the effects?

A recent Cochrane Review assessed the effects of educational meetings on healthcare professional practice and patient health. The review authors collected and analysed all relevant studies to answer this question and included 215 studies in the review.

Educational meetings include courses, seminars and workshops in various formats. These types of meetings can vary a lot. For instance, some may be very interactive while other may be lecture-based. The type of people leading the meeting and the number of people who attend also varies.

But do these types of meetings lead to change?

We have summarised the key messages of the review into a two page PDF aimed at implementation agencies, ministries of health, programme managers, and other stakeholders who are considering the use of continuing medical education for healthcare professionals.

11 October 2021