Continuing Professional Development

CSEM's Commitment to Education

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) promotes the highest standards of education in our specialty at the student, resident and postgraduate level, as well as supporting the development of educational resources for the general public.

The CSEM represents the specialty in setting national criteria for certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In promoting continuing professional development (CPD), the CSEM strives to ensure that members have adequate basic and current knowledge, skills and attitudes to function competently in their profession, including the relevant technical skills, communication skills, interdisciplinary team skills, and research skills, as outlined in the Royal College’s CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework. The CSEM does this by accrediting a variety of education formats (such as group learning activities and self-assessment programs) and delivery methods (including regional and annual meetings and Internet-based CME) to meet the learning preferences and needs of members.

To view the mission, goals and objectives of the CSEM CPD Committee, please click here.

Online Continuing Professional Development Courses

The CSEM works with professional medical content providers, such as AdvancingIn and MULTIWEBCST, to offer accredited CPD courses of interest to its members. More information is available here.

The CSEM has accredited ESAP 2014 and Pediatric ESAP 2013–14

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada requires, beginning with MOC cycles started on or after January 1, 2014, all Fellows and MOC Program participants to complete a minimum of 25 credits in each program section during their five-year cycle. The CSEM has reviewed and accredited ESAP 2014 and Pediatric ESAP 2013–14. These programs from the Endocrine Society are self-assessment programs that qualify for Section 3 credits which provide 3 credits for every hour for a total of 14 hours and 12 hours, respectively. Both activities contain a series of clinical case vignettes covering all areas of adult and pediatric endocrinology and include an online module and hard copy reference book.

You can access these programs through www.endoselfassessment.org.

Once you complete the program, you will be provided a completion certificate and can then enter the information into MAINPORT. Questions regarding these activities should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CPD Needs-Assesment Surveys

The CSEM periodically undertakes a needs-assessment survey of its members, to assist in program planning for local or national CPD events. A copy of the most recent CPD needs assessment is available at no cost to all paid members of CSEM, as well as to members of the CSEM Industry Council. For a copy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accrediting a CPD Event

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism is an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Sections 1 and 3 approved credits for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). More information is available here here.