25-27th October 2010. Michel J Mulvany has chaired a Task Force consisting of representatives for ORPHEUS, AMSE and WFME to prepare a draft “Standards for PhD education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences” to be discussed at ORPHEUS2011. The standards are based on the ORPHEUS position paper and put into the WFME format of standards for pre- and postgraduate medical education. The Task Force has held one meeting in Zagreb, 25-27 October 2010. Further drafts were prepared primarily by e-mail.