ACCME Board of Directors Convenes Guest Discussions Regarding Technology and Innovation in Education and Practice

January 23, 2014
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Tamar Hosansky

Discussions Explore How Social Media and New Technologies Can Support CME

The ACCME Board of Directors convened discussions with invited guests about the application of social media in medical education and the effect of new technologies on current and future learners. The goal for the discussions, held during the December Board meeting, was to better understand how the ACCME accreditation system might support enhancements to the future learning environment. Member organization liaisons joined the discussion.

The invited guests were Christian Dameff, Medical Student, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Marshall (Mark) Smith, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Clinical Education and Innovation, Banner Health; Jack B. Stubbs, Associate Program Director, Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies, University of Minnesota Medical School; Jeffrey Tully, Medical Student, University of Arizona College of Medicine; and Curtis Whitehair, MD, Associate Medical Director, Regional Physiatry, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.

The sessions included demonstrations of how electronic, mechanical, and digital simulation is used in continuing professional education. The participants discussed their perspectives on how the evolving technologies can support healthcare professionals’ continuing professional development and performance improvement, contributing to patient safety and healthcare quality. They explored how CME needs to evolve in order to meet the lifelong learning needs of a generation that has grown up with digital technology. The discussions are part of an ongoing series convened by the Board to support the strategic imperative to foster ACCME leadership and engagement.


Guest presenters discussed and demonstrated the effect of new technologies on medical education with the ACCME Board of Directors at the December 2013 meeting.  From top: Jeffery Tully, Medical Student, University of Arizona College of Medicine (center); Jack Stubbs, Associate Program Director, CREST/SimPORTAL, University of Minnesota Medical School