ACCME Convenes Discussions on Interprofessional Education

January 22, 2013
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Tamar Hosansky

How CE Supports Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

The ACCME Board of Directors convened discussions with invited guests about advancing interprofessional continuing education in support of interprofessional collaborative practice. ACCME member organization liaisons also joined the discussions, which were held November 29, 2012, in Chicago. The discussions were part of the ACCME’s long-standing commitment to advancing interprofessional education and collaboration with other accreditors. The discussions support the strategic imperatives to foster ACCME leadership and engagement and to facilitate regulatory alignment and simplification.

James M. Galloway, MD, Assistant US Surgeon General, US Public Health Service, and Regional Health Administrator, US Department of Health & Human Services, Region V, discussed his experience working with the Indian Health Service and the National Native American CVD Prevention Program as an example of how interprofessional education and team-based care can address health care disparities.
Kathleen Mudd, MBA, Vice-President for Product Delivery, National Committee for Quality Assurance; and Rowan K. Zetterman, MD, Dean, Creighton University School of Medicine, discussed their experience as jointly accredited providers, describing successful examples of interprofessional continuing education.

Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, Executive Director, American Nurses Credentialing Center; and Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, joined with Murray Kopelow, MD, MS(Comm), ACCME President and CEO, to discuss their experience modeling interprofessional collaborative practice through the joint accreditation initiative.

 

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Top:  Kathleen Mudd, MBA, Vice-President for Product Delivery, National Committee for Quality Assurance; Rowan K. Zetterman, MD, Dean, Creighton University School of Medicine
Middle:  ACCME Board of Directors, executive staff, and guest speakers
Bottom:  Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, Executive Director, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; Murray Kopelow, MD, MS(Comm), ACCME President and CEO