In January, the ACCME hosted a forum at its Chicago offices entitled CME as a Bridge to Quality™: Connecting Social Media and Educational Journal Content.
The meeting was a follow-up to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Editorial Summit: Advancing Public Health Globally, held in September 2011 in Atlanta. The goal of the CDC summit was to establish a sustainable, collaborative forum to facilitate the dissemination of scientific information to health care practitioners, policymakers, and the public.
To further that goal, the ACCME meeting brought together CME providers and journal editors to discuss how CME and social media can support the translation of new science into physician practice and improved patient care. In addition to the ACCME, participants included representatives from the American College of Physicians and the Annals of Internal Medicine; the American Medical Association; the CDC and the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report series; the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine; and the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development and the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The ACCME looks forward to participating in ongoing efforts to identify potential collaborations between accredited CME and journal editors for the purpose of supporting the dissemination of scientific information and public health improvement.
Top: Christine Casey, MD, Deputy Editor, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report series, CDC; Murray Kopelow, MD, Chief Executive, ACCME
Center: Kathy Bellisle, Manager, Distance Learning, Massachusetts Medical Society (on left); Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH, Vice-President, Medical Education, American Medical Association
Bottom: Edward (Tad) W. Campion, MD, Senior Deputy Editor and Online Editor, New England Journal of Medicine