Physician Leadership Organizations Discuss Continuing Professional Development
The ACCME participated in the following meetings during the past few months as part of its ongoing collaboration with member organizations. Through joint leadership initiatives, the ACCME and member organizations identify and implement strategies for improving physicians' continuing professional development and patient care.
- Murray Kopelow, MD, President and CEO, ACCME, accepted an invitation to become a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Committee on Research and Evaluation Procedures (COREP). He participated in a COREP meeting held in November in Chicago. The meeting addressed issues including the ABMS program for Maintenance of Certification® (MOC). Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Deputy Chief Executive and COO, ACCME, participated in an ABMS MOC Committee meeting held in December. The ACCME has provided ongoing support for the ABMS MOC initiative.
- Ms. Regnier and Steve Singer, PhD, Director, Education and Outreach, ACCME, participated in the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) held in November in Philadelphia. The conference included several high-level sessions about the role of CME as a strategic asset to healthcare quality improvement initiatives. One session discussed the value of partnerships between CME and the clinical and academic enterprises; another session described examples of successful partnerships between CME, clinical quality leadership, and interprofessional education.
- Ms. Regnier participated in the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) 2013 Annual Meeting, held in November in Washington, DC.
- Ms. Regnier participated in a meeting of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Maintenance of Licensure Task Force on Continuous Professional Development Activities, held in October at the FSMB offices in Euless, Texas. Ms. Regnier facilitated a discussion about how accredited CME aligns with the goals of Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). She described how the Accreditation Criteria link CME with quality improvement and support physicians’ lifelong learning and practice improvement. She provided an overview of the literature demonstrating the effectiveness of CME and explained the data produced by the accreditation system that analyzes how CME affects physician change.