ACCME Participates in ABMS, AHME, and CMSS Events

May 29, 2015
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Tamar Hosansky

Physician Leadership Events Address Strategies for Healthcare Education

The ACCME participated in the following meetings in May 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.

  • Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME; and Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME, participated in the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Forum on Organizational Quality Improvement, held in May in Chicago.
  • Murray Kopelow, MD, Past President, ACCME, gave two presentations at the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) Institute held in May in San Diego, California. In a panel presentation, Dr. Kopelow discussed how CME can support quality improvement in hospitals. He was joined on the panel by John R. Combes, MD, senior vice president, American Hospital Association; and Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, CEO, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In a second presentation, Dr. Kopelow focused on the future of accredited CME as a strategic asset to healthcare improvement. He discussed the continuous professional development needs of future generations of physicians and explored how the accredited CME system—already well positioned as a bridge to quality—will need to continue to evolve to meet their needs. For more on this topic, see Reflections on the Future of Accredited CME: A Commentary with Murray Kopelow, MD. During the meeting, Dr. Kopelow received the 2015 John C. Leonard Award from AHME. The award was given to Dr. Kopelow to “celebrate his extraordinary leadership and express our gratitude for the enduring support he has provided to AHME members as well as the entire CME community over the past two decades,” said Kimball Mohn, MD, Executive Director, AHME.
  • Dr. Kopelow gave a plenary presentation at the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) 2015 Spring Meeting held in May in Chicago. He discussed the changing landscape of CME and the opportunities for CME to take a leadership role in addressing healthcare challenges.