The ACCME participated in the following CME events in California and Arizona in May. This participation is part of the ongoing support the ACCME provides for the intrastate accreditation system and for Recognized Accreditors (state/territory medical societies recognized by the ACCME as accreditors of local CME providers).
- Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive, presented at a CME provider conference called Conquering the Updated Criteria: Achieving CME Program Excellence, held by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). Dr. Kopelow provided strategies for achieving Accreditation with Commendation and explained how CME providers can become responsive leaders, meeting the needs of various stakeholders, including their own organizations, health care systems, communities, government, and the public. He facilitated an open discussion about the ACCME’s strategic imperatives, focusing on how to evolve and simplify the accreditation requirements, process, and system, He also participated in ArMA’s Committee on Accreditation and Medical Education Meeting, where he reviewed the self-assessment exercise developed and implemented by the ACCME in response to requests from Recognized Accreditors. The voluntary tool, comprising online, case-based questions, is designed to assist Recognized Accreditors' staff and volunteers with their own professional development.
- Dr. Kopelow participated in the IMQ CME Provider Annual Conference: Techniques, Tips & Tools to Make CME Work for You! IMQ is a subsidiary of the California Medical Association. Dr. Kopelow presented an introduction to the ACCME’s strategic imperatives, and facilitated conversation with the participants about how to evolve and simplify the accreditation requirements, process, and system.