ACCME Participates in First Invitational Summit on Competency-Based CPD Hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

April 30, 2015
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Tamar Hosansky

Summit Addresses Competency-Based CPD Model in Canada

The ACCME was invited to participate in the first Invitational Summit on Competency-Based CPD, convened by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Held in April in Ottawa, the goal of the summit was to create a vision for the development of a Competency-Based continuing professional development (CPD) model for physicians in Canada based on the CanMEDS 2015 Framework.

Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME, attended along with other national and international CPD leaders, educators, assessment experts, regulatory authorities, and medical education scholars.

Participants discussed the benefits, goals, and challenges of a competency-based CPD model in promoting learning and continuous practice improvement. They addressed issues such as the role of CPD provider organizations within a CPD Competency-Based system, the implications for team-based learning and assessment, and the strategies and tools physicians will need to demonstrate sustained competence.

The ACCME has a long-standing collaborative relationship with RCPSC and is committed to supporting collaboration in the international CME community.