ACCME Participates in Keynote at ACEHP Annual Conference

January 23, 2014
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Tamar Hosansky

Keynote Panel Discusses CE Accreditation as Driver of Quality

Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Deputy Chief Executive and COO, ACCME, participated in a keynote session at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) Annual Meeting, held in January in Orlando. During the interactive keynote, Ms. Regnier and her co-panelists discussed the future of healthcare education and accreditation as a driver of quality. Ms. Regnier described how accredited CME has been integrated into Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). She explained the growing emphasis on Joint Accreditation™ and how it supports interprofessional collaborative practice. There are increasing opportunities for continuing professional education to demonstrate its responsiveness and effectiveness, she said, because the US government has recognized CE as a strategic asset to public health initiatives, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics.

Ms. Regnier was joined on the panel by representatives from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).