ACCME Participates in Spring 2014 Member Organization Events

May 29, 2014
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Tamar Hosansky

Member Organization Meetings Discuss Physicians' Lifelong Learning

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, participated in the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) National Policy Forum held in April in Washington, DC.
  • Dr. Kopelow gave two presentations at the 2014 Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) Institute, held in Charleston, SC, in May. In his presentations, Dr. Kopelow discussed how accredited CME needs to evolve to meet the lifelong learning needs of the emerging generations of physicians, who, as digital natives, learn, think, and process information differently than preceding generations. He also explored how accredited CME promotes change and integrates with quality improvement.
  • Carlyle H. Chan, MD, Chair, Board of Directors, ACCME; and Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Deputy Chief Executive and COO, ACCME, attended the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) 2014 Spring Meeting, held in May in Chicago.
  • Ms. Regnier participated in a panel presentation at the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) 2014 Annual Meeting, held in April in Denver. She explained how accredited CME supports Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) and supports physicians’ continuing professional development. She described the scope of the ACCME system and the range of activities offered by accredited CME providers, as well as the alignment of the ACCME Accreditation Criteria with the principles of effective lifelong learning.