The ACCME participated in five state-level CME events during March and April. 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).
- Marcia K. Martin, Manager, Provider Education & Outreach, ACCME, gave a presentation at the 2012 Louisiana State Medical Society Accredited CME Provider Workshop. Ms. Martin presented an overview of the Accreditation Criteria, described common noncompliance issues, and explained how providers can achieve Accreditation with Commendation.
- Murray Kopelow, MD, Chief Executive, ACCME, participated in the Minnesota Medical Association’s (MMA) CME committee meeting and strategic planning session. Dr. Kopelow joined in discussions about MMA's role as a CME provider and as a Recognized Accreditor supporting CME for Minnesota physicians.
- Dr. Kopelow gave a presentation called "Leadership Skills for CME" at the Medical Society of New Jersey CME Provider Conference 2011–2012. Dr. Kopelow discussed 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.
- Ms. Martin facilitated a webinar held by the Ohio State Medical Association for surveyors and committee members. Ms. Martin described the accreditation review and decision-making process, the ACCME’s expectations for compliance with the Accreditation Criteria, common noncompliance issues, and the ACCME’s resources for state medical society surveyors and committee members.
- Ms. Martin gave two presentations at the Oklahoma Alliance for CME conference. In one session, she used case examples to illustrate the ACCME’s expectations for compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support, focusing on how to identify and resolve conflicts of interest. In her second session, Ms. Martin offered practical approaches for evaluating CME activities and programs, and implementing plans for improvement.