ACCME presents at 2013 AIAMC Annual Meeting
The ACCME participated in several presentations at the 2013 Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) Annual Meeting held in March in Naples, FL. In his presentation, Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and CEO, described the role of the Accreditation Criteria in fostering change and discussed how federal agencies are incorporating accredited CME into their public health initiatives. Dr. Kopelow explored the “New CPD,” a learner-centric model where health care professionals assess how to improve their practice, create plans to address those needs, and participate in self-directed continuing professional development. CME providers can support the continuing professional development process, he explained, by creating an educational home for their learners. (For more about this topic, see Accredited Continuing Medical Education as an Educational Home to Support Continuing Professional Development,” a video commentary with Dr. Kopelow.) Dr. Kopelow’s co-panelists were Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges; and Thomas Nasca, MD, MACP, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
James Burke, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Scottsdale Healthcare, and Chair, ACCME Board of Directors; and Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Deputy Chief Executive and COO, ACCME, served on a panel about interprofessional continuing education. Dr. Burke discussed how national trends in the health care environment are driving the need for interprofessional training and practice. He described how interprofessional CME initiatives at Scottsdale Healthcare are addressing systems-based practice and performance gaps. Ms. Regnier explained the history, benefits, and eligibility requirements for the joint accreditation process, which was created by the ACCME and its colleague accreditors, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to promote interprofessional continuing education in support of interprofessional collaborative practice.