ACCME Presents at AIAMC Annual Meeting

April 27, 2012
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Tamar Hosansky

The ACCME presented at several sessions during the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) Annual Meeting held in March in Tucson. James F. Burke, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Scottsdale Healthcare, and Vice-Chair, ACCME Board of Directors; and Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, ACCME Deputy Chief Executive and COO, moderated a panel session called "Sharing the Vision: Accredited CME in Support of Institutional Efforts," which focused on how CME can aid institutions in achieving their strategic and operational goals. Speakers included Richard Berger, MD, PhD, Dean, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic, and member, ACCME Accreditation Review Committee; Crystal Gyiraszin, Director, CME, and Administrative Director, Center for Simulation, Education & Research, Henry Ford Health System; and Brooke Taylor, Director of CME, William Beaumont Hospital.

Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive, served as a panelist during a session called "Transforming Medical Education." Dr. Kopelow discussed how accredited CME supports effective, efficient health care delivery. His fellow panelists were Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges; and William W. Pinsky, MD, Executive Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health System, and member, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Board of Directors.