June 30, 2015
State Medical Society Events Discuss Commendation, Learner Needs
- Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME; and Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME, attended the 2015 Texas CME Conference hosted by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and Texas Alliance for CME (TACME) in June in San Antonio, Texas. In a plenary session, Dr. McMahon presented data showing a robust CME community in Texas. He shared his thoughts about how the Texas CME community contributes to quality improvement, public health initiatives, and team-based care. Together, Dr. McMahon and Ms. Regnier also led a discussion on the proposed new criteria for ACCME Accreditation with Commendation.
- Marcia Martin, Manager of Provider Education and Outreach, ACCME, participated in a 2015 CME provider conference co-hosted by the Kansas Medical Society (KMS) and Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) in June in Missouri. Ms. Martin presented data on the scope of accredited CME in Kansas and Missouri and discussed case examples illustrating the ACCME’s expectations for compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities℠.