CE Accreditors Meeting Focuses on Interprofessional Education

February 27, 2013
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Tamar Hosansky

CE Accreditors in Health Professions Hold Inaugural Meeting

The ACCME and its colleague accreditors, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), hosted “Interprofessional Accreditation in Support of Interprofessional Education: An Exploratory Meeting of Accreditors” in February at the ACCME’s offices in Chicago.

The inaugural meeting brought together continuing education accreditors from a variety of health professions to identify areas of alignment among the accreditation systems and opportunities to support interprofessional collaborative practice.


The meeting was facilitated by Ginny Jacobs, MEd, MLS, CCMEP, Director, CME, University of Minnesota.  Participants included representatives from the Commission on Dietetic Registration/Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Dental Association,the American Psychological Association, the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry, and the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services.

The meeting was part of the ACCME’s long-standing commitment to advancing interprofessional education and collaboration with other continuing education accreditors.





Download a summary of the meeting.

1. Murray Kopelow, MD, President and CEO, ACCME (on left); Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
2. Catherine L. Grus, PhD, Deputy Executive Director, Education Directorate, American Psychological Association (on left); Kathy Chappell, MSN, RN, Director, Accreditation Program, American Nurses Credentialing Center
3. Ginny Jacobs, MEd, MLS, CCMEP, Director, CME, University of Minnesota; Ulric Chung, PhD, Executive Director, Accreditation and Education Programs, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
4. Susy Yu, OD, Member, Board of Directors; and Jerry Richt, OD, President, Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry