The ACCME and its colleague accreditors, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), held a meeting to discuss interprofessional education and the joint accreditation process developed by the three organizations. The meeting, held in October at the ANCC offices in Silver Spring, MD, focused on how accreditors could advance interprofessional continuing education in support of interprofessional collaborative practice.
In February 2013, the three accreditors will host a meeting at the ACCME’s offices in Chicago, Interprofessional Accreditation in Support of Interprofessional Education: An Exploratory Meeting of Accreditors. The inaugural meeting will bring 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. Representatives from the ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC will describe how the joint accreditation process supports interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
The meetings are part of the ACCME’s long-standing commitment to advancing interprofessional education and collaboration with other continuing education accreditors.