Executive Summary of December 2013 ACCME Board of Directors Meeting Now Available

January 23, 2014
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Tamar Hosansky

Accreditation Decisions and Trends

The ACCME has released the executive summary of its Board of Directors meeting, held December 5–6, 2013 at its Chicago offices. The ACCME ratified 56 accreditation and reaccreditation decisions. This included 25 CME providers that received Accreditation with Commendation (44 %), which confers a 6-year term of accreditation. The list of accredited providers on our Web site has been updated to reflect the December 2013 accreditation decisions.

The Board reviewed accreditation decision trends from November 2008 through December 2013. The ACCME has reviewed 894 providers using the 2006 Accreditation Criteria. The proportion of CME providers achieving Accreditation with Commendation has increased, from 3% of providers in the November 2008 cohort to 44% in the December 2013 cohort. The proportion of CME providers receiving Accreditation with a progress report has dropped over this period, from 51% in the November 2008 cohort to 19% in the December 2013 cohort.

Download the executive summary.


James F. Burke, MD, (third from left) was given a Service Award in recognition of his leadership as ACCME's 2012 Vice-Chair and 2013 Chair.  From left:  Carlyle Chan, MD, Chair, ACCME Board of Directors; Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Deputy Chief Executive and COO, ACCME; Dr. Burke; Murray Kopelow, MD, MS(Comm), FRCPC, President and CEO, ACCME