International Academy for CME/CPD Accreditation Leaders

March 21, 2013
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Tamar Hosansky

Forum for worldwide interchange among CME/CPD accreditation leaders

The ACCME and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have joined together to create the International Academy for CPD Accreditation. The purpose of the Academy is to provide an opportunity for interchange for leaders serving in continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation systems and for those seeking to establish CME/CPD accreditation systems.

The Academy aims to support networking, facilitate mentoring, promote innovation, and enhance the development and implementation of CME/CPD accreditation systems internationally. Accreditation leaders will have the opportunity to learn about each other’s values, principles, and metrics; explore educational and ethical accreditation standards; and to foster evaluations to assess the effect of CME/CPD accreditation systems on physician learning, competence, health care team performance, and health care outcomes.

The Academy has invited accreditation leaders from around the world to join. Currently, the Academy includes members from the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Oman, and Australasia. The inaugural meeting of the Academy will be held via webinar on May 23.