Interprofessional Continuing Education and Joint Accreditation Discussed at SACME Meeting

May 29, 2014
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Tamar Hosansky

SACME Meeting Addresses Interprofessional Education and ACCME Updates

Steve Singer, PhD, Director, Education and Outreach, ACCME, participated in two presentations at the Society for Academic CME (SACME) 2014 Spring Meeting. In one presentation, Dr. Singer discussed the strategic role of accredited CME in supporting public health initiatives and the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program, established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to assess graduate medical education learning environments. In the second presentation, Dr. Singer and Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, Director, Accreditation Program, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), discussed how the Joint Accreditation™ program supports interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Launched in 2009, Joint Accreditation is a collaboration of the ACCME, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and ANCC.