State Medical Society Meetings Discuss Strategic Value of CME
The ACCME participated in the following state medical society events this month. The participation is part of the ongoing support the ACCME provides for the intrastate accreditation system and for Recognized Accreditors (state/territory medical societies recognized by the ACCME as accreditors of local CME providers).
- Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Deputy Chief Executive and COO, ACCME, gave a presentation at the IMQ Provider Annual Conference, held by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association. Ms. Regnier provided an overview of the ACCME’s ongoing engagement with stakeholders, which has resulted in the simplification of the accreditation requirements and process, as well as the proposal for a menu of new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. She showed data demonstrating how accredited CME providers are designing and analyzing activities to change learners’ competence, performance, and patient outcomes; and she discussed the opportunities for accredited CME to take a leadership role in public health initiatives.
- Steve Singer, PhD, Director, Education and Outreach, ACCME, gave two presentations at the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) & Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) Directors of Medical Education Conference. In his first presentation, Dr. Singer discussed the role of accredited CME in supporting public health initiatives and how CME can contribute strategic support to the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program, established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to assess graduate medical education learning environments. He provided an update on the ACCME’s simplification of the accreditation requirements and process, and the proposal for a menu of new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. In his second presentation, Dr. Singer explained the ACCME’s expectations for implementing the Standards for Commercial Support ℠: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities (SCS).