Vietnam Ministry of Health Invites ACCME to Share Insights on Developing a CME Accreditation System

October 30, 2014
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Tamar Hosansky

ACCME Provides Guidance for Vietnam's CME Accreditation Initiative

The Vietnam Ministry of Health Administration for Science, Technology and Training; and the Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN)— A Collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Affiliated Hospitals—invited Murray Kopelow, MD, President and CEO, ACCME, to participate in a series of meetings to discuss the development of a CME accreditation system in Vietnam. The meetings, which were held September 29–October 1 in Hanoi, brought together stakeholders from hospitals, government agencies, and medical schools.

Dr. Kopelow shared his insights about how a CME accreditation system supports continuing professional development in clinical, research, educational, and executive practice. He explained how accreditation provides a framework that has been proven valid and effective in improving physician performance. Using the ACCME as a case example, he described how a CME accreditation system can support national healthcare goals and public health initiatives. Looking to the future, he explored how CME accreditation systems will need to adapt to the needs of the new generations of physicians.

Dr. Kopelow’s visit and ongoing discussions with health leaders in Vietnam are part of the ACCME’s commitment to support collaboration in the global CME community.