Highlights

May 29, 2012

Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive, gave a presentation at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions' Fifth Annual PACME Summit, held in April in Jersey City. (PACME is the Pharmaceutical...

May 29, 2012

The ACCME participated in the following CME events in California and Arizona in May. This participation is part of the ongoing support the ACCME provides for the intrastate accreditation system and for Recognized Accreditors (state/territory medical societies recognized...

May 29, 2012

The ACCME has begun its fourth annual series of town hall meetings with a webinar for publishing and education company providers. Held on May 10, the town hall drew approximately 140...

May 29, 2012

The ACCME has published a compilation of the accreditation requirements in one document, for your convenience. The PDF includes the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities,...

May 29, 2012

The Accreditation Council for CME Board of Directors engaged in strategic planning in 2011 about the future of the ACCME system and identified three strategic imperatives:

1. Foster ACCME Leadership and...

April 27, 2012

The Accreditation Council for CME has released the executive summary of its Board of Directors meeting, held March 22–23, 2012, at its Chicago offices. The Board ratified 46 accreditation and reaccreditation decisions, including 19 providers (41%) that received...

April 27, 2012

On March 22, 2012, the ACCME Board of Directors convened three discussion sessions with invited guests and the member organization liaisons to facilitate the implementation of the ACCME’s 2011 strategic imperatives.

April 27, 2012

We have added new examples of compliance with ACCME Accreditation Criteria 2 and 11 to the Examples of Compliance and Noncompliance: Findings Based on the ACCME Accreditation Criteria. Providers have been increasingly successful in fulfilling the ACCME’s expectations for...

April 27, 2012

The ACCME presented at several sessions during the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) Annual Meeting held in March in Tucson. James F. Burke, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Scottsdale Healthcare, and Vice-Chair, ACCME Board of Directors; and Kate Regnier, MA...

April 27, 2012

The ACCME participated in five state-level CME events during March and April. This 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...

April 27, 2012

Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive, was interviewed for Reach MD Radio about CME as a strategic asset to public health initiatives, including the Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for long-acting and extended-release...

March 15, 2012

The ACCME participated in a webinar titled "Connecting Your CE Practice to External Requirements," held March 6 by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. The purpose of the webinar was to describe the value of interprofessional education and discuss the benefits of...

March 15, 2012

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) hosted a Standards for Commercial Support Users Group meeting on February 21. The meeting followed up on discussions the participants held in August about the role of accreditors in supporting data collection for the Food and Drug Administration's...

March 15, 2012

As we conduct accreditation reviews we seek to identify recurring issues that need to be brought to the accredited provider community’s attention for correction. We bring the following examples and resources to your attention in order to support your efforts to meet ACCME...

February 24, 2012

The ACCME and eight other CME leadership organizations sent this letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding a proposed rule related to the Physician Payments Sunshine...

February 23, 2012

Sandra Norris, MBA, Chair, ACCME Board of Directors; and Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive, participated in the second meeting of the Coalition for Physician Accountability, held in February at the offices of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners in Chicago. The first...

February 23, 2012

Members of the ACCME Board of Directors and executive staff participated in a meeting of the Joint Working Group on MOC® CME, held in February. The goal of the working group is to assist the American Board of Medical Specialties in...

January 23, 2012

"The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Revised Reaccreditation Materials: Insights and Tips," appeared in the December 2011 issue of the Almanac, published by The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. The article explains the...

January 23, 2012

The Accreditation Council for CME has released the executive summary of its Board of Directors meeting, held December 1–2, 2011, at its Chicago offices. Several of the Board’s decisions are explained in more detail in the news items below.

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January 23, 2012

ACCME staff members presented at five sessions and hosted an event during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) Annual Meeting , held in January in Orlando.

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