Accreditation Council for CME Announces Election of 2014 Chair and Vice-Chair of Board of Directors

Carlyle Chan, MD, and Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, Elected ACCME Chair and Vice-Chair
Chicago, IL
December 17, 2013

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) announces that Carlyle Chan, MD, and Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, were elected 2014 Chair and Vice-Chair of the ACCME at the annual meeting of its Board of Directors, held December 5-6, 2013, in Chicago.

Carlyle H. Chan, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Institute for Health and Society (Bioethics and Medical Humanities) at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has directed his department’s CME programs for the past 27 years while having chaired the medical school’s CME Committee for more than a decade. He has served on the ACCME’s Decision Committee and Executive Committee. Dr. Chan also serves on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Psychiatry Residency Review Committee.

Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration, which administers the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination, and currently serves as the Chair of the ACCME’s Quality Improvement Committee. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.

Dr. LeBlanc served as Head of the Department of Family Medicine at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans from 2002 to 2013, where he also served as Director of Rural Education.  He served on the ACCME’s Accreditation Review Committee from 2002-2007 and on the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners from 2000 to 2013, holding the positions of Treasurer, Vice-President, President, and Executive Director during his tenure.

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The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting US institutions that offer continuing medical education through a voluntary, self-regulatory system. The ACCME also has a system for recognizing state medical societies as accreditors for local organizations offering CME.

The ACCME's mission is to identify, develop, and promote standards for quality continuing medical education that improves healthcare for patients and their communities. There are approximately 2,000 accredited CME providers in the United States, whose activities educate more than 24 million healthcare practitioner participants annually.

The ACCME's member organizations, which represent the profession of medicine and include physician licensing and credentialing bodies, are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.

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