The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has posted a Program & Activity Reporting System (PARS) Information Page and FAQ, where continuing medical education (CME) providers and other stakeholders can access the latest developments and answers to questions.
The link to the PARS information page is also available on our Web site home page, http://www.accme.org/, in the left-hand section entitled "For CME Providers."
PARS is a Web-based portal designed to streamline the collection of data from ACCME accredited providers. Please refer to the PARS info page for the most up-to-date information, as the timeline and details are evolving, in response to feedback. The communications that we released previously may be outdated.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting U.S. 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 enforce standards for quality continuing medical education that improves health care for patients and their communities. There are currently approximately 2,500 accredited CME providers in the United States, whose educational activities draw more than 17 million health care practitioner participants annually.
The ACCME's member organizations include the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S. Inc.
For more information, visit http://www.accme.org/.