Accreditation Council for CME Announces Election of 2017 Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer of Board of Directors

Todd Dorman, MD, Elected Chair; William Rayburn, MD, MBA, Elected Vice Chair; David Pieper, PhD, Elected Treasurer

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) announces that Todd Dorman, MD, was elected Chair; William Rayburn, MD, MBA, was elected Vice Chair; and David Pieper, PhD, was elected Treasurer of the ACCME at a meeting of its Board of Directors, held July 21 and 22, in Chicago.

Dr. Dorman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology and holds a Certificate of Special Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine. He is the Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination and the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a Professor and Vice Chair for Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and has joint appointments in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and The School of Nursing. He has an extensive background in association leadership and has served as the President of the American Society for Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA) and President of the Society for Academic CME (SACME) and is currently the President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Dr. Dorman has lectured extensively on the value of CME. He has also delivered keynote and plenary lectures on leadership and helped establish the inaugural Summer Leadership Institute for SACME. Dr. Dorman was co-principal investigator on the grant that led to the seminal work on the effectiveness of CME, and he won the Fox Award from SACME for his research.

Dr. Rayburn is a Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean of CME and Professional Development, and Emeritus Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico. As a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, he is clinically active with patients having complicated pregnancies. Dr. Rayburn is the recipient of several teaching awards and has been continuously funded for his research. His more than 650 peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts presented at national scientific meetings address high risk pregnancy topics, physician workforce issues, and evaluative education trials. His most recent project involves editing a forthcoming professional reference book, Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care: Better Education, Improved Care, Best Outcomes.

Dr. Pieper graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine with a Doctorate in Medical Physiology and was the Assistant Dean for CME at the Wayne State University School of Medicine from 2000 to 2015. He is currently the Executive Director of the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education which organizes medical education activities for all of the residency programs and faculty in the Detroit area. Dr. Pieper is a past president of the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) and is currently Chair of the AHME CME Council. He is a former member of Board of Directors of SACME and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of INTERCOM, SACME’s newsletter. He also served as Editor-In-Chief of the Almanac, the newsletter of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. Dr. Pieper served six years on the ACCME’s Accreditation Review Committee before being elected to the ACCME Board of Directors.

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The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting institutions that offer continuing medical education (CME) 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 CME that improves healthcare for patients and their communities. There are nearly 1,900 accredited CME providers within the ACCME System that offer more than 148,000 activities each year, comprising more than one million hours of instruction and including more than 26 million interactions with physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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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