Call for Feedback Responses: Protecting the Independence and Integrity of Accredited CE, Register for the August ACCME Accreditation Workshop, Executive Summary of the Board of Directors Meeting

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CALL FOR FEEDBACK RESPONSES: PROTECTING THE INDEPENDENCE AND INTEGRITY OF ACCREDITED CE

We've published an executive summary and the comments we received in response to our call for feedback about protecting the independence and integrity of accredited continuing education (CE). We thank everyone who participated for your input about updating the rules on independence to address the changing healthcare environment. We look forward to continuing to engage in dialogue with stakeholders and expect to release a revised version of the Standards for comment early next year.

Call for Feedback Summary and Responses: Protecting the Independence and Integrity of Accredited CE PDF 

ACCME 2019 MEETING RECAP VIDEO

Enjoy this short recap video from the ACCME 2019 Meeting: Spring Forward! 

THANKS FOR COMING TO THE ACCME 2019 MEETING

Thank you for joining us in Chicago for the ACCME 2019 Meeting! Our annual conference was a huge success with a record-breaking 625 continuing education leaders and stakeholders from 48 states and 7 countries in attendance. We hope you feel empowered to take your organization’s CME program to the next level.

Utilize the ACCME 2019 Meeting app to review your notes from attended sessions and browse pre-work and breakout documents from sessions that you were unable to attend.

Visit the ACCME 2019 Meeting recap webpage or view the Facebook photo album to save and share photos from the meeting and be sure to follow ACCME on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for upcoming news, reminders, and compliance tips year-round.  

Make plans to share how your CME Program is transforming care at the ACCME 2020 Meeting. The Call for Stories opens on July 15, 2019 and closes on September 27, 2019. Please join us for an informational webinar on July 10, 2019. Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters and on our website.

Save the date for the ACCME 2020 Meeting: May 4-7, 2020 at the Hilton Chicago. Registration opens Fall 2020.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE MARCH 2019 BOARD MEETING

The Executive Summary of the March 2019 meeting of the ACCME Board of Directors is now available on our website.

The ACCME made 38 accreditation and 25 progress report decisions. Welcome to the new providers and congratulations to the providers that received Accreditation and Accreditation with Commendation.

We encourage CME providers to celebrate their success in achieving accreditation and communicate the value of their accreditation and accreditation-related accomplishments by informing their community, stakeholders, and the public. You are welcome to us this messaging. For additional information, download the March 2019 Executive Summary on our website.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

webinarASK YOUR QUESTIONS WEBINARS

Advanced CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar – July 23

Beginner CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar –  September 24

ACCME AUGUST ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP

We offer an Accreditation Workshop each year to support the professional development of CME providers and stakeholders. These workshops are designed to help CME professionals of all skill levels plan and deliver CME that Matters to Patient Care.

The workshop will provide participants with:

  • A platform to engage with other CME colleagues
  • Professional development resources
  • Tools to help CME become an organizational asset

The Accreditation Workshop will be held in Chicago on August 1-2, 2019 at the Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel. Register here.

CME for MOC Updates 

TRAINING TOPICS – CME FOR MOC

If you offer CME activities focusing on any of the topics below, consider registering those activities for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). You can add value, encourage more participation, and reduce burdens for your learners by enabling them to meet requirements for CME, MOC, and employment through their participation in your CME activities.

Training on these topics can be registered for MOC for multiple certifying boards, as long as the activities meet the boards’ requirements.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Clinician Burnout
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Ethics/ Professionalism
  • Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, Morbidity and Mortality
  • Opioid Education
  • Overall Wellness
  • Patient Safety
  • QI Basics
  • Shared Decision-making
  • Team-based Care

The ACCME is currently working with six certifying boards to simplify the integration of CME and MOC. For more information, visit CME in Support of MOC.

Connect with Us

SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS FROM AAMC  AAMC

The ACCME is proud to be a partner of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) National Workshop to Advance Medical Education to Combat Opioid Misuse. Steve Singer, PhD, ACCME VP, Education & Outreach, was a speaker at the conference on May 9, 2019.  Shown here: Dwayna Covey, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Linda Caples, Medical College of Wisconsin, Steve Singer, ACCME VP, Education & Outreach. 

PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL SOCIETY WORKSHOP

PMSMarcia Martin, Director, Provider Education, spent the day at the Pennsylvania Medical Society, where she spoke with accredited CME providers about ACCME accreditation requirements and the commendation criteria, then led a performance improvement SCRUM session.

Stay in the know with ACCME on social media by following us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn

Our Story of the Month

WoltersWOLTERS KLUWER

In this month’s "Our Story," the Wolters Kluwer team shares their efforts to improve health literacy.

“To help clinicians better serve their patients with limited health literacy skills, we developed a Patient Education curriculum within UpToDate that facilitates clinician-patient communication. Our Patient Education content ensures that the information given to patients is aligned with the evidence-based material included in our UpToDate CME activities. We offer two levels of materials written for individuals without a medical background, covering a wide range of medical conditions including asthma, heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes, as well as many acute illnesses.

Read the full Wolters Kluwer article and more stories about how accredited CME providers are making a difference in healthcare at the Our Stories webpage.

Collaboration and Engagement

NAM OPIOID ACTION COLLABORATIVE AND STATEMENT 

NAMWe are proud to be a part of  more than 100 organizations in the US that have joined the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in committing to reverse national trends in opioid misuse and overdose. Network Organizations provide input on activities of the action collaborative and are committed to combating the opioid epidemic. Read our statement of commitment.

NBME FELLOWSHIP FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH

The NBME has announced a research opportunity for medical school faculty who wish to develop their skills in medical education assessment research.

The Strategic Educator Enhancement Fund (SEEF) Medical Education Research Fellowship Selection Committee is now accepting applications through September 30, 2019. Goals of the program have been established to foster professional development, build skills in medical education, and to assess clinical reasoning.

To learn more about the fellowship, visit the online program information here.

For Your Reference 

  • "Trust Between Teachers and Learners", by David P. Sklar, MD, and Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, JAMA, discusses the fundamental nature of trust between physician teachers and their peers as medical education continuously evolves. “When educational and clinical goals are aligned, the organization thrives: faculty and learners who feel supported and learn productively together perform better and more cost-effectively,” the authors write.
  • In the Medical Teacher article, “Continuing professional development to foster behaviour change: From principles to practice in health professions education,” authors Subha Ramani, MBBS, PhD, FAMEE; Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc; and Elizabeth G. Armstrong, PhD, offer several principles and strategies that CPD leaders can use to facilitate change: “To foster a continuous quality improvement mindset and drive change, CPD program leaders need to focus on outcomes and leverage appropriate educational strategies and meaningful program evaluation in their design and implementation.”     

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