Accreditation Council for CME Announces Election of 2020 Officers
Michael Zanolli, MD, Elected ACCME Chair
Suzanne Ziemnik, MEd, Elected ACCME Vice Chair
Marilane Bond, EdD, MEd, MBA, Elected ACCME Treasurer
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) announces that Michael Zanolli, MD; Suzanne Ziemnik, MEd; and Marilane Bond, EdD, MEd, MBA, were elected as the ACCME’s 2020 Officers.
Michael Zanolli, MD, ACCME Chair
Dr. Zanolli is a physician who resides in Nashville, TN. Academic and professional activities include 14 years in academic medicine as a faculty member at Wake Forest University and Vanderbilt University, followed by the full time clinical practice of Medical Dermatology as a member of Heritage Medical Associates. Professional activities include serving as past President of the Tennessee Dermatology Society, previously on numerous committees and task forces within the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), including the AADA Congressional Policy Committee, past Chairman of SkinPAC, the AADA’s federal political action committee, past President of the Photomedicine Society, and election to the American Dermatologic Association as a fellow. Dr. Zanolli was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners (BME) in 2004 and was reappointed in 2009 and 2014. Dr. Zanolli served as President of the TN BME from 2012 to 2017. In addition to State of TN activities, other professional leadership roles include past service as President then Chair of the Nashville Academy of Medicine and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the TN Medical Association. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards from 2013 to 2019. His term on the ACCME Board of Directors began in December 2015.
Suzanne Ziemnik, MEd, ACCME Vice Chair
Ms. Ziemnik is the Chief Officer, Learning and Educational Research, at the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Ziemnik has been with ASCP for 14 years and is responsible for the oversight of over 500 continuing professional development activities as well as books and journals delivered annually in surgical pathology, clinical pathology, and all areas of laboratory medicine for pathologists, residents, and laboratory professionals. She also co-leads the ASCP Center for Health Services Research. She has been in the field of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for over 30 years working for medical specialty societies starting at the American College of Chest Physicians and then moving onto the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she worked until assuming her position at the ASCP in 2005. Suzanne has held a variety of national positions including: Member, ACCME Accreditation Review Committee (and currently, Member, ACCME Board of Directors); Member, ABMS Joint Working Group on MOC CME; Member, Conjoint Committee on CME; Member and Past Chair, Council on Medical Specialties CME Directors Group; and Member, National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration. Suzanne has been a member of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions since 1987 and has held numerous positions including: Member, Board of Directors; Chair and Co-chair, Annual Conference Planning Committee; Chair, Professional Development Committee; Chair, Specialty Society Special Interest Group; Member, Governance Committee; Member, Task Force on the Certification of CME Professionals; Member, Task Force on CME Advocacy and Advancement; Co-chair, Alliance for CME Institutes; and Member, Subcommittee on Competencies for the CME Professional. Suzanne was a founding member of the Illinois Alliance for CME and is a member of the Society for Academic CME. Ms. Ziemnik holds a BSEd in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University and a MEd in adult and continuing education from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois.
Marilane Bond, EdD, MEd, MBA, ACCME Treasurer
Dr. Bond is Associate Dean for Medical Education at Emory University School of Medicine. In this capacity, Dr. Bond oversees all operational activities of education in the medical school which includes the Undergraduate Medical Education (medical students), Graduate Medical Education (residents and fellows),Continuing Medical Education (faculty), and Allied Health Programs (Physical Therapy, Physician Assistance, Anesthesiology Assistants, Genetic Counseling and Medical Imaging). Dr. Bond is a past President of the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME). She served as past member and chair of the Steering Committee for the Group on Residents Affairs (GRA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She also served as chair of the advisory committee and faculty for the GME Leadership Development Course. She has made presentations at several organizations including the AAMC, GRA, AHME, and the Accreditation Council for GME (ACGME). Dr. Bond received 2 bachelor degrees (BA and BS), an EdD degree in Higher Education Administration, and Master’s in education from Pennsylvania State University. She also has an MBA from the University of Southern California.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, responsible for accrediting organizations that offer continuing medical education (CME) and for recognizing state medical societies as accreditors of local CME programs. The ACCME is a cofounder of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™.
The ACCME sets standards for CME that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in healthcare. These standards ensure that accredited CME is designed to be relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence. Through participation in accredited CME, clinicians and teams drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.
Accredited CME facilitates engagement with physicians and healthcare teams where they live, learn, and work. There are approximately 1,700 accredited CME providers within the ACCME System, across the country and internationally, representing a range of organizations including medical schools, hospitals/health systems, government/military agencies, specialty societies, and insurance/managed-care companies. Accredited providers offer about 180,000 activities each year, comprising more than one million hours of instruction and including more than 36 million interactions with physicians and other healthcare professionals.