State Medical Society CME Events Include ACCME Participation
The ACCME participated in the following CME events in recent months. This participation is part of the ongoing support the ACCME provides for the intrastate accreditation system and for Recognized Accreditors (state/territory medical societies recognized by the ACCME as accreditors of local CME providers).
- Steve Singer, PhD, Director, Education and Outreach; and Marcia K. Martin, Manager, Provider Education and Outreach, ACCME, gave a presentation at the Medical Association of Georgia Provider Webinar held in May. They described the scope of the ACCME accreditation system, including ACCME-accredited providers and intrastate providers, and explained that all providers follow the same requirements. They discussed the role of CME providers as change agents, provided strategies for communicating the value of CME programs to institutional leadership, and pointed out opportunities for CME to serve the public. They also helped participants understand how to avoid noncompliance pitfalls when planning and implementing CME activities.
- Ms. Martin gave a presentation at the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) & Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) Directors of Medical Education Conference held in May. Ms. Martin described the ACCME’s expectations of commendable organizations and strategies for providers seeking to achieve Accreditation with Commendation.
- Ms. Martin gave the Mark Gregg Memorial Distinguished Lecture at the 2013 Texas CME Conference, held by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (TACME) in June. She discussed how CME can be a strategic asset in support of better practice and better health. Ms. Martin explained how providers can demonstrate responsive leadership within their institutions and use the Accreditation Criteria as a tool for engaging their institutional leadership. She also provided strategies for simplifying the processes for planning and implementing CME activities, and gave an overview of the “Proposal for Simplifying and Evolving the Accreditation Requirements and Process.”