The Executive Summary of the ACCME Board of Directors meeting held December 1-2, 2016 is now available. Here are a few highlights:
Accreditation: The ACCME ratified 51 accreditation and reaccreditation decisions. This included 20 providers (39%) that received Accreditation with Commendation, which confers a 6-year term of accreditation, and 22 (43%) providers that received Accreditation. Four initial applicants received Provisional Accreditation.
Joint Accreditation™ for Interprofessional Continuing Education: Five providers received joint accreditation with a 6-year term and 3 providers received joint accreditation with a 4-year term. The decisions have also been ratified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). With these decisions, there are now 42 jointly accredited providers. There are 22 more providers in the application process.
Welcome to the new ACCME-accredited and jointly accredited providers and congratulations to all the providers receiving reaccreditation!
Substantial equivalency: The Board recognized the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners as substantially equivalent to the ACCME and reaffirmed the substantial equivalency of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Congratulations to our colleague accreditors!
CME research leadership discussions: The Board convened discussions with leaders in medical education research about the challenges and opportunities for research in CME.
Service awards: The Board had the privilege of honoring ACCME volunteers and paying special tribute to those who have demonstrated exemplary and long-term service to the ACCME. During this meeting the Board recognized volunteers who had completed their terms of service, and recognized those who had reached milestones in the number of surveys they have completed. Thank you, volunteers!
For more information, download the Executive Summary.
Victor Reus, MD (center) was recognized during the December Board of Directors meeting for his service to the ACCME as 2016 Board Chair. Dr. Reus is photographed with Todd Dorman, MD, 2017 Board Chair (left), and Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME (right).
Carolyn Lopez, MD (center) was recognized during the December Board of Directors meeting for completing her service on the Board of Directors. Dr. Lopez is photographed with Victor Reus, MD, 2016 Board Chair (left), and Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME (right).