ACCME Newsletter: Report Learner Credit Data in PARS; Now Available: CME Passport Provider Mark; Register for the ACCME 2022 Accreditation Workshop
REDUCE YOUR PHYSICIANS' REPORTING BURDEN BY ENTERING LEARNER CREDIT DATA IN PARS
We’ve heard from numerous stakeholders that an integrated, centralized data system for finding, viewing, and tracking CME credits is essential for reducing the burden on physicians; better serving our accredited provider community; meeting the needs of credentialing, certifying, and licensing authorities; and increasing the value of accredited CME. With this in mind, we launched the new, improved Program and Activity Reporting System in November 2021 to include features that make reporting learner credit data simple and efficient. Learn more about the value of reporting learner credit data in PARS here.
New Resource! Sign Up for a Webinar on How to Report Learner Data
We understand that reporting learner credit data may be a new process for you, and we are here to help! We’re hosting webinars on Tuesday afternoons in July to help get you started on reporting learner credit data in PARS and answer your questions about the process. Register below:
Now Available: CME Passport Provider Mark
Already reporting learner credit data for your CME activities? Advertise this service by downloading and using the CME Passport provider mark to promote the activities for which you are reporting learner credit data. We encourage accredited providers who are reporting learner credit data to utilize this mark to help demonstrate your commitment to reducing the reporting burden for your learners. Learn more here.
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Alabama Board of Medical Examiners Joins the ACCME and State Medical Licensing Boards Collaboration
We’re pleased to share that the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners has joined the ACCME and State Medical Licensing Boards Collaboration, a collaboration that also includes the boards in California, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, and the Virgin Islands. This initiative aims to reduce reporting burdens for physicians and simplify the auditing process for licensing boards. Learn more here.
REGISTER FOR THE ACCME 2022 ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP ON AUGUST 4-5
Join us in Chicago on August 4-5 for an in-person professional development opportunity designed for newcomers to continuing education (CE).
The ACCME 2022 Accreditation Workshop includes:
- Access to three hours of self-directed, online courses on ACCME accreditation concepts and requirements via ACCME Academy.
- Face-to-face in-person engagement with colleagues, faculty mentors, and ACCME staff to develop strategies to advance your program and position CE as a strategic asset.
- In-depth exploration of the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, including an overview of how to meet the ACCME’s expectations, and resources to support your implementation of the Standards.
- Discussions with colleagues and ACCME staff around timely topics such as how to engage learners, addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in CE, resources for faculty development, and incorporating CME for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in your educational programming.
- Opportunities to learn more about how to enter activity and learner data in the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
Learn more about the workshop and register at www.accmeworkshop.com.
The deadline to register is July 22, 2022, at 11:59 pm CDT.
ACCME Academy Spotlight
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ANTI-RACISM TOOLS
Looking for a new Academy course to explore? Consider enrolling in DEIA Tools for CE Professionals, which offers guidance for addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) in CE programs and features resources developed by the ACCME 2021 Meeting DEIA Working Group.
Education and Resources
ACCME 2022 MEETING RECORDINGS AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 31
As a reminder, the ACCME 2022 Meeting recordings are now available for meeting registrants. The streamed keynotes, mini-plenaries, and virtual Inspire & Teach! sessions are available on-demand at www.accmemeeting.org. Access to session recordings will be available until August 31, 2022.
Be sure to save the date for the ACCME 2023 Meeting on May 16-18, 2023 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. Watch for more information on our events page here.
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EXPLORE IDEA PRINCIPLES IN THE CE EDUCATOR’S TOOLKIT
When designing and implementing an educational activity, it’s important to consider your learners’ demographics, experiences, learning preferences and needs, and professional backgrounds. The CE Educator’s Toolkit, an educational design resource developed by the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) through an ACCME research grant, explores ways to incorporate principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) in CE programming and offers guidance on how to create meaningful educational opportunities for all learners. Learn more about IDEA principles on page 35 of the toolkit, available here.
For Your Reference
- “Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Accredited Continuing Medical Education in the United States,” by Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, published in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, describes the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on accredited CME in the US. In 2020, CME engagement by physicians and other healthcare professionals increased to record levels as many accredited organizations transitioned to virtual learning formats and provided COVID-19-related activities.
- "The 3Cs Framework for Pain and Unhealthy Substance: Minimum Core Competencies for Interprofessional Education and Practice," a discussion paper from the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic, outlines a core competency framework for pain management and care for substance use disorders to help address performance practice gaps and strengthen the delivery of coordinate, high-quality, patient-centric care. The paper is authored by Eric Holmboe, (Accreditation Council for Continuing Graduate Education), Steve Singer (ACCME), Kathy Chappell (American Nurses Credentialing Center), Kimia Assad and Aisha Salman (NAM), and the Education and Training Working Group from NAM’s Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic.
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