Explore the ACCME 2021 Meeting Research Exchange; JAMA Article Describes New Standards; Updates on New PARS; New Episode: Coffee with Graham Podcast
EXPLORE THE ACCME 2021 MEETING RESEARCH EXCHANGE
The ACCME 2021 Meeting commences next week! Have you checked out the ACCME 2021 Meeting Virtual Research Exchange? The virtual research hall hosts a page for each research project that was accepted through the 2021 Call for Proposals, containing:
- The project details and research poster, including goals, methods, results, and conclusions; and information about the researchers
- A recorded lightning talk from the research team, summarizing their research project
We will host Live Research Chat sessions on Tuesday, April 27th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm (CT) that will give you a chance to engage with the research teams and ask any questions you have about their projects or about doing CME research in general. We’re pleased to welcome researchers from the Society for Academic CME (SACME), who will participate in the Live Research Chats to support the researchers and answer questions about the research process.
We’re grateful to this year’s 60 researchers who have taken the time and effort to submit their work and share what they are learning about improving the impact of accredited CME. Don't miss the opportunity to engage with them at the ACCME 2021 Meeting!
If you have questions about the Research Exchange or general questions about the ACCME 2021 Meeting, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PARS: MODIFIED EVALUATION QUESTIONS
We’re excited to bring you another update in our series about the new, improved Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), scheduled to launch this summer.
We’ve modified the evaluation questions to offer more options. In the current PARS, providers are asked to identify whether activities were designed and analyzed for changes in competence, performance, or patient outcomes. In the new PARS, you’ll be asked which of the following outcomes will be measured:
- Learner Competence
- Learner Performance
- Patient Health
- Community/Population Health
- Learner Knowledge
We’re making these modifications to better align with outcomes models that are used in research. Our goal is to improve the value of the data for providers, researchers, and other stakeholders. Read more here and explore the new PARS webpage.
WELCOME, NEW PROVIDERS!
We are delighted to welcome three newly accredited providers that received Provisional Accreditation last month including the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), Somnia Anesthesia, and the Society of Family Planning. Congratulations on joining our accredited CME community!
Tips and Tools
JAMA ARTICLE DESCRIBES NEW STANDARDS
“Changes to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Medical Education,” by Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, published in JAMA, discusses the guiding principles behind the New Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Medical Education. Providers can use the article to share with faculty and other stakeholders to explain the new Standards.
For more resources and information, visit our Standards webpage.
RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 VACCINE EDUCATION
We are continuing to update our COVID-19 resources:
- LearnToVaccinate.org: A searchable database of accredited CE on the COVID-19 vaccines. Accredited CE providers can use the LearnToVaccinate.org Resource Submission Form to submit activities for posting on this page. Our database of accredited CE activities will be available for a limited time, but we will continue to host information and resources on the vaccines.
- COVID-19 Educator Resources: Updated with the latest information on the currently available COVID-19 vaccines, including resources from the CDC and vaccine manufacturers.
- Coffee with Graham: Public Health and COVID-19 Vaccines: ACCME President and CEO, Dr. Graham McMahon, discusses public health and the COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Howard Koh, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in this episode of the Coffee with Graham podcast.
- Living Our Values—Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Healthcare Professionals: Dr. McMahon shares his thoughts and tips for addressing vaccine-hesitant colleagues in healthcare. This topic is also addressed in a Coffee with Graham podcast episode.
Collaboration and Engagement
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF BEST PRACTICES IN EDUCATIONAL DESIGN
We’re pleased to offer a research opportunity to the CE community. We’ve issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to create a comprehensive review that details best practices in educational design and provides implementation recommendations and tactics for effective educational strategies in CE for healthcare professionals.
We will disseminate the report through a variety of channels to help educators. Our goal is to support accredited CE providers with additional tools to facilitate the recognition, understanding, and deployment of more effective educational strategies for healthcare professionals. This initiative supports our strategic goal to advocate for CME scholarship.
Proposals are due by June 11, 2021.
If you have questions or would like further information, please contact email@example.com.
Visit our Research Opportunities webpage for more about our support of research efforts.
CALL FOR COMMENTS: DRAFT STANDARDS FOR CONTINUING CERTIFICATION
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is seeking public commentary on the Draft Standards for Continuing Certification from all stakeholders who rely upon the board certification credential. Comments will be accepted until Thursday, July 8, 2021. Feedback received will guide and inform the development of the final Draft Standards for Continuing Certification, which will be considered by the ABMS Board of Directors in October. Learn more here.
THANK YOU, ACCME VOLUNTEERS
The ACCME is only successful in its mission because of our dedicated volunteers. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we thank all our volunteers for your commitment to sustaining a high-quality, self-regulated CME system that advances clinician performance and patient care. Keep up the great work!
Connect With Us
In the latest episode of the Coffee with Graham podcast, Dr. Graham McMahon discusses post-pandemic education practices, the ability to rethink and unlearn skills as educators, and the innovative methods we’ll see during the ACCME 2021 Meeting. Listen here.
PHYSICIAN’S WEEKLY TWEET CHAT: TRENDS IN CME
Join Physician’s Weekly and Dr. Graham McMahon for a tweet chat on Wednesday, May 12 from 2:00—3:00 PM (ET) to discuss how CME has evolved in recent years, and how CME will evolve in a post-pandemic world. To follow along with the conversation, search for the hashtag #PWChat and be sure to include this hashtag in your responses.
For Your Reference
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