Register Now for ACCME Meeting 2020: Driving Change, ACCME and Royal College Collaboration, Joint Accreditation Adds Dentistry
REGISTER NOW FOR ACCME 2020 MEETING: DRIVING CHANGE
We’re excited to announce that registration for the ACCME Meeting 2020: Driving Change is now open. Buckle up and get ready to discover new skills and practical strategies that will fuel your journey of educational leadership in accredited CME.
At the annual conference you can:
- Get inspired for the road ahead with keynote sessions on educational leadership, teaming, and health equity.
- Plot a strategic educational plan to advance the impact of your CME program as an organizational change-engine.
- Share your CME story and make connections with colleagues who are sharing their experiences.
- Discover ways to foster wellness and meaning for your learners and your education team.
- Connect best practices in learning science to your CME planning.
- Find new routes to accelerating your CME with insights from fellow educators, researchers, public health leaders, and patient-partners.
For more information about the ACCME 2020 Meeting, visit www.accmemeeting.org.
ACCME AND ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA COLLABORATION EXPANDS PHYSICIAN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to expand opportunities for Royal College Fellows to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program Section 3 credits by participating in accredited CME activities that meet MOC requirements.
Accredited CME providers in the ACCME System have new opportunities to meet the needs of learners who are Royal College Fellows, without having to collect or submit any additional data. Royal College Fellows can report participation in activities registered for CME in Support of MOC that include the expectation that the learner engages in the evaluation and receives feedback. The Royal College will recognize these activities as meeting the requirements for MOC Program Section 3 (Self-Assessment Programs) credits. Activities that are available on or after November 1, 2019 until June 30, 2022 are eligible. Royal College Fellows will report their participation directly to the Royal College. CME providers do not need to report participant information.
To learn more, visit CME that Counts for Royal College MOC.
Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the American Dental Association (ADA). Jointly accredited providers now have the option of awarding single profession or interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) credit to dentists, without needing to attain separate accreditation through the ADA’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP).
ELECTION OF 2020 OFFICERS
We are pleased to announce the election of the 2020 officers. Michael Zanolli, MD, was elected chair; Suzanne Ziemnik, MEd, was elected Vice Chair; and Marilane Bond, EdD, MEd, MBA, was elected Treasurer of the ACCME at a meeting of its Board of Directors held in July in Chicago. Read more.
Collaboration and Engagement
PCORI ENGAGEMENT AWARD MONTHLY DIGEST
“Having the opportunity to work closely with patient-partners was very rewarding, but also revealed so much more that we can learn and explore about optimizing educational collaboration and even measuring its impact on health professional practice and the care delivered to patients and communities. We’re looking forward to exploring those avenues.”
—Steve Singer, PhD, VP, Education & Outreach, ACCME. Read more.
COLLABORATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN CME
Steve Singer, PhD, VP, Education & Outreach, ACCME, attended the 9th annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (MAACME) to communicate the importance of creating learning health systems.
This year's conference featured interactive sessions facilitated by experienced CME thought leaders. Topics included ACCME updates. Read more.
ABMS CONFERENCE 2020 CALL FOR SESSIONS
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is seeking session (abstract) submissions for ABMS Conference 2020. Hosted on September 23 – 25, 2020, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to disseminate innovative collaborations, evidence-based research, and best practices that support the value and help accelerate the transformation of board certification as well as improve the delivery of health care.
ABMS Conference 2020 Call for Sessions will close on February 9, 2020. For more information, please visit the ABMS Conference 2020 website.
CME for MOC Updates
DEADLINES FOR CME THAT COUNTS FOR MOC
All certifying boards have year-end requirements for their physicians. Please support your learners by entering their CME for MOC completion data for 2019 in PARS by the deadlines listed below. To best support your learners, we encourage you to report this data into PARS on an ongoing basis as they complete activities, preferably within 30 days of the learner completing the activity and evaluation. If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learner completion data should be submitted to PARS by December 31, 2019 for the following certifying boards:
- American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) MOCA
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC
- American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) MOC
- American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) MOC
- American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Continuing Certification
Please note: Learner completion data was due for submission in PARS by December 1, 2019 for American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC. Any learner data that has not been submitted yet, or that occurred after December 1, should be entered immediately to allow ABP diplomates with cycles ending in 2019 to meet MOC requirements and re-enroll by established deadlines.
Connect with Us
COFFEE WITH GRAHAM
Workplace stress for any of us can lead to mental exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy—what happens when this affects our healthcare professionals?
In episode 2 of our new monthly podcast Coffee with Graham, host Melissa Simmons interviews ACCME President and CEO, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, to find out the causes and effects of burnout; and how accredited CME can help reduce burnout in healthcare professionals and increase professional satisfaction.
Now streaming on all podcast apps. Visit the Coffee with Graham webpage.
Reminders for Accredited Providers
ACCME NEW, TIERED STRUCTURE FOR ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEE; 2020 ACCREDITATION FEE DUE JANUARY 31
Beginning in 2020 the ACCME is implementing a new, tiered structure for the annual accreditation fee paid by ACCME-accredited providers. In June, we sent information to the primary contact for each ACCME-accredited provider explaining the new structure and the amounts due for the 2020 and 2021 annual accreditation fees. In October, we sent invoices to ACCME-accredited providers. Payment of the 2020 annual accreditation fee is due January 31, 2020.
Please note: Providers accredited by a state medical society should contact their accreditor.
COMPLETE YOUR 2019 YEAR-END REPORTING IN PARS
To meet your year-end reporting requirements, you must enter data for your 2019 activities and your 2019 program summary in ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). PARS is always open, and we encourage you to start entering 2019 activity data now in anticipation of the year-end reporting deadline. You are welcome to enter basic information about an activity before it has taken place and complete the entry after the activity is complete.
To access PARS, go to https://pars.accme.org, and enter your email and password. If you have forgotten your password or are logging in for the first time, click on, “Can’t log in or forgot your password?” on the login screen. Please note that the first time you access PARS, there is a short delay while the application is loading.
Deadline: For ACCME-accredited and jointly accredited providers, the deadline for completing your 2019 year-end reporting requirements is March 31, 2020. Providers accredited by a state medical society may be required to complete their 2019 year-end report earlier and should check with their accreditor for information.
For Your Reference
- “Comparison of Continuing Medical Education at US Medical Schools and Other Accredited Organizations,” Academic Medicine. This article is co-authored by William F. Rayburn, MD, MBA; Kate Regnier, MA, MBA; and Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc.
- “The Rise and Role of Interprofessional Continuing Education,” Journal of Medical Regulation. This article is co-authored by Kate Regnier, MA, MBA; Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN; and Dimitra V. Travlos, PharmD.
- “New Opportunity: Earn ABOHNS Continuing Certification Credit with Accredited CME,” Bulletin, page 17. This article is co-authored by Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM; Jeffrey P. Simons, MD; and Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc.