Early Bird Rate for ACCME 2022 Meeting Closes Tomorrow; Complete Year-End Reporting in PARS By March 31; Explore ACCME Career Opportunities
EARLY BIRD RATE FOR ACCME 2022 MEETING CLOSES TOMORROW
Thinking about joining us in Chicago for the ACCME 2022 Meeting? Be sure to register by tomorrow, February 25, to receive the early bird discount rate for in-person participation. Browse the meeting agenda to view the 38 in-person and 21 virtual breakout sessions that will be led by your colleagues. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion in continuing professional development, innovative activity formats, achieving Accreditation with Commendation, mentorship, and leadership in CE, simplifying and streaming planning processes, and more. If you are already registered for the ACCME 2022 Meeting, you can go ahead and reserve your seat in the sessions of your choice (based on your registration type). Learn how to reserve your seat here.
Explore the ACCME 2022 Mini-Plenary Sessions
Strengthen your educational plan for 2022 and beyond through a series of strategy-building mini-plenary sessions at the ACCME 2022 Meeting. Topics include:
- Tips and tools for implementing the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
- Leveraging the new, improved PARS and CME Passport for learner engagement
- How to utilize ACCME Academy to upskill your educational team and faculty
- The future of board certification
- How to incorporate human-centered educational design into your planning
- Ways to apply best practices in CE/CPD educational design and implementation.
- Addressing the opioid crisis through interprofessional education
In-person meeting registrants can choose their mini-plenary sessions on the agenda page of the ACCME 2022 Meeting website. Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to join two streamed mini-plenary sessions noted on the agenda.
We can’t wait to see you in Chicago!
NORTH DAKOTA BOARD OF MEDICINE JOINS ACCME AND STATE MEDICAL LICENSING BOARDS COLLABORATION
We’re pleased to announce that the North Dakota Board of Medicine has joined the ACCME and State Medical Licensing Boards Collaboration, a collaboration that also includes the boards in California, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, and Oregon. This initiative reduces burdens and streamlines the CME reporting process for your learners who are licensed physicians (MDs and DOs) in North Dakota. Learn more here.
ACCME Academy Spotlight
Elevate your learning experience and explore these courses in ACCME Academy:
- Academy Answers: This curriculum offers strategies and skills for managing, promoting, and building strong, effective CE programs. Topics include how to demonstrate the value of your CE program, fostering CE collaborations, engaging clinicians with CME for MOC, and more.
- Fostering Learning through Assessment: This course introduces several evaluation frameworks designed to help educators foster change for learners and apply assessment in dynamic ways. Throughout this course, leaders in medical education assessment share strategies about how to evaluate clinicians beyond post-activity surveys.
Reminders for Accredited Providers
COMPLETE YOUR YEAR-END REPORTING IN PARS BY MARCH 31
With the launch of the new, improved Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), the process for year-end reporting has been simplified with the removal of the field for reporting year. We encourage you to enter activities as you plan them and close them when they end. To meet your year-end reporting responsibility, we ask that you complete the following steps by March 31, 2022:
- Accept the terms for the ACCME annual agreement, located on the dashboard in PARS under Agreement Page. Each year, all accredited providers are asked to accept the annual agreement regarding data submission and compliance with ACCME policies and procedures.
- Enter all activities that occurred in 2021 and close any that are no longer being offered.
- For any enduring materials that are continuing into 2022, update the total learner counts as of December 31, 2021. Note that you no longer need to enter enduring material activities for each year they are provided. Enduring materials should remain open until the end date. Once you have entered the enduring material once, you will only need to update learner counts each year thereafter.
- Complete and submit your program summary. The link to the program summary is located on the dashboard in PARS.
- Review and update your contact information. You can do this by clicking Back to Accreditation Management in the top right section of the PARS dashboard.
Please note: Providers accredited by a state medical society may be required to complete their 2021 year-end report earlier and should check with their accreditor for more information.
Year-End Reporting Resources
- Year-End Reporting Checklist: This guide includes a detailed checklist with the necessary steps and resources to help you complete your year-end reporting.
- Webinars: We're hosting a series of live, weekly webinars on Tuesday afternoons to answer your questions about year-end reporting. Register here. Unable to join a webinar? A recording of our first webinar and the corresponding slides are now available.
- PARS FAQ: Explore frequently asked questions about year-end reporting.
Visit our New PARS webpage for more information.
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Collaboration and Engagement
SHARE YOUR INSIGHTS ON MARKETING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
The ACCME 2021 Working Group, Marketing and Outreach: Engaging Learners in your CME Activities, is requesting your participation in a brief survey to assess current marketing strategies for educational activities and collect best practices and resources for the broader accredited education community. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and is available here.
IMPLEMENTING THE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE IN ACCREDITED NURSING CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In a new column published in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, “ANCC Endorses and Adopts the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education,” authors Jillian Moulton (American Nurses Credentialing Center), Dion Richetti (ACCME), and Pam Dickerson (American Nurses Credentialing Center) address the purpose of the Standards for Integrity and Independence and offer case examples and strategies for successfully implementing these Standards in accredited education for nursing. The article is available for purchase or via subscription here.
The ACCME has four position openings. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
- VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS oversees the development and execution of communication and marketing strategies and contributes as a key member of the ACCME leadership team.
- COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR supports and improves the ACCME’s communications via multiple channels including websites, social media, podcasts, e-newsletters, articles, and reports.
- BI/SQL DEVELOPER assists SSIS ETL processes and creates Power BI dashboards and reports that will be embedded in a React single page application and a SharePoint Intranet application.
- CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER supports customers in understanding how to input data correctly and analyzes ACCME’s data for quality and reporting purposes.
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