Thanks for Joining us at the ACCME 2020 Online Meeting; Coming Soon: Behind the Scenes Resources; Save the Date —ACCME Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition
THANKS FOR JOINING US AT THE ACCME 2020 ONLINE MEETING
We were delighted to welcome more than 2,100 participants representing 1,100 organizations from 52 states and territories and 22 countries to the ACCME 2020 Online Meeting earlier this month. Thank you for joining us and for your positive and inspiring feedback. We share your appreciation of the meeting’s overall tone of hope and optimism as well as the practical and strategic discussions about managing education during and after the pandemic. We look forward to continuing to work together with our continuing education community to learn well and save lives.
Visit the ACCME 2020 Online Meeting recap webpage.
The meeting lives on! Please feel free to explore www.accmemeeting.org for these resources:
- Research Posters: Each poster has its own page where you will find a short video introduction of the research project, an image of the poster, and a link to a PDF of the poster.
- #MyCMEStory: Videos of your colleagues sharing stories of opportunity, challenges, and successes.
Coming Soon—More Resources
“Our eyes are on ACCME during this crisis. Your educational response is a model for us."
We heard similar comments from many attendees looking for advice, tools, and strategies to help them meet learners' needs in new ways. Here is a preview of resources and new educational opportunities we'll be providing throughout the summer in response to your requests:
- Behind the Scenes at the ACCME 2020 Online Meeting: An enduring material detailing how ACCME's education team transitioned quickly from an in-person annual meeting to a fully online experience. We’ll share the materials we prepared for faculty, staff, and attendees. This activity will be posted on our website, free of charge, and available on demand (no registration necessary).
- Get ready for ACCME Academy, our online learning portal! The Academy will open this summer providing online training to help continuing education professionals achieve strategic value through accreditation. We are pleased to announce we'll be offering both a Newcomers' Introduction to Accredited Continuing Education and an ACCME Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition via ACCME Academy on August 6–7. Registration will open in late June.
Stay tuned for more information about these new educational opportunities.
CME for MOC Updates
ABPath Practice Area Changes: The American Board of Pathology (ABPath) has made a few changes to the practice areas CME providers can select when registering their activities for ABPath Continuing Certification. The practice areas General Pathology/Basic Science and Flow Cytometry are no longer available. In addition, the practice area Informatics has been renamed Clinical Informatics. If you are unsure of which practice area to select when registering your activities, the ABPath practice areas description document may be helpful.
New, Unified CME for MOC Program Guide: This unified guide replaces the individual guides for each certifying board. You will now find requirements that are common across all of the boards collaborating with the ACCME in one main section, followed by sections for board-specific requirements. We’ve also included tables giving you a quick overview of the terminology used by the different boards.
Responding to COVID-19: CME for MOC: Tips and resources for registering your COVID-19 activities for MOC, changing live activities to virtual formats, and offering online evaluations.
If you have questions about registering your activities for Maintenance of Certification/Continuing Certification, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaboration and Engagement
NAM SYMPOSIUM ADDRESSES THE US OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Steve Singer, PhD, VP, Education and Outreach, ACCME, moderated a session at the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) virtual symposium to discuss strategies for utilizing continuing education for health professionals to improve care for people with pain and substance use disorders. During the virtual symposium, speakers addressed the highest-priority elements of the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MAINTAINING QUALITY AND SAFETY STANDARDS AMID COVID 19: GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES FROM THE COALITION FOR PHYSICIAN ACCOUNTABILITY
The Coalition for Physician Accountability has released guidance and resources to support healthcare administrators who are responsible for the deployment of physicians, physicians in training (interns, residents and fellows), and retired or inactive physicians, to ensure the safe delivery of quality clinical care during this unprecedented emergency. The guidance and resources include training, education, and support; planning; verification; provision of care; protection; and maintenance of safety standards.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: UME-GME TRANSITION REVIEW COMMITTEE
The Coalition is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to participate in a Review Committee to review and make recommendations to improve the undergraduate to graduate medical education transition. To nominate someone, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoalitionForPhysicianAccountability.
ABMS EXTENDS VISITING SCHOLARS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the application deadline for the 2020-2021 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program has been extended to 5:00 pm Central on Wednesday, July 1. Join the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for an informational webinar on Wednesday, June 3, to learn about the benefits for scholars and their institutions, alumni experiences, and characteristics of a successful candidate.
Connect with Us
COFFEE WITH GRAHAM: HEALTH EQUITY
Now streaming on all podcast apps!
Pre-recorded on January 30. In episode 7, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME, explains how the lack of health equity affects neighborhoods and families. Listen to full episodes at, www.accme.org/coffee-with-graham.
In Case You Missed It
- Executive Summary and Comments on Proposed ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence of Accredited CE
- Transition Report for Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation