Requesting Your Feedback by June 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; ACCME Academy Launching June 1; Thank You for Joining the ACCME 2021 Meeting!
REQUESTING YOUR FEEDBACK BY JUNE 2: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
We invite all accredited providers to participate in our survey about the continuing education community’s engagement with issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
During the past year, we’ve heard from providers that they are seeking guidance and support from the ACCME in addressing these critical issues. Like many of you, we believe that accredited continuing education has the opportunity and responsibility to be part of the solution, helping to navigate a path from empathy to understanding to action. Toward that end, our Board of Directors formed a task force to explore how ACCME can facilitate meaningful change and advance the ideals of DEI in continuing education for health professionals.
Your feedback will help the Task Force understand the scope of DEI activities in our CE community and inform the Task Force’s recommendations moving forward. We welcome your opinions whether or not your organization is actively engaged in with these issues. Please note: This survey is open only to accredited providers (ACCME-accredited, state-accredited and jointly accredited).
The survey will take about 15 minutes for you to complete. Please respond by June 2.
Take the survey here.
ACCME ACADEMY LAUNCHING ON JUNE 1
We’re delighted to announce that ACCME Academy, an educational home for the CE community, will open on June 1. Accredited providers in the ACCME System will receive free access to multimedia, interactive courses and resources designed to help you enhance the value of your education.
Watch for more updates via email and on the ACCME Academy webpage.
COMING SOON IN NEW PARS: DASHBOARD, TAGGING, LEARNER DATA, AND MORE
Our new, improved Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), scheduled for launch this summer, will feature a modernized, user-friendly, streamlined interface for activity and learner reporting.
Reflecting feedback from providers and other stakeholders, the improved version of PARS will offer these new features:
- Help when you need it: Pop-up descriptions and embedded FAQ provide guidance and clarifications, without taking you away from the PARS site.
- A dashboard for your CME Program, enabling you to receive notifications about your program and activities, and see high-level statistics on your program.
- Expanded capability for searching and filtering within PARS and exporting the results.
- Enhanced functionality for generating reports.
- Greater flexibility for sorting and downloading your activity data.
- The option to display any of your activities in CME Finder, not only those that are registered for MOC, MIPS, and REMS.
- The option to enter physician-learner data for all your activities, not only those registered for MOC. We’ll provide a more streamlined process for entering learner data using the web form and improved learner matching.
- The ability to tag activities by commendation criteria, supporting your efforts to achieve Accreditation with Commendation.
Watch your inbox for more updates and visit our New PARS webpage for more information.
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING ACCME 2021!
Thank you to everyone who joined the ACCME 2021 Meeting! This virtual event would not have been possible without the engagement and expertise of our participants, faculty, Working Groups, and volunteers. We were pleased to welcome 850 attendees from 469 organizations representing nine countries. We hope you were as energized and inspired as we were by the interactions with our CE community.
ACCME 2021 Meeting Resources
- The meeting sessions and chat logs are now available to all registrants on www.accmemeeting.org. You will need to log in to the website to access these resources. Access to the ACCME 2021 session recordings and resources will be available until June 30, 2021.
- The meeting included 19 research projects shared by 60 researchers. The video presentations and posters are available to the public.
- We look forward to sharing the output of the ACCME 2021 Working Groups this summer.
Be sure to save the date for the ACCME 2022 Meeting on April 25—28, 2022.
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MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA JOINS ACCME AND THE STATE MEDICAL BOARDS COLLABORATION
We’re pleased to announce that the Medical Board of California (MBC) has joined the ACCME and State Medical Boards Collaboration, an initiative that will reduce burdens and streamline the CME reporting process for your learners who are licensed in California. Learn more here.
Education and Resources
ACCME 2021 SESSION SNAPSHOT: THE VALUE OF THE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE IN ACCREDITED CE
During a session at the ACCME 2021 meeting, participants and panelists brainstormed ways to communicate the value of the new Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Here are a few of the highlights.
What is your elevator speech about the value of the New Standards?
- Ensuring that education is about what is best for patients and clinicians, not about financial incentives.
- Safeguarding physician and public trust.
- The freedom to learn without bias or influence.
- Ensuring learners receive the highest quality education guided by data, evidence, and science.
- Protecting public health.
What strategies can you use now to communicate to your stakeholders the value of the new Standards?
- Update disclosure forms and tools, using the toolkit.
- Share the value proposition statement in newsletters and other communications.
- Use a positive tone and message about shared responsibility.
- Revise joint providership guidelines to include information about the new Standards.
- Prepare a short video tutorial on the changes.
- Place the “elevator speech” on the disclosure form.
- Include the Standards’ value proposition and changes in an upcoming grand rounds for staff and faculty.
- Create a handbook/toolkit for stakeholders with best practices in education and the CME forms.
Visit our Standards resources webpage for tools to help you communicate and implement the new Standards.
SAVE THE DATE: VIRTUAL ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP
Mark your calendars for the ACCME 2021 Virtual Accreditation Workshop on August 5, 2021. The workshop is a professional development opportunity for both novice and experienced accredited CE professionals to gain insights into using accredited CE as a tool for healthcare improvement. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Research Opportunities webpage for more about our support of research efforts.
COALITION FOR PHYSICIAN ACCOUNTABILITY SEEKING COMMENTS ON UME TO GME TRANSITION
The Coalition for Physician Accountability is seeking public comment on preliminary recommendations of the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) to Graduate Medical Education (GME) Review Committee (UGRC). The UGRC is working to address challenges in the transition between medical school and residency. The comment period is open until May 26. The recommendations and submission form are available here.
Connect With Us
COFFEE WITH GRAHAM
The latest episode of the Coffee with Graham podcast features a conversation between Dr. Graham McMahon and Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health, from the ACCME 2021 Meeting during the session, "Planning for a Post-Pandemic Workforce." Drs. Ezike and McMahon discussed how the accredited CE community can address new competencies in the healthcare workforce following the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen here.
“There are great opportunities through continuing education to probe areas [of health equity] that probably have not been probed deeply." —Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
NATIONAL VACCINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC MEETING—PANEL ON VACCINE HESITANCY
Dr. Graham McMahon will present at a panel on clinician vaccine hesitancy hosted by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, an initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services, on June 16 from 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm (ET). Dr. McMahon will discuss accreditation, structural racism, peer influence, modeling behaviors, and ways to dispel misinformation in patients. Registration is open to all and available free of charge here.
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