ACCME 2021 Meeting Call for Proposals Office Hours; Election of 2021 Officers; New Archived Webinar: Leading Learning at the VHA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS OFFICE HOURS–ACCME 2021 MEETING
We are pleased to welcome your submissions to our Call for Proposals for the ACCME 2021 Meeting, which will be held virtually on April 27-29, 2021. Check out our information page here and drop in to one of our Office Hours sessions to ask your questions about submitting a proposal. Office Hours will take place on Friday, November 20 from 1-2 pm CT and Thursday, December 3 from 1-2 pm CT. We’re pleased to collaborate with the Society for Academic CME for both sessions to provide helpful tips and insights for submitting research projects.
Missed last week’s informational webinar on the Call for Proposals? You can catch up on the discussion here.
ELECTION OF 2021 OFFICERS
We are delighted to announce the election of the 2021 officers to our Board of Directors! Suzanne Ziemnik, MEd, was elected Chair; Marilane Bond, EdD, MEd, MBA, was elected Vice Chair; and Thomas M. McLoughlin, Jr., MD, was elected Treasurer of the ACCME at a meeting of its Board of Directors held in Chicago. Read more here.
We’d also like to extend a warm welcome to our new Board Members:
- Sharisse Arnold Rehring, MD, FAAP
- William H. Considine
- Jone Geimer-Flanders, DO, FACP, FACC
- Gay Wehrli, MD, MBA, MSEd
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: LEADING LEARNING AT THE VHA: INSIGHTS FROM AMERICA’S LARGEST INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM
In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, the ACCME hosted a discussion in collaboration with the leadership at the Veterans Health Administration to address how continuing education can help clinicians and teams provide high-quality care for veterans and their families. Listen to the conversation here.
Reminders for Accredited Providers
ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEES
Last month, we sent invoices to ACCME-accredited providers as well as those accredited by the California Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Missouri State Medical Association (at the request of those state medical societies). Payment of the 2021 annual accreditation fee is due February 1, 2021. If your organization is accredited by the ACCME or one of the state medical societies listed above and you did not receive this information, please contact email@example.com. If your organization is accredited by a state medical society not listed above, please contact your accreditor.
The fee schedule is posted here.
COMPLETE YOUR 2020 YEAR-END REPORTING IN PARS
To meet your year-end reporting requirements, you must enter data for your 2020 activities and your 2020 program summary in ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). PARS is always open, and we encourage you to start entering 2020 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 2020 year-end reporting requirements is March 31, 2021, but you are encouraged to complete data entry as soon as possible. Providers accredited by a state medical society may be required to complete their 2020 year-end report earlier and should check with their accreditor for information.
LEVERAGE CME FOR FDA REMS SEARCH TOOL
We were proud to participate in a meeting of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative to Address the US Opioid Crisis earlier this month and to continue to support the role of accredited CME as a strategic asset to the FDA's Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (OA REMS). We believe that accredited CME has made—and can continue to make—significant contributions to addressing this public health crisis. As a reminder, this search tool is available to help clinicians find OA REMS-compliant accredited CE activities. Learn more about CME for FDA REMS here.
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 2020 in PARS by the deadlines listed below. 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.
- Learner completion data should be submitted to PARS by December 1, 2020, for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
- Learner completion data should be submitted to PARS by December 31, 2020, for the following certifying boards:
- American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
- American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
- American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS)
- American Board of Pathology (ABPath)
This tutorial may answer questions you have about submitting learner data in PARS. For additional technical details on how to submit learner data in PARS using batch upload processes or web services, read more here.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help.
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AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE VALUE OF THE HEALTHCARE TEAM
ACCME’s President and CEO, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, shares his viewpoint on the value of the healthcare team in delivering optimal patient care. With more than 20 years in practice as an endocrinologist, Dr. McMahon provides a personal perspective on collaborative care and the role of CME in fostering the healthcare team. Read more here.
ACCME STAFF COLLABORATED WITH ACCREDITORS AT LOCAL CME PROVIDER CONFERENCES
As part of our commitment to community-based CME, we were pleased to participate in local CME provider conferences across the country throughout the year, including events hosted by:
- California Medical Association
- Illinois State Medical Society
- Massachusetts Medical Society
- Medical Society of the State of New York
- Medical Society of Virginia
- New Mexico Medical Society
- North Carolina Medical Society
- Ohio State Medical Association
- Oregon Medical Association
- Washington State Medical Association
- Wisconsin Medical Society
Thank you to our colleague accreditors for working together with us to sustain a vibrant local CME accreditation system—your efforts, now more than ever, are valued during these challenging times.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ACCME STAFF