ACCME 2020 Meeting: Driving Change – Map Your Route to Educational Leadership; ACCME Announces Public Director Vacancy; Clinician Spotlight on Jeffrey Kirchner, DO
ACCME 2020 MEETING: DRIVING CHANGE
We invite you to save the date for the ACCME 2020 Meeting: May 6-8, 2020 at the Hilton Chicago. We’re excited to announce the theme for the ACCME 2020 Meeting will be Driving Change: Map Your Route to Educational Leadership. Here is a preview of the meeting agenda:
May 5 – Pre-conference: Starting Point
New to accredited CME? Join us for a half-day training workshop that will put you on course to use ACCME accreditation requirements as a supportive framework for planning effective continuing medical education (CME).
May 6 – Day 1: Setting Your Course
Develop leadership strategies for creating an educational plan that supports your organization’s mission.
May 7 – Day 2: Navigating Improvement
Tune up your skills for fostering a collaborative working environment that nurtures teams and maximizes continuous improvement.
May 8 – Day 3: Arriving Together
Leverage the power of education to advance health equity in your organization and in our shared community.
Registration for the ACCME 2020 Meeting will open in November at accmemeeting.org.
ACCME ANNOUNCES VACANCY FOR PUBLIC MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The ACCME is seeking nominees interested in serving as one of two public directors on its 20-member Board of Directors. The ACCME strongly believes that its public directors bring an important perspective to the work of our Board. They are charged with monitoring all Board and committee discussions to facilitate the identification of potential conflicts of interest that might arise. In addition, the senior public member serves as chair of the compensation committee. It is a director’s duty to administer the corporate affairs for the benefit of the ACCME, and it is expected that each director acts upon an informed bias, in good faith, and in the honest belief that the action was taken in the best interest of the ACCME.
To learn more about eligibility and time commitments, read the full news release on our website here.
Nominations must be received no later than May 1, 2020. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae and a brief letter of nomination, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CME for MOC Updates
HELP YOUR ABIM CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS MEET THEIR FIVE-YEAR MOC POINT REQUIREMENTS
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board Certified physicians need to earn 100 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points every five years to remain certified. This means many of your learners will need to earn points by December 31, 2019 to avoid a change in their certification status. Encouraging your learners to claim MOC points as they go ensures the activities they do now will count later and helps avoid last-minute, end-of-year rushes.
To assist your learners in this process you can:
- Let your learners know that your CME+ABIM MOC activities count toward meeting their MOC requirements. Promote these opportunities clearly and frequently through your communication channels, such as your website, social media, newsletters, etc. Use the ABIM CME+MOC badge to identify your activities. You can download the badge from the CME that counts for ABIM MOC webpage.
- Communicate to learners that the process is simple and easy. Explain how they can earn ABIM MOC points at your activities. Clarify that you, as the CME provider, will take care of reporting their MOC points to ABIM.
- Remind learners to claim MOC points for eligible activities they have recently completed. CME providers and learners can search for ABIM IDs by the learner’s name or NPI number. Find a physician’s ABIM ID.
- Please report your 2019 CME that counts for ABIM MOC learner completion data in PARS by December 31.
- We encourage you to submit learner data as soon as possible after the activity is completed, so that ABIM can apply the MOC points to physicians' records. This will help manage your learners’ expectations for reporting points, especially for activities that take place late in the year.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Tips and Tools
PROMOTE THE VALUE OF CME: USE THE ACCME ACCREDITED MARK IN YOUR ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
We encourage CME providers to communicate the value of accreditation to your learners by including the ACCME Accredited or Accreditation with Commendation mark with your accreditation statement, as well as in educational materials and other communications. To learn more, read our Publicizing ACCME Accreditation Policy.
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
ASK YOUR QUESTIONS WEBINARS
This interactive webinar is for providers who have already planned and offered CME for MOC, our next Advanced CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar will be held November 19.
Reminders for Accredited Providers
ACCME IMPLEMENTS NEW, TIERED STRUCTURE FOR ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEE
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. If your organization is accredited by the ACCME and did not receive this information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available here. Invoices will be sent in October.
Providers accredited by a state medical society should contact their accreditor. The fee schedule is posted here.
The ACCME is seeking a Vice President of Data and Information Systems. This newly created position is the leader responsible for information technology strategy and execution. Building on past successes, this individual provides strategic direction and guidance in the development and implementation of all ACCME enterprise-wide solutions and information systems.
The Program Support Analyst is responsible for providing support to ACCME providers, collaboration partners, staff, and volunteers in their use and understanding of ACCME’s proprietary data collection systems, including the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). This person will support providers in inputting data correctly and analyze ACCME’s data for quality and reporting purposes.
Visit our careers page for more information.
Connect with Us
As part of our ongoing efforts to promote the value of accredited CME, we are highlighting the role of clinicians as planners, teachers, learners, or CME committee members. This month’s clinician spotlight features Jeffrey Kirchner, DO, Physician Advisor, Department of Case Management, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. Read more.
Is there a clinician who makes valuable contributions to your CME program? We invite you to nominate a colleague by submitting the Clinician Nomination form.
In Case You Missed It
- The ACCME Released Two Opioid REMS CE Data Reports
- “Navigating Tumultuous Change in the Medical Profession: The Coalition For Physician Accountability,” Academic Medicine (available by subscription/purchase only): Authored by Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, MS; Darrell G. Kirch, MD; Thomas J. Nasca, MD; Peter J. Katsufrakis, MD, MBA; Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc; Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH; and Andrea L. Ciccone, JD.