Webinar on Transitioning to the Standards for Integrity and Independence; ACCME Awards Research Grant to SACME; Spotlight on ACCME Academy
FREE WEBINAR: WORKING TOGETHER TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION TO THE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE IN ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION
Join us for a free webinar, open to all, on October 28, 2021, at 1:00 pm CT, to support your successful transition to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.
- Learn about newly available Standards resources.
- Hear from your colleague providers about their successes, challenges, and lessons learned implementing the Standards.
- Ask ACCME staff your questions.
We’ve been pleased to hear from many of you about your progress in transitioning to the Standards and look forward to working together to discuss effective implementation strategies and answer your questions.
NEW PARS: GETTING STARTED NOW WITH YEAR-END REPORTING AND MOC LEARNER-COMPLETION DEADLINES
We’re working hard to streamline data entry and your year-end reporting process in the new version of the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), scheduled for launch later this year. We encourage you to get a jumpstart on the March 31, 2022, year-end reporting deadline and begin entering your data now. All data that you enter will be migrated over to the new PARS—you will not need to reenter any data. More information about the new PARS is available here.
ACCME-accredited providers: To meet your year-end reporting responsibility, you’ll need to complete the following data entry by March 31, 2022:
- Enter all your activities that occurred in 2021 and close any that are completed.
- Update the total learner counts as of December 31, 2021, for any activities that are continuing into 2022.
- Complete your program summary, including any revenue received through December 31, 2021.
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 information.
For more information and links to educational resources, please visit our Data Reporting Requirements and PARS Resources webpages.
CME For Continuing Certification/Maintenance of Certification
If you are entering activities that count for continuing certification/maintenance of certification (CC/MOC), make sure that you submit learner completion data into PARS for each activity registered for CC/MOC. Read more about year-end reporting deadlines for CC/MOC here.
ACCME AWARDS RESEARCH GRANT TO SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
We are pleased to announce that the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) has been awarded an ACCME research grant after a competitive process. SACME anticipates using these funds to create educational tools and implementation strategies aimed at fostering best practices and innovations in continuing education for healthcare professionals.
Learn more about this project here.
OREGON MEDICAL BOARD JOINS STATE MEDICAL BOARDS COLLABORATION
We’re delighted to announce that the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) has joined our collaboration with state medical boards, a collaboration that also includes the boards in California, Maine, and North Carolina. With the launch of the new, improved Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) later this year, accredited providers will have the opportunity to report data in PARS about physicians licensed in Oregon, as well as any other state, who have completed their CME activities.
Learn more about the OMB collaboration here and the new PARS here.
SAVE THE DATE: ACCME 2022 ANNUAL MEETING—APRIL 26-28, 2022
Mark your calendars for the ACCME 2022 Meeting on April 26-April 28, 2022! This year’s meeting will be in a hybrid format, with in-person participation in Chicago. Look for our Call for Proposals in early October, when we will share more information about the many ways accredited CE professionals and educational teams can contribute to #ACCME2022. More information will be shared in the coming weeks via email and on our website.
Questions? Feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
NEW REPORT: OPIOID REMS-COMPLIANT ACCREDITED CE ACTIVITIES—2021 UPDATE
The ACCME has released a new data report demonstrating the scope of continuing education (CE) activities that are compliant with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) related to opioid analgesics.
The new report is available to download here. For more information, visit the CME for FDA REMS webpage.
ACCME Academy Spotlight
Looking for a five-minute refresher on how to improve your CME program? ACCME Academy is now featuring a new micro-learning video series, Accreditation Tips, which includes brief learning modules led by ACCME staff on relevant accreditation topics. The first video in this series features ACCME's Manager of Recognition Services, Sharon Nordling, who shares strategies for achieving compliance in the Core Accreditation Criteria, including Analyzes Change, Program Analysis, and Program Improvement. Jumpstart your learning here.
CONNECTING HEALTH EQUITY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Curious about how blind spots might impact healthcare decision-making? Check out the ACCME Academy course, Connecting Health Equity and Continuing Education, which highlights the role of accredited CE programs in addressing health equity, and how CE educators can build strategies to promote greater equity in your CE program and healthcare systems.
Collaboration & Engagement
PARTICIPATE IN THE COVID-19 RESPONSE SURVEY
The ACCME 2021 Working Group, COVID-19 Response: ACCME National Survey of Providers of Continuing Professional Development, is requesting your participation in a brief survey on the experience of continuing professional development providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access the survey and instructions; it should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. The survey will be available through Friday, October 22, 2022.
If you have any questions about the survey, you can reach out to Dr. Michael Fordis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with Us
HEAR FROM ACCME PRESIDENT AND CEO GRAHAM MCMAHON
- In the latest episode of the Coffee with Graham podcast, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, sits down with Ricardo Correa, MD, to discuss how clinicians and educators can build a more inclusive and compassionate healthcare environment for LGBTQ + patients and their families. Listen here.
- Dr. Graham McMahon was recently a guest on The Mind of Medicine podcast from Med-IQ, where he addressed the current state of clinician wellbeing and how CME educators can employ strategies to integrate mastery of skills with human connection. Listen here.
YOUR DOCTOR HAS FEELINGS TOO: WHY WE SHOULD CARE ABOUT PHYSICIAN BURNOUT
In his latest LinkedIn article, Dr. McMahon highlights the devastating consequences of physician burnout and shares ways CME can help support physician wellbeing. Read here.
The ACCME has two position openings. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
- COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: Our team is looking for a Communications Coordinator to support and improve the ACCME’s communications via multiple channels including websites, social media, podcasts, e-newsletters, articles, and reports.
- BI/SQL DEVELOPER: We have an opening for a BI/SQL Developer to support SSIS ETL processes and create Power BI dashboards and reports that will be embedded in a React single page application and a SharePoint Intranet application.