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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

Academic CME Survey

The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.

Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)

“Continuing Education and Improvement” is defined by the continuing education community as a set of activities and programs conceived and directed by the AAMC, enabling the achievement of an effective, quality-driven, integrated presence for continuing professional development in academic medical centers and health systems. CEI is supported by a team at the AAMC that manages, coordinates, and staffs these activities and programs.

This site attempts to guide academic continuing medical education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CE from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods with quality and performance improvement (QI/PI) principles to close the clinical care gap.

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News and Updates

Limited Space Available—Leading for Quality: Leading Change in the Modern Clinical Learning Environment Special One-Day Workshop
There are just a few more seats available for the June 8th special one-day workshop—Leading for Quality: Leading Change in the Modern Clinical Learning Environment. Designed to support faculty leading clinical and educational change in the modern health care environment, attendees will gain skills and insights in areas such as culture, leadership, and creating the business case for change. This workshop is held immediately before the 8th Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting: Optimizing the Clinical Learning Environment, June 9-10, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill. Register Today!

A new AAMC report developed in collaboration with the Institute for the FutureAcademic Medicine in 2025: Notable Trends and Five Future Forces—examines how health care trends and five external future forces, including on-demand learning, the flipped clinic, and networked discovery—affect medical education and the academic health system model and could lead to major cultural, social, and technological changes over the next ten years.

Mark Your Calendar!—Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting—Nov. 11-15, Seattle, Washington
A community of present and future leaders of academic medicine—educators, learners, researchers, patient care providers, administrators, and health system leaders—will convene at the AAMC’s Learn Serve Lead 2016 to participate in more than 100 sessions on cross-cutting topics. Developed with input from the academic medicine community, the meeting is jam packed with inspiring and thought-provoking sessions ranging from environmental injustice in Flint, Michigan, to an insider’s update on the impact of the 2016 presidential election. The meeting features a plenary address by surgeon, researcher, renowned scholar, and best-selling author Atul Gawande, M.D., who will discuss the challenges facing tomorrow’s health care providers and present his bold vision for the future of health care systems. Registration for Learn Serve Lead 2016 opens in mid-June. Please mark your calendars now and join your colleagues in this singular opportunity that will inspire you, grow your professional network, and expand your thinking.

SACME Spotlight—Society for Academic CME (SACME)
Learning From Each Other, Building Collective Minds, and Other Behaviors Exhibited by Highly Effective Clinical Teams: Implications for CPD, SACME Virtual Journal Club, May 27, 3-4 p.m. ET

Call for Abstracts—2017 SACME Annual Meeting
The SACME Research and Program Committees invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2017 Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education Annual Meeting, May 16-20, 2017, at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting promises to provide lively and stimulating atmosphere and award opportunities for scholarly interactions. Submission Deadline: August 16

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
The Edward J. Stemmler, MD Medical Education Research Fund 2016-2017 Call for Letters of Intent, National Board of Medical Examiners—The purpose of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research and development in innovative eval¬uation methodologies or techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education or practice. Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices External Link

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities External Link

● For Canadian Researchers

ResearchNet External Link—Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Opportunities

Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight

Submission Deadline: May 16—Call for Proposals—
Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) 2016 Quality and Innovation Summit: Linking Quality and Education to Enable Patient-Centered Care, Sept. 26-28, Intercontinental and the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Registration Open—1st Annual Symposium for Administrators in Healthcare Simulation, the Cleveland Clinic and NYSIM, June 2, the NYSIM Facilities, New York, N.Y. This one-day symposium draws top simulation administrators around the country to lead a day of plenary sessions, panels, and discussions. Network with other early career healthcare simulation administrators in an effort to build a community of developing leaders in the field. Limited to 40 participants.

Registration Open—Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016, The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford, August 27-28, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif. The Symposium is designed for early and mid-career physicians who teach clinical skills to enhance their professional development in becoming more effective educators.

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