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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

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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

New AAMC Resources Offer Strategies for Improving Institutional Culture for LGBT and DSD Patient Populations
As part of its Diversity 3.0 Learning Series, the AAMC has added new resources to its collection of videos that are focused on improving the institutional culture and climate for caring for patient populations who are LGBT or born with differences in sex development (DSD). In the "Enhancing Institutional Culture and Climate" videos, leaders from medical schools and teaching hospitals are interviewed about strategies to create an inclusive environment for LGBT and DSD populations at their institutions, as well as the ongoing challenges these efforts present.

Call for New Members—Serve with AAMC's IQ Steering Committee!
Applications are now being accepted through July 11 for new members of the Integrating Quality (IQ) Steering Committee. Current committee membership includes clinical and educational leaders representing themselves from AAMC teaching hospitals and medical schools. The membership meets the broad focus of the IQ mission by including members with expertise in quality and patient safety that represent a variety of institutions and perspectives. The committee serves in an advisory role to AAMC and supports activities such as the annual Integrating Quality Meeting and the selection of Clinical Care Innovation Awards. A term is two years and members may serve up to three consecutive terms. To apply, please send a letter of interest, your CV, and a brief narrative biography to integratingquality@aamc.org by Monday, July 11.

AAMC Names Chief Scientific Officer
The AAMC has named Ross E. McKinney, Jr., MD, as its new chief scientific officer. In his new role, Dr. McKinney will lead the AAMC’s Scientific Affairs team and array of programs that support all aspects of research and training. He will also represent the AAMC nationally on issues related to research and science policy, administration, workforce development, and education and training. Dr. McKinney is currently director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Duke University Medical Center. He will join the AAMC on Sept. 19.

Final Edition of CEnews
As you may be aware, the AAMC has made it a priority to integrate many of our efforts across the continuum of medical education, in order to be even more effective and impactful in this area. Part of this process has involved a careful review of our current programs and activities to identify opportunities to better align and share a wide range of medical education content and resources. As a result, we have decided to discontinue CEnews in its current form after this issue. This step will allow us the opportunity to conceptualize and enhance a newsletter for our AAMC Medical Education Affinity Groups. We envision a single newsletter that will serve as the go-to news resource for educators across the continuum. Over the next several months, we will be designing this augmented newsletter to serve the needs of the entire medical education community, including continuing education, with a focus on content relevant to the role that medical educators play in the longitudinal development of physicians. Current subscribers to CEnews should be on the lookout for the revised newsletter when it re-launches this fall. We hope that you will continue to join us, as engaged subscribers and content contributors. Much more to come!

SACME Spotlight—Society for Academic CME (SACME)
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

Are you a SACME Member? With your SACME Membership, explore opportunities to network with professional colleagues in the field of continuing medical education; access the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP); submit questions and follow conversations with peers on CME/CPD topics with the SACME listserv; and benefit from discounts on SACME registration and tuition fees. Join SACME and become a part of this important community.

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
Application Deadline: July 14—
Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute—The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute is requesting proposals for rigorous reviews of literature related to the practice or teaching of humanistic health care. The institute intends to support up to 12 grants of $5,000 each.

Call for Applications—2017 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health The Hearst Health Prize, in partnership with the Jefferson College of Population Health, was created to help identify and promote promising new ideas in the field that will help to improve health outcomes. The goal is to discover, support, and showcase the work of an individual, group, or institution that has successfully implemented a population health program or intervention that has made a measurable difference. Application Deadline: August 26

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)—Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 12 for award grants which help emerging independent health services research investigators prepare for careers focusing on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity and effectiveness of health care. Application due dates are Oct. 12, 2016, and Feb. 12, and June 12, 2017.

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

SPOTLIGHT
EXTENDED DEADLINE—July 8—Request for Plenary/Workshop Session Applications—2017 Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) Institute, May 10–12, 2017, New Orleans, La.

Proposal Deadline: July 15—Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice, The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is soliciting proposals designed to accelerate the development of creative, robust, and sustainable interprofessional initiatives in which graduate nursing and one or more other professions actively learn and work together with individuals and their families in community-based clinical settings.

Proposal Deadline: July 15—16th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Annual Conference, March 2-4, 2017, Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Fla.

Application Deadline: July 20—Organizational Leadership in Academic Medicine: Executive Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Sept. 16-19, The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Englewood, Colo. Applications are now being accepted for this three-and-a-half-day seminar, targeted at associate deans and department chairs who are within the first three to five years of their new roles. Through interactive sessions taught by expert faculty, participants explore leadership and management practices they can apply directly to their roles at medical schools and teaching hospitals.

July 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET—Practicing Knowledge Translation: Implementing Evidence. Achieving Outcomes Webinar, Knowledge Translation Canada, KT Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Registration requests should be sent to Melissa Courvoisier: courvoisierm@smh.ca

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