Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)
This site serves to guide academic Continuing Medical Education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CME from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods and Quality Improvement (QI) and Performance Improvement (PI) principles to close the clinical care gap. The CEI home works to:
- Communicate news — Disseminate news about developments in the field by distributing a bi-weekly newsletter: CENews.
- Share resources — Connect to initiatives, tools, and sites helpful in CME planning, QI, PI, clinical outcomes, faculty development, and related research.
- Develop networks with our colleagues in medical schools of the United States and Canada, and in the U.S. teaching hospitals and academic societies.
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This Week on the Web
News and Updates
6th Annual Integrating Quality Meeting: Improving Value through Clinical Transformation, Education, and Science
June 12–13, 2014, InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill.
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2014—In the January issue of Academic Medicine, David P. Sklar, MD, editor-in-chief, invites responses to his “2014 Question of the Year: How can we ensure that our graduate medical education system will prepare trainees for practice in new systems of care delivery?”
Nominations Deadline: May 2, 2014—Nominations for the Herbert W. Nickens Presidential Award, the
Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship , and the
Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships to recognize individuals for addressing inequities in medical education and health care.
Nominations Deadline: May 2, 2014—
2014 AAMC Awards Call for Nominations —Presented to individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the academic medicine community at the November AAMC Annual Meeting, the awards include the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education, the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards, the Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences Award, the David E. Rogers Award, the Herbert W. Nickens Award, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, and the Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service.
SACME Spotlight – Society for Academic CME (SACME)
Registration Open—SACME Spring Meeting, Hosted by the University of Cincinnati, April 30-May 4, 2014, Embassy Suites Cincinnati–River Center, Covington, Ky.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014—The Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society recently announced a new Fellow in Leadership Award that will recognize and support development of outstanding mid-career physicians exemplifying the qualities of leading from within, professional values, and concepts of servant leadership. The program is open to AΩA members who are mid-career physicians providing outstanding leadership within organizations in medicine and health care, and who have strong potential for future success and contribution.
Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities
2014 LGBT Health Workforce Conference: Engineering Institutions and Empowering Individuals to Better Serve LGBT Communities, May 1-3, 2014, Hunter College–City University of New York, New York
2014 Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institute—Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration,May 4-7, 2014, Dulles Hyatt, Herndon, Va.
Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy: At the Intersection of the Affordable Care Act and Health Literacy,Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) 13th Annual Health Literacy Conference, May 7-9, 2014, Hotel Irvine-Jamboree Center (formerly the Hyatt Regency Irvine), Irvine, Calf.
Why Teaching for Quality (Te4Q): Closing the Education Gap in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AAMC Integrating Quality Webinar Series, April 29, 2014, 12-1 p.m. ET
Calls for Submissions
Call for Abstracts Deadline: April 14, 2014—Call for Workshops Deadline: May 1, 2014— Simulation Summit 2014: The Art of Simulation—Reflection, Research, and Representation , Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Sept. 11-12, 2014, Hilton Toronto Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada
Publications and Reports
What's New in the Literature
Assessing Medical Students' Perceptions of Patient Safety: The Medical Student Safety Attitudes and Professionalism Survey - Liao JM, et al. Acad Med. 2014 Feb;89(2):343-51.
Association Between Participation in a Multipayer Medical Home Intervention and Changes in Quality, Utilization, and Costs of Care - Friedberg MW, et al. JAMA. 2014 Feb 26;311(8):815-25.
The Teamwork Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (T-MEX): A Workplace-Based Assessment Focusing on Collaborative Competencies in Health Care - Olupeliyawa AM, et al. Acad Med. 2014 Feb;89(2):359-65.
Educating the Patient for Health Care Communication in the Age of the World Wide Web: A Qualitative Study - Woodward-Kron R, et al. Acad Med. 2014 Feb;89(2):318-25.
- A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Evaluation of Handoff Tools: Implications for Research and Practice - Abraham J, Kannampallil T, Patel VL. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jan-Feb;21(1):154-62.
CME Site Search
Use this tool to find policies, programs, and procedures on the websites of AAMC members.
What's the CEI Section?
Research & Evidence
Funding & Support
To suggest a CME resource or activity that you believe to be novel and well-executed, please contact:
Dave Davis, M.D.
Continuing Education and Improvement
Nancy Davis, Ph.D.
Practice Based Learning and Improvement
Lead Administrative Associate
Continuing Education and Improvement