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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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Early-Bird Registration Deadline: May 4—AAMC 2016 Integrating Quality Meeting

Don’t miss your chance to register at the discounted rate for the 8th Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting: Optimizing the Clinical Learning Environment, June 9-10, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill. The conference will feature innovative and integrated approaches to quality improvement, patient safety, and care transitions across the continuum of medical education, clinical care, and research. Join AAMC on June 8 for the 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.

Nominations Deadline: May 6—Call for 2016 AAMC Awards Nominations

Each year during Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting, the AAMC recognizes individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the academic medicine community and enhancing the health of the nation. Information on the awards program, nomination requirements, and deadlines can be found in the 2016 AAMC Awards Call for Nominations brochure or on the AAMC Awards webpage.

Resources Developed for Teaching Health Care Needs of LGBT, Gender Nonconforming Patients

AAMC has developed a series of video resources, as part of the Diversity 3.0 Learning Series, to provide tools for teaching about the health care needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, and/or born with differences of sex development. The series explores various aspects of the health of sexual and gender minority patients and provides learners with the tools needed to address their health care needs. AAMC's publication on improving health care for people in these diverse patient populations is designed to assist institutions in implementing curricular and climate change in medical educational institutions and programs.

SACME Spotlight—Society for Academic CME (SACME)

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

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities

● For Canadian Researchers

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

Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight


The Nuts and Bolts of Caring for and Teaching about Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Diversity 3.0 Learning Series Webinar, May 5, 4:30-6:00 p.m. ET

Registration Open!—American Medical Association (AMA) Academic Physicians Section (AMA-APS) Annual 2016 Meeting, June 10-11, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

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