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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

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
The ACCME 2015 Annual Report shows growth and diversity of accredited continuing medical education.

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
Transforming Health Care: A Compendium of Reports from the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute—a new resource for health care leaders that brings together the executive summaries and recommendations of the five reports published by the Institute between 2010 and 2015. The document is a call to action for health care leaders meant to inform discussions, set work priorities, and make what may sometimes be difficult decisions that will help organizations make progress toward safer care.

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
Application Deadline: August 26—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.

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

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016, The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford, August 27-28, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

August 29, 12:30-2 p.m. ET—AHRQ National Web Conference on Assessing Safety Risks Associated with EHRs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Submission Deadline: Sept. 1—2017 Call for Focus SessionsInternational Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) 21th Annual Meeting: Delivering Evidence-Based Health Sciences Education, hosted by the University of Vermont College of Medicine, June 10-13, 2017, Burlington, Vt.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 5—Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program, 2-Day Workshop: Training SPs to Debrief Learners and Give Feedback, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, UIC Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center and the Department of Medical Education, Chicago, Ill.

Submission Deadline: Sept. 7—Call for Abstracts—Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Scientific Symposium—an all-day event (Dec. 5) held in conjunction with the 28th Annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Dec. 4-7, Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

Sept. 8, 12-1 p.m. ET—Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education—Strategies for Assessment of Skills, Attitudes, and Behaviors Across the Health Sciences, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Webcast Audio Seminar Series Fall 2016: Simulation to Teach and Assess Basic Science, Laurel Gorman

Sept. 8, 12-1 p.m. ET—Increasing Value and Reducing Waste in Knowledge Translation and Implementation Research, KT Canada National Seminar Series

Submission Deadline: Sept. 9—Call for Abstracts—National Academies of Practice (NAP) 2017 Annual Meeting and Forum, March, 17-18, 2017, Philadelphia, Pa.

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