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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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2015 AAMC/SACME Survey in Academic CME/CPD - "The Harrison Survey"

The 2015 edition of the AAMC / SACME Survey in Academic CME/CPD - "The Harrison Survey" is currently underway. This confidential survey elicits information about your educational unit, its relationship to the larger organization in which it resides, about the ‘product’ of your CME/CPD program—courses and other offerings—and other aspects of your CME/CPD operation. Your responses help us assess the shape and scope of CME/CPD in North America, and thus provide valuable information for leaders in academic health centers (deans, CEOs, and others).

Before entering your responses, you may find it helpful to review the survey items to learn what information will be useful to have at hand. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete if the information requested is readily available. Click to review and/or download the complete Academic CME/CPD Survey .

The deadline to provide responses is set for Friday, December 11, 2015.

This Week on the Web

News and Updates

Your Vote Counts—AAMC CEI Section Steering Committee Chair-Elect Ballot

Please check your email inbox later this week for the AAMC Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI) Section of the Group on Educational Affairs Chair-Elect ballot. We have two excellent candidates for this position and your vote will determine who will help lead the CEI Section moving forward. If you don’t receive the ballot by Friday, Oct. 23, please contact, Carol Goddard, CEI Sr. Program Specialist, at The election will close on Friday, October 30.

AAMC/SACME 2015 Survey of Academic CME/CPD—The Harrison Survey

If you received the email request asking for your input on the AAMC/SACME Harrison Survey, we thank you in advance for taking the time to complete it. Your feedback is extremely important and appreciated! A PDF version of the complete Academic CME/CPD Survey is available for review and/or download. The deadline to provide responses is set for Friday, December 11, 2015.

The 2016 AAMC Medical Education Meeting—Sept. 7-9, Orlando, Fla.—Call for Submissions

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 AAMC Medical Education Meeting. To review submission guidelines and submit a proposal, please visit our website. All submissions must adhere to the structure and format described in each session type’s submission guidelines. Proposals can be submitted for the following: Emerging Solutions; Research Abstracts; Innovation Abstracts; Research in Medical Education (RIME) Research and Review Papers. All submissions will undergo a peer review process. Your submission is considered a commitment to attend and present if your proposal is accepted. Emerging Solutions, Research Abstracts, and Innovation Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 21, 2015; RIME Research and Review Paper submission deadline: Jan. 8, 2016.

Mark Your Calendar—June 2016 Integrating Quality Meeting

Mark your calendar for the 2016 Integrating Quality Meeting to be held June 8-10, 2016 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. This meeting offers an optional one-day pre-meeting Leading for Quality Workshop on June 8. Additional details—including the call for abstracts and registration information—will be provided when available.

SACME Spotlight—Society for Academic CME (SACME)
SACME 2015 Fall Meeting: Integrating Quality Improvement into Existing CME/CPD Frameworks, Nov. 12-13, 2015, Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Md.

Funding Opportunities

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

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

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

Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight

Oct. 27, 1:30-1:00 p.m. EDT—Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Learning and Collaborative Practice through Organizational Change, American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) Webinar Series

Registration Open—Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) Fall 2015 Meetings—Second CMSS Simulation Summit and CMSS 2015 Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-21, 2015, The Washington Court Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Limited Registration Available—T3 Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program—Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators, University of Virginia Center for Academic Strategic Partnerships for Interprofessional

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To suggest a CME resource or activity that you believe to be novel and well-executed, please contact:

Dave A. Davis, M.D.
Senior Director
Continuing Education and Improvement
Phone: 202-862-6275

Carol L. Goddard
Senior Program Specialist
Continuing Education and Improvement
Phone: 202-741-0745

Khadija Shaban
Administrative Senior Associate
Continuing Education and Improvement
Phone: 202-741-6433