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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

Register Now for Learn Serve Lead 2016 in Seattle

Registration for Learn Serve Lead 2016, the AAMC's annual meeting in Seattle, Nov. 11-15, is now open. The program features more than 100 sessions, ranging from issues and challenges facing academic medicine to the latest innovations in clinical and classroom settings. Plenary speakers include Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, surgeon and health policy scholar; presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; and Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, professor of psychiatry and author. The early bird rate ends Aug. 31.

New AAMC Report Encourages Leaders to Envision the Future of Academic Medicine

The ability to quickly gather and analyze data has the potential to revolutionize research and clinical practice. It is just one way academic medicine will be evolving in the next 10 years. The coming changes, and how leaders in academic medicine can prepare for them, are the focus of a new AAMC Report—Academic Medicine in 2025: Notable Trends and Five Future Forces—aiming to inspire leaders at AMCs, medicals schools, faculty group practices, and universities to make “sustaining, future-oriented decisions” today by thinking about how current trends could intersect with external future forces to affect academic medicine over the next 10 years.

2016 Rally for Medical Research Registration Opens

On Sept. 22, the American Association for Cancer Research will host the annual Rally for Medical Research Hill Day to raise awareness around NIH research investments and "improve health, spur more progress, inspire more hope, and save more lives." Participants will have an opportunity to meet with representatives and senators from their home states and districts. Register Today!

Final Editions 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 July 5. 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

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers

Application Deadline: July 1—Call for Letters of Intent—The Edward J. Stemmler, MD Medical Education Research Fund 2016-2017, National Board of Medical Examiners—The purpose of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research and development in innovative eval­uation methodologies or techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education or practice.

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

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

Registration Deadline: July 1—Health Care Education 2.0: Transforming Your Teaching for the Digital Age, The Harvard Macy Institute, October 16-21, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Boston, Mass.

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