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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

AAMC 2017 Medical Education Calls for Submissions
Proposals will soon be accepted for the 2017 AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting (LSL) and the 2017 Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Regional Spring Meetings. To review submission guidelines and instructions click on the appropriate link below. All submissions must adhere to the structure and format described in each session type’s submission guidelines. The submission system will begin accepting submissions by early October. Proposals may be submitted for the following meetings:

GEA Regional Spring Meetings Calls for Submission
2017 Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (CGEA)

March 29-31, 2017, Chicago
2017 Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (NEGEA)
May 4-6, 2017, Rochester, N.Y.
2017 Southern Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (SGEA) with SGSA/SOSR
April 19-23, 2017, Charlottesville, Va.
2017 Western Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (WGEA) with WGSA/WOSR
Hosted by the University of Utah, late February time frame
Submission Deadlines: Nov. 1, 2016

Learn Serve Lead Meeting Calls for Submission
November 3-7, 2017 Boston, Mass.
2017 Call for Medical Education Submissions
2017 Research in Medical Education (RIME) Research and Review papers
Submission Deadlines: Dec. 13, 2016

For more informationemail: educationalaffairs@aamc.org

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
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.

Global Education Group (Global) and the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) have launched a new awards program for individuals and organizations that provide continuing medical education that makes a difference to healthcare professionals worldwide. The Global CME Impact Award will celebrate influential and impactful CME programs that drive the CME industry forward, embrace collaboration and innovation amongst stakeholders, and transform healthcare for the greater good. There is a $25 U.S. processing fee for each application; excess funds will be donated to a charity chosen by the winner. Application Deadline: Nov. 7

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

Sept. 22, 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: Competencies, Milestones, and EPAs, Olle ten Cate

Getting Started with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, Sept. 23, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) offices, Chicago, Ill.

Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) 2016 Quality and Innovation Summit: Linking Quality and Education to Enable Patient-Centered Care, Sept. 26-28, Intercontinental and the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Conference 2016: Engage, Collaborate, Innovate, Sept. 26-28, Global Center for Health Innovations, Cleveland, Ohio

Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Conference 2016: Individualised Guidelines and Clinical Performance Measurement in an Era of Personalised Medicine, Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), American College of Physicians, the ECRI Institute, and Penn Medicine, Sept. 27-30, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Building the Bridge to Quality: An Urgent Call to All Educators—A Quality Improvement and Health Professions Education Consensus Conference, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Sept. 28-29, Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada

Sept. 29, 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: Standardized Patient Educators in Assessment, Gayle Gliva

Association for Academic Minority Physicians (AAMP) 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples, Naples, Fla.

Submission Deadline: Oct. 3—Call for Abstracts—Innovations in Medical Education (IME) Conference 2017: Transforming Health Professions Education Through Innovation, Department of Medical Education and the Office of Continuing Medical Education Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Feb. 24-25, 2017, Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, Los Angeles, Calif.

Oct. 6, 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: Assessing Professionalism, John Mahan

2016 Faculty Development and Health Care Educators Conference, Oct. 6-7, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Submission Deadline: Oct. 7—Call for Abstracts—National Academies of Practice (NAP) 2017 Annual Forum, March 17-18, 2017, Philadelphia, Pa.

Lifestyle Medicine Education Summit, Oct. 7-9, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, S.C.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 10—Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program, 2-Day Workshop: Instruction and Assessment with SPs 101, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dec. 5-6, UIC Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center and the Department of Medical Education, Chicago, Ill.

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