This year, SACME partnered with the CME Section of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs to create a presence throughout the AAMC 2011 Annual Meeting. The “CE/PI Track” focused on the role of Continuing Education, Professional Development, and Improvement in Transforming the Health Care System. Presentations from the event have been posted to the AAMC web site. Click here or below for the presentation you would like to download:
Sunday, November 6
Session 1: Transforming Health Care Systems: The Role of Continuing Medical Education - From Classroom CME to Community-based CPD
This opening plenary session provided a conversation about the value of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development, and Performance Improvement in changing health care systems. Perspectives from an established integrated CME/CPD presence (the University of South Carolina) and an evolving program in a regional medical campus (VCU-Inova Campus) invigorated the audience and opened the dialogue for the duration of the meeting.
From Classroom CME to Community CPD: The Reporter's Five Questions
Morris J. Blachman, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Continuous Professional Development & Strategic Affairs, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Continuing Education and Faculty Development: The Regional Medical Campus Perspective
Craig Cheifetz, M.D., Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs - Inova Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Session 2: The Role of CE, CPD, and Quality Improvement: Strange Bedfellows, Effective Partners
Several AMCs have begun to develop educational interventions derived from and aimed at closing quality care gaps. Presenters from the AAMC’s pilot 'ae4Q' (Aligning and Educating for Quality) project and others discussed their joint CME and QI efforts – focusing on quality, OPPE and FPPE (new Joint Commission issues), accreditation, and other metrics.
Investing in Strategic Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Elizabeth Ann Bower, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Dean, CME, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Quality Initiatives Meet Our Educational Programs
Janis M. Orlowski, M.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Washington Hospital Center
Monday, November 7
Session 3: The Value of CME in Transforming Health Care: Integrating Cost, Quality, and Continuing Medical Education
This session featured two contrasting, chronological perspectives in ‘CME’. The nation’s longest-standing dean spoke on the evolution of CME from a conference-only orientation to an integrated, effective CME/CPD presence in the academic medical center - a presence able to support or direct change in clinicians’ practice. Key to this integration are new payment systems, joint quality/educational efforts, and other elements. The session also provided the perspective of the dean of a newly-founded school, addressing the question, 'What value does CME bring to the development and function of a medical school or academic medical center?'
Personal Observations on the Evolution of CME in Colorado
Richard D. Krugman, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
CME in a New Medical School
Hal Jenson, MD, Dean, School of Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Session 4-A: Using Technology to Transform Connections in CME and in Patient Centered Care
This session offered a review of new tools available to CME providers (IT, telehealth, and social media) to transform connections and enhance capabilities in communication, education, and outreach.
Telehealth: Alignment with the Missions of Our Academic Medical Centers
Karen S. Rheuban, M.D., Sr. Associate Dean, CME & External Affairs, University of Virginia School of Medicine
CME and SoMe Opportunities
W. Alston Roberts, Social Media Specialist AV/COMM, AAMC
Next Wave eHit and You
Robert W. Morrow, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center
Session 4-B: Hot Topics: New Content, New Questions
This session explored Risk Evaluation Management Strategies (REMS) - a new content area for academic CE - and provided a snapshot of findings from the Harrison 2011 Survey.
REMS: It’s Not Just for Sleeping Anymore - If You Snooze, You Lose!
A Review of the Evolution of the REMS for Certain Opioid Drugs and Its Potential Ramifications on Clinical Practice
J. David Haddox, DDS, MD. Vice President, Health Policy. Purdue Pharma L.P.
2011 AAMC/SACME Survey in Academic CME “The Harrison Survey”
David Davis, M.D., Sr. Director, Continuing Education & Performance Improvement, AAMC
Session 5: Using CME and PI to Transform Health Systems Moving from Knowledge to Action, from Action to Outcomes
Moderated by Barbara Barnes, M.D., M.S. (Associate Dean for CME, Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education & Industry Support, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) and Gabrielle Kane, M.D., M.B.B.S., Ed.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine), this town hall session permitted a discussion of the new CE/PI-SACME track, and lessons to ‘take home’. The latter included building community linkages, integrated health systems, and quality improvement, and the value of an effective, robust CME/CPD presence.
Tuesday, November 8
Session 6: ae4Q: Aligning and Educating for Quality - Results from the Pilot
Using a logic model to organize highlights from eleven pilot sites, this packed session heard a discussion of the AAMC’s ‘ae4Q’ initiative - aligning the CME/CPD enterprise with the quality mission of the Academic Medical Center.
Aligning & Educating for Quality (ae4Q) and Teaching for Quality (Te4Q)
Nancy Davis, Ph.D., Director, Practice Based Learning & Improvement, AAMC
Logic Framework for Program Evaluation
Abi Sriharan, MSc, DPhil Candidate, University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital
Application of ACCP Evidence Based CME Guidelines: An ae4Q Initiative
Development and Utilization of Evidence Based Educational Content Delivery Tool in VTE QI Project
Susan K. Pingleton, M.D., Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
Aligning and Educating for Quality: The Colorado Experience
Ronald S. Gibbs, M.D., Associate Dean for CME, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Session 7: MedEdPORTAL: A Platform for Continuing Education & Performance Improvement
This panel presentation highlighted several new developments in the CE-PI arena - Aligning and Educating for Quality resources (ae4Q), Teaching for Quality (Te4Q), and Online Learning for Physician Credit.
MedEdPORTAL: A Platform for Continuing Education & Performance Improvement
MedEdPORTAL: Building the Continuum - Michael Saleh, Sr. Specialist, MedEdPORTAL, AAMC
The Case for CE/PI and MedEdPORTAL - David Davis, M.D., Sr. Director, Continuing Education & Performance Improvement, AAMC
Teaching for Quality - Nancy Davis, Ph.D., Director, Practice Based Learning & Improvement, AAMC