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AAMC CE News - July 5, 2016: Final Edition

The latest news, funding opportunities and links to upcoming meetings and abstract submissions, and references to new publications within the fields of continuing education, faculty development, medical education, maintenance of certification and quality & safety curated by the AAMC.


New AAMC Resources Offer Strategies for Improving Institutional Culture for LGBT and DSD Patient Populations
As part of its Diversity 3.0 Learning Series, the AAMC has added new resources to its collection of videos that are focused on improving the institutional culture and climate for caring for patient populations who are LGBT or born with differences in sex development (DSD). In the "Enhancing Institutional Culture and Climate" videos, leaders from medical schools and teaching hospitals are interviewed about strategies to create an inclusive environment for LGBT and DSD populations at their institutions, as well as the ongoing challenges these efforts present.

Final Edition 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 this issue. 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

Are you a SACME Member? With your SACME Membership, explore opportunities to network with professional colleagues in the field of continuing medical education; access the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP); submit questions and follow conversations with peers on CME/CPD topics with the SACME listserv; and benefit from discounts on SACME registration and tuition fees. Join SACME and become a part of this important community.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ has released its Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) Toolkit—a process that health care institutions and practitioners can use to respond in a timely, thorough, and just way when unexpected events cause patient harm.

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
Transforming Health Care: A Compendium of Reports from the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute—Strong leadership and a culture of safety are essential for lasting improvement in patient safety and are the overarching themes from a series of reports from the NPSF’s Lucian Leape Institute released between 2010 and 2015. Now available as a compendium with executive summaries, recommendations, and action checklists, healthcare leaders are encouraged to use the resources to inform discussions and set priorities.

Developing New Ways to Encourage Faculty Engagement and Advancement – AAMC Reporter

Addressing Health Care Disparities
80% of ER Providers Hesitant to Ask Patients About Gender, Sexual Orientation – HealthLeaders Media

Maintenance of Certification/Licensure
Top 11 Ways Physicians Can Get the Most Out of CME on a Budget – Medical Economics

Interprofessional Collaboration
Teamwork: The Heart of Health Care – AAMC Reporter

Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Many Doctors Still Don't Talk to Older Patients About Death – Reuters



CE Directory: EHR: Top 10 Improvements Needed to Support Integrated Care

iCollaborative: Integrating Quality Improvement in Health Professions Curricula: Interprofessional Faculty Engagement

Publications: Decision—Diagnosis: An Introduction to Diagnostic Error and Medical Decision-Making


Proposal Deadline: July 15Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice, The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is soliciting proposals designed to accelerate the development of creative, robust, and sustainable interprofessional initiatives in which graduate nursing and one or more other professions actively learn and work together with individuals and their families in community-based clinical settings.

Proposal Deadline: July 1516th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Annual Conference, March 2-4, 2017, Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Fla.

July 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET—Practicing Knowledge Translation: Implementing Evidence. Achieving Outcomes Webinar, Knowledge Translation Canada, KT Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Registration requests should be sent to Melissa Courvoisier:

● Abstracts, Applications, Proposals, Submissions
Certificate in Health Professions Education, University of Connecticut—this online graduate program prepares an interprofessional audience of early to mid-career clinicians and leaders for careers in health professions education. Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to evaluate, plan, and implement educational activities and programs for all levels of education—undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education—in the health professions. Application Deadline: July 29

Call for Abstracts—Association for Academic Minority Physicians (AAMP) 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples, Naples, Fla. Submission Deadline: August 5

Call for Posters—American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Conference 2016: Engage, Collaborate, Innovate, Sept. 26-28, Global Center for Health Innovations, Cleveland, Ohio Submission Deadline: August 5

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. Submission Deadline: Oct. 3

● Meetings
The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience—Health Science Students Session, July 6-10, Telluride Science Research Center, Telluride, Colo.

The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience—Combined Resident Physicians and Health Science Students Session, July 13-17, Turf Valley Resort, Elliott City, Md.

Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference—Vim and Vigor in Vancouver: Ten Years of Building and Sustaining Faculty Vitality, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), July 14-17, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience—Health Science Students Session, July 23-27, Napa, Calif.

CME as a Bridge to Quality Accreditation Workshop, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), August 3-5, Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, Ill.

Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Healthcare, the Section on Evidence Based Health Care (SEBHC) of The New York Academy of Medicine, August 3-5, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program, 2-Day Workshop: Case Writing and Working with SP Trainers, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, August 8-9, UIC Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center and the Department of Medical Education, Chicago, Ill.

T3 Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program—Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators, The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, August 15-18, University of Virginia Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Charlottesville, Va.

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

● Webinars, Teleconferences, and Online Courses
The ACGME's Focus on Physician Well-being: Deepening Our Commitment to Faculty, Residents, and Patients, Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME), August 23, 12-1 p.m. ET


The Teachers of Quality Academy: A Learning Community Approach to Preparing Faculty to Teach Health Systems Science - Baxley EG, et al. Acad Med. 2016 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice—If Not Now, When? - Sklar DP. Acad Med. 2016 Jun;91(6):747-9.

Reflections From the Intersection of Health Professions Education and Clinical Practice: The State of the Science of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice - Lutfiyya MN, Brandt BF, Cerra F. Acad Med. 2016 Jun;91(6):766-71.

State of Play of CME in Europe in 2015: Proceedings From the Eighth Annual European CME Forum – Pozniak E, Jacobson, A. J Euro CME. 2016 Jun 5:32174.

The Past, Present, and Future of Patient Safety Education and Research in Primary Care - Bowie P, et al. Educ Prim Care. 2016 Jan;27(1):3-9.


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