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Continuing Medical Education

AAMC CE News - May 25, 2016

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.


Register Today!—AAMC 2016 Integrating Quality Meeting
Don’t miss your chance to register for the 8th Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting: Optimizing the Clinical Learning Environment, June 9-10, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill. The conference will feature innovative and integrated approaches to quality improvement, patient safety, and care transitions across the continuum of medical education, clinical care, and research.

Professional Identity Formation: Role of CPD, SACME Virtual Journal Club, June 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®)

CME Watch: ACCME Self-Study Update—Similar Outline, Different Expectations – MeetingsNet

What CME Needs: A Healthcare Learner's Bill of Rights – MeetingsNet

CME Watch: Are You Ready for Enduring Materials? – MeetingsNet

The Opioid Epidemic We Failed to Foresee – The New York Times

Managing Pain and Opioid Addiction: Letters to the Editor – The New York Times

Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain—Achieving the Right Balance Through Education – The New England Journal of Medicine

Treating Opioid Abuse: Laws Passed, But Will They Work? – MedPage Today

Confronting a Crisis: An Open Letter to America’s Physicians on the Opioid Epidemic – The Huffington Post

CMS Final Quality Measure Development Plan Includes Key Role for CME – Policy and Medicine

Congress Wakes Up to the Opioid Epidemic – The New York Times

Don't Do This if Faced With a Crying Patient – MedPage Today

As a Doctor, I Thought I Knew How To Treat My Patients. Then My Wife Ended Up in the Hospital – The Washington Post

When Doctors Stop ‘Seeing’ Patients – The Wall Street Journal

How to Avoid Misdiagnosis – MedPage Today



CE Directory: IHI Open School—Patient Safety Curriculum—Human Factors and Safety

iCollaborative: A Two-Year Experience with IPE Using High-Fidelity Simulation: Challenges and Opportunities

Publications: Ensuring the Vitality of Senior and Emeritus Faculty: A Leadership Development Workshop



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

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.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities



Registration Deadline: June 13—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.

Call for Proposals—Accelerating 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. Submission Deadline: July 15

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

American Medical Association (AMA) Academic Physicians Section (AMA-APS) Annual 2016 Meeting, June 10-11, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Difficult Conversations in Healthcare: Teaching and Practice, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital, June 11, Boston Children’s Hospital Conference Center, Waltham, Mass.

Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Annual Scientific Meeting 2016: Scaling Up and Sustainability, June 13-14, Toronto, Ont., Canada. The KT Canada Summer Institute will follow immediately after on June 15, also in Toronto.

Transforming Medical Education: Embracing the Evolution, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, June 16-17, DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.

2016 ENRICH Healthcare Communication Course & Research FORUM: Diverse Voices, Common Vision: Fostering Effective Healthcare Communication Through Inclusion, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH), June 16-19, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

● Webinars, Teleconferences, and Online Courses

A Summary of Key Points and Lessons Learned During the 2016 World Congress for Continuing Professional Development, Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) and Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Joint Webinar, June 7, 1-2 p.m. ET


What Do I Need to Learn Today?—The Evolution of CME - McMahon GT. N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 14;374(15):1403-6.

The Effectiveness of Toolkits as Knowledge Translation Strategies for Integrating Evidence Into Clinical Care: A Systematic Review - Yamada J, et al. BMJ Open. 2015 Apr 13;5(4):e006808.

Improving Clinical Handover Between Intensive Care Unit and General Ward Professionals at Intensive Care Unit Discharge - van Sluisveld N, et al. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Apr;41(4):589-604.

A Multiple-Scenario Assessment of the Effect of a Continuous-Care, Guideline-Based Decision Support System on Clinicians' Compliance to Clinical Guidelines - Shalom E, et al. Int J Med Inform. 2015 Apr;84(4):248-62.

The Impact of a Primary Care e-Communication Intervention on the Participation of Chronic Disease Patients Who Had Not Reached Guideline Suggested Treatment Goals - Lussier MT, et al. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Apr;99(4):530-41.

Guidelines: The Do's, Don'ts and Don't Knows of Feedback for Clinical Education - Lefroy J, et al. Perspect Med Educ. 2015 Dec;4(6):284-99.

Characteristics of Academic Detailing: Results of a Literature Review - Van Hoof TJ, et al. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2015 Nov;8(8):414-22.

Translating Clinical Guidelines Into Practice: Challenges and Opportunities in a Dynamic Health Care Environment - Vander Schaaf EB, Seashore CJ, Randolph GD. N C Med J. 2015 Sep-Oct;76(4):230-4.


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