Category Archives: Academic Organizations

HCEA To Host Webinar on New International Ethics Rules

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) will present a webinar entitled: “Preparing for the 2018 Ethical MeDTECH, APACMed and China Codes Impact on International Attendee Participation at US Meetings.” As we have previously written about, beginning January 1, 2018, medical device companies in various regions of the world will […]

2012 AAMC/SACME Harrison Survey of Academic Medical Centers Links CME to Quality Improvement

Since 1981, the Society for Academic CME (SACME) Research Committee has surveyed continuing medical education (CME) units at medical schools in the U.S. and Canada.  Beginning in 2008, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) partnered with SACME to prepare this report.  The Biennial Survey of Society members includes questions about the organization of the […]

UConn Boosting GME Patient Safety Curriculum

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine recently recognized the importance of graduate medical education (GME) in reducing medical errors and increasing patient safety.  In fact, Dr. Suzanne Rose, senior associate dean for education noted that many medication errors “are preventable through educational initiatives in patient safety.”    To address patient safety, UConn is bolstering its […]

AMA-AAMC New Horizons for Medical Education Forum: Seeking Input in for Improving Medical Education

In an attempt to address the current challenges facing the education of physicians in the fast pace and increasingly complex field of medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently began a co-sponsored invitational conference titled “New Horizons in Medical Education: A Second Century of Achievement.” The event, […]

Oncology: Europe Beating US Hands Down on Innovation and CME – the Dumbing Down of US Oncologists

An interesting video and script from MedScape recently discussed a troubling trend in clinical research regarding gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. According to John L. Marshall, Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, all of the major research in this area over the last five years “has been led by Europeans, performed by Europeans, […]

UCSF Study Shows Absence of Bias in Commercially Supported CME

  Michael A. Steinman, MD, et al., recently examined the “Commercial Influence and Learner-Perceived Bias in Continuing Medical Education.” The article, which appeared in the Journal of Academic Medicine, examined the relationship between commercial support of continuing medical education (CME) and perceived bias in the content of these activities.   Research   The research collected […]

Partners Health Care: Policy Implementation on CME

In a roll out of their conflict of interest policy, Partners Health Care (several hospitals serving Harvard University) recently announced “changes pertaining to industry support for medical education throughout the Partners organization.” They specifically noted that some of these changes became effective on January 1, and others become effective on May 1, 2010. Part of […]

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