Tag Archives: CME

Open Education Trends Transform the Future of Professional Medical Education

Pri-Med, a brand owned and operated by M|C Communications and a leading provider of professional education solutions to a community of over 300,000 U.S.-based clinicians, recently published a new white paper entitled, “How Will the Open Education Movement and Current Healthcare Trends Transform the Future of Professional Medical Education?”  The paper explores how the radical […]

CME Coalition: Congressional Briefing on HIV and CME

As part of its mission to raise awareness about the importance of continuing medical education (CME), the CME Coalition held its second policy briefing earlier this week. The second program, entitled “Continuing Medical Education:  A Focus on HIV Breakthroughs,” included experts in the fields of CME and HIV treatment, including Dr. Jonathan Sackier, Visiting Professor, University of […]

CME Coalition Congressional Briefing on Breast Cancer and CME

For a typical physician who will practice medicine for 30 to 40 years over the course of his or her career, assessments, treatments and procedures learned in medical school and residency quickly become outdated with advances in medicine and technology.  To facilitate the continued integration of new advances into patient care, the medical community follows […]

Journal of Clinical Hypertension: CME Learners Provide Better Patient Care

There has been much discussion and study regarding the role of continuing medical education (CME) in improving patient care. Physicians who are educated about the latest advances in evidence-based practice will make more informed treatment decisions, resulting in improved patient outcomes. However, before physicians and health care providers can receive education through CME programs that […]

Medical Device CEO Jeff Binder Stands Up for Corporate Support of Continuing Medical Education

Criticism surrounding commercially supported continuing medical education (CME) has remained constant over the past several years, despite growing evidence that such support creates little if any bias. However, as Jeffrey R. Binder, President and CEO of Biomet, Inc. recently posted, the logic of industry critics who argue against commercial support of CME and graduate medical […]

JAMA: Industry-Free Continuing Medical Education is Not Without Challenges

 With a growing number of medical institutions and organizations responding to concerns about potential biases in industry funded continuing medical education (CME), a recent article from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), assessed the successes and challenges that have emerged from efforts to shift away from industry-funded CME.   According to the author, […]

Decrease in Commercial Support of CME Correlates with Increase in Medication Errors

While the percentage of commercial support for continuing medical education (CME) has continued to drastically drop over the past few years (29% decrease from 2007 to 2009), recent data, which show an epidemic of medication errors in hospitals, make this decrease even more troublesome. At a time when 30 million more patients will flood our […]

CME Grant Disclosure and Transparency: Company Reports 2009 and 1st Qtr 2010

We have compiled  a chart of companies that disclose their educational grant payments for  2009 and 2010. In 2009 several new companies reported CME grants and donations including Amilyn, Sanofi Aventis and Shire.    In addition several J&J companies have added grant disclosure. From reviewing the reports Glaxo Smith Kline took a six month break (Q4 […]

Boston Review: A Response to Marcia Angell’s “Big Pharma, Bad Medicine”

The Boston Review published a rebuttal Article from Frank Britt and Marissa Seligman on Marcia Angell-Relman’s article titled Big Pharma Bad Medicine”.   For those of us who work in Continuing Medical Education the themes will be quite familiar: Marcia Angell’s “Big Pharma, Bad Medicine” reprises several well-worn arguments that have marked her writings and lectures […]

ACCME Adjusts Course and Provide Clarity on Industry Employees Presenting their Science

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) announced adjustments to their questions and answers around the standards for commercial support and how it relates to scientific presentations given by employees of pharmaceutical and device manufacturers at CME accredited educational activities. They have issued new answers to questions posted on their website including: What kinds […]

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