Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education Announces Conference on Patient Centered CME

“Patient-centered CME: from a Local to a Global Perspective” will explore changes in the dynamic of the delivery of healthcare in North America and the important role of CME as a tool in promoting better quality and efficiency within that system.
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March 2, 2011 - PRLog -- The 35th Annual Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Spring Meeting conference theme is “Patient-centered CME: from a Local to a Global Perspective” where attendees will explore changes in the dynamic of the delivery of healthcare in North America and the important role of CME as a tool in promoting better quality and efficiency within that system.  

The event is April 7-9, 2011 in New York City, hosted by the NYU Post-Graduate Medical School.  To take advantage of New York City’s role at the global epicenter of policy and commerce, the conference will feature a two-part focus on Global CME, and will kick off with an address by Dr. Brian Davey, the Director of the Medical Services Division of the United Nations.  His address, entitled “What Are You Doing to Save the World? What the U.N. Needs from CME,” will cover issues such as the special needs of the UN regarding CME, an outline of challenges and collaborations with the UN, and Highlights of progress so far in specific areas of outcomes.

Another Global presentation will focus on Navigating Emerging Markets: the CME Experience in Asia, including an exploration of areas for partnership and the regulatory and practice environment featuring Dr Zeng Zhechun, of the Department of Community Health Research of Beijng, Anzhen Hospital, and Dr. Chandrakanth Are, of the Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Additional topics include:
* Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Health Information Zones (HIZ’s): CME’s Role
* The AAMC Aligning and Educating for Quality (AE4Q) Initiative; CME in Action for Accountable Care
* Adoption of Performance Improvement CME: Motivating the Practice
* Delivery System Needs and CME: Supporting Primary Care Expansion Inside and Outside the Institution
* Outcomes and Income—Aligned Goals of CME and the Meaningful Use Initiative of the CMS

As always the conference will highlight important research in the CME field, and research sessions will be interspersed throughout the meeting, and include poster sessions as well as an expanded vendor exhibit area, and plenty of opportunities to network formally and informally with peers.

Come along with SACME into the future of CME!  To register please visit Early registration is on a record pace, and the discounted room rates are limited, so please make your plans today.

SACME is a non-profit organization comprised of influential educators dedicated to the advancement of continuing medical education for the ultimate improvement of patient care. Current membership includes more than 200 professionals representing the leading medical schools in the United States and Canada.  SACME is managed by Prime Management Services, based in Birmingham, Alabama, a business services firm that plans conferences, trade shows, and conventions for several regional, national and international organizations.  In addition, the company provides services in the areas of database management, data entry, marketing, telemarketing, accounting, bookkeeping, and publication services.  For more information visit

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