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  • 10 Sep 2015 1:32 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    Dear CME friends and colleagues,

    In early July of this year, Primary Care Network’s business partner, a meetings management company, abruptly ceased operations. As a result, Primary Care Network (PCN) had no choice but to cancel the scheduled 2015 fall series of Best Practices in Primary Care™ live regional meetings. Planning is currently underway to schedule a live regional meetings series in 2016.

    It has come to our attention that many in the CME industry think that it was Primary Care Network (PCN) that closed its doors. The purpose of this communication is to inform the CME community that PCN is still in business and will continue to provide accreditation services, seek and execute educational grants, and partner with other medical education companies and associations on various CME initiatives. PCN is excited to continue to serve our extensive membership of primary care clinicians by providing exceptional continuing medical education and forming new relationships with educational partners in the coming year.

    Primary Care Network (PCN), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 in Springfield, MO, is dedicated to improving patient care through quality continuing medical education (CME). PCN’s goal is to provide primary care clinicians with knowledge and resources to better serve their patients by providing the best patient-centered education and peer-to-peer opportunities. PCN is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for CME activities in a wide variety of program formats and therapeutic areas. PCN has been surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME (July 2013-July 2019).

    Thank you for your continued support of Primary Care Network and our continuing medical education activities.


    Jill Hays, CHCP
    Executive Director
    Primary Care Network

  • 31 Jul 2015 10:44 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    ACCME's 2014 Annual Report has been released.  The annual report contains a comprehensive analysis of the size and scope of the CME enterprise nationwide, presenting statistics on CME program revenue, funding, participants, activities, and activity formats. 

    Access the recent report as well as past reports at

    If you would like to discuss anything in the report, the NAMEC Forum may be a good place to start.  The forum is viewable and accessible only by current NAMEC members. 

  • 02 Mar 2015 3:09 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    Check out page 10 of the latest issue of the ACEhp Almanac for an article written by NAMEC Board of Directors titled, “Death of the Medical Education Company? We Think Not.” 

    Let us know your thoughts after reading the article by clicking "Add Comment" below (must be a logged in member to comment) or by emailing

    Check out page 10 of the latest issue of the ACEhp Almanac for an article written by NAMEC Board of Directors titled, “Death of the Medical Education Company? We Think Not.”


    Let us know your thoughts after reading the article at XXXXXX

  • 19 Feb 2015 1:48 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    CMEpalooza Spring is a 1-day event scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2015, that will feature a series of sessions selected by the CME community from a pool of submitted abstracts. Broadcasts will stream live and recorded sessions will be available for viewing shortly after their conclusion. There is no charge to view or participate in any of these sessions.

    Kurt Boyce, current NAMEC Secretary, will be part of the following session:

    1:00 PM ET
    Achieving Level 7 Outcomes: A MEC Perspective
    This session will discuss the results of an award-winning educational initiative demonstrating outcomes at Moore’s level 7. Developed via collaboration between two medical education companies and a coalition of diverse educational partners, this initiative demonstrates how an innovative blend of professional and patient education (certified and noncertified) can lead to better clinical performance, improved patient health, and reduced health care costs. It also will address the initiative history, activity design, audience generation methods, and results of this long-term educational intervention.

    Kurt J. Boyce, Director, CME & Compliance, Applied Clinical Education
    Amanda Glazar, PhD, CHCP, Senior Director, Education Srategy, Global Education Group

    See more at 

  • 19 Dec 2013 8:37 AM | Anonymous
    ACCME Releases Call for Comment on Simplification Proposal

  • 11 Dec 2013 9:43 AM | Anonymous
    2014 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions 
    39th Annual Conference 
    January 15-18, 2014
    Orlando, FL 

  • 11 Dec 2013 9:25 AM | Deleted user

    This is a call for nominations to fill 4 seats on the NAMEC Board of Directors including:

    • 1 Secretary (3 year term)
    • 3 Director Position (2 year terms)

    Duties of Secretary

    • The Secretary will give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of members and directors and all other notices required by the NAAMECC By-Laws
    • The Secretary will record and maintain all the proceedings of the meetings of the members and of the directors, and he shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the President
    • The Secretary will have custody of the seal of the Corporation and shall affix the same to all instruments requiring it, when authorized by the Board of Directors or the President, and attest the same
    • The Secretary will oversee the operation of NAMEC election process
    • The Secretary will oversee the operation of the NAMEC Annual Best Practice Award process


    Duties of Directors

    • Candidates must be willing to, at minimum, attend 1 face-to face board meeting per year (held during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference), participate on Board conference calls (approximately monthly) and participate with standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
    • Candidates must be willing to Chair standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
    • Candidates should also be willing to serve as an officer of the organization (officers are elected by the membership from the members of the Board)

     Candidates must submit their information to the NAMEC Business Office, by December 13 , 2013:

  • 08 Jun 2012 11:46 AM | Anonymous
    Marissa Seligman, PharmD, CCMEP, FACEHP, NAMEC President has been quoted in an article featured on the American Medical News Website. The article, by Pamela Lewis Dolan is called "Physician interest in online CME is strong". Please click the link to read the entire article and the mention of NAMEC! Congrats Marissa!
  • 10 Apr 2012 11:10 AM | Anonymous
    Upon surveying the NAMEC member base, the NAMEC Communications Committee, along with the help from your survey results, have decided to move the release date of Flashpoint News to once a month. For the past two years, we have been sending out Flashpoint News twice a month, every other Wednesday, with large dedication from the Communications team. With the results and insightful comments from our members, we will now be releasing Flashpoint once a month. To see the survey results, click here. You will see a majority of 72% would like to view the newsletter monthly, as opposed to bi-monthly. We will also heavily rely on our Twitter account as well as LinkedIn page for other communications. Please contact us with any questions or concerns related to NAMEC Communications.

    The NAMEC Business Office
  • 20 Feb 2012 2:08 PM | Anonymous
    If you are behind in your reading and looking to catch up, the Flashpoint News Archive has been updated for your reading pleasure. Stay up to date with all NAMEC News and Updates, as well as work done by our fabulous committees! Most recently the Advocacy Committee and the NAMEC Board have been hard at work releasing our official response regarding the Sunshine Act. We also collected and collaborated the results from the survey filled out by our members. You can read more about this in the News Section, or in your bi-monthly edition of Flashpoint News!

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