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  • 03 Apr 2019 10:55 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    NAMEC Member Physicians’ Education Resource is hosting the first annual International Congress on the Future of Neurology conference September 27 to 28. The location will be in New York City at the Intercontinental New York Time Square. Chairing the educational program is Stephen D. Silberstein, M.D., professor of neurology, director, Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University.

    The Congress is a two-day comprehensive meeting that will review the latest data and the best practices for treating patients in the eight core areas of neurological disorders: dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, headache and migraine, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, stroke and sleep disorders. 

    Learn more about this program.

  • 21 Mar 2019 1:31 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    According to an article by Tranparency Market Research, a U.S.-based provider of syndicated research, customized research, and consulting services, the Continuing Medical Education (CME) market is expected to have tremendous growth through 2026.

    The collaboration between medical societies and industry in medical education is the much debated opportunity for the delivery of the continuing medical education to the physicians.

    The importance of accreditation was noted in the article.  ACCME is the main widely known accrediting body for CME in the United States.  

    Additional information about this forecast for CME can be found at the full article at

  • 12 Mar 2019 1:13 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    NAMEC Member CME Outfitters recently announced the launch of two new CME Snacks, Understanding the Big Picture of Pain and Pain Assessment, and Providing the Right Expectations: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Pain.  These 15 minute online activities feature expert faculty members Mark S. Gold, MD, and Steven P. Stanos, DO.

    The new launches are part of a CME Outfitters and USF Health nationwide educational initiative to combat inappropriate use of opioids in the management of acute and chronic pain. More information about the project called Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action to Save Our Communities, can be found at the linked press release here.   

  • 28 Feb 2019 7:30 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    If you are planning to attend the ACCME third annual meeting, note that it will be held April 30th - May 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Chicago (pre-conference sessions on April 29th).

    You can access additional information - including the most recent posted agenda - and registration at

  • 17 Jan 2019 3:06 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    An article titled "Using Education to Address the Problem of Delayed Narcolepsy Diagnosis" was published referencing NAMEC Member CME Outfitters work investigating factors influencing best practice behaviors, so barriers may be addressed in future educational activities.

    The full article can be accessed here.

  • 04 Jan 2019 10:43 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    NAMEC member Physicians’ Education Resource® is hosting the 16th Annual Winter Lung Cancer Conference  January 25-27, 2019, at Eden Roc Miami Beach, Florida.  For more information about this event, click here

  • 19 Dec 2018 3:28 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    NAMEC member Physicians’ Education Resource® announced the full agenda for the 36th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ® to be held March 7-10, 2019, at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida. The chair of the conference will be Patrick I. Borgen, M.D., chair of the department of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Click for more information from the AP article.

  • 12 Dec 2018 9:20 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    "Nurses do. Lawyers do. But Colorado doctors don’t have to take continuing education courses... Colorado is one of only four states that does not require any continuing medical education for physicians." 

    Read the full article here. Comments are welcome (click blue box to add comment; members only).

  • 07 Dec 2018 3:01 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    The Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning is inviting project proposals for grants to support innovations in Continuing Medical Education (CME).

    Successful project proposals will receive up to $25,000.

    Proposals can promote innovation in all aspects of physician learning or training, including content, process, outcomes or assessment.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    • The deadline for submission is Friday, Dec. 22.
    • Awards will be announced and funds will be available by Feb. 15, 2019.
    • Improved delivery or access to CME: For example, unique methods to increase collaborative learning (shared grand rounds with novel IT support), educational activities with affiliated or community physicians.
    • Clinical relevance: For example, education targeted to improve quality care or to address patient safety concerns or public health priorities. Activities focused on helping physicians achieve recent medical licensing requirements; medical ethics, pain or symptom control, and human trafficking.
    • Educational effectiveness: For example, projects which explore new methods to measure educational impact on patient care.
    • Encouraging interprofessional learning and team training: For example, developing activities that encourage collaborative team training in medical simulation.
    • Clinical skill enhancement: Projects that improve technical and/or procedural skills, including observed evaluation and formative feedback to the learner.
    • Involvement of physicians in training in educational planning
    • Activity information
    • Name of the CME activity, faculty lead(s), proposed date(s), location(s) of the activity, target audience (list professional disciplines and specialties)
    • CME activity description
    • Briefly describe the objectives, format, and contents of the proposed activity.
    • Highlight aspects of the activity that address the additional scope priorities (outlined above)
    • Innovation
    • What makes your idea different? Describe the innovative and/or novel aspects of the CME activity with respect to existing or standard practice.
    • Assessment
    • It is important that the educational impact of your innovative approach is measurable.
    • Describe the methods that will be used to measure the impact.
    • Budget
    • State the amount of funding requested.
    • Attach a detailed budget of all expenses related to the development and production of the activity, including any expected cost sharing.
    • Letter(s) of support

    Scope of the proposals

    Project proposals should be designed to improve the delivery of relevant and effective Continuing Medical Education, enhancing the professional development of physicians and the interprofessional teams in which they work. A broad range of proposals are invited, but preference will be given to projects that target the following:

    A maximum of two awards will be made to an individual faculty member within a grant cycle. Funding may be allocated to salaries and wages, fringe benefits, supplies and materials, and other relevant expenses.

    Proposal guidelines/submission content

    The proposal should include the following sections supported by a detailed budget and letter(s) of support (plus other relevant materials):

    Please direct any administrative questions to project coordinator Chelle Robins at 734-936-1671.

  • 07 Dec 2018 2:58 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    CME Outfitters (CMEO) recently announced a new partnership with CME Master, a division of HealthMinds Consulting Pvt. Ltd. to bring certified CME courses to India and the Middle East, with expansion into South East Asia expected soon.  The full article can be found here.

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