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  • 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.

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

    NAMEC member Physicians’ Education Resource® was featured in Odessa American regarding their conducting six satellite symposia at the Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, California.  Click here to see the article. 

    The Associated Press also covered Physicians' Education Resource with the honoring of Robert Figlin, M.D., FACP, as this year’s Educator of the Year award ceremony Nov. 8 during the 36th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow meeting.  This article can be found here.

  • 26 Nov 2018 10:50 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    NAMEC has been a presence in the CME world for a long time now.  Our web site attracts those in the field and members of the public who want to learn more about CME.  We often get calls from those interested in providing CME, obtaining CME, or just learning more about the field. For those looking to enter the field either forming a company to provide CME or a service to the field, or by finding a job in the field, we have often recommended joining NAMEC at the individual member rate.  This is a very affordable way to display your interest in the field, find information about other members, and learn about trending topics.  Our members also regularly receive updates on job postings in the field. 

    We also came across this article on Forbes, which reiterates what we have often thought.  Very refreshing to see this recognized in this national publication! "How Engaging With An Industry Association Can Energize Your Job Search" - link:

    Click the following links for more information about membership or to join NAMEC as an Individual member. Now is a great time to join as you qualify for the remainder of 2018 and full 2019 membership at this time!

  • 16 Oct 2018 2:41 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    Dear NAMEC Colleagues:

    The NAMEC Awards Committee will begin accepting nominations for the 14th Annual NAMEC Best Practice Awards on Monday, October 1st. NAMEC encourages all member organizations to submit a nomination in each of the competitive categories. Criteria and nomination processes are included in this email.

    This year NAMEC will recognize outstanding achievement in the following categories:

    • Best Practice in Enduring Material Educational Design
    • Best Practice in Live Activity Educational Design
    • Best Practice in CME Outside of the USA (Live or Enduring)
    • Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders
    • Best Practice in Learner Outcomes
    • Best Practice in Innovative Educational Methods
    • Brian P. Russell Exemplary CME Professional Award

    CME is an industry rooted in change, a profession that calls upon our abilities to recognize and address new challenges. It requires us to utilize our intellect, our diligence, and our creativity. We believe that each of these elements should be acknowledged.

    All nominations should be received no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, November 30, 2018. Please send your recommendations to NAMEC at

    Recipients will have the opportunity to discuss their activities during the NAMEC Annual Meeting, to be held during the ACEHP Conference in National Harbor, Maryland January 23-26, 2019. The date and time for the Awards ceremony is TBD.

    If you have questions about the awards please, contact Audrie Tornow at  or Kurt Boyce at

    Thank you for your continued support of NAMEC.

    Best Regards,

    NAMEC Awards Committee

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