The accreditation of CME-CPD in Europe Contributing to higher standards in medical care. The transatlantic cooperation in CME-CPD: The mutual recognition agreement between the AMA and the UEMS-EACCME UEMS Conference, 18th November, 2011. Contact information. Alejandro Aparicio, MD, FACP
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The transatlantic cooperation in CME-CPD: The mutual recognition agreement between the AMA and the UEMS-EACCME
UEMS Conference, 18th November, 2011
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
Board of Directors of the Global Alliance for Medical Education
Member of the Rome Group
Chairman, National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration
Promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health
CME consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public [AMA House of Delegates policy #300.988].
Evolved to help physicians provide better patient care through engagement in certified CME
Category 1 (provider) - Live activities, Enduring Materials, Journal-based CME, Test item writing, Manuscript Review, Performance Improvement CME (PI CME), Internet point-of-care (PoC)
Category 1 (AMA) – Teaching at a live activity certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, publishing articles, poster presentation, medically related advanced degrees, ABMS Board certification, and ACGME accredited graduate medical education program
Category 2 (Physicians) - Participation in activities that have not been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, teaching physicians, residents, medical students or other health professionals, unstructured online searching and learning (i.e., not Internet PoC), reading authoritative medical literature, consultation with peers and medical experts, small group discussions, self assessment activities, medical writing, preceptorship participation, research, and peer review and quality assurance participation
Excerpted from “Process to Establish an International Agreement with the AMA to establish a credit conversion system or to award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™” Updated 2010
1. Live activities and
2. E-learning activities, defined in the 2010 UEMS-EACCME Reference Guide to the Accreditation Process “as covering the delivery of CME/CPD by methods including: recorded audio, recorded visual, recorded on Compact Disc (CD), recorded on Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), available on Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), available online via an educational website, or any mixture of the preceding.”
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