Accreditation Council for CME Approved for PCORI Engagement Award for Project on Patient-Centered Continuing Education for Health Professionals

ACCME News Release (03/26/19) Hosansky, Tamar

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) plans to use funds it receives from the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program for an initiative on patient-focused CE for health professionals. The award will underwrite "Learning Together: Engaging Patients in Professional Development of Physicians and Healthcare Teams," a program that will include the development and delivery of live and online resources to further the role of patients as partners in CE. The initiative will include a "Learning Together" track at the ACCME 2019 Annual Meeting, with sessions on patient-centered research, working with patients in CE, and faculty development for patients and educators. Other features will include a report highlighting case studies, strategies, and recommendations for patient engagement in CE, as well as video interviews with patient partners and CE professionals to relay their experiences, and an online course for CE professionals, patients, and other stakeholders.

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