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REGISTER FOR THE JOINT ACCREDITATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT BY SEPTEMBER 26

The 8th annual Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit, Climbing Higher with IPCE, is almost here! Join us on September 29-30 for a virtual-only experience to connect with your jointly accredited colleagues and discuss strategies and best practices for interprofessional continuing education (IPCE).

We are excited to welcome Eduardo Salas, PhD, and Candice Storey Lee, EdD, to the Summit for our keynote session, Building and Sustaining the Team. Together with Drs. Salas and Lee, we will explore key tenets for building, sustaining, and maximizing team effectiveness, learn how these concepts are applied in another professional context such as athletics, and brainstorm together how to include these principles in our IPCE programs.

New this year! For the first time, the Summit will feature sessions proposed and led by you—our inspiring community of CE professionals. You can sign up for two of these peer-led sessions during registration:

  • Assessing the "Team" Factor, Can We Do It Better?
  • Utilizing Effective Collaboration & Partnerships in Planning New Learning Formats for IPCE Programs
  • Success Stories Related to Meaningful Evaluation of Change for the Team
  • Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources into Your Continuing Education Program
  • Revitalizing IPCE Through Communication and Collaboration within the Military Health System
  • Sustaining IPCE in a World of Silos: A Case Study
  • Meaningful Engagement of Patients and Students in IPCE: Achieving Commendation
  • Creation and Use of DEI Toolkit for Educators

Don't forget to register by 5:00 pm CT on Monday, September 26, to reserve your spot.

Our annual Summit is open to jointly accredited organizations or organizations that have an approved pre-application and are in the process of applying for Joint Accreditation.

We look forward to welcoming at least one representative from each of our jointly accredited providers and encourage you to take advantage of the virtual format to involve your whole interprofessional team. The fee to attend the Summit is $200 per person. Register at least five of your team members and qualify for a team discount of 20% off (a value of at least $200). Email education@accme.org for more information on discounted fees.

Find a summary of last year's Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit here, including testimonials from your colleagues. Explore our 2021 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit report here.

RESOURCES FOR ENTERING PHYSICIAN CREDIT DATA IN JA-PARS

We understand that reporting physicians' credit data in JA-PARS may be a new process for you, and we're here to help! Explore our resources below to learn more about the value of reporting physician-credit data and how to implement this process in JA-PARS.

  • Reporting Physician Credit Data – this webpage shares information and resources on how to enter physician credit data in JA-PARS. Please note that although this page focuses on PARS, you’ll see the same functionality and features in JA-PARS.
  • JA-PARS Information and Resources – this webpage includes frequently asked questions, how-to videos, and key features of JA-PARS.

As a reminder, when awarding continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit, jointly accredited providers must enter activity and learner data via CPE Monitor™. Read more here.

Questions? We’re happy to help. Email info@jointaccreditation.org for more information.

SAVE THE DATE – PROVIDER UPDATE WEBINAR: DECEMBER 14   

Our next Joint Accreditation Provider Update Webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 14, from 1:00-2:30 pm CT. This semi-annual provider webinar is a great opportunity to share Joint Accreditation updates, review important information about accreditation expectations, and build our IPCE community of practice. All jointly accredited providers will receive connection information and the webinar agenda via email one week before the meeting. Please note that this event is open to jointly accredited providers only. If you have any questions about the December Provider Update Webinar, please email us at info@jointaccreditation.org.

IPCE Education and Resources

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (VHA) RESOURCE ON TREATING PATIENTS WITH LONG COVID 

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA), a jointly accredited provider, has published a guidebook to equip healthcare professionals with strategies to care for veteran patients with long COVID. The resource features an overview of the signs and symptoms of long COVID and offers recommendations to facilitate a patient-centered approach to caring for veterans with long COVID. More COVID-19 clinician and educator resources are available here.

“In the universe of medical knowledge, information sharing allows us all to get to the most advanced place of diagnosis and treatment as quickly as we can. VHA has leveraged its talent across the country to put together this guide, which is a really excellent product—simple to use, yet comprehensive. And we’d like to share that with any health providers across the country, whether it be in other federal agencies or the private sector to also benefit from the knowledge that we’ve accumulated in the treatment of long COVID.” —Elizabeth Brill, MD, MBA, FACOG, Assistant Under Secretary, Clinical Services, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

EXPLORE RESULTS FROM INTERPROFESSIONAL TELEMENTORING PROGRAM ON CLINICAL RESPONSE TO PAIN AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER   

In an effort to build the clinical capacity of the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated with Project ECHO to evaluate the results of an interprofessional telementoring program in pain and substance use disorder (SUD). This interprofessional ECHO training using novel clinical vignettes demonstrated the potential to increase clinical response capacity in pain management and SUD treatment by improving both knowledge and self-efficacy among participants. Learn more about the results of the study, published in the Journal for Interprofessional Education & Practice, here (available by subscription or purchase only).

LEARN HOW TO FACILITATE SMALL-GROUP LEARNING IN THE CE EDUCATOR'S TOOLKIT

Research has shown that small-group learning is an effective module for continuing education—it promotes a collaborative environment for learners to develop skills in problem-solving, team building, decision-making, and critical thinking. Looking for guidance and tips to facilitate small group learning in your work? Explore case scenarios, implementation guidelines, and key considerations on page 46 of the CE Educator’s Toolkit.

Questions? Contact us at info@jointaccreditation.org.