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COMING THIS SUMMER: JA-PARS IMPROVEMENTS
We are pleased to update you about our upcoming launch of the new, improved Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS). As we announced previously, our goal is to simplify the data-reporting process for continuing education (CE) providers and increase the value of data for stakeholders, including providers, clinicians, teams, researchers, certifying and licensing boards, and government agencies.
The new version of JA-PARS will feature a modernized, user-friendly, streamlined interface for activity and learner reporting. Reflecting feedback that we’ve heard from providers and other stakeholders, the new version will:
We’re making these changes based on recommendations from the IPCE community as well as other stakeholders. We appreciate the input we’ve received, and we’ll continue to offer opportunities for CE providers to give us feedback as we move forward.
We expect to launch the new version of JA- PARS in early summer of this year. We encourage you to begin thinking now about how you might take advantage of the new features after the launch. Read more about these updates here.
AVAILABLE NOW: REGISTER CME ACTIVITIES FOR AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY CONTINUOUS CERTIFICATION
The ACCME and the American Board of Surgery (ABS) are pleased to announce that jointly accredited providers are now welcome to register CME activities that meet ABS Continuous Certification Program requirements and to submit physician-learner completion data in the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System JA-PARS.
The process is similar to registering activities that meet the requirements of other certifying boards that are collaborating with the ACCME. Details are described in the CME for Maintenance of Certification Program Guide.
Read more about this collaboration here.
IPCE Educational Opportunities
GETTING STARTED WITH JOINT ACCREDITATION FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION
We’re hosting an introductory virtual workshop on March 19, 2021, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CT. During this virtual event, we will explore the basics and benefits of Joint Accreditation as well as answer questions about the Joint Accreditation process. It is designed for organizations in the initial stages of the application process as well as organizations that are considering applying for Joint Accreditation. In addition, it can serve as a refresher for new staff at jointly accredited organizations.
During the workshop, we will discuss:
There is a registration fee of $75 per person for this workshop. For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit this webpage.
If you have questions about the Getting Started with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education workshop, please contact Marcia Martin at [email protected].
REGISTER FOR ACCME 2021 MEETING
We welcome jointly accredited providers to join us for the ACCME 2021 virtual meeting on April 27-29 as we share what we have achieved together, teach, and challenge each other to learn new approaches. This year’s meeting includes sessions focused on IPCE.
Jointly accredited providers are also welcome to join Working Groups, a new, optional opportunity at ACCME 2021 which will allow you to:
For more information about the ACCME 2021 Meeting, including how to join a Working Group, visit www.accmemeeting.org.
COMPLETE YOUR 2020 YEAR-END REPORTING IN JA-PARS
To meet your year-end reporting requirements, you must enter data for 2020 CE activities and your 2020 program summary in JA-PARS by March 31, 2021, but you are encouraged to complete data entry as soon as possible. If you have questions about reporting activities, you can find JA-PARS FAQ here. If you have specific questions about JA-PARS or Joint Accreditation’s reporting requirements, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR OPIOID ANALGESIC REMS
The grant application process is now open for continuing education activities that are compliant with the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (OA REMS). Submissions are due by March 11, 2021 (11:59 pm ET). The goal of the grants is to support high-quality REMS-compliant accredited continuing education for prescribers and other healthcare professionals on the treatment and monitoring of patients with pain, including pharmacists and nurses. For a full list of relevant professions, please reference the FDA-Requested Learner Level Data Information section on page 3 of the RFA.
To be eligible, the continuing education must be based solely on the Opioid Analgesics REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain that was approved by the FDA in September 2018. Learn more about CME for OA REMS here.
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