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FOLLOW UP: 2020 JOINT ACCREDITATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Thank you so much for joining us for the 2020 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit, featuring 273 registrants from 100 organizations! If you were able to tune in to the live meeting, we would love to hear how your experience went. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts via our online survey by next Thursday, October 22, 2020.As a reminder, you can find all of the meeting resources and materials on our event page. In addition, we will be sharing recordings and the archived chats from the sessions with you soon—be on the lookout for more information coming your way.
If you have any questions about the meeting, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
COMING IN SPRING 2021: JA-PARS ENHANCEMENTS
We’re excited to announce that we’re continuing to improve the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS). Our goal is to simplify the data-reporting process for jointly accredited providers and increase the value of data for stakeholders, including providers; clinicians and teams; researchers; certifying and licensing boards; and government agencies.
The enhanced 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 continuing education community as well as other stakeholders. We appreciate the input we’ve received and will continue to offer opportunities for jointly accredited providers to give us feedback as we move forward.
We expect to launch the new version of JA-PARS in Spring 2021. Watch for updates in our newsletter and on our website.
Tips and Tools
COMMENDATION CRITERIA: MEETING COMPLIANCE EXPECTATIONS
We want to do everything we can to support€¯the IPCE community’s€¯successful adoption of the€¯Menu of Criteria for Joint Accreditation with Commendation. Each criterion in the menu includes critical elements and standards, which€¯describe€¯expectations and€¯how compliance is measured.€¯You can find these descriptions in the Joint Accreditation Framework.
In response to questions we’ve received and to help jointly accredited providers determine which criteria to fulfill, we offer the following clarifications about the requirements for compliance. Learn more here.
Learn With Us
UPCOMING WEBINAR: ADVANCING CARE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH ACCREDITED CE
In support of National Veterans and Military Families Month this November, the ACCME and the Veterans Health Administration, a jointly accredited provider, will cohost a webinar on Monday, November 16 at 1:00 pm Central to address how the accredited CE community can advance care for veterans and their families.
The webinar is part of our Meeting Challenges Together webinar series, which convenes our accredited CE community to address timely concerns and opportunities for our learners, educational teams, organizations, and the communities we serve.
Registration will open within the next few weeks—watch for an email announcement and information on our website.
WINTER PROVIDER UPDATE WEBINAR–DECEMBER 1
Save the date for our Winter Provider Update Webinar on December 1. Registration for jointly accredited providers will be available soon—look out for an email blast from us with the details.
Reminders for Jointly Accredited Providers
2021 ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEE INVOICES AND PROFESSION CHOICES
Last year, Joint Accreditation implemented€¯a€¯tiered fee schedule€¯for annual accreditation fees to distribute responsibility for sustaining our accredited interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) system more fairly among programs of different sizes. Please see the information below about 2021 fees and invoices.€¯
The 2021 annual fees will be as published last year. All providers will remain in the same tier. The fee schedule is available here. You will receive an invoice in November and payment will be due by January 30, 2021.
The annual fee enables you to offer IPCE credit or profession-specific credit for nurses, pharmacists, and physicians. In addition, you can select the option to award profession-specific credit for other professions for an additional $1,500 per year, per profession. We offer the option for you to award credit for dentists, dietitians, optometrists, PAs (physician assistants) psychologists, and social workers. Please fill out this form by October 30 to elect to add any of these professions and your invoice will be adjusted accordingly.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
REPORTING DATA IN JA-PARS As a reminder, JA-PARS is open for reporting data all year round; you don’t have to wait until the year-end reporting deadline to enter data about your CE program and activities. If you have any questions about reporting data, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
COFFEE WITH GRAHAM
Celebrating 10 Years of Joint Accreditation–Now Streaming on All Podcast Apps!
In episode 10 of the Coffee with Graham podcast, Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME; Dimitra Travlos, PharmD, Director, Continuing Pharmacy Education Provider Accreditation, ACPE; and Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Senior Vice President, ANCC, discuss Joint Accreditation as we celebrate a decade of shared growth and success in interprofessional continuing education: www.accme.org/coffee-with-graham.
CALL FOR JOINT ACCREDITATION 10th ANNIVERSARY SUBMISSIONS
This year, we are proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary and we invite you to join us in observing our shared growth and success. Your work has built Joint Accreditation and to recognize your accomplishments, we plan to publish your stories on this webpage and share them in our upcoming events and publications. Use the Joint Accreditation 10th Anniversary Submission form to send us your stories, photos, memories, and more.
FASEB BioAdvances, the international journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, published a perspective piece on the future of health professions education, including jointly accredited interprofessional continuing education programs in nursing, pharmacy, and medicine. Read more here.
Updates from the Accreditors
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 2021 ACCME ANNUAL MEETING
We’re excited to announce that the ACCME 2021 Meeting will take place online during the last week of April 2021, including IPCE-related content. Our goal is to invigorate our community of accredited providers and educational leaders, continue the momentum we’ve created together this year, and share strategies and lessons learned to help us meet the challenges ahead. Look for more details in the coming weeks, including our Call for Submissions, registration details, and schedule. Mark your calendars and prepare to join us in 2021.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: ADA COMMISSION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER RECOGNITION
The Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition, an agency of the American Dental Association (ADA), requests nominations to fill an open position for a public member to serve on the Board of Commissioners. The public member brings a valuable public/consumer perspective to the Commission’s deliberations.
The primary duties of the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition are to:
Learn more here.
COPE AWARDS LIVE CREDIT FOR INTERACTIVE DISTANCE LEARNING ACTIVITIES Due to state restrictions and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) has temporarily modified their rules to allow COPE administrators/providers and jointly accredited providers to award live credit for CE courses if they are presented in an interactive distance learning format. Additional details for this type of activity include:
This temporary policy modification is active through December 31, 2020. Guidelines for live interactive distance learning activities are available here.
If you have any questions, please contact Sierra Powell, Manager of Accreditation Services, at [email protected].
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