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REGISTER FOR THE 2023 JOINT ACCREDITATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Don’t miss your chance to join your interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) colleagues in Chicago for the 9th annual Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit, Stronger Together: Finding the Power and Beauty of Teams. Join us at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on May 15-16, 2023 to celebrate our achievements as an IPCE community, enhance your role as an IPCE leader, and discuss strategies and best practices for our ascent toward collaborative education.
This year, the 2023 Leadership Summit is being offered in collaboration with Learn to Thrive 2023, ACCME’s annual meeting, which takes place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on May 16-18. You will have the opportunity to register for and attend the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit either independently or in combination with the ACCME’s meeting. Click here to learn more about and register for the 2023 Leadership Summit.
CELEBRATING JOINT ACCREDITATION AND JOINT ACCREDITATION WITH COMMENDATION ACHIEVED IN 2022
Please join us in welcoming the following organizations that achieved Joint Accreditation for the first time in 2022, joining our growing community of IPCE professionals:
We are delighted to acknowledge the following organizations that achieved Joint Accreditation with Commendation in 2022:
Congratulations on your achievement!
NEW JOINT ACCREDITATION WEBSITE COMING SOON
We’re excited to share that we are in the process of redesigning our Joint Accreditation website to offer an improved user experience, enhance usability, and better serve our growing community. The new site will showcase improved navigation, a more modern design, and will include helpful resources like searchable FAQs and an enhanced Find a Provider directory. Preview the new look below, and look out for the redesigned site this spring!
Want to have your photos featured on the updated website? Email your photos to [email protected] for consideration, and please ensure that the subjects in the photo have signed a photo release.
IDAHO BOARD OF MEDICINE JOINS GROWING STATE MEDICAL LICENSING BOARDS COLLABORATION
The Idaho Board of Medicine has joined the ACCME and State Medical Licensing Boards Collaboration, a collaboration that also includes the boards in Alabama, California, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, the Virgin Islands, and Washington. Jointly accredited providers whose learners include physicians have the opportunity to report CME-completion data in JA-PARS about physicians licensed in Idaho, as well as any other state. This program was created with the goal of reducing burdens on accredited providers and physicians while simplifying the audit process for boards. Learn more here.
ABS RETIRES SELF-REPORTING OF CME CREDITS: ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS
The American Board of Surgery (ABS) recently announced changes in how their diplomates can receive Continuous Certification (CC, aka MOC credit) for participating in CME activities. Effective July 1, 2023, ABS is discontinuing self-reporting of credits by diplomates. For an ABS surgeon to have their CME credit count toward their ABS CC requirements, it will need to come through PARS or JA-PARS. Since ABS accepts any accredited CME relevant to surgery, many providers will have CME activities that would count. If any of your surgeon-learners would like you to report their CME credit, you can register the activity in JA-PARS and report their credit. It will then be made available to ABS and show up in the surgeon’s ABS profile.
Since ABS joined the CME for MOC Collaboration in 2021, all accredited providers have been able to register their CME activities for ABS CC and report their surgeon learners’ credit in JA-PARS. Over 150 accredited providers have registered their activities for ABS. There has been no change to require accredited providers to report credit for any of the certifying boards. Participating in the CME for MOC Collaboration remains an optional way for accredited providers to add value to their CME programs and relieve some of the reporting burden from physician learners.
ACCME and Joint Accreditation offer a variety of resources to assist accredited providers with reporting their learners CC/MOC credit.
Depending on the volume of activities and learners you have, there are several options for both registering activities and reporting your learners’ credit. You can enter the information manually in JA-PARS, upload it using an Excel spreadsheet, or use a web services connection to JA-PARS to report the data directly from your LMS. Please send any questions or concerns you may have to [email protected].
CALL FOR PAPERS IN A SPECIAL COLLECTION OF THE JOURNAL OF CME
The Journal of Continuing Medical Education (CME), previously the Journal of European CME, is launching their 2023 Special Collection to highlight diverse voices in CME/CPD and demonstrate how these voices add value and impact engagement across the professions and different stakeholder groups around the world. Manuscripts must be submitted by July 31, 2023, and the Special Collection will be published in late 2023. More information and guidance is available on the journal website.
REGISTER FOR SACME 2023 ANNUAL MEETING
The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) will host its 2023 Annual Meeting on March 14-17, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee, with both in-person and virtual attendance options available. The theme for this year’s conference is “Inspiring and Igniting the CPD Imagination.” Learn more and register here.
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR OPIOID ANALGESIC REMS
The grant application process is now open for continuing education (CE) activities that are compliant with the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (OA REMS). The 2023 CE Request for Application (RFA) is available here. Submissions are due by March 9, 2023 (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. 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 US FDA in September 2018.
COMPLETE YOUR ANNUAL REPORTING IN JA-PARS
To fulfill your annual reporting requirement, you must enter data for your 2022 activities, complete your program summary, and accept the annual agreement in the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS). The deadline for completing your annual reporting requirements is March 31, 2023, but we encourage you to complete your data entry as soon as possible.
Have questions about the annual reporting requirement? Check out the annual reporting checklist and join us for live webinars on February 22 and March 21.
CALL FOR COMMENT ON JOINT ACCREDITATION CRITERION 6 DUE BY FEBRUARY 20
In mid-January, Joint Accreditation issued a call for comment on a proposed revision to Joint Accreditation Criterion 6. The criterion currently states: The provider generates activities/educational interventions around valid content that meets the expectations set by Joint Accreditation. Because the expectations related to valid content have been incorporated into the Standards for Integrity and Independence, Joint Accreditation is proposing that the current criterion be revised to explicitly reflect the expectation related to planning interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) by the team for the team. This is not a new expectation, but rather an articulation of the expectation that Joint Accreditation has that the planning process for IPCE should reflect the target audience. The proposed revision states: The provider utilizes an integrated planning process that includes health care professionals who are reflective of the target audience the activity is designed to address.
Please submit your comments here. The call for comment closes on Monday, February 20.
September 14, 2023
Joint Accreditation Newsletter: Explore the 2022 Data Report; 2024-2025 Annual Accreditation Fees; Joint Accreditation Leadership Change
July 20, 2023
Joint Accreditation Newsletter: Thanks for Joining the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit; Register for the Getting Started with Joint Accreditation Workshop; Explore Tips About Joint Providership
April 21, 2023
Joint Accreditation Newsletter: One Week Left to Register for the 2023 JA Leadership Summit; Explore the New Compliance Check Series; Register for the Summer Provider Update Webinar