2019 Texas CME Professional Development Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 19 

10:30 am-2:30 pm TACME Board Meeting (By invitation only)

3-5 pm Concurrent Sessions

CME Boot Camp

Paige Green, MEd, CME Program Manager
Casey Harrison, MBA, Director of Continuing Medical Education     
Texas Medical Association, Austin

Objectives: (1) Describe the accreditation requirements and policies of TMA and ACCME accreditation systems, (2) Link the requirements and policies to supporting documentation, and (3) Formulate strategies and gain insights to create or improve your CME program.

Accreditation with Commendation — Winning Ideas

Facilitator: Jen Cabrera, MBA, Continuing Professional Education Coordinator, Academic and Continuing Professional Education, Cook Children’s, Fort Worth

Objectives: (1) Review criteria 16-22, (2) Discuss updates and resources, if any, that have been developed by the ACCME regarding the menu of potential new commendation criteria, (3) Describe examples of how organizations have applied C16-22 to improve patient care and achieve Accreditation with Commendation, and (4) Identify possible strategies to incorporate in your CME Program.

5:15-5:45 pm Meet Your Mentor 

 

Thursday, June 20

7:30-8:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:30-9 am Welcome and Announcements

9-10:15 am Mark Gregg Memorial Distinguished Lecture - Technology with Ease: Lessons Learned from Harvard Medical School Continuing Education

Elizabeth Bennert, MS, Associate Director of Educational Technology, Media, and Design for Postgraduate Medical Education
Emily Cannon, Director of Accredited Programs for Postgraduate Medical Education
Harvard Medical School, Boston 

Objectives: (1) Review common challenges in CME, (2) Examine the needs of adult learners, (3) Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of adding tech to teaching sessions, (4) Identify low/no cost ways to add technology before, during and after sessions, and (5) Discuss/problem solve experiences in educational technology.

10:15-10:45 am Break and Exhibits

10:45-11:45 am How to Speak ‘CME-ese’: Lessons Learned from Collaborating with Educational Partners 

Kimberly Jones, MHA, CHCP, Senior Program Coordinator
Reema Mustafa, MPH, Senior Program Coordinator
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Objectives: (1) Describe techniques for instructing on ACCME Criteria and for information-gathering related to the goals of your CME activity, (2) Identify tools used for improved collaboration and value-building with multiple stakeholders, and (3) Discuss missteps in rolling out new mechanisms for increased CME compliance.

Noon-1 pm Networking Lunch and Exhibits

1-2 pm Improving CME Operational Efficiency Through Process Mapping 

Deborah Land, MPH, BSN, RN, Associate Director
Reema Mustafa, MPH, Senior Program Coordinator
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Objectives: (1) Identify roles, tasks and critical points in an activity planning timeline, using a process map, (2) Discuss a strategy to facilitate active participation by all team members involved in the development of the process map, and (3) Demonstrate two examples of improved CME program efficiency using a process map.

2-3 pm Aligning your CME Programs with Continuing Certification (MOC) 

Susie Flynn, Director, Academic Services, American Board of Medical Specialties, Chicago

Objectives: (1) Explain the Goals of Continuing Certification Programs, (2) Identify multiple opportunities for CME providers to engage their CME programs with Continuing Certification Programs, (3) Compare/contrast the pathways available for offering CME for MOC, and (4) Use the ABMS online portal to submit CME activities for MOC review and approval.

3-3:30 pm Break and Exhibits

3:30-4:30 pm Concurrent Professional Development Workshops

T1 Novice: A Complete Guide to the CME Survey Process

Paige Green, MEd, CME Program Manager
Casey Harrison, MBA, Director of Continuing Medical Education
Texas Medical Association, Austin

Objectives: (1) Define the components of the process for seeking CME accreditation including completion of the pre-application for accreditation, writing the self-study report, compiling file documentation, and preparing for the survey interview, (2) Interpret the final decision report, (3) Identify tools and resources used in the accreditation process, and (4) Explain the purpose and requirement for reporting activity and program data in PARS.

T2 Intermediate/Advanced: Demonstrating Outcomes by Aligning Education to CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Texas DHS Waiver Measures

Brenda Wilson, MS, Instructional Designer
Stephen McBroom, Program Manager
University of North Texas Health Science Center, INCEDO, Fort Worth

Objectives: (1) Describe strategies to identify educational gaps for targeted learners within the clinical setting, (2) Discuss approaches in collaboration to get the data for demonstrating behavioral outcomes, and (3) Select appropriate strategies and approaches to apply within your own continuing education offerings. 

T3 Physician Track and Intermediate/Advanced: ABMS: Vision Commission Report & Innovations and Enhancements to Continuing Certification Programs.

Susie Flynn, Director, Academic Services, American Board of Medical Specialties, Chicago 

Objectives: (1) Explain the recommendation of the Vision Commission Report and (2) Describe the innovations and enhancements to continuing certification programs across the Boards’ Community.

4:30-5:30 pm  TACME General Membership Meeting (All welcome)
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5:30 pm Reception 

 

Friday, June 21 

7:15-8 am Breakfast

8-8:30 am Announcements

8:30-9:45 am Educating the Educator

Pam McFadden, Vice President of Strategy and Performance, AXDEV Global, Inc.

Objectives: (1) Define continuing professional development (CPD), (2) Describe the importance of CPD, and (3) List resources available for CPD.

9:45-10 am Break and Exhibits

10-11 am Plenary Workshop: Plan Your (and Your Teams) CPD

Objectives: Use the National Learning Competencies and the Educating the Educator Curriculum to improve your (and your teams) proficiencies in the profession. 

11-11:45 am Year in Review

Jen Cabrera, MBA, Continuing Professional Education Coordinator, Academic and Continuing Professional Education, Cook Children’s, Fort Worth
Casey Harrison, MBA, Director of CME, Texas Medical Association, Austin

Objectives: (1) Reflect on national and statewide CME issues, changes in CME or accreditation related requirements; and new resources and tools created to support accredited providers in the past year, (2) Identify potential opportunities or elements to modify or improve in their CME Program, and (3) Create a list of actionable next steps to implement after the conference. 

Noon-2 pm TACME Board Meeting (By invitation only)

 

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
The content of this conference does not relate to any product of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose from the planning committee or faculty.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Medical Association and Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Last Updated On

April 26, 2019