Continuing Medical Education
ACAAI’s Continuing Medical Education program is designed to support our members and other healthcare providers in attaining our mission to advance the science and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology and related conditions. Our high quality, evidence-based program integrates professional practice management and Maintenance of Certification activities with CME to improve competence and performance in allergy and immunology.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
The accreditation process is ongoing and all-encompassing, involving procedures relating to every aspect of education, including the Annual Scientific Meeting, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, enduring materials, and online courses.
The College's Education programs are overseen by the Education Council lead by Dana Wallace, MD and comprised of the Chairperson from each of the following education committees. The role of the Education Council is to formulate and oversee implementation of the Education Strategic Plan and Curriculum. Provide leadership and direction to the Education Committees on all aspects of ACAAI Education programs. Ensure the development of new education leadership.
Accreditation & Certification: Role - Working with staff, provide expertise and oversight to ensure the maintenance of ACCME Accreditation. Ensure the College’s MOC programming meets the needs of membership. Represent the College and its interests in national forums on matters of accreditation and certification (ACCME, ABMS, AMA, SACME, ACEHP, FMSB, CMSS, ABAI etc).
Annual Meeting Program: Role - Plan, implement and evaluate the educational content of the Annual Scientific Meeting. Drive the continual development of the College’s premier educational event as increasingly relevant, innovative, and a not-to-be-missed educational experience. Ensure quality educational opportunities that are inclusive of the latest evidence-based information, best practices and networked learning in the specialty. Work with other members of the Education Council to support the identified educational needs of the specialty.
Clinical Programs, Patient Safety & Quality: Role - Develop educational content in clinical areas, patient safety and quality.
Education Services, Data and Technology: Role – Ensure the College’s information strategy and platforms support and inform the College’s educational and research goals.
Practice Management: Role - Lead the College’s strategy to become the undisputed authority and producer of practice management education, advocacy and leadership. Determine the competencies and best practices to underpin the practice management curriculum. Develop the educational content and resources to address member needs.
Program Directors, GME: Role – Leverage College programming and services to support the needs of training programs and fellows and strengthen the relationship between training programs, trainees and the College. Advise the College on the emergent needs of new practitioner/young physicians. Support the College efforts to expand outreach to residents.