Duke University School of Medicine Office of CME Awarded Accreditation with Commendation
March 17, 2009

The Duke University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (DukeCME) has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for a term of six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.  Six-year accreditation is the highest accreditation awarded by the ACCME and only 7 providers have received it to date under the new Accreditation Criteria.  While DukeCME CME activities have long met ACCME's high standards, receiving Accreditation with Commendation is a first in Duke history.

The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall continuing medical education programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that continuing medical education (CME) activities provided by Duke meet the high standards of the Essential Areas, Elements, Policies, Criteria, and Standards for Accreditation as specified by the ACCME.

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2013 Integrating Quality Meeting: Improving Value and Educating for Quality  

Reminder: Call for Abstracts (Deadline Extended)!
A professional development conference for clinical leaders, faculty, educators, trainees and students advancing quality and patient safety efforts in clinical care and health professions training.

June 6-7, 2013
Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL  

Abstracts Due: Friday, January 25, 2013  

About the Meeting
The annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting is a highly interactive, interprofessional program that brings together health care leaders, faculty, educators trainees and students from teaching hospitals, medical schools, health professions schools, and other health care organizations to share strategies for enhancing the culture of quality in clinical care and health professions education. Teams that lead these efforts are encouraged to attend together.

The 2013 meeting is again being planned in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).

Keynote Speaker Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., FCCM, senior vice president for patient safety and quality and director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, will deliver this year’s keynote address.

Sessions & Topics Abstracts for poster presentations, interactive workshops, and presentations are sought in the following areas:
•   Innovative Approaches to Improving Value and Educating for Quality
•   Aligning Your Organization’s Quality Strategy for Health Reform and Changes in the Regulatory Environment
•   Team Based and Interprofessional Approaches to Quality Improvement |
•   Student and Trainee Initiatives in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
•   Faculty Development and Scholarly Careers in Quality Improvement & Implementation Science

For additional program details and instructions for submitting an abstract online, please visit

The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, January 25, 2013, 11:59pm ET. Registration will be available online in March.

General Program Inquiries – Meaghan Quinn (
Submitting an Abstract – Alicia Blakey (