The CME Program at National Jewish Health is managed and executed by The Office of Professional Education. The full-time staff of nine is comprised of three Certified Continuing Medical Education Professionals (CCMEPs), a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). One CCMEP is also a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).
National Jewish Health has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians since its inception in 1984. ACCME accreditation assures physicians and other health care professionals that CME is held to high standards and is designed to be relevant, effective, and independent.
As an accredited provider, National Jewish Health follows the ACCME Guidelines for Commercial Support, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (effective January 1, 2009), and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (“AdvaMed”) Revised Code Of Ethics On Interactions with Health Care Professionals (effective July 1, 2009).
All CME content is reviewed by the National Jewish Health CME Committee for fair balance, scientific and medical accuracy and rigor. The CME Committee is comprised of National Jewish Health physicians in the areas of pulmonology, allergy, intensive care and pediatrics. Led by Harold Nelson, MD, the physicians who serve on the CME Committee do not receive compensation for their role in order to prevent conflict of interest. In addition, National Jewish Health has developed and implemented a comprehensive and detailed conflict of interest policy to identify and resolve conflicts of interest.
Continuing Medical Education
National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
As of February 8, 2011, National Jewish Health was approved as an accredited provider of pharmacy continuing education credits by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Continuing Nursing Education
National Jewish Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12724.
All CNE programs are reviewed and approved by Staff Development Coordinator Allidah Hicks, RN, MSN, AE-C, to ensure that the content is up-to-date, fair and balanced, and meets the rigorous standards established by the California Board of Registered Nursing.