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December 12, 2017

Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference


January 20, 2018 through January 23, 2018, the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (the Alliance) will hold their 2018 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida at the Grande Lakes hotel.

The Annual Conference boasts four days of education and networking events, starting off on Saturday, January 20, 2018, with several early morning workshops followed by afternoon member section meetings. Closing out the first day are the Opening Night Awards Dinner and the President’s Dessert Reception.

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, attendees will hear the Annual State of the Alliance, followed by a keynote speech on understanding the new era of empowered, engaged e-patients. The day then breaks out into groups where topics like “Physician and Patient Beliefs About Patient Satisfaction: Aligned or Discordant,” “FAQs (and Answers!) Regarding the New CHCP Exam,” “Nurturing Effective Teams: Creating an Educational Home Where Together is Better,” and “Applying Facebook and Other Social Network Approaches into Interprofessional Continuing Education,” among many others, will be discussed. Closing out Sunday’s events is the Alliance Got Talent competition, where your peers will be performing a variety of acts.

The third day, Monday, January 22, 2018, begins with a keynote speech entitled, “Will You Be the Disruptor or the Disrupted? The Battlegrounds Over Health Care for the Next 10 Years,” before breaking off into various breakout groups throughout the day.

Our editor, Thomas Sullivan, will be part of the breakout panel discussion, “Understanding MACRA’s New QI-CME Improvement Activity: What You Need to Know to Maximize this Opportunity for Your Organization.” The program is an informal panel with three participants discussing MACRA’s physician incentives for quality care under Medicare, the Quality Payment Program and CE Opportunities. Ways to design an QI CME activity to meet the CMS MACRA definition will also be discussed.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the morning begins with breakout sessions discussing topics such as: integrating the patient perspective into the PM&R education process; ensuring patient voices are heard through video narratives; and how to break the silo mentality to address real world needs. The conference closes with a plenary session around noon.

If you are interested in attending this conference, you can register here.

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