AMA Bows Out, NC-CME Gets New Executive Director
At the conference’s closing, Robert Orsetti, MA, FACME, CCMEP, Editor, CE Measure—The Journal of Outcomes Measurement in Continuing Healthcare Education, announced that the American Medical Association has refocused its strategic plan and, effective October 31, will no longer provide administrative support to the Task Force. The Task Force is now actively seeking viable organizations to take over. He also acknowledged the AMA for its 23 years of support, and expressed the hope that the AMA will continue to send representatives to the annual meeting.
Another changing of the guard was announced at a ceremony held after hours for the 2012 new holders of the Certified CME Professionals designation. Judy Ribble, PhD, CCMEP, who has been the executive director of the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals (the organization that oversees the CCMEP program) since 2006, will be retiring. Her successor will be Melinda Steele, MEd, CCMEP, president, Confluence Educational Consulting Inc., who also was the program chairwoman for the 2012 ACEPH conference.
Stay tuned to the Capsules blog for more reports from the conference.