Trainee Track Webinar Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Trainee Track Webinar
Making CME Matter: Innovative Solutions to Maximize the Impact of Medical Education
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11am EST (Montreal time)

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Alexander S. Niven
Dr. Alexander S. Niven graduated AOA from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary / Critical Care medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is retired from the Army Medical Department after 21 years of active duty service, during which he served as an Internal Medicine Program Director, Director of Medical Education and Research, and Designated Institutional Official at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Niven is currently a Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has extensive experience in outcomes based curriculum development and simulation based medical education, and his current efforts include examining the best use of educational strategies within the field of implementation science. He is a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), and currently serves as the Chair of that organization's Education Committee.



Medhat Askar
Professor,Texas A&M College of Medicine & Director, Baylor Transplant Immunology


The goal of continuing medical education (CME) is to speed dissemination and adoption of best practices by physicians and their healthcare teams. Increasing focus on healthcare team performance and growing demands on their time and resources underlines the importance of efficient, effective CME opportunities. This webinar will discuss innovative CME solutions using current education design and active learning strategies, with practical examples using the collaborative experience of volunteer members and staff from the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe current outcomes evidence and future directions for CME based on the current healthcare environment and needs.
  2. Discuss practical applications of medical education theory and active learning strategies to increase efficient transfer of knowledge, skills, and attitudes through CME activities.
  3. Relate these applications to CME opportunities offered by medical societies, offering past and current CHEST CME efforts and innovations as examples.