Web Sites, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn ~ What I’m doing now

Hello, everyone out there ~
I haven’t been keeping this blog up to date but I am still very much involved in continuing health education and chiropractic. This is what I am doing now, and you can see the twitter feeds from this site ~

I am the Web editor for ICL and still have involvement with CACHE:


CE Measure: The Journal of Outcome Measurement in Continuing Healthcare Education

CE Measure is the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated specifically to the art and science of healthcare educational outcomes measurement.

Original manuscripts that address outcomes methodologies, results, practice-based protocols, CE conference highlights and abstracts, and case histories will be published to promote vigorous academic scrutiny of this important subject.

Sample articles (all available free online):

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Issues in CME – Minnesota Medicine, November 2010

Most of this issue is devoted to discussing various aspects of continuing medical education. Here are some highlights:

  • Deye DL. CME ASAP. Minn Med 2010 Nov;93(11):30-1.

View the PubMed records for the above articles.    View Minnesota Medicine.

Twittering for chiropractic, continuing health education and fun

I maintain three Twitter accounts, one for CACHE/ACEMC, one for the Index to Chiropractic Literature, and one just for fun stuff I find on the Internet. You can follow them from any page on this blog (right and left sides of the screen) at https://annietv600.wordpress.com.




CACHE/ACEMC is on facebook!


The Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education/L’ Association canadienne d’éducation médicale continue now has  a facebook page. If you Like us, you will receive regular updates about our Web site, upcoming annual meeting, and more. Follow us at  http://tinyurl.com/facebook-CACHE.

Continuing Medical Education in Europe: Evolution or Revolution?

This White Paper was published by MedEd Global Solutions in May, 2010:

Continuing Medical Education in Europe: Evolution or Revolution? MedEd Global Solutions, May 2010.

Contributors: Eric Jean Desbois, Helios Pardell, Alfonso Negri, Thomas Kellner, Peter Posel, Thomas Kleinoeder, Bernard Maillet, Hervé Maisonneuve


i. Introduction and Statement of Need
1.Current Climate and Opportunities in Europe
2. The Impact of CME on Public Health Economy
3. Funding Models of CME and CPD in Europe
4. Identifying Conflict of Interest
5. The Importance, Structuring & Harmonization of CME
6. The Role of the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Continuing Medical Education of Physicians
Closing Statement: 10 steps to evolve CME in Europe

From the introduction:
When we first initiated the writing of this White Paper, our intention was to develop a clear picture of the current CME environment and the objective was to create awareness of it by elaborating on the driving forces and barriers posed to the professional healthcare community. Over time, it has become clear that recognition of the importance of CME from our primary audience is a “critical factor for success”, as stated by Thomas Kellner, one of the authors of this work. Therefore, in an effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information and expert insights, we have the privilege of offering you, by means of this publication, an in-depth look at CME in Europe for 2010!

The Future of Medical Education in Canada

There needs to be a radical new approach to the training of doctors – with more emphasis on patient-centred care, preventive health care and working in teams with other health professionals, according to a much-anticipated new report. — from The Globe and Mail, January 29, 2010: MD schools call for radical rethink of doctor training

This is the report that was endorsed by all 17 Canadian medical schools:
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC). The Future of Medical Education in Canada: A Collective Vision for MD Education. Ottawa: AFMC, 2010.

Just as Abraham Flexner’s report did 100 years ago, The Future of Medical Education in Canada (FMEC) project looks at how the education programs leading to the medical doctor (MD) degree in Canada can best respond to society’s evolving needs. In turn, the FMEC project is rooted in the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s (AFMC’s) articulated social accountability mission for medical schools.

The 10 FMEC recommendations for MD education are, according to this report,  “grounded in evidence and emerge from a broad and rigorous consultative process”. They are:

1. Address Individual and Community Needs
2. Enhance Admissions Processes
3. Build on the Scientific Basis of Medicine
4. Promote Prevention and Public Health
5. Address the Hidden Curriculum (influences affecting the nature of learning, professional interactions and clinical practice)
6. Diversify Learning Contexts
7. Value Generalism
8. Advance Inter- and Intra-Professional Practice
9. Adopt a Competency-Based and Flexible Approach
10. Foster Medical Leadership

These recommendations are accompanied by five enabling recommendations that will facilitate the implementation of the FMEC recommendations:
A. Realign Accreditation Standards
B. Build Capacity for Change
C. Increase National Collaboration
D. Improve the Use of Technology
E. Enhance Faculty Development