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Continuing Medical Education

Joint providerships

St. Charles Health System is Accredited with Commendation by the Oregon Medical Association to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians.

We believe that partnering with patient advocacy groups, medical societies and professional health care associations is an effective way to strengthen educational programs and make them more widely available to providers in the community.

We welcome proposals for joint providerships and will provide qualified organizations with a link to complete a detailed online CME application for a modest fee.

The CME committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every odd month, with the exception of holidays, to review, approve or request additional information on each proposed topic.

Applications must comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) guidelines, and include:

  • Identified educational gap or practice gap
  • Activity format most appropriate for the topic
  • Detailed event agenda
  • Needs assessment
  • Learning objectives
  • Current faculty and medical meeting planner CVs/resumes
  • Faculty/speaker and Medical Meeting Planner Conflict of Interest Disclosures
  • Strategy for collecting post-activity data and evaluating outcomes
  • Detailed references, preferably to peer reviewed academic medical journals and recent published studies

Presentation slides are reviewed by St. Charles’ CME department prior to the activity taking place to ensure that the content is medically and scientifically accurate, follows national guidelines and best practices, and is fair and balanced in its coverage of treatment options, particularly when it comes to prescription medication or medical devices. The presenter must include a variety of treatment options and medications, and may not recommend or favor one over another.

To request a link to an online application, please contact Karen Kruger at 541-706-2605 or email at kmkruger@stcharleshealthcare.org. Application deadlines are as follows:


CME committee meeting date

Deadline for submitting online application

July 27, 2017

July 1

Sept. 28, 2017

Sept. 1

Nov. 30, 2017

Nov. 1

Jan. 25, 2018

Jan. 2

March 22, 2018

March 1

May 24, 2018

May 1

July 26, 2018

July 1

Sept. 27, 2018

Sept. 1

Nov. 15, 2018

Nov. 1

If an application is included on a CME committee agenda for review, a representative from the prospective joint sponsor may attend the meeting to explain the proposed activity and to answer questions in greater detail.

The St. Charles CME committee reserves the right to refuse to certify an educational activity if it does not meet ACCME or OMA requirements for accreditation. Application fees are non-refundable.


Item

Cost for industry-funded activity or for for-profit entity

Non-profit rate

Initial CME application

$300

$50

Activity certification fee

$100/hour of CME credit

$50/hour of CME credit

Additional certifications
such as AAFP, Maintenance of Certification (MOC), or Oregon Board of Pharmacy

 

Varies

 

Varies

Conference room rental fee, A/V and food and beverage for activities held at a St. Charles facility

 

Varies

 

Varies

Applicants will be invoiced by St. Charles Health System upon approval and completion of their educational activity.

Upon completion of an activity, the joint provider must submit the following items to St. Charles Health System for their accreditation files:

  • Attendance sign-in sheets
  • Disclosure announcement, initialed and dated
  • Copy of handouts distributed
  • Evaluation surveys
  • Activity report and evaluation summary

Once the items listed above have been received, approved joint providerships will have access to St. Charles software programs for electronic tracking of attendance and downloadable CME certificates, which either the joint sponsor or the participant can print on their own.

Medical Meeting Planner Resources

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education                               
http://www.accme.org/
Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions                         
http://acehp.org/
American Board of Medical Specialties                                 
http://www.abms.org/board-certification/
American Medical Association   
https://www.ama-assn.org/education/cme-provider-resources
Electronic Education Documentation System (EEDS)                                     
http://www.eeds.com
Oregon Medical Association
http://www.theoma.org/products-services/accreditation-services