October 23rd, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Antony Kalloo in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology on the celebration of the 40th Anniversary Topics in Gastroenterology and Hepato-Biliary Update Conference. This year’s conference will take place November 13 – 16, 2014! This special 40th Anniversary Program will begin Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 with a celebratory dinner in the new state-of-the-art Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheik-Zayed Conference Center and continue through November 16, 2014 in the Johns Hopkins Thomas B. Turner building.
This activity will provide an update and comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics of interest to the practicing gastroenterologist, surgeon, family physician and internist. The understanding of the pathophysiology, natural history and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver is progressing at a rapid pace. This course will provide practitioners who care for patients with digestive diseases with an in-depth knowledge of recent, cutting-edge advancements in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Moreover, practitioners will be informed about new therapies and treatments on the horizon in order to be prepared to inform patients and field their questions.
An important feature of this course is its case panel discussions. One of our frequent challenges is making practical use of knowledge. Therefore, the course format will include case presentation discussion sessions with a multidisciplinary panel of experts from medical, endoscopic and surgical disciplines, discussing diagnostic and management controversies. Among areas of focus for these panels will be inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal neoplasia, motility and liver disease, including liver transplantation. During the lunchtime session, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss controversies specific to their personal practices with course faculty.
Another key component of the course is the opportunity for attendees to witness videotaped endoscopic cases from The Johns Hopkins Hospital. These endoscopic case demonstrations will allow the audience to interact directly with the faculty who performed the procedures.
We hope you can join us by registering at: http://www.hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx/80034367
October 15th, 2014
All infectious diseases that are contagious raise concerns for the public and for health workers. Given the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the global society we all live in, OCME felt it was important to provide a few links to relevant data and information.
Hopkins CEPAR: http://www.hopkins-cepar.org/
Hopkins Hub Ebola Info Repository: http://hub.jhu.edu/ebola
The CDC webpages for Ebola: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
October 9th, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Zenilman, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Dr. Paul Auwaerter, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invite you to attend the upcoming CME activity, Ninth Infectious Diseases Update for Primary Care and Hospital Medicine, on October 23-24, 2014. This vital activity will be held in the Thomas B. Turner Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on the East Baltimore campus.
Infectious diseases themes include increased emphasis on prevention, antibiotic resistance, new diagnostics and new treatments from chronic viral infections. This activity will take a broad approach to covering developments important to the primary care providers, with special focus on a number of issues.
Special Lunchtime roundtable discussions will be offered each day. Topics include Ebola, Influenza, MERS, Tickborne Infections, HIV, Pneumonia, Public Health issues, Staph Infections, Travel Infections, UTI’s, STD’s, Vaccines, Hepatitis and more.
To register, or for more information, click here.
September 22nd, 2014
Dr. Paul Sponseller, Vice Chairman, and the Department of Othopaedics invite you to attend the upcoming CME activity, Orthopaedic Essentials for the Pediatric Office, on October 11, 2014. This important activity will be held at Johns Hopkins in the Albert H. Owens, Jr. Auditorium in the David H. Koch Cancer Research Building.
Throughout this course, there will be hands on workshops and you will learn to recognize the many presentations of skeletal infections; how to diagnose and treat these children, Interpret how to diagnose and treat injuries of the shoulder, knee and ankle and practice safe application of splints and much much more!
To register, or for more information, click here.
September 18th, 2014
Jordan Green, a Johns Hopkins faculty member in biomedical engineering, has been named one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant Ten” for this year. The “Brilliant Ten” are “the most inspired young scientists and engineers—researchers whose ideas will transform the future.”
Here is Jordan, describing his work. Watch the video
September 16th, 2014
JHU CME reached a milestone yesterday – 1,000,000 registrations! This is sort of like watching your new car odometer turn over; we were in business 23 years before this count began. But since we migrated to an electronic registration database in 1998, we have processed 1,000,000 course registrations.
September 5th, 2014
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July 29th, 2014
If you are a Hopkins faculty member who teaches in an accredited Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) course or program), you may be eligible to earn AMA PRA Category 1 credit for teaching new content or applying a new pedagogy/teaching style to the learning environment.
AMA has authorized CME providers to certify and approve a new category of American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award credit (AMA PRA Category 1 credit): Learning from Teaching for academic endeavors in undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME).
Physician faculty/teachers may be awarded credit based on a 2-to-1 ratio to teaching time. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit will only be awarded for teaching that is verified by the UME and/or GME office. (Faculty may not receive credit more than once for the same time period, even if the audience involves residents and students from more than one program, being verified by two or more different LCME/ACGME programs.)
This type of credit is not available to all educators in all programs. In addition to the institution being ACGME accredited, the residency/fellowship program itself must also be ACGME accredited in order for faculty to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for teaching residents/fellows in that program
To learn more about this new AMA PRA Category 1 credit Learning from Teaching, please contact:
Accreditation and Compliance Specialist
Office of Continuing Medical Education
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Terry Zemanski: 410/614-6163; Caroline Pounds: 410/955-6085;
Click here for the complete set of instructions: JHU Learning from Teaching UME/GME (pdf)
May 13th, 2014
It is almost time to register with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) so that physicians can be made aware of possible payments in their name from industry. CMS has announced that their system will be open for physicians to register starting on June 1, 2014. The Johns Hopkins Office of CME strongly encourages all physicians to register so that you can be made aware of any payments claimed to have been made in your name and more importantly, so that you can use the established procedure for disputing a claim during the short time window that presently has been established.
Stay tuned for more information as CMS releases it.
The CMS website:
April 15th, 2014
In an effort to continue to bridge the gap between quality initiatives and education, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) created the Aligning and Educating for Quality (ae4Q) program. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) joined the ranks in becoming an ae4Q site in March 2014.
As an ae4Q site, OCME plans to expand its integration of quality metrics in the planning and assessment of CME activities, and use evidence-based interventions in activities such as regularly scheduled series (RSSs). This recognition provides opportunities for CME to continue to partner with the Armstrong Institute, and Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education departments. In addition, we look forward to participating collaboratively in the Ae4Q community.
For additional information about the ae4Q program, visit