February 1, 2011

Medical Education Grand Rounds, Tuesday, Feb. 15, Noon

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine, and The Academy for Excellence in Teaching
are proud to present

Medical Education Grand Rounds:
“CME Version 2.0: What’s the Place and Role of Effective Continuing Education and Professional Development in the Med Ed Continuum and in Clinical Care?”

Dave A. Davis, M.D.,
American Medical Colleges,
Washington, D.C. Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Tuesday, Feb. 15

 Noon - 1 p.m.
208 Light Hall

Please register to attend: http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/form/ef771K

Boxed lunches will be provided for participants who register by Friday, Feb. 11

Currently the AAMC’s lead for continuing health care education and improvement, Davis was a family physician in Ontario, Canada, for nearly forty years.

For much of that time, he was active in CME as: chairman of an all-staff inter-professional CE program at a community hospital; director of Continuing Medical Education and subsequently chair of continuing education at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences; associate dean, continuing education, and founding director of the Knowledge Translation (Implementation Science) Program in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; and chairman of Ontario’s Guidelines Advisory Committee.

This last role allowed Davis the opportunity to explore and test models of clinical practice guideline development, adaptation and implementation of best evidence on a province-wide basis.

Davis has also developed an innovative comprehensive competency assessment program for the provincial licensing body, and helped create a center for faculty development and a Mini-Med School at the University of Toronto. Emphasizing evaluation of educational activities using a rigorous outcomes-testing approach, he has acted as PI, Co-PI or investigator on grants totaling several million dollars.

This emphasis has seen the publication of 125 peer-reviewed papers, in addition to dozens of abstracts, book chapters, two major books on CME practices and presentations on four continents. His (and colleagues’) 1995 Journal of the American Medical Association systematic review of the effect of CME interventions is widely cited as a seminal study in this field.

Finally, Davis has been chair or president of national or provincial Canadian organizations, two North American organizations (the Alliance for CME and the Society for Academic CME) and the Guidelines International Network, a global organization dedicated to the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. His current role in the AAMC permits him to opportunity to work with individuals, associations, groups and academic medical centers to create scholarly, integrated models of effective, performance-based continuing

CME Credit:
Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

VUSM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VUSM designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of VUSM to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Don Moore, Ph.D., course director, has no financial relationships to disclose. Dave Davis, M.D., presenter, has no financial relationships to disclose.

This educational activity received no commercial support.