(WASHINGTON) – The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded accreditation with commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
ASH offers several educational activities for CME credit, including its annual meeting, Highlights of ASH®, State-of-the-Art Symposium, Consultative Hematology Course, the ASH-Self Assessment Program, and others. The Society also recently premiered the ASH Academy (www.ashacademy.org), a new eLearning platform that will provide hematologists with a range of online activities providing CME and credits for maintenance of certification.
The ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that these activities provide relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports U.S. health-care quality improvement.
The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programs, according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the United States are the American Board of Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.
“Being awarded continuing medical education accreditation with commendation by the ACCME places ASH among the leading U.S. providers of continuing medical education and reflects the paramount quality of our education programs,” said ASH President Janis L. Abkowitz, MD, of the University of Washington. “The organization looks forward to upholding the principles that define a top-tier continuing medical education program in the coming years.”
To learn more about ASH’s CME programming, visit http://www.hematology.org/Practice/4033.aspx.
To arrange an interview with ASH President Janis L. Abkowitz, MD, contact Kaitlin Bressler at 202-552-4925 or email@example.com.
The American Society of Hematology (www.hematology.org) is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. For more than 50 years, the Society has led the development of hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. The official journal of ASH is Blood (www.bloodjournal.org), the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.
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