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CONGRESS 2004
An international congress
linking CME and CPD to health outcomes

May 16-19, 2004 - Toronto
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
     

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Confirmed Speakers
Jeremy Grimshaw, MB ChB, PhD, University of Ottawa, on guideline implementation: clues and tips for the new CME/CPD provider

Rajesh Mangrulka, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on targetting and structuring information resource use – a path towards informed clinical decisions

Karen Mann, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the role of educational theory in CME – has it helped us?

(Additional plenary speakers being confirmed)

Central Theme
This CME Congress presents a framework for the broad range of complex, interrelated activities related to “continuing medical education”:
  • Information: how we assemble and make new knowledge available
  • Education: how new information is put into context, prioritized, disseminated, and acquired
  • Implementation: how new information is incorporated into practice
  • Regulation: how this process is used to verify standards of knowledge and performance
This framework will be used to highlight trends and innovations in each of these areas and will highlight strengths provided by each of the several disciplines associated with CME, including adult education, health services research, information science, and several other behavioral science disciplines. The framework will also be used to anticipate the effect of economic and regulatory pressures on what requests, resources, and limitations will face those involved in the CME enterprise.

A particular focus will be on how to reduce the “gap” between high quality evidence about appropriate care and actual practice. How can we better facilitate the “translation” of knowledge into practice? What insights evolve from a broader view of the complex sequence of processes involved? What synergies can various disciplines provide?

Format
The main program of CME Congress 2004 will have five sessions of a half day each. Each session will have a plenary presentation related to the major themes, following concurrent seminars and research paper presentations. Poster presentations will be mounted during most of the Congress.

A special feature of the Congress will be the opportunity for participants to join “learning communities.” Participants can sign up in advance to be part of a small group that will meet daily at specified times for members to share their learning interests, discuss progress on them, and to learn from others in the group.

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Preliminary Program   Printable version
The preliminary outline of the main program is presented below. The plenary session topics and speakers will be announced in April 2003, along with the first call for proposed symposia, research papers, and posters. Proposals will be due in October. The detailed program listing all presentations will be available in January 2004.

Sunday May 16 Monday May 17 Tuesday May 18
Program Other Program Other Program Other
Registration
Breakfast
Exhibit &
Poster Set-up
Breakfast Learning
Community
Breakfast Learning
Community
A.
1st Plenary
Session

B.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers

C.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers
Exhibit &
Poster Set-up

Exhibits &
Unmanned Posters
G.
3rd Plenary
Session

H.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers

I.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers
Exhibits & Unmanned Posters J.
4th Plenary
Session

K.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers

L.
Manned Posters
Exhibits &
Unmanned Posters
Lunch: Introduce Learning Communities Learning Community [Free Time] Business Meeting (?) Lunch Learning Community
D.
2nd Plenary
Session

E.
Manned
Poster
Session

F.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers
Exhibits & Unmanned Posters   M.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers

N.
Concurrent
Seminars/
Papers

O.
5th Plenary
Session
Exhibit &
Poster Take-Down
Dinner