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Global Scan of CPD News

WHO The World Health Organization declared 2020 the International year of the Nurse and Midwife. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs.

CPSI Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Patient safety incidents the third leading cause of death in Canada, behind cancer and heart disease. Find more about the #Conquer Silence initiative launched by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

In recognition of this unprecedented situation, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada are waiving maintenance of certification credit requirements for 2020 and extending cycles.

The PLPICI Physician Learning and Practice Improvement Community of Interest is an online community for CPD providers, leaders, administrators, accreditors and patient partners. This initiative was launched in October 2019 and is hosted on the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Website. You do not have to be a CMA member to participate but you will need to create an account to access the community.

CMSS Council of Medical Specialty Societies. Specialty society news, resources and information on the CMSS-PCORI Primer on Engaging Patients in Clinical Registries.

FSMB Federation of State Medical Boards initiates webinar series on Understanding Medical Regulation in the United States. The first in the series is available here.

JAICE New Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit Report Promotes Strategies for Effective Team-Based Education, March 16, 2020;  A new report, Let's Go, Team! Planning Education for Maximum Impact! explores best practices and strategies for effective team-based education. The report captures the highlights from the 2019 Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education Leadership Summit, which brought together more than 100 IPCE professionals, representing 60 organizations, focused on maximizing the impact of IPCE.

This report is the fourth in a series. The first, By the Team for the Team: Evolving Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM for Optimal Patient Care, second, Promoting Research across the Continuum of Health Professions Education: Making Patient Care Better, and the third report, IPCE Works! Identifying Measures of Success and Evaluating Our Impact, are available at www.jointaccreditation.org.

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