Continuing Medical Education Committee

Continuing Medical Education Committee

Description

The Continuing Medical Education Committee (CME) is advisory in nature and serves to ensure that ARVO’s continuing medical education program meets or exceeds the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association’s rules for their Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA). 

Activities

  • Reviews and recommends policies for the CME Program. Serves as an advisory resource to ARVO staff for any CME program related grievances. Reviews and recommends the CME Mission Statement and its subsequent revisions on an annual basis, with substantial revisions forwarded to the ARVO Board of Trustees.
  • Reviews and approves sessions and proposals against CME eligibility criteria.
  • Reviews the annual report and self-analysis of the CME Program and its effectiveness; discusses this report and recommends improvements to the process, if needed.
  • Retrospectively, reviews each CME activity prepared by ARVO.
  • Reviews content of CME activities, if requested and falls within expertise.
  • Provides general guidance and advice on clinical areas of interest, and recommends expansion of program regarding topics and types of educational methodology utilized to deliver education to prospective participants. 

Qualifications

In compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines, CME committee members may not be owners or employees of ACCME defined commercial interests

Meetings

The committee meets during the Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, e-mail and conference call during the year. 

Roster

Chair

Marlyn P Langford, PhD

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Louisiana State Univ Hlth Sci Ctr
Term: 05/06/2016 - 05/03/2018

Chair Elect

William J Foster, MD PhD

Section: Retina
Temple University
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Radwan Ajlan, MBBCh, FRCSC

Section: Retina
Department of Ophthalmology University of Montreal
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/03/2018

Member

Ines Cardoso Leal, MD

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Lisbon Academic Medical Center
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Helena Filipe, Doctor in Medicine

Section: Cornea
Hospital of the Armed Forces
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Ludwig M Heindl, MD PhD

Section: Anatomy & Pathology
University of Cologne
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Anton B Hommer, MD

Section: Glaucoma
Krankenhaus Hera Vienna
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Ashvini Reddy, MD

Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/03/2018

Member

Rony R Sayegh, MD

Section: Cornea
University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve Univ.
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/03/2018

Member

Jaime Tejedor, MD PhD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology
Hospital Ramon y Cajal
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, M.D.

Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
Glostrup Hospital
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Sarah Xin Zhang, MD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY/ University at Buffalo
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
Devers Eye Institute
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Ex Officio

Steven J Fliesler, PhD FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY-Buffalo / VA Med Ctr-Buffalo
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Flinders University
Adelaide , South Austrailia
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

Ex Officio Executive Director

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO

Ex Officio

Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO

Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
National Eye Institute/NIH
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/03/2018

Staff Committee Liaison

Cathy Conley

ARVO