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

William J. Foster, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
Temple University
Springfield , Pa.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Ines Cardoso Leal, MD

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Lisbon Academic Medical Center
Lisbon , Portugal
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Helena Filipe, MD

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

Member

Bruce I. Gaynes, OD, PharmD

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago , Ill.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Vivek K. Gupta, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Macquarie University
North Ryde, Sydney , Australia
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Ludwig M. Heindl, MD, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
University of Cologne
Cologne , Germany
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Anton B. Hommer, MD

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

Member

Jonathan H. Lin, MD, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla , Calif.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Jaime Tejedor, MD, PhD

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

Member

Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, MD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
Glostrup Hospital
Copenhagen , Denmark
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA

Section: Retina
Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute
Houston , Texas
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Sarah Xin Zhang, MD

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

Trustee Liaison

Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO

Harvard Medical School
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/04/2023

Ex Officio

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY-Buffalo / VA Medical Center - Buffalo
Buffalo , N.Y.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
Devers Eye Institute
Portland , Ore.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

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

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Cathy Conley

ARVO
Senior Instructional Designer