Interprofessional Education
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Continuing Medical Education Information


Target Audience

This conference is designed for physicians and professional medical center educators.


Statement of Need         

As reported in “Interprofessional Education: There’s no “I” in Team Health Care” in the July 2008 issue of the American Association of Medical Colleges “Reporter”, the Joint Commission, a healthcare quality improvement organization, indicated that patient care was severely impacted when there was a lack of effective communication among members of medical teams, both in and out of the classroom and training arena.  Our very organizational cultures create barriers. Quality Improvement initiatives are helping to drive the movement towards more comprehensive team-based learning. Those who train future healthcare professionals cannot ignore this important aspect of patient care.  More and more centers for medical education are providing training in simulation centers which highlight the team dynamics in patient care. 


Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the participants will be better able to

  • Identify characteristics of effective teams
  • Articulate the dynamics of effective and ineffective teams with colleagues and students.
  • Develop alliances across healthcare professions
  • Relate healthcare outcomes of effective versus ineffective teams to colleagues and students
  • Define the current challenges facing educational leaders in implementing team education experiences in their institutions
  • Examine the evidence-based trends, challenges and solutions currently facing medical school educators.


Tulane University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 



Tulane University Health Sciences Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 22AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Center for Continuing Education at Tulane University Health Sciences Center to plan and implement all of its educational activities in accordance with the ACCME's Essential Areas and Policies to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor.  In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests within the past 12 months that creates a real or apparent conflict of interest.  Individuals who do not disclose are disqualified from participating in a CME activity.  Individuals with potential for influence or control of CME content include planners and planning committee members, authors, teachers, educational activity directors, educational partners, and others who participate, e.g. facilitators and moderators.  This disclosure pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of the presentations must be resolved prior to the educational activity.  Disclosure of off-label, experimental or investigational use of drugs or devices must also be made known to the audience. 






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