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The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Provider Number 0000356.

Purpose

The mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Continuing Health Professional Education is to provide lifelong learning experiences for practicing health care professionals in Mississippi in order to improve patient care in the state. The overall goal of the Continuing Health Professional Education department is to support the Medical School's efforts to enhance competence and physician performance in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

The overall goals of the Continuing Health Professional Education's continuing medical education (CME) program are to:

  • Provide high-quality, lifelong learning experiences for health care professions in a cost-effective manner.
  • Present activities identified by needs by health care professions to maintain competence in their chosen area of health care practice.
  • Present activities which will ultimately lead to improved patient care.

Target audience

UMMC CME activities are provided for all physicians and other health care disciplines including nurses, dentists, and associated allied health care professionals at the local, state, regional and national level as applicable. Multidisciplinary activities are encouraged in order to provide well rounded educational experiences.

Types of activities

UMMC offers conferences, workshops, lectures, discipline specific seminars, review courses, departmental regularly scheduled series (i.e. grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences) and other CME activities as indicated by assessment of need. UMMC jointly provides activities with nonprofit health care non-accredited entities when proposed activities are consistent with the mission and goals of the CME program and meet the Essentials and Standards f the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Educational design and methods for CME activities is selected based on identified needs, content and expected results of the activity.

March 2019

April 2019

  • April 25-26
    Mississippi Thrive! Child Health and Development Summit
    Location: MS Civil Rights Museum, Jackson MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: pediatricians, neonatologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and social workers.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • April 25-26
    Care and Management: HIV Clinical Update
    Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Ashley Givens Smith
    Target audience: physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and other interested healthcare providers.
    Registration coming soon.

June 2019

  • June 1
    2019 What's New in Medical & Surgical Dermatology
    Location: UMMC Classroom Wing CW308
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: physicians and nurse practitioners.
    Registration coming soon.

August 2019

  • Aug. 10
    2019 Dermatology Symposium: Diagnostic & Treatment Pearls for Primary Care
    Location: UMMC School of Medicine LH122
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: physicians and nurse practitioners.
    Registration coming soon. 
  • Aug. 24
    2019 Ophthalmology Update & Ching J. Chen, MD Lecture
    Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Ridgeland MS
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians.
    Registration coming soon.

October 2019

  • Oct. 5-6
    Cancer Biomarkers Conference IV
    Location: Saddle Brook Marriott, Saddle Brook, New Jersey
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: physicians, scientist/researcher PhD, advance practice providers, trainees (fellows, residents, PhD post doc fellows), lab technicians, vendor attendees and other health care providers/community participants.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Oct. 10-11
    2019 Transplant Symposium
    Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists, registered dietitians, nurses, dialysis staff and organ procurement staff.
    Registration coming soon.