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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

accme-logo.jpgThe 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 healthcare 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. UMC 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.

January 2018

February 2018

  • Feb. 9-10
    ATLS Student Course
    Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Feb. 24-25
    Nuclear Medicine Update
    Location: Table 100 Conference Center, 100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: radiology/nuclear medicine physicians, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine scientists, nuclear medicine technologists and other physicians interested in nuclear medicine.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Feb. 26
    Children's CME on the Coast: All About Your Patients
    5pm - 8:15pm
    Location: MS Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, Hospitality and Resort Management Building
    420 Debuys Road, Biloxi MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: South Mississippi pediatricians, neonatologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Feb. 28 - March 2
    10th Annual Addictions Conference
    Location: Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, County Line Road, Jackson MS
    Target audience: physicians, dentists, addiction professionals/counselors, pharmacists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses.
    For details and registration, contact Donna Young at dcyoung2128@aol.com or 601-261-9899.

March 2018

  • March 1
    Managing Organ Failure
    Location: Patio 44, 124 Main Street, Biloxi MS
    5pm - 8pm
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: family and primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • March 2
    ATLS Refresher Course
    Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • March 21-23
    Family Medicine Update
    Location: Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, 100 County Line Road, Jackson MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins  
    Target audience: family medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Registration available Jan. 19, 2018.

August 2018

  • Aug. 4
    2018 Dermatology Symposium: Diagnostic and Treatment Pearls for Primary Care
    Location: UMMC New School of Medicine LH124
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as other interested health care providers in the ares of primary care, family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.
    Registration coming May 1.
  • Aug. 18
    2018 Ophthalmology Update & Ching J. Chen, MD, Lecture
    Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Ridgeland MS
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians.
    Registration coming May 1.