ACC | Continuing Medical Education (CME) Office
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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Office

About us

Message from the Chairperson/Director

We, members of the CME, take pride in our office established in 2009,  bringing together the 50 year CME experience of the Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA) and the high quality standards of the Nursing Continuing Professional Development Center (CPDC). We aim at bringing together the post graduate experience of physicians, nurses and all health professionals under one roof to provide them with the state-of-the-art knowledge and skills that can later augment their daily practices.

Our office offers uniquely credentialed activities in the Middle East through the special agreement we have with Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Education and the CPDC accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. These rapports allow us to offer AMA and ANA credits for most of our courses in full compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) standards. Our courses are also accredited by local and regional accrediting bodies such as the Lebanese Order of Physicians (LOP), the Saudi Council for Health Sciences and Hamad Medical Corporation. All these partnerships prove our effort to offer high standard activities tailored to our attendees’ requirements for certification.

The CME offers   courses relevant to your clinical, administrative and professional development skills. Be it a review on ethical challenges in your daily practice or information technology issues or simply common medical problems. We also encourage you to contact us for special courses that would be tailored for the needs of your organization.

Be our guest and savor our hospitality and advanced training.

GhassanHamadeh,MD,CPE
Associate Dean for CME and IT

 

Mission

The mission of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Office at AUB/AUBMC is to anticipate and meet the continuing medical education needs of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in Lebanon and the region, in order to improve the safety and quality of patient care both locally and regionally. The office offers high quality CME activities that augment healthcare professional’s knowledge and competence ultimately improving patient outcomes. It derives its mission from that of the AUB FM and AUBMC stipulating commitment to the education and training of the best physicians and biomedical research leaders to meet future health care needs in the region. The CME Office also advocates for the community’s well-being and access to care by providing quality patient care, cost effectiveness and patient satisfaction, and by performing premier clinical research and education.”

 

Vision

The office strives to become a regional resource for North American accredited continuing professional development and educational activities targeting physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

It works to provide physicians and other health care providers with exemplary, cutting-edge endeavors that teach evidence-based practices and identify new and emerging health care needs and opportunities from research through delivery of care so that, through education, we can significantly improve health.

 

History

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) office was inaugurated in January 2010 in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) Center for Continuing Education. It is the sole coordinator of all Continuing Education (CE) offerings provided by AUB-Faculty of Medicine (AUB-FM), AUB-School of Nursing (AUB-SON), and AUB-Medical Center (AUB-MC) including Clinical and Professional Development Center (CPDC). The office began organizing the flagship activity of AUBMC, the Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA), and moved on to organizing nearly 60 to 70 activities per year.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Ghassan Hamadeh

Associate Dean for CME

Dr. George Abi Saad
Director

Ms. Dalya Salem Nehme
Projects and Events Manager

Mr. Hossain Hamam
Accreditation and E-learning Manager

Ms. Sarah Ghobar
Administrative Assistant

Mr. Bilal Mohtar
CME Compliance/Event Officer

Ms. Layal Hamadeh
CME Compliance Assistant

Mr. Samir Ballouz
Trauma Training Coordinator

Mr. Wael Haidar
Clerk

Mr. Mohamad Mawla
Clerk

Ms. Marwa Allam
Research Assistant

Divisions and Services

The CME office provides logistics for planning and organizing conferences, workshops and meetings including:

International and local accreditation (CME, CNE and CPE Credits)

  • Communication with international and local speakers
  • Fundraising and marketing
  • Promotional material (publication design and syllabus production)
  • Site selection/contract negotiation
  • Conference location reservation
  • Travelling arrangements (tickets, hotel accommodation, ‘Meet & Greet’)
  • On-site registration and event management
  • Exhibit management
  • Audio-Visual coordination
  • Audience response system
  • Food and Beverage Catering Planning