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    continuing education logo.gifThe 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 department continuing medical education program are to:

    • Provide high quality, life long 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 healthcare 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.

    November 2014

    • Nov. 14
      2014 Stroke Symposium
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu
      Target audience:  physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other interested healthcare professionals.
      Click here for more information or to register.

    December 2014

    • Dec. 4
      HS-CPR Course
      Location:  Training Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu
      Target audience:  anyone who wants to learn basic CPR and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card. It is recommended for the lay-rescuer. No prior medical experience necessary.
      Click here for more information or to register. 
    • Dec. 5
      ENT Basics for the Advanced Practice Provider
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Brea Cole, cbcole@umc.edu
      Target audience:  advanced practice providers including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and CRNAs.
      Click here for more information or to register.
    • Dec. 9
      Basic Life Support Course
      Location:  Training Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
      Target audience:  physicians, nurses, dentists and health related professionals.
      Click here for more information or to register.
     
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      January 2015

      • Jan. 30
        Child Development Conference
        Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
        Contact: Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
        Target audience: pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, mental health professionals, teachers and educators, parents.
        Registration available Dec. 1, 2014.

      February 2015

      • Feb. 14-15
        Nuclear Medicine Update 2015
        Location: Table 100, 100 Ridge Way, Flowood MS
        Contact: Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
        Target audience: radiology/nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear medicine technologists.
        Registration available Dec. 1, 2014.

      March 2015

      • March 5
        Pediatric Neuroscience Update 2015
        Time: 5pm - 9pm
        Location: River Hills Club, 3600 Ridgewood Road, Jackson MS
        Contact: Elizabeth Franklin, efranklin@umc.edu
        Target audience: family medicine physicians, pediatricians, neurologists, nurse practitioners.
        Registration available Dec. 5, 2014.
      • March 24-27
        Family Medicine Update
        Location: Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, County Line Road & I-55, Jackson MS
        Contact: Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
        Target audience: family and primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners.
        Registration available Jan. 15, 2015.

      April 2015

      • April 8-10
        Annual Advanced Practice Providers Conference
        Location: Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, County Line Road and I-55, Jackson MS
        Contact: Brea Cole, cbcole@umc.edu
        Target audience: advanced practice providers and other interested healthcare professionals.
        Registration available in January 2015.
      • April 14
        Challenges in Pediatric Gastroenterology: A Review of Recent Guidelines for Common Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders
        Time: 5pm - 9pm
        Location: River Hills Club, 3600 Ridgewood Road, Jackson MS
        Contact: Lynn Conerly, lmconerly@umc.edu 
        Target audience: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other interested healthcare providers in the areas of pediatrics, primary care and family medicine.
        Registration available Feb. 13, 2015.
      • April 16-18
        The Winfred > Wiser Society 2015 Symposium
        Location: Hyatt Place, 1016 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland MS
        Contact: Lynn Conerly, lmconerly@umc.edu 
        Target audience: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, sonographers and midwives.
        Registration coming soon.
      • April 23-24
        Annual Pediatric Meeting
        Location: Embassy Suites, 200 Township Place, Ridgeland MS
        Contact: Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
        Target audience: pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other interested healthcare providers.
        Registration available Feb. 1, 2015.
      • April 24
        What's New in Medical and Surgical Dermatology? 2015 Update
        Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
        Contact: Lynn Conerly, lmconerly@umc.edu
        Target audience: dermatologists and nurse practitioners.
        Registration available Feb. 24, 2015.

      May 2015

      • May 17-20
        Southeastern Emergency Medicine Annual Conference
        Location: Harrah's Hotel & Casino, New Orleans LA
        Contact: Brea Cole, cbcole@umc.edu 
        Target audience: physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, paramedics, and other interested healthcare professionals.
        Registration available in January 2015.

      August 2015

      • Aug. 8
        2015 Ophthalmology Update
        Location: Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, County Line Road and I-55, Jackson MS
        Contact: Brea Cole, cbcole@umc.edu
        Target audience: ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, and other interested healthcare professionals.
        Registration available in April 2015.
      • Aug. 21
        2nd Annual Cancer 2015
        Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
        Contact: Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu
        Target audience: physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists.
        Registration available June 1, 2015.