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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 sponsors 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.

    July 2014

    • July 18-19
      Advanced Trauma Life Support Student Course
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
      Target audience:  physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and dentists.
      Click here for more information or to register. 
    • July 25-26
      Advanced Trauma Life Support Student Course
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
      Target audience:  physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and dentists.
      Click here for more information or to register. 

    August 2014

    • Aug. 16
      Ophthalmology Update
      Location:  Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, Jackson MS
      Contact:  Brea Cole, cbcole@umc.edu
      Target Audience:  ophthalmologists (practicing and retired), nurses and nurse practitioners.
      Click here for more information or to register.
    • Aug. 21
      Basic Life Support Course
      Location:  Training Center at he 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.
    • Aug. 22
      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.
    • Aug. 22
      CANCER 2014:  ASCO and other Highlights
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu
      Target audience:  physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists.
      Click here for more information or to register.  
    • Aug. 28-29
      Mississippi Transplant Forum
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu
      Target audience:  primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, oncologists, nephrologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses.
      Click here for more information or to register. 

    September 2014

    • Sept. 11
      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.  
    • Sept. 12
      Maternal Fetal Symposium 2014
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Lynn Conerly, lmconerly@umc.edu
      Target audience:  Obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine physicians, neonatologists, pediatricians, sonographers, nurse practitioners and nurses.
      Click here for more information or to register.
    • Sept. 26
      State of the Art Treatment of Asthma in MS Kids
      Location:  Embassy Suites, Ridgeland MS
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu
      Target audience:  pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare personnel who care for children.
      Click here for more information or to register. 

    October 2014

    • Oct. 3
      Advanced Trauma Life Support Refresher Course
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu  
      Target audience:  physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and dentists.
      Click here for more information or to register.  
    • Oct. 6
      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.
    • Oct. 13 
      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. 
    • Oct. 15-16
      Advanced Cardiac 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.
    • Oct. 24-25
      Advanced Trauma Life Support Student Course
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu  
      Target audience:  physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and dentists.
      Click here for more information or to register. 
    • Oct. 31- Nov. 1
      Advanced Trauma Life Support Student Course
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu 
      Target audience:  physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and dentists.
      Click here for more information or to register.

    November 2014

    • Oct. 31- Nov. 1
      Advanced Trauma Life Support Student Course
      Location:  UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
      Contact:  Kay Watkins, dkwatkins@umc.edu   
      Target audience:  physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and dentists.
      Click here for more information or to register. 
    • Nov. 12
      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.  
    • 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.
      Registration coming soon.

    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. 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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