Friday, May 25, 2007

Continuing Education Alliance Wins Award from California Medical Association

From the press release:

After only three years as a continuing medical educational (CME) non-profit, Continuing Education Alliance has received the California Medical Association’s first Cultural and Linguistic Competency Award for Excellence in a CME Activity. The award was presented at the annual CME provider conference in San Francisco on Friday, May 11, attended by over 260 accredited providers from throughout California.
Continuing Education Alliance received this award for the original concept and development of a CME activity, “Cross Cultural Considerations at End of Life” presented by Dr. Stephen Oppenheim, medical director of San Diego Hospice. This CME is an interactive discussion of multiple case studies showing effective end-of-life treatment, pain management, and communication strategies for patients of diverse religious, linguistic and/or cultural backgrounds.

Following the initial presentation of this activity at Continuing Education Alliance’s monthly meeting in September 2006, the course was offered to area hospitals. Two hospitals in San Diego, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp Grossmont Hospital, presented this activity to their staff physicians in 2006 and other hospitals in San Diego have asked for more information about including “Cross Cultural Considerations in End of Life Care” in their 2007 schedule.
Kudos to CEA! Jenell Hollett, President of CEA, is a collaborator extraordinaire; CME Providers interested in learning more about this CME activity or CEA can contact her at:

Continuing Education Alliance
4403 Manchester Ave, Ste 103
Encinitas CA 92024
Telephone# 760.633.4160
Disclosure: I have provided consulting services to CEA on accreditation issues.

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