Massachusetts Medical Society: 2022 Annual Accreditation Conference and Ralph C. Monroe, MD Memorial Lectureship

2022 Annual Accreditation Conference and Ralph C. Monroe, MD Memorial Lectureship

Shaping the Future of Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Virtual)


The Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) 2022 Annual Accreditation Conference offers an interactive, live virtual learning experience to support the professional development of CME providers and stakeholders. This activity provides an opportunity to develop strategies for planning and delivering educational activities that meet the needs of your learners and are in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Criteria and policies.

This year’s keynote will address the current state of continuous professional development for healthcare professionals, the lessons learned from COVID-19 and how it is shaping our educational practices. This conference will address how to further your knowledge and skills in planning and delivering your Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) from the perspective of the accredited provider and as an activity planner in addition to utilizing the ACCME Academy to support your educational needs. Participants will be encouraged to reflect and apply shared skills and best practices into your continuing education programs.

26th Annual Ralph C. Monroe, MD Memorial Lecturer

J. Kevin Tucker

Dr. J. Kevin Tucker is Vice-President for Education at Mass General Brigham and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also co-director of Harvard Medical School’s Master’s in Clinical Service Operations program. His clinical appointment is at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he focuses on the management of chronic kidney disease patients, hemodialysis patients, and peritoneal dialysis patients.

Kevin graduated from Birmingham-Southern College and Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Cornell). He then completed internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a nephrology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He remained at UAB on faculty from 1996-2002 and returned to Boston in 2002, joining the faculty of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has held a number of educational and administrative roles during his tenure at BWH and HMS: Program Director for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Massachusetts General Hospital Nephrology Program from 2007-2017; Chief of Renal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital from 2013-2020 and Harvard Medical School’s Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC in the Department of Postgraduate Medical Education from 2016-2020. He assumed his current role as Vice-President, Education, for Mass General Brigham in 2021.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants shall be able to:

  • Describe the current state of continuous professional development for healthcare professionals
  • Review educational practices before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss novel methods of delivering education to the practicing healthcare professional
  • Leverage the ACCME’s Academy to enhance your professional development
  • Integrate best practices in managing your Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)


1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions

Nancy Marotta, Manager, MMS Recognized Accreditor Program
Jacob Karas, MD, FCCP, Chair, MMS Committee on Accreditation Review

1:15 p.m. – 26th Annual Ralph C. Monroe, MD Lecture

Education of the Practicing Health Care Professional: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic and Beyond
J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Vice President of Education, Mass General Brigham

2:00 p.m. – ACCME Academy – Furthering Your CME Knowledge

Ivana Uzelac, Manager, ACCME Academy
Anquienette Arnold, Coordinator, ACCME Academy

2:30 p.m. – Break

2:40 p.m. – How to Manage a Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

Schdell Konovalov, RSS Coordinator, Accredited Programs, Harvard Medical School
Ole-Petter R. Hamnvik, MB BCh, BAO, MMSc, MRCPI, Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Education Editor, NEJM Group

3:25 p.m. – Wrap Up

3:30 p.m. – Adjourn

Course Fees

Physicians: $230.00
Residents and Students: Free
Other healthcare professionals: $180.00

Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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