School of Medicine recognized with continuing medical education award
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education (CME) Organization has been recognized with a prestigious national award.
The 2012 Alliance for CME Award for Outstanding Educational Collaboration was presented to Morris Blachman, PhD, and Teri Evans at the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education annual meeting in Orlando. This award recognizes organizations best demonstrating innovation or uniqueness in achieving effective CME collaboration.
This collaborative effort delivered a successful statewide educational initiative for community pediatric providers who are part of the South Carolina Autism Treatment Network (SCATN).
The SCATN was created to improve the quality of medical care for patients with autism. Specifically, SCATN addresses the need for early identification, therapeutic and educational intervention, and family support in light of the huge increase in the number of autism diagnoses. The SCATN leadership includes Ruth Abramson, PhD, Brent Denisar and Harry Wright, MD, from the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science.
Blachman is assistant dean for Continuous Professional Development and Strategic Affairs at the School of Medicine and leads the continuing medical education program, which is nationally recognized. Evans is the CME manager for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education Organization.
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