"Communities of Practice" Clinician Resources Now Available at neuroscienceCME.com
Website restructured and new content added; goals are to form a community for sharing practice improvements, to develop and share knowledge and build expertise, and to provide tools and strategies that support future learning
ROCKVILLE, MD - January 15, 2009
CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing medical education (CME), is pleased to announce a new Communities of Practice area for clinician resources at neuroscienceCME.com.
In his book Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, Identity, Etienne Wenger defines a Community of Practice as a group of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis. Traditional opportunities for clinicians to engage in sharing have been local medical societies/associations, national or regional conventions, calling trusted colleagues, and/or connecting with medical staff at the local hospital. For many, time constraints have made it difficult to connect at all.
It is a goal of CME Outfitters to establish neuroscienceCME.com as a resource for the neuroscience community and serve as a point of sharing by developing a neuroscienceCME Community of Practice. CME Outfitters is committed to providing a community for sharing practice improvements, to develop and share knowledge and build expertise, and to provide tools and strategies that support future learning for all involved.
Available for download are clinical rating scales and slides that can be used to teach and to share with colleagues as clinicians serve in a mentoring role in their communities. Many other resources are available exclusively at neuroscienceCME.com, including Clinical Knowledge Centers that feature in-depth content in a variety of topics, case-based educational formats such as case vignettes and more robust neuroscienceCME Medical Simulations, clinical abstracts and literature reviews, practice guidelines, as well as links to clinical trials and numerous online resources. As the neuroscienceCME Community of Practice grows, more resources and opportunities for sharing will be added.
To visit the neuroscienceCME Community of Practice, go to http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on the Communities of Practice tab at the top of the page.
About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters, LLC, develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences.