Prof. Lawrence Sherman

Prof Lawrence Sherman is currently Senior Vice President, Educational Strategy, at Prova Education. He has been involved in continuing medical education for the last 18 years. He has spent the majority of this time designing, developing, delivering and evaluating CME courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world. He is a Fellow of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, a founding advisor to the NC-CME (the organization that certifies CME professionals in the US), an instructor at the Emergency Medical Institute at the Center for Learning and Innovation of the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, has taught healthcare communications at the Center for Communicating Science at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, has lectured worldwide on topics including needs assessments and outcomes in CME, technology and innovation in CME, social media in medical education, and humor in medical education.

TOPIC TITLE: “When the Team Learns Together, Everyone Wins!”

ABSTRACT: An area of great focus and interest in the United States is interprofessional continuing education (IPCE). Healthcare professionals currently engage in interprofessional collaborative practice, and as such, team-based educational needs arise. Appropriate use of IPCE, when educational activities are developed in which two or more professions learn from, with, and about each other. The major health professions accreditors in the US, representing medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, have developed a joint accreditation program, in which educational providers can be credentialed to provide continuing education credits for all three professions through a single, unified, application process.   Outcomes from IPCE may include team-based measures as well as the more traditional assessment of changes in knowledge, competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes