City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to continuing medical education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.
CME events are vital for physicians seeking board certification and for maintenance of certification, or MOC, ensuring that they are kept up to date on the latest treatment modalities and delivering the highest standard of patient care.
City of Hope’s CME program has been fully accredited since 1999 through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. In 2005, our CME Program received its first Accreditation with Commendation. This designation placed our CME Program in the top 1 to 2 percent of CME program providers in the nation. In 2011, the ACCME awarded our CME Program its second consecutive Accreditation with Commendation designation citing compliance in all 22 Criteria and Accreditation Policies and characterizing our CME Program as having "...demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is part of a system of quality improvement."
City of Hope is a founding member of the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the nation’s leading cancer centers. The NCCN develops clinical practice guidelines for use by patients, physicians and other health care decision-makers. The NCCN Drugs and Biologics Compendium is a regularly-updated, comprehensive set of guidelines which recommends the most appropriate diagnostic tests, therapy and follow-up for cancer patients based on clinical evidence as well as the consensus of leading academic cancer centers.
City of Hope’s expert doctors contribute to the NCCN Compendium on an ongoing basis, and CME courses offered by City of Hope are consistently informed by NCCN guidelines.