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31 – Diabetes Awareness Month With Dr. Patrick Hanley

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31 – Diabetes Awareness Month With Dr. Patrick Hanley
31 – Diabetes Awareness Month With Dr. Patrick Hanley
In an effort to recognize various awareness months in the healthcare space, the Alliance Almanac Editorial Board is on a mission to create content dedicated to these causes. Here, Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis sits down with pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Patrick Hanley to discuss Diabetes Awareness Month. Learn about the impact of continuing education for a physician in this field and where healthcare CPD professionals can focus when developing CE around diabetes. || LINKS *Episode* https://diabetes.org/ | https://diabetes.org/get-involved/community/american-diabetes-month *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/| https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp| https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
22:00
November 14, 2022
30 – The Learner Experience With Dr. Andrew Zeniou and Erin Schwarz
30 – The Learner Experience With Dr. Andrew Zeniou and Erin Schwarz
ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode, Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis sits down with a learner and education manager from a hands-on continuing education program. You don’t want to miss this conversation with Dr. Andrew Zeniou and Alliance Almanac Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Erin Schwarz. Listen in as they share details, learnings and takeaways from the SAGES ADOPT program, which is short for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons hands-on procedural course and Acquisition of Data for Outcomes and Procedure Transfer longitudinal program. || LINKS *Links* https://www.sages.org/sages-adopt-program/ *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/| https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp| https://www.linkedin.com/company/alliance-for-continuing-education-in-the-health-professions/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
17:33
October 31, 2022
29 – Patient Education, Interprofessional Care and Authorship With Arlene Karole
29 – Patient Education, Interprofessional Care and Authorship With Arlene Karole
ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode, Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis catches up with Alliance member Arlene Karole. Arlene is the director of the Office of Academic Engagement, Education and Communications in the Department of Cardiology at Northwell Health, along with her role as an adjunct assistant professor, member of the Alliance CHCP Certification Commission, and an author. Here, Arlene discusses how she went about writing “Just Diagnosed: Breast Cancer” and how it differed from writing a journal or academic article. Also, she shares her passion for the patient experience, advocacy and engagement, as well as advice for healthcare CPD professionals who want to be more involved in these spaces. || LINKS *Social Media* https://www.amkjustdiagnosed.com/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/Education/Education-Article/here-an-app-there-an-app-everywhere-an-app-app *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
31:51
September 28, 2022
28 – Online Education in Healthcare CPD With Dr. Michael Fox
28 – Online Education in Healthcare CPD With Dr. Michael Fox
ABOUT THE EPISODE Welcome back to the Alliance Podcast. In this episode, we turn the spotlight on online education in honor of September’s National Online Learning Day celebration. In this episode, Kathleen Weis is joined by pediatrician Dr. Michael Fox to discuss all-things online education. Listen in to learn about the benefits of online education in the healthcare CPD space, including how it evolved during COVID-19. Plus, Dr. Fox shares his experience and research findings as chair of Pediatric Grand Rounds at Nemours Children’s Hospital-Delaware. Listen on Anchor, and find us and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. || LINKS *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/ | https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp | https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
17:19
September 15, 2022
27 – Legends Interview Series: David Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, FSACME
27 – Legends Interview Series: David Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, FSACME
ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of the Alliance Podcast, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down with Dr. David Price for an installment of the Legends Interview Series. Listen in as Dr. Price discusses his career in medicine and healthcare CPD, starting with his medical origin story which dates back to his early teenage years. Plus. Dr. Price share shares his passion for music and how it plays a role in CPD. He also reminds listeners that repetition is the key to adult learning and gives insight to how future CPD professionals can continue the work of those who came before them. Listen on Anchor, and find us and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. || LINKS *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/ | https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp | https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
01:00:18
July 13, 2022
26 – AAPI Heritage Month and Healthcare CPD With Joe Kim and Chitra Subramaniam
26 – AAPI Heritage Month and Healthcare CPD With Joe Kim and Chitra Subramaniam
ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of the Alliance Podcast, Executive Director Kathleen Weis gathers with Joe Kim, MD, MPH, MBA, and Chitra Subramaniam, PhD, to celebrate and recognize Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander members of the healthcare CPD community, as well as the patients they support. Listen in as Joe and Chitra discuss what it means to be an Asian American leader in healthcare CPD and how the healthcare space is changing in terms of offering support to Asian and AAPI colleagues. Plus, learn what action you can take to address the unique challenges faced by Asian, Asian American and AAPI patients. Thank you to Sapana Panday and Chanise Reese-Queen from the Alliance Diversity, Inclusion and Access Committee for their support in developing this episode. || LINKS *Episode* https://almanac.acehp.org/Education/Education-Article/learning-matters | https://almanac.acehp.org/Leadership/Leadership-Article/diversity-inclusion-access-committee | *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/ | https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp | https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
39:20
May 27, 2022
25 – Jann T. Balmer, 2022 Miller-Wentz Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
25 – Jann T. Balmer, 2022 Miller-Wentz Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
ABOUT THE EPISODE In the latest episode of the Alliance Podcast, we spotlight Dr. Jann Torrance Balmer, PhD, RN, FACEhp, FAAN, recipient of the 2022 Miller-Wentz Lifetime Achievement Award. Tune in as Jann discusses her professional journey, including anecdotes from her Alliance presidency. Also, she shares what her award win means to her. Plus, take a deeper dive into her Alliance 2022 Annual Conference session focused on addressing discriminatory behavior in health systems. || LINKS *Episode* https://www.acehp.org/What-We-Do/Awards-Recognition | https://www.acehp.org/Annual-Conference | https://almanac.acehp.org/Education/Education-Article/engagement-outcomes-positive-change-and-more-alliance-2022-annual-conference-day-2 | https://almanac.acehp.org/Education/Education-Article/equity-interaction-and-learning-opportunities-alliance-2022-annual-conference-day-3 *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/ | https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp | https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
25:01
May 17, 2022
24 – Celebrating Our Volunteer Leaders
24 – Celebrating Our Volunteer Leaders
ABOUT THE EPISODE In the latest episode of the Alliance Podcast, we’re celebrating National Volunteer Month (April) and National Volunteer Week (April 18–22, 2022). Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis turns the spotlight on two volunteer leaders, Michelle Skidmore and Caitlyn Keenan. The Alliance thrives thanks to the commitment and thought leadership of its volunteers. Listen in as Michelle and Caitlyn share stories of their volunteer journeys. Plus, learn how being an active, volunteer leader creates community and shapes the profession. Whether you’re a longtime Alliance volunteer or are just thinking about getting involved, Michelle and Caitlyn will inspire you to give back to the Alliance. || LINKS *Episode* https://www.acehp.org/Who-We-Are/Volunteer-Leadership| https://www.acehp.org/Resources/Mentoring-Program | https://www.acehp.org/Your-Community/Member-Sections| https://www.acehp.org/Connect | https://almanac.acehp.org/Leadership/Leadership-Article/thank-you-to-our-alliance-volunteers *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/ | https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp | https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
18:02
April 22, 2022
23 – Shelly B. Rodrigues, 2022 Frances M. Maitland Memorial Mentorship Award Recipient
23 – Shelly B. Rodrigues, 2022 Frances M. Maitland Memorial Mentorship Award Recipient
ABOUT THE EPISODE In the latest episode of the Alliance Podcast, Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis sits down with Shelly B. Rodrigues, MS, CAE, FACEhp, FAAMSE, the 2022 recipient of the Frances M. Maitland Memorial Mentorship Award. Listen in as Shelly reflects on the value of mentorship in her career, and learn about her unique definition of “mentor” (spoiler alert: mentors are cheerleaders!). Plus, Shelly shares advice and anecdotes from her experience as a mentor and mentee. || LINKS *Episode* https://www.acehp.org/What-We-Do/Awards-Recognition | https://www.acehp.org/Resources/Mentoring-Program | https://hbr.org/2022/03/how-to-mentor-in-a-remote-workplace *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/ | https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp | https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
23:58
April 13, 2022
22 – Jan Schultz on the Alliance, Her Career and the New ACCME Standards
22 – Jan Schultz on the Alliance, Her Career and the New ACCME Standards
ABOUT THE EPISODE In the latest episode of the Alliance Podcast, Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis sits down with Alliance 2022 Board of Directors President Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, FACEHP, CHCP. Listen in as Jan reflects on her careers in both healthcare CPD and nursing, as well as her presidential vision for 2022. Plus, Jan shares key insights from her recent Almanac article about our community’s responses to the new ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence. || LINKS *Episode* https://almanac.acehp.org/Leadership/Leadership-Article/the-accme-standards-of-integrity-and-independence-youre-not-alone-if-youre-not-all-there-yet| https://almanac.acehp.org/Leadership/Leadership-Article/a-message-from-alliance-president-jan-schultz| https://www.acehp.org/Learn | https://www.acehp.org/Who-We-Are/State-Regional-Organizations *Social Media* https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforCEhp/ | https://twitter.com/alliance4cehp | https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2898297/ *Alliance Websites* https://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
18:06
March 30, 2022
21 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Julie Dirksen
21 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Julie Dirksen
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down with Julie Dirksen. Listen in as Dirksen shares insights into her book, instructional design and past behavior change research. Plus, look forward to Dirksen’s keynote, “The Science of Attention and Engagement,” which she will present at the Alliance 2022 Annual Conference in Aurora, Colorado, Jan. 12–15, 2022. Register now to reconnect with your colleagues and experience four days of innovative healthcare CPD education. || *LINKS* https://www.acehp.org/Annual-Conference| https://almanac.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/Podcasts| https://www.acehp.org/
49:49
December 16, 2021
20 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Maureen Doyle-Scharff, PhD, FACEhp
20 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Maureen Doyle-Scharff, PhD, FACEhp
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down with Maureen Doyle-Scharff, PhD, FACEhp. Listen in as Doyle-Scharff discusses the relationship between industry and the CME profession. Plus, she shares why data is the most powerful tool for healthcare CPD professionals, scientists, researchers and medical professionals alike. || *LINKS* https://almanac.acehp.org | https://almanac.acehp.org/Podcasts | https://www.acehp.org/
59:43
November 12, 2021
19 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Lew Miller and Dr. Dennis Wentz
19 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Lew Miller and Dr. Dennis Wentz
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down Lew Miller, MS, CHCP, and Dennis Wentz, MD, CHCP, FAAPL. Listen in as Miller and Wentz touch on major milestones in each of their careers in continuing medical education. Plus, hear the origin story of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, including how it got its name. || *LINKS* https://almanac.acehp.org | https://almanac.acehp.org/Podcasts | https://www.acehp.org/
56:47
October 20, 2021
18 – Spotlight on Leadership
18 – Spotlight on Leadership
In the latest episode of the Alliance Podcast, Alliance President Rebecca DeVivo hosts a conversation with four thought leaders — Tatjana Topalovic; Samantha Morello, DVM, DACVS; Scott Weber; and Pam Mason, CHCP, FACEHP, ATSF — who are presenting during the Alliance Spotlight on Leadership virtual event, taking place Sept. 30. Listen in to get a glimpse of what will be covered during these virtual conversations for leaders in the healthcare CPD landscape, as well as key leadership concepts you can employ in your practice today. || https://www.acehp.org/Your-Learning/Spotlight-Series | http://www.acehp.org/ | https://almanac.acehp.org/
30:26
September 13, 2021
17 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Paul Mazmanian
17 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Paul Mazmanian
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down with Dr. Paul Mazmanian. Listen as Dr. Mazmanian shares the story of his career in CME, including details about the Change Study and its origin story. | http://almanac.acehp.org/ | http://www.acehp.org/
54:28
July 22, 2021
16 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Jason Riis
16 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Jason Riis
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down with Dr. Jason Riis. Listen as Dr. Riis shares his history in studying cognitive psychology and subjective well-being. Also, Dr. Riis and Dr. McGowan discuss the recently published books from Daniel Kahneman, Katy Milkman and Adam Grant. Plus, Dr. Riis gives a lesson on foundational behavioral science 101. https://readnoise.com/ | https://www.katymilkman.com/book | https://www.adamgrant.net/book/think-again/
59:49
June 08, 2021
15 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Ron Cervero
15 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Ron Cervero
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down with Dr. Ron Cervero. Listen as Dr. Cervero shares his story and contributions to the adult learning and continuing medical education fields.
46:56
May 25, 2021
14 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Carol Havens
14 – Legends Interview Series: A Conversation With Dr. Carol Havens
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan sits down with Dr. Carol Havens. Listen as Dr. Havens shares how she got her “serendipitous” start in the medical field and discusses her career in family, geriatric and addiction medicine onto continuing education.
43:06
April 26, 2021
13 – Previewing the Alliance Industry Summit (AIS)
13 – Previewing the Alliance Industry Summit (AIS)
ABOUT THE EPISODE Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Alliance Podcast: Continuing Conversations. In this episode, Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis sits down with AIS Committee Chair Maria Deutsch, MS, PharmD, RPh, to discuss the upcoming virtual Alliance Industry Summit (AIS), taking place online April 13–14, 2021. Listen as Maria previews what attendees can expect during the virtual event, gives insight about can’t-miss sessions and shares why AIS is a valuable opportunity for CPD professionals. | Register for AIS | http://almanac.acehp.org/ | http://www.acehp.org/
08:37
April 06, 2021
12 – Celebrating Women in CPD
12 – Celebrating Women in CPD
Episode 12 of the Alliance Podcast: Continuing Conversations has launched. In this episode, Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Weis sits down with two Alliance board members, President Rebecca DeVivo, MPH, MSW, CHCP, and Director Ann Lichti, CHCP, FACEHP, in a conversation to close out Women’s History Month. Listen as Rebecca and Ann define what it means to be a good leader, share advice for women in the industry and describe how the Alliance supports women in continuing professional development. | http://almanac.acehp.org/ | http://www.acehp.org/ 
35:10
March 30, 2021
Alliance Podcast Episode 11: A Conversation with Sara Johnson, PhD on Behavior Change
Alliance Podcast Episode 11: A Conversation with Sara Johnson, PhD on Behavior Change
In this episode, originally recorded in 2019 as part of the Almanac’s Research to Action series, Dr. Brian McGowan speaks with Dr. Sara Johnson. Listen as Dr. Johnson shares discusses her career’s work examining behavior change.
25:55
January 12, 2021
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Robert Fox, Ed.D.
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Robert Fox, Ed.D.
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan speaks with Dr. Bob Fox. Listen as Dr. Fox shares how pursuing a career in adult learning helped him answer a big question, how does change occur?
45:28
December 14, 2020
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Don Moore, PhD
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Don Moore, PhD
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan speaks with Dr. Don Moore. Listen as Dr. Moore describes how he went from being an aspiring Broadway audio engineer to becoming a truly legendary CME scholar.
36:18
December 09, 2020
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Dave Davis, MD
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Dave Davis, MD
In the latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan speaks with Dr. Dave Davis, sharing how continuing education shaped his medical career and made him a better physician.
40:45
November 11, 2020
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Jocelyn Lockyer, PhD
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Jocelyn Lockyer, PhD
In this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series, Dr. Brian McGowan speaks with Dr. Jocelyn Locker, professor emerita in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Hear her storied continuing education career — including how she discovered instructional design.
51:41
October 13, 2020
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Marcia Jackson, PhD
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Marcia Jackson, PhD
Dr. Brian McGowan speaks with Dr. Marcia Jackson, PhD, president of CME by Design, in this latest installment of the Legends Interviews series. Listen as Dr. Jackson details her storied continuing education career — including how she discovered instructional design.
55:03
September 18, 2020
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Karl Kapp, EdD
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Karl Kapp, EdD
This episode features the second installment of Dr. Brian McGowan’s Legends Interviews series. Here, Dr. McGowan speaks with Dr. Karl Kapp, EdD, professor of Instructional Technology and director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies at Bloomsburg University. Listen as Dr. Kapp describes his instructional technology career and the importance of evidence-based instruction.
40:55
August 18, 2020
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Joseph Green, PhD
Legends Interviews Series: A Conversation with Joseph Green, PhD
Episode 4 of the Alliance Podcast: Continuing Conversations has launched. This episode features the first installment of Dr. Brian McGowan’s Legends Interviews series. Here, Dr. McGowan speaks with Dr. Joseph Green, Past President of the Alliance. Listen as Dr. Green chronicles his CME journey and shares his thoughts on the profession today.
58:12
July 17, 2020
The Relationship Between Learner Reflection During Conference-based CME and Behavior Change: A Conversation with John Ratelle, MD
The Relationship Between Learner Reflection During Conference-based CME and Behavior Change: A Conversation with John Ratelle, MD
Listen in as Brian S. McGowan, PhD, FACEhp speaks with Dr. John Ratelle, assistant professor of Medicine, consultant, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic about his 2017 JCEHP publication, “Relationships Between Reflection and Behavior Change in CME.”
32:48
June 23, 2020
Using Clinical Vignettes as Outcomes Methods for CME/CE Professionals: A Conversation with Conversation with Greg Salinas, PhD
Using Clinical Vignettes as Outcomes Methods for CME/CE Professionals: A Conversation with Conversation with Greg Salinas, PhD
In this episode, Brian S. McGowan, PhD, FACEhp speaks with Greg Salinas, PhD about clinical vignettes. Drs. McGowan and Salinas discuss how cases are used today and reflect on whether their used as originally intended and validated. You’ll also learn how to design a well-crafted case vignette.
32:10
May 20, 2020
Interactive Didactic Lecture Versus Online Simulation-Based CME Programs: A Conversation with Andy Crim, MEd, CHCP, FACEhp
Interactive Didactic Lecture Versus Online Simulation-Based CME Programs: A Conversation with Andy Crim, MEd, CHCP, FACEhp
COVID-19 has challenged continuing professional development (CPD) professionals all over the globe, and it has spotlighted the importance of coming together to share information and support. With that in mind, the Alliance is proud to launch the Alliance Podcast: Continuing Conversations. In our first episode, we share an interview from the Almanac’s popular “Research to Actions” series hosted by Brian S. McGowan, PhD, FACEhp. Listen as Dr. McGowan speaks with Andy Crim, MEd, CHCP, FACEhp about his research comparing interactive didactic lecture to online simulation-based CME programs to improve primary care providers’ diagnostic capabilities.
25:48
April 27, 2020