Press Releases and Presentations

Recent National Presentations and Publications from the Office of CME & IPCE


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Improving Adherence In Type 2 Diabetes By Communication Training: Evaluation of a CME Initiative
Mila Kostic | Director, Continuing Medical Education, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Suzanne Murray | President & Founder, AXDEV Group, Maja Drenovac, PharmD | Associate Director, Educational Programs, Vemco MedEd, Originally presented at the Global Alliance for Medical Education Annual Meeting, Munich, Germany, June 2011

Using Smartphone and Open Source Web Technologies to Automate Academic Regularly Scheduled Series
Jeremy C. Lundberg, MSW, DLC Solutions and Ethos CE, Zalman Agus, MD, Mila Kostic, Rodman Campbell, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Office of CME, Originally presented at the Annual MedBiquitous Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2011

American Board of Internal Medicine Approves Eight New Quality Improvement Activities (Press Release from PR Leap)

Smartphone Automation of RSS in Academic CME
Jeremy C. Lundberg, MSSW, Zalman Agus, MD, Mila Kostic, Rodman Campbell, Originally Appeared in Medical Meetings, March 2011

Optimizing Primary Care Provider-Patient Communication to Increase Patient Adherence
Mila Kostic, Linda Raichle, PhD, FACME, Sean Hayes, PsyD, Originally presented at the Alliance for CME Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 2011

Continuously Improving Quality of Care with Data-driven PI CME
Mila Kostic, Lauren Patrick, MS, Linda Raichle, PhD, FACME, Jill Foster, MD, MPH and Chad Williamson, MS, MBA, Originally presented at the Alliance for CME Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 2011

SMS Text Messaging in Managing Attendance at Academic RSS
Jeremy C. Lundberg, MSSW, Zalman S Agus, MD, Mila Kostic, Rodman Campbell, Originally presented at the Alliance for CME Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 2011

Davis, David A.; Baron, Robert B.; Grichnik, Katherine; Topulos, George P.; Agus, Zalman S.; Dorman, Todd Commentary: CME and Its Role in the Academic Medical Center: Increasing Integration, Adding Value Academic Medicine. 85(1):12-15, January 2010.

Use of Population Health Data to Plan and Evaluate Medical Education Initiatives -- one example
Mila Kostic, Originally presented at the AAMC/ SACME Research Workshop, Boston, MA, November 6, 2009

Maximizing the Benefits of Collaboration in the Development of an Effective PI CME Initiative:
Linking Education and Quality Improvement

Nancy Davis, PhD, Mila Kostic, Simone Karp, RPh, Originally presented at the Alliance for CME Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 2009

Collaborative CME Using Web 2.0 Technologies
David Toub, MD, FACOG, Mila Kostic, Originally appeared in Volume 30, Issue 8 of the Almanac of the Alliance for CME, August 2008

Healthcare Quality Data Integration for Improving the Management of HIV/AIDS Across Pennsylvania: Linking Education and Quality Improvement
Mila Kostic, Originally presented at the MedBiquitous Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 15, 2008

Point of Care Internet Search Utilizing Unique Search Technology and Unique Database
Robert Stern, Paul Edelblut, Zalman S Agus, MD, Mila Kostic, Originally presented at the MedBiquitous Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 14, 2008

Innovative Use of Technology in Providing Peer Reviewed, In-Time CME
Mila Kostic, Zalman S. Agus, MD, Originally appeared in Volume 29, Issue 1 of the Almanac of the Alliance for CME, January 2007

Discussion of a Successful Complex Collaboration on an Example of a CME Initiative Focused on Overcoming the Barriers to Vaccine Use in Pediatric Population
Mila Kostic, Nike Gazonas, MS, Originally presented at the Alliance for CME Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, January 2007

Innovative Use of Technology in Providing Peer Reviewed, In Time CME
Mila Kostic, Zalman S. Agus, MD, Originally presented at the Alliance for CME Annual Conference, January 26, 2006

MedPage Today and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Join Forces to Offer News-Driven "Point of Care" CME to Physicians (Press Release from MedPage Today)

MedPage TodayTM – Innovative use of technology to provide peer reviewed, in-time CME
Zalman S Agus, MD, Mila Kostic, Robert Stern, MA, Paul Greenberg, MD, Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Presentation - Spring 2005

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