CAG Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Mission Statement
The CPD/CME program of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), under the leadership of the CAG Education Affairs Committee, is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters the continued professional development of its members through diverse learning opportunities and programs that promote and enhance their clinical, scientific and procedural skills, as well as facilitating opportunities for self directed assessment and learning to ultimately enhance patient care.
1. Develop (create), deliver and accredit multi-modal, evidence informed high quality CPD programs encompassing all CanMEDS roles that are aimed at meeting identified needs of specialists in gastroenterology
2. Systematic approach to session and overall CPD program evaluation for satisfaction and effectiveness of educational activity in meeting needs of specialists in gastroenterology and influencing knowledge uptake, skills improvement and change of practice
3. To provide opportunities for self-learning, reflection and self-assessment that will enhance the learners’ ability to identify areas for enhancement and/or improvement in knowledge, skills and performance.
4. Identify strategies to assess effectiveness of CPD programs in influencing health outcomes
Where can CAG members earn credits?
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Accreditation and Co-Development of Continuing Medical Education Programs
Since 2002, the CAG has been the Royal College accredited CPD provider for gastrointestinal education. The CAG has been awarded three Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Awards!
The CAG accepts applications from physician organizations for both Section One (Group Learning) and Section Three (Self-Assessment) accreditation. Applicants are asked to submit their applications as early as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for both the accreditation review and event promotion.
The CAG is also available to develop education programs under a co-development process with industry partners or non-physician organizations. For more information on co-developing a project with the CAG please our Education Affairs Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All programs must comply with the CMA Policy Guidelines for Physicians in Interactions with Industry and the 2018 Royal College National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities Royal College National Standard.
All Section One programs accredited by the CAG are eligible for AMA PRA Category One credits.
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