Barbara Barnes, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Barnes is the University of Pittsburgh Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education and UPMC Vice President for Health Professional Education. The CPD programs at both institutions serve over 200,000 participants per year representing multiple professional disciplines. She has served in leadership capacities for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Society for Academic CME, and the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions and has served as a book editor and author of numerous articles.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Evaluating the Impact of Interprofessional Ontinuing Professional Development: Challenges and Opportunities
One of the greatest challenges associated with interprofessional continuing professional development (CPD) is the ability to assess impact on interprofessional knowledge, competencies, skills, and practice, particularly for institutions that produce a large number of activities serving diverse target audiences. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC annually offer approximately 1500 courses, series, and web modules to over 200,000 participants. In preparation for Joint Accreditation we have spent considerable time understanding how to implement interprofessional evaluation tools that are…