Convened Groups

Conjoint Committee on Continuing Education (CCCE)
The Conjoint Committee on Continuing Education (CCCE) is a national coalition of 26 organizations representing medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. CCCE’s goal is to use continuing education in the health professions to improve the performance of the U.S. health system. CCCE’s current focus is to voluntarily educate clinicians in risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) for extended release and long-acting opioid analgesics.

The CCCE’s objectives are as follows:

  • To use the continuing education of health professionals to improve the performance of the U.S. health care system.
  • The CCCE’s strategic focus is to voluntarily educate prescribers of long-acting opioid analgesics in Risk Evaluation and Management Strategies (REMS). It is the hope of the various health professions that we can use our educational tools to stem this public health crisis.

Organization of Program Director Associations (OPDA)
OPDA is dedicated to promoting the role of the residency program director and program director societies in achieving excellence in graduate medical education. OPDA’s goals and objectives include:

  • Improve the quality of resident education.
  • Promote excellence in the art and science of resident education in all specialties.
  • Represent residency program directors at a national level and provide a political voice in appropriate arenas.
  • Promote communication and cooperation between residency programs, residency program societies, and other members of the graduate medical education community.
  • Enhance the administrative operation of residency programs and residency program societies.
  • Develop the leadership skills and expertise of program directors and program director societies.
  • Support and enhance the mission of CMSS in improving graduate medical education (GME).

OPDA objectives to achieve these goals are:

  • Identify one liaison representative from each program director society (or chair society if no separate program director society exists) for each specialty with a distinct RRC. The liaison representative should be a member of, or have a direct reporting responsibility to, the board of directors of the program director (or chair) society.
  • Meet regularly for peer interaction, information sharing and collaborative problem- solving.
  • Sponsor periodic symposia and meetings on timely GME issues.
  • Identify representatives to act as OPDA liaisons with organizations that regulate and impact GME.
  • Coordinate all OPDA activities with CMSS and its Executive Committee.