Continuing Education Committee: Behind the Scenes

Welcome, everyone, to 2018! We hope you had a happy and healthy holiday break. Here at the ACHA National Office, we are gearing up to launch ACHA 2018 registration in the next few weeks and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to Washington, DC this spring!

One vital step that happens between a program being chosen for the meeting and the presentation in May is the meeting of the minds that is the Continuing Education Committee. The committee consists of 13 dedicated college health professionals tasked with assigning each session credit.

Each member on the committee is responsible for a particular discipline, i.e. CHES, CME, NASW, PsyCE, and so on. Over a day and a half, the committee combs through each of the 150+ sessions to determine eligibility for credit for their particular area of expertise. They also advise presenters on title changes, learning objective changes, and abstract clarifications which can result in a session becoming eligible for more types of credit. The goal for all committee members is to maximize the amount of credit available across the board so attendees of multiple disciplines can attend the Annual Meeting and come away with meaningful credit hours.

This year the meeting also marked a changing of command for the Continuing Education Committee. Our chair of 15 years, Nell Davidson, MD retired from Case Western Reserve University in the summer of 2017. Nell was a huge asset to the CE Committee and ACHA as a whole. She handed the reigns over to Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES of Louisiana State University who is just as dedicated and determined to bring quality programming to ACHA Annual Meetings.

Huge thank you to Nell, Kathy, and the rest of the Continuing Education Committee for all their hard work and dedication – we couldn’t do it without you!

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