Medical and academic thought leaders to gather in Denver for physician conference

CPEP to host Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment meeting

CPE 2012 Spring Meeting: Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment, hosted by CPEP.  Photo courtesy of University of Colorado School of Medicine/CAPE.
CPE 2012 Spring Meeting: Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment, hosted by CPEP. Photo courtesy of University of Colorado School of Medicine/CAPE.
  • CPE 2012 Spring Meeting: Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment, hosted by CPEP.  Photo courtesy of University of Colorado School of Medicine/CAPE.
    CPE 2012 Spring Meeting: Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment, hosted by CPEP. Photo courtesy of University of Colorado School of Medicine/CAPE.
    CPE 2012 Spring Meeting: Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment, hosted by CPEP.  Photo courtesy of University of Colorado School of Medicine/CAPE.
    CPE 2012 Spring Meeting: Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment, hosted by CPEP. Photo courtesy of University of Colorado School of Medicine/CAPE.
DENVER – CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, this month hosts The Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) Spring 2012 Meeting: “An Idea Whose Time has Come? Advances in Simulation Technology for Use in Physician Assessment.” The meeting will take place at the CPEP offices in Denver, Colorado.

This is the first time in over fifteen years that a CPE conference is being held in Denver. Over 60 M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and other medical and academic thought leaders will be exchanging best practices in areas such as: examining how simulation has been used to date in healthcare professionals’ education and assessment; understanding critical hardware components of virtual reality-based systems; recognizing basic capabilities and limitations of virtual reality-based systems; identifying the state-of-the art simulation in interventional cardiology; and differentiating between the needs and standards appropriate for high-stakes competency assessments (such as those performed by accrediting boards requiring absolute data) versus those appropriate for qualitative competency assessments used for directed remedial education.

Moderated by Elizabeth Grace, M.D., this conference will examine the rapidly advancing field of simulation technology and its applications in evaluating clinical skills of physicians currently practicing as well as those returning to clinical practice after a period of absence. Nationally recognized speakers on the subject of clinical technology such as Richard Satava, M.D., Rebecca Lipner, Ph.D., David Murray, M.D., and more will lead discussions about state-of-the-art advances in simulation testing applied in physician evaluation for various specialties. Hands-on, small group sessions will allow participants to experience the use of emerging simulator equipment. The conference will provide a forum to speak with several experts from a variety of specialties and explore this important and timely issue.

CPEP, The Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, an independent nonprofit, was created in 1990 with a single, clear purpose: to provide the in-depth information and educational solutions needed to address physician performance concerns. More than 2,000 healthcare professionals in 61 medical and surgical specialties have participated in CPEP’s various programs. Participants, consisting of physicians and other healthcare providers, are typically referred by medical boards, hospitals, and attorneys.

The Coalition for Physician Enhancement is a consortium