Leaders of Harborside Medical Education Recognized by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Published by Joanna Potts 4 years ago

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 28, 2019--During the awards ceremony preceding the 44th Annual Conference of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (the Alliance; January 23-26, 2019; National Harbor, Maryland), Karen Overstreet, EdD, RPh, FACEHP, CHCP, Vice President, Medical and Educational Affairs for HSME was honored by the Alliance Board of Directors with its highest award, the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award. The Board recognized Dr. Overstreet for her long-standing commitment to the Alliance, numerous contributions to the CE community, and outstanding volunteerism. The Alliance Board selected Dr. Overstreet for the award because she has:

  • Demonstrated exemplary service, contributions, and active involvement in alignment with the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the Alliance
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the profession of CE in the health professions
  • Served as a role model for other volunteers through proactive involvement and participation that has encouraged and inspired others

Dr. Overstreet is a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Alliance. She was elected to two terms on its Board of Directors, previously chaired its Annual Conference, and currently leads its Commission on Certification of Healthcare CPD Professionals.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Overstreet leading the clinical and educational design efforts of Harborside Medical Education and congratulate her on this award,” stated Conor Lynch, Executive Vice President of Harborside. “Dr. Overstreet’s expertise in sophisticated educational design and outcomes assessment continues to elevate our focus on improving the lives of people with cancer via practice-changing education for oncology clinicians.”

Alana Brody, MBA, CHCP, Vice President, Strategic Development for HSME also received a Distinguished Member award from the Alliance based on her active involvement in and contribution to the association. Recognizing active participation in Alliance programs and events, this award of distinction affirms Ms. Brody’s commitment to advancing the organization’s goals and objectives. Ms. Brody currently serves on the Alliance’s Continuing Professional Development Provider/Supporter Interactions Special Interest Group and is the co-chair of its Speaking the Same Language initiative, which focuses on standardization of outcomes for the healthcare CE industry.

“We are pleased that the Alliance recognizes Ms. Brody’s contributions to the CE industry and congratulate her on this well-deserved award,” noted Anthony Cutrone, Harborside President.

During the Alliance conference, Dr. Overstreet and Ms. Brody will present results of HSME’s Study to Measure Advanced Practitioners’ Retention of Targeted Information and Education (SMARTIE), an innovative model that assesses longitudinal educational outcomes of Harborside’s annual conference for oncology advanced practitioners (JADPRO Live).

About Harborside Medical Education 

Given the tsunami of new data relevant to diagnosing and treating patients with cancer, the oncology news cycle is now 24/7. To help busy oncology clinicians cut through the noise and figure out what is relevant to them and their patients, HSME develops CE that interprets the clinical significance of emerging data and provides recommendations for adopting it appropriately in practice.

Based in Lawrenceville, NJ, HSME is an independent division of Harborside, the publisher of The ASCO Post, the Journal of Oncology Practice, the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology.

About the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions 

The Alliance is the leading association of professionals who design CE for clinicians. Alliance members share and implement best practices across healthcare settings and professions, validating the value and impact of CE for healthcare professionals. The mission of the Alliance is to promote best practices in continuing professional development by empowering the community of health education professionals. 
The Alliance’s annual conference connects more than 1,200 industry professionals for an interactive educational experience, tailored for continuing healthcare education professionals across the spectrum of organizational settings.

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