Lee Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP; Tara Perloff, BS - Project Manager, Provider Education, Association of Community Cancer Centers; Wendy Turell, DrPH, FACEHP, CHCPVP - Outcomes and Analytics, PlatformQ Health Education; Anne Roc, PhD - Sr Medical Director, PlatformQ Health Education, LLC
Collaboration is a key element to the success of many continuing education in the health professions (CEHP) initiatives, as not all organizations hold the same strengths. Medical associations are often experts in specific disease areas, familiar with patient needs, and well-established with patient advocacy organizations and thought leaders in their clinical space. However, associations are often accustomed to holding educational programs in traditional environments- live, and in-person. While learners certainly benefit from live, in-person education, many benefits of online education also exist, including the inability of many health care professionals to travel to physical meetings due to financial and scheduling barriers.