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    Educational Needs

    Our activities are designed for practicing physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals.


    Featured Activity

    A series of CME/CNE activities designed to help you safely and competently manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics.

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    Helping Clinicians

    We work to help clinicians meet licensure and board certification requirements in meaningful ways.

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    Live Meetings

    Focus on several specialties including cardiology, dermatolgy, pediatrics, and women’s health.

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    Online Programs

    CD-ROMs | Slide Lecture Kits | Monographs Newsletters | Web-based Activities | Teleconferences

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    Activity Planning

    The Boston University CME staff sponsors a large number of CME programs for accreditation.

Ebola Educational Materials

In response to the Ebola public health emergency, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has asked CME Offices around the country to disseminate the following important educational materials.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has provided an Ebola Education Web page. The links below contain educational materials that the American Hospital Association believes would be useful to healthcare providers and institutions right now. It includes:

Please note: These materials are current as of October 17, 2014. Users should consult the Centers for Disease Control (CDC ) or other cited sources on the day they access this information to get the most current information or version that may now be available. If you have specific questions about the information and recommendations contained in the attached material, we ask that you immediately contact the CDC or your local public health authority or infection control officer for the information you seek.

These educational materials are available on the  AHA Ebola Education Web page.


Welcome to CME!

The Barry M. Manuel Office of Continuing Medical Education at Boston University School of Medicine has been sponsoring CME activities since 1973. The Boston University School of Medicine was awarded Accreditation with Commendation through July 2018 by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and was also awarded Accreditation with Distinction through November 2016 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program for providing Continuing Nursing Education.

We offer many services that are specifically tailored to help you plan, fund, and execute your next activity:

  • Accreditation Compliance – CME and CNE
  • Project/Conference Management
  • Marketing to Practicing Clinicians
  • Pharmaceutical Funding Application/Management/Compliance
  • Educational Design
  • Registration Services
  • Performance/Quality Improvement
  • Maintenance of Certification
  • Graphic Design

* Our services are also available for non-CME/CNE meetings, conferences, and projects. Please contact us to discuss your needs.


2014-15 Calendar The CME Magazine

Honoring Barry M. Manuel, MD

Barry M. Manuel, MD (MED’ 58), who has been the CME associate dean since 1980 recently retired after 59 years at BUSM. He has served as executive director of the School of Medicine Alumni Association for more than 35 years and as faculty councilor to the BU chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society, for 23 years. He was a founder and president of one of the first HMOs in Massachusetts, and a founder and board member of the Massachusetts Professional Standard Review Organization (PSRO).

Dr. Manuel received many honors during his career, including the American College of Surgeons Distinguished Service Award, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and BUSM’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award. The most recent honor bestowed on Dr. Manuel is the renaming of the BUSM CME office to The Barry M. Manuel Office of Continuing Medical Education at Boston University School of Medicine.

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM has been appointed assistant dean for BUSM CME. Dr. Alford is an Associate Professor of Medicine at BUSM and is on staff in the Section of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves as the medical director of the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (MASBIRT) program and the BMC Office-based Opioid Treatment program. He is also the course director for the SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education activities for BUSM CME.

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