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Medical Education

Designated Insitutional Official and Regional Director of Medical
Education, Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education;
Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Clinical Professor, Department
of Family Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of
Osteopathic Medicine;
Assistant Regional Dean, Clinical Professor, Department of Family
Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences;
Chief Surgeon and Medical Director, Florida Highway Patrol

Graduate Medical Education: How Implementing Successful GME
Programs Can Benefit Hospital and Medical Staff
Running Effective Meetings
Enhancing Medical Staff Relations
Physician Volunteerism: From Organized Medicine to Law
End of Life: State Interest in Preservation of Life versus Individual’s
Right to Self-Determination


Professor of Engineering
Visiting Scholar
Oakland University / University of UCSD

Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects
Pathological Altruism
Lessons from a Basement Studio: How to Make a Riveting Online Course


CEO/Principal Consultant
Vivacity Consulting, LLC

CME Training for Medical Education Committees and Staff – Simplifying the Process
Journal Club for Medical Education Committees and Staff – Review Research in Adult Learning
Conflict Free CME – How to Identify and Manage Conflicts of Interest
Online Education – Let’s Do It
Maintenance of Certification – How to Offer It for Your Physicians
New Accreditation with Commendation Criteria – How to Achieve this For Your Program

Erin Schwarz is CEO and Principal Consultant for Vivacity Consulting, LLC. Erin has been involved in the field of CME since 1997. She worked for an association management firm for 14 years, facilitating two national specialty society CME committees (along with other duties.) In 2010, Erin launched Vivacity Consulting. She still works with the same specialty societies but also consults with hospitals, health systems, medical education companies, and others interested in increasing the impact of their medical education program. Erin served as invited faculty at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) Annual Meeting in 2012 and January 2015. Erin has contributed authorship to three articles about surgical education in the journal, Surgical Endoscopy; regularly lectures to physician groups on medical education topics; actively participates in social media related to CME; and serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Medical Education Council (SCMEC).

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training
Professor of the Practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Senior Vice President, Educational Strategy
Prova Education

Assessment in CME from Needs to Outcomes
Current State of Global Medical Education
Humor in Medical Education and Medicine
Medical Education 2.0: The Future of Medical Education
The Changing Needs of Physician Learners
Collaboration in Medical Education: Partnering for Improving Patient Outcomes
Improving Physician Communication Skills with Patients, Colleagues and Others
Multi-Disciplinary Education Addressing the Needs of Care Teams Collaboratively
CME: Putting Guidelines into Practice – A Workshop for Accredited and Non-Accredited Providers
Quality Measures and Their Role in CME

President, PD Associates
Board of Directors,
Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professions

Understanding Maintenance of Certification Requirements
Challenges of Maintenance of Certification
Commendation Criteria Update
Optimizing Non-Profit CME Boards of Directors

University of Georgia, New College

The Impact of CME on Physician Performance