BroadWater, a SpineUniverse Company, Announces the Launch of SpineCME.org

Continuing medical education with the spine professional in mind

Mon, 05/04/2009

MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- BroadWater, a SpineUniverse, LLC company that specializes in CME activities for spine professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of spineCME.org. This one-stop online source features excellent CME education that is convenient and no cost to spine surgeons and nurses.

In recent years, the grant support of CME meetings has become increasingly complicated. ACCME changes, negative media attention, and the AdvaMed code have left many spinal device companies confused about what can be supported. But spineCME.org represents a new way for spinal device companies to support CME activities – a way that is ACCME and AdvaMed compliant and provides spine surgeons with first-rate education.

Spinal device companies can provide grants toward the development of exceptional online modules for presentation on spineCME.org. The modules are developed by a panel of leading spine specialists and feature lectures and cadaver demonstrations by world-renowned experts. The content is built in response to Needs Assessment data and adheres to all ACCME rules and the AdvaMed code.

The efficiency of accessing an online CME module, passing a brief test and instantly printing the CME certificate is particularly appealing to spine surgeons.

“Spine surgeons face immense time pressures, and the launch of spineCME.org makes continuing education much more efficient for us,” said spineCME.org Advisory Board member Reginald Knight, MD. “No longer do we need to leave town to attend a CME course. SpineCME.org provides outstanding spine CME materials when and where we want.”

For spine companies, spineCME.org enables continued support of CME programs, without the potential pitfalls.

“SpineCME will change the face of how surgeons and nurses get their CME credits in the spine field”, says Bill Paquin, CEO of spineCME’s holding company, SpineUniverse, LLC. “For companies, the site represents a superb opportunity to engage in supporting CME programs in a manner that is entirely responsive to surgeons’ needs and compliant with all rules and regulations.”

All of spineCME’s modules are overseen by an expert Advisory Board consisting of:

  • Mark B. Dekutoski, MD
  • Larry T. Khoo, MD
  • Reginald Q. Knight, MD
  • Tyler R. Koski, MD
  • Frank J. Schwab, MD

“SpineCME.org has arrived at the right time,” said Advisory Board member Mark Dekutoski, MD. “This is a great service for those in the spine field.”

For more information, please visit www.spinecme.org.

About BroadWater

BroadWater specializes in CME activities for spine professionals. Since the late 1990’s, the company has run more than 250 CME meetings for spine professionals worldwide and has provided society management services for various spine groups. In addition to its offline activities, BroadWater provides exceptional online educational forums.

BroadWater and spineCME.org is a part of SpineUniverse LLC, which owns SpineUniverse.com, the most-visited spine-focused site on the web for patients and professionals.

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