The UAMS Office of Continuing Education (OCE) ensures that all its CE activities meet the ANCC, ACPE, and ACCME’s Essential Criteria and the Standards for Commercial Support.

The OCE works with non-accredited health-related organizations, medical associations or societies, to jointly provide accredited activities. We also provide different levels of planning services from instructional design and curriculum development, to a range of meeting planning and management options.

The healthcare team relies on accredited continuing education to help them improve their practice and deliver high-quality, safe, effective patient care. Accredited educational activities address a full range of topics important to health care—from the latest breakthroughs in medical research to providing patient-centered care.


The UAMS Office of Continuing Education provides accreditation and planning services for continuous professional development for nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other allied health professionals.

Upcoming Courses

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Date Event Description
December 2, 2017 2nd Annual Dementia Update
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Continuing education about dementia screening, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management strategies, and caring for patients with dementia. Providing healthcare providers and caregivers with evidence-based updates in battling dementia.

December 4, 2017 Cloud CME Training for RSS CE Associates
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Hands-on training sessions for RSS CE Associates to learn the new software
December 10, 2017 2017 Pharmacy Update
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This one day conference is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to be informed of recent changes, present challenges and future opportunities affecting drug therapy and pharmacy practice.
March 2, 2018 Boot Camp in Evidence-Based Medicine
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Participants will learn how to frame a PICO question and search the medical literature based on that question; how to critically appraise journal articles with various study designs (therapy, harm, diagnosis, prognosis, systematic review and meta-analysis); how clinical practice guidelines are developed using the GRADE method; and explore how to utilize the principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice, teaching, and research.

Enrollment will be limited to 30 participants, each of whom will receive a course syllabus plus a copy of the Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature, 3rd ed. as well as breakfast and lunch.
April 6 - April 7, 2018 Twenty-Third Annual Diabetes Update Symposium
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The 23rd Annual Diabetes Update Symposium is designed to improve the ability of healthcare teams, including physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals around the state of Arkansas to provide evidence-based strategies for the prevention and management of diabetes and obesity in pediatric and adult patient populations.  The 2018 activity will update participants on best practices to transform diabetes care.

Topics include:

  • Culinary Medicine and the Treatment of Obesity
  • Genetic Environments and Therapies
  • GLP1 and New Therapies
  • Interprofessional Panel Discussion on Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
  • Rapid Fire Didactics on Lifestyle and Standards of Care
  • Simulation Sessions
    • Foot Care
    • Role of Insulin Pumps
    • Creative Ideas for Behavior Change