CME Mission Statement

Pfiedler Enterprises’ mission is to provide continuing medical education to physicians and health care professionals. Physicians and healthcare professionals require education that meets their needs in practice, so that new knowledge and competency can be integrated into clinical practice and thereby improve patient care. We support that learning is a lifelong process and believe the ultimate aim of continuing education is to convey best ideas and current techniques, knowing that change is constant and new knowledge will govern the educational needs of healthcare professionals in the future. Quality is the prevailing theme of our products and services. We take pride in our people and their competencies and commitment to service. 

The purpose of the CME program is to establish and maintain the structure and systematic approach to provide highly technical information and skills to the practicing physician in a variety of formats that appeal to the individual learning styles and expressed needs of the physician. We believe a program based on scientific integrity, established educational principles, concepts of adult education, ethical standards, and fiscal soundness are paramount to accomplishing the program goals. We believe the practicing physician has a responsibility to maintain competency through the identification of learning needs, acquisition of medical knowledge and strategies, and the integration into clinical practice. The ultimate goal is to transmit information and offer opportunities for skills/strategies development that will make a difference in the practice of medicine and ultimately patient outcomes.

Content areas that compose the CME program include interventional and surgical procedures and techniques, advanced technologies, current and evolving science of medicine, biological developments, quality care issues, practice management, medical malpractice, and risk reduction areas of medicine.

The physician groups for which activities are targeted are comprised of multiple specialties and subspecialties.  These may include but are not limited to: family practice, gynecology, emergency medicine, orthopedic and craniomaxillofacial surgeons, cardiologists/interventional cardiologists, radiologists and pain management.  Our target audiences are typically medical specialties which rely heavily on technology for diagnosis and/or treatment, and the respective referring physicians who need to be knowledgeable about advancements and standards of care. 

Our educational activities consist of live conferences or workshops and enduring materials. Live events are commonly held in conference centers, hotel ballrooms or independent learning laboratories, and may also be web based.  The format for live events varies depending on the needs of the target audience but may include didactic presentations, live surgery, case studies, hands-on laboratory (cadaveric, inanimate, and animate models), discussion groups, and audience polling for consensus. Typical formats for enduring material activities include various online media (such as e-books and video-recorded live events), hard copy study guides with or without a supplemental CD or DVD.

Results: The anticipated results of our CME Program are the attainment of new knowledge by physicians, the ability to discern applicability to their patient population, and the consequent intention to operationalize improved, evidence based strategies of care.  As Pfiedler Enterprises collaborates with healthcare organizations, we may extend our expected CME Program results to include enhanced performance in clinical practice.  

Parameters for success of the CME Program will be determined on an annual basis by the CME Advisory Committee.