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FSMB Launches Virtual Education Program

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits available

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2020) – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has announced its FSMB 2020 Virtual Education Program – a series of online presentations on topics of interest to medical regulators and licensees that will launch on July 14. The first presentation in the series, titled “Where Will the Empowered Health Care Consumer Lead Us?” will feature John Whyte, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of WebMD.

The Virtual Education Program was developed after the FSMB’s 2020 Annual Meeting in San Diego was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will offer online speaker presentations and educational content that was originally scheduled for the San Diego meeting. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for participation in the program.

Six online presentations are planned, which will be offered during July, August and September, including a special event hosted by the FSMB Foundation on August 5th that will feature New York Times reporter and author Megan Twohey, whose coverage of the Harvey Weinstein case earned her a Pulitzer Prize.

Following Dr. Whyte’s kick-off presentation on July 14, other topics in July, August and September will include “Achieving Regulatory Excellence in a World of Advanced Technologies and Complex Risks,” “Physician Sexual Misconduct: FSMB Policy Proposals,” “New Developments in Telemedicine,” “Ensuring Fairness in Medical Regulation: Can Implicit Bias Be Overcome?” and “Physician Stress and Burnout in the Age of COVID.”

As a part of the Virtual Education Program, the FSMB and Administrators in Medicine (AIM) will co-host a virtual version of the Spotlight Poster Hall, which was launched at last year’s FSMB Annual Meeting. This year’s Spotlight Poster Hall will present posters online, highlighting research and policy initiatives by state medical boards and health care organizations.

For more information about the Virtual Education Program, including topics, speakers, dates and registration details, please click here.

About the Federation of State Medical Boards
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing the 71 medical boards within the United States and its territories that license and discipline allopathic and osteopathic physicians and, in some jurisdictions, other health care professionals. The FSMB serves as the voice for state medical boards, supporting them through education, assessment, research and advocacy while providing services and initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care and regulatory best practices. The FSMB serves the public through, a free physician search tool which provides background information on the nearly 1 million doctors in the United States. To learn more about FSMB, visit and follow FSMB on Twitter (@theFSMB).