2018 International Summit on Continuing Competence

Hosted by the Institute for Credentialing Exchange, and co-sponsored by the Right to SAFE Care Coalition and the Citizen Advocacy Center.

When Rates

Tuesday, November 6
8:15 am - 5:00 pm

The Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin,TX 78759

Early-Bird Rate
Member: $395.00 │ Non-member: $425.00 

Regular Rate
Member: $440.00 │ Non-member: $470.00


At this Summit, noted researchers and industry leaders will present research and literature supporting various approaches to the assessment and demonstration of continuing competence and will review novel approaches to recertification/revalidation being undertaken both in the US and abroad. Attendees will receive access to summary Proceedings from the Summit.

Presentation Schedule*

The day will include a series of interactive presentations and panel discussions, allowing attendees to observe, comment and ask questions.  A full schedule will be available soon.

Balancing Multiple Perspectives in Continuing Competence

Various stakeholders - the public, regulators, certifying bodies, practitioners, and others have similar and competing perspectives, but all want access to affordable quality care.  How can we protect the public by ensuring our practitioners are up-to-date, while avoiding regulations that are too costly, burdensome or lack relevance for the practitioner? 

Finding What Works

Research into the value of continuing competence has been challenging.  How is the value of certification supported by the literature? Where is current research and experimentation taking us?

Seeking Meaningful Recertification or Revalidation

Assessment/Targeted Continuing Education in Continuing Competence - Several recertification programs are based on an initial assessment to determine where to focus certificants’ knowledge and skills development.  What research supports this approach and how has it been received by certificants?

Reflective Practice /Competencies/Learning Plan Approaches /Portfolios

Certifying bodies in various countries have taken different approaches to support continuing competence – some based on practice competencies, some based on learning plans that target professional development, others using reflective practice or computer-generated learning plans.  What are the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches?

Using Technology to Keep Practitioners Current

New hybrid approaches, such as longitudinal assessment, combine assessment and learning.  Some self-assessment and recertification products incorporate avatars and game-based exercises. What research supports these approaches and how are the pilots or new programs working?

International Healthcare Policy Approaches – The Role of Risk in Regulation

Regulators across the globe are increasingly evaluating risk to the public as they develop “right-sized” regulatory structures that vary in stringency.  Risk has also been used to identify practitioners who may be more likely to harm the public.  What is required to ensure practitioners are up to date in these various regulatory contexts?

Panel Discussion – What’s In The Future of Continuing Competence and Why?

Summit Takeaways/Wrap up

*The Summit Presentation Schedule is subject to change.