Continuing Education

Assisting health professionals in their pursuit of life-long learning

Educational activities are designed for practicing health professionals from local, regional, national and international geographic areas whose work crosses the continuum of primary care, specialty care, and tertiary care.

Professional Development Opportunities

The Office of Continuing Professional Development focuses on providing opportunities as determined and initiated by the University departments and through joint sponsor relationships with other organizations including state health agencies, community and regional hospitals, and medical professional societies. CPD activities are developed based on needs assessment data to ensure that activities present current, state-of-the-art, evidence-based information in order to improve health professional competence, performance and/or patient outcomes.

Types of Activities Provided

The program offers a broad spectrum of educational activities using a range of instructional methods including didactic lectures, symposia, demonstrations, interactive workshops, case-based conferences, interactive video conferences, and self-directed learning materials. We are committed to exploring new initiatives and opportunities in education to enhance the overall program and encourage development of Practice Based Performance Improvement and other innovative approaches to health professional learning activities.

About the Office

The Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) is accredited by the ACPE and the ACCME to provide continuing education credits for physicians and pharmacist. In addition, we have established mechanisms to provide CE credits for a broad spectrum of allied health professionals. In the Fall of 2016, OCPD underwent ACCME reaccreditation and was reaccredited as a provider until July 2021.

We provide joint accreditation for health systems and professional societies in Northeast Ohio and beyond. In the past year, we have provided accreditation for continuing education events organized by institutions such as the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services; Oriana House and County of Summit ADM Board; University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center; and The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation. Note: this list is not inclusive.

A new endeavor for the OCPD includes event management of continuing education programs. We offer full or partial event management to both internal and external clients. This value added service has provided program management to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center; Oriana House and County of Summit ADM Board; and the Department of Internal Medicine as well as the Office of Palliative Care at NEOMED. Please contact us at if you have a need for high-quality, professional event management.

As a University based CE operations, we focus on evidence, innovation, quality, impact, and customer service.


Wendy Withey
Assistant Director, Continuing Professional Development
Phone: 330.325.6460