Conjoint Committee on Continuing Education
Norman Kahn serves as EVP/CEO of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, with 43 specialty society members representing 790,000 member physicians in the US. CMSS operates under two strategic priorities: to facilitate a culture of performance improvement in clinical practice, and to model professionalism, including altruism (putting the needs of patients first) self-regulation and transparency (disclosure to peers, patients and the public). In 2010 CMSS adopted the Code for Interaction with Companies, creating ethical standards for relationships between medical societies and industry. CMSS convenes the Conjoint Committee on Continuing Education, with 26 members in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, NPs and PAs, committed to using continuing education in the health professions to positively impact the US healthcare system, specifically to reduce unintended deaths fro prescription opioids.