About Us


Picture of Inova Hospital The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at Inova Health System has been committed to sharing a wealth of knowledge with physicians and other medical professionals across the country since it was first accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia in 1991. In 1996, the CME program fell under the Institute of Research and Education but effective fall 2002, the Office of Continuing Medical Education was made its own department within Inova Health System (IHS).

Organizational Structure

The OCME reports to Loring S. Flint, M.D. Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO of Inova Medical Group and is under the direction of Sharon Bachman, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education. The office is comprised of four staff members: one Director, one Senior Programs Manager, an Education Meeting Coordinator, and a Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) Coordinator. 

Meeting Management

Inova Health System’s Office Continuing Medical Education (OCME) sponsors many continuing medical education meetings each year. Our office has nearly 25 years of combined meeting planning experience. Our services include:

  • Accreditation
  • Program Development
  • Financial Management
  • Site Selection & Contract Negotiations
  • Speaker Management
  • Marketing, Promotion & Publicity
  • Securing Funding for Meetings
  • Grant Applications
  • Exhibitor Solicitation
  • Registration
  • Syllabus Compilation
  • Program Evaluation & Outcomes Assessment
  • On-Site Logistics Coordination

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