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EBSCO Publishing Partners with the Canadian Medical Association to Provide Continuing Medical Education Credits via DynaMed™

~ Integration Between DynaMed™ and the Canadian Medical Association Enables Clinicians to Easily Obtain Educational Credits via Institutional Access ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 5, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has partnered with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) to provide institutional access to Mainpro MI educational credits via DynaMed™, an evidence-based reference resource. The integration of DynaMed with the Canadian Medical Association system enables physicians to use DynaMed for research and quickly and easily earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Representing more than 74,000 of Canada’s physicians, the Canadian Medical Association is the only association that offers automatic transfer of credits to The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC). DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other healthcare professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care. DynaMed contains clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics; the database is updated daily and can be integrated into electronic health records.

The new partnership with DynaMed enables the CMA to help physicians work towards obtaining their credits through a self-reflective look at their practice while earning continuing medical education credits. Institutional access provides a direct link from clinical summaries within DynaMed to their CMA account to submit searches and receive Mainpro MI educational credits

Stratton Lloyd, vice president of medical market development at EBSCO Publishing, says incorporating CME credits into DynaMed is an essential part of DynaMed’s goal to provide clinicians with the best available evidence. “DynaMed was created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals. Allowing users to incorporate education into their practice on a daily basis is a natural extension of the DynaMed mission. Institutional access to DynaMed provides clinicians in Canada with a streamlined way to access continuing medical education within the clinical workflow.”

CMA members may access DynaMed at http://www.cma.ca/clinicalresources/dynamed. Institutions currently subscribing to DynaMed may have the new CMA CME feature turned on within their subscription at no additional charge. Additional information about DynaMed is available at: www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Patient Education Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source™ and SocINDEX™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: [email protected].

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Manager
EBSCO Publishing
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Lucie Boileau
Manager, Media Relations
Canadian Medical Association-Association médicale canadienne
Tel: 1 800 663-7336 / 613 731-8610 ext. 1266
Cell: 613 447-0866
[email protected]

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