Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP, Senior Vice President, Educational Strategy at TOPEC Global, a Swiss-based medical education provider, has been involved in continuing medical education for the last 21 years, and has been teaching pre-hospital medicine for over 30 years. His education and training in medicine and adult education have helped him to become a leader in this profession. His TED talk on involving patients in medical education has been viewed over 30,000 times. He has spent the majority of this time designing, developing, delivering and evaluating CME courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world. He is a Fellow of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, a founding advisor to the NC-CME (the organization that certifies CME professionals in the US), an instructor at the Emergency Medical Institute at the Center for Learning and Innovation of the Northwell Health in New York, and has taught healthcare communications at the Center for Communicating Science at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He was recently appointed to the Postgraduate Education Committee for AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe), and will be involved with forming Continuing Professional Development Committees for organizations in Europe and Asia. He was the original host and creator of Lifelong Learning, a radio show broadcast on ReachMD via internet radio in the US and via reachmd.com and a mobile app for smartphones worldwide.
Lastly, Lawrence frequently lectures around the world on topics including:
– Role of social networking in CME
– Regulations and guidelines in CME
– International/global CME and CPD
– interprofessional and team-based CME and CPD
– Healthcare communications skills development and training
– Faculty development and training
– Outcomes measurements in CME
– The use of emerging technologies in medical education
– Strategic medical education.
Having once been a stand-up comedian in New York, his lectures and presentations tend to combine humour, compelling content, and audience involvement. He recently performed comedy at Carnegie Hall in New York.