About Us

The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education. The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations, which represent the profession of medicine, are: the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US Inc. You can learn more about the ACCME by visiting their website at http://www.accme.org.

IMANA offers live CME activities, including courses, conferences, and workshops, taking place at a specified date, time and location. IMANA’s long-standing commitment to offering quality continuing medical education for physicians and healthcare professionals supports our mission to optimize patient care. To this end, our programs are designed to engage learners in interactive learning sessions; provide the most up-to-date information and strategies; and develop or enhance skills that may be applied in clinical practice, research, or teaching.

Ayaz Samadani, MD
CME Chair 2019

The mission of The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) Continuing Medical Education Program is to provide educational opportunities for physicians, dentists and allied health professionals on healthcare and clinical issues to comply with the emerging standards of evidence-based medicine to improve patient outcomes.

Through such quality educational activities IMANA aims to enhance competence and performance of its membership for compassionate, and cost-effective patient care; community and global health issues; and use of outcome based clinical practices.

The purpose of the IMANA Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is to collaborate with IMANA members to identify educational needs and to design, implement, evaluate and document educational conferences and initiatives. IMANA CME’s core services include:

  • Certifying learning activities for physicians that meet Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials, Criteria and Standards for Commercial Support.
  • Tracking credit for physicians and other healthcare providers who attend IMANA CME-certified activities.

The content areas are inclusive of some areas of contemporary primary and specialty practice including leadership and management skills.  Content is presented based on needs assessment of physicians and other healthcare professionals that will benefit patients and the public health.

The target audience includes practicing physicians, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare professionals of IMANA’s membership and, when appropriate, a national and international audience of these healthcare professionals.

The types of activities include: regional, national, international symposia and conferences.  The scope of these activities involves the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of healthcare to the public.

The expected results are to:

      • Assist physicians and healthcare professionals in maintaining and gaining competency, and improving performance in order to become better able to provide higher quality care, and to enhance the health status of the population.
      • Assist in the dissemination of new medical knowledge.
      • Assist in the maintenance of professional certification and licensure.
      • Collaborate across the continuum of medical education.
      • Collaborate on the design of interdisciplinary educational strategies to improve patient safety and to facilitate patient-centered care.
      • Contribute to the CME profession through service, education, leadership training, and research.
      • Enhance clinician leadership within the IMANA Membership.
      • Enhance the quality of the educational process through consultation and documented compliance with accreditation standards/criteria.
      • Link the American Board of Medical Specialties competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice) and/or Institute of Medicine competencies (provide patient-centered care, apply quality improvement, utilize informatics, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice) activities of IMANA.
      • Optimize appropriate prescribing behaviors.
      • Promote the practice of evidence-based medicine.
      • Improve the health and health awareness of the many communities that we serve.
      • Develop and present activities in a manner that is culturally competent.
      • Health Care providers deliver compassionate and cost-effective care.