Practicing Clinicians Exchange and the Society of Physician Assistants in Rheumatology (SPAR) Partner to Build Educational Programs to Promote Advances in Rheumatology

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PCE and SPAR will collaborate and deliver innovative educational activities for PAs and NPs who specialize in treating rheumatological disorders

Practicing Clinicians Exchange

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"Partnering with SPAR aligns with PCE’s mission of improving clinical care and patient health outcomes through the delivery of up to date, clinically relevant, evidence-based educational activities that advance interprofessional practice.” - John Tierney, General Manager of PCE

Practicing Clinicians Exchange® (PCE), an innovative, multichannel educational provider created specifically for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), announced today that it has entered a partnership with SPAR, a society dedicated to the advancement of Physician Assistants in Rheumatology.

PCE is the premier jointly accredited provider of accredited continuing education for NPs and PAs, and SPAR is the only society focused exclusively on PAs in rheumatology. PCE and SPAR will collaborate and deliver innovative live and online activities designed to meet the educational needs of PAs and NPs who specialize in treating rheumatological disorders.

Together, through this long-term exclusive agreement, PCE and SPAR join their significant forces to develop educational programs for this growing group of healthcare professionals (HCPs) during a time when so much has changed within the specialty of rheumatology medicine. Additionally, the current shortage of specialty physicians means NPs and PAs play a critical and expanded role in providing specialty care. The collaboration will include online activities, but will be anchored by a Rheumatology Bootcamp, exclusively designed for these specialty HCPs.

“Partnering with SPAR aligns with PCE’s mission of improving clinical care and patient health outcomes through the delivery of up to date, clinically relevant, evidence-based educational activities that advance interprofessional practice,” said John Tierney, General Manager of PCE. “SPAR has a long history of success and being best in class, so collaborating with them is a great opportunity for all involved. This announcement is an exciting way to kick off the year and can’t wait to start creating value for both PCE and SPAR members.”

“SPAR has a clear mission which is to enhance the health and well-being of patients with rheumatological disorders through the representation and advancement of the PA profession, as well as facilitate the mutual assistance and support of Physician Assistants, health professionals, and health services by organizing and disseminating health care information through forums, panels, and other similar programs concerning the delivery and quality of rheumatological health care services,” said Antonio Giannelli, PA-C, President of SPAR. “Partnering with PCE supports our mission and provides both SPAR members and other advanced practice providers with valuable educational programs tailored to meet their specific needs. PCE has a long history of developing high-quality accredited continuing education and therefore, this collaboration will only strengthen both of our efforts.”

About PCE
Practicing Clinicians Exchange is an innovative, multichannel educational provider created specifically for NPs and PAs. Launched in 2006, PCE provides live and online educational opportunities designed to meet the real-world clinical needs of this growing group of healthcare professionals on the front lines of medicine. PCE is part of Clinical Education Alliance (CEA), which also includes the premier educational brands of Clinical Care Options (CCO), ProCE, and Global Medical Education (GME).

About SPAR
The Society of Physician Assistants in Rheumatology is the only professional society that exclusively supports PAs and students focused on rheumatology. Launched in 2002, SPAR is dedicated to the advancement of the PA’s in rheumatology, to enhancing the health and well-being of patients with rheumatological disorders through the representation and advancement of the PA profession.

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