Internet conferences target accreditation

Time and budget pressures can sometimes make attending conferences difficult, so Joint Commission Resources (JCR) now offers conferences and seminars via live video streaming as well as on demand over the Internet.

The live video streaming option allows viewers to participate by submitting questions to presenters via e-mail. The on-demand feature allows users to view a conference or seminar in its entirety, or they may view one session at a time.

"Live video streaming and conferences/seminars on demand provide the same quality learning experience for which JCR is known. And both options provide the knowledge health care professionals need, when they need it, with affordability and convenience," says Pam Steinbach, executive director of education at JCR.

On-demand conferences and seminars include:

• 2010 Home Care Primer;

• 2010 Home Care Accreditation Essentials;

• 2010 Home Care Executive Briefings; 

• 2010 Infection Prevention and Control Standards;

• 2010 Medication Standards.

For the most current listing of live video-streaming programs and conferences and seminars on demand, go to