Kassem M. Kassak PhD
Dr. Kassak is an Associate Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Management and Policy, at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), the American University of Beirut (AUB). He is the Director of the Executive Master in Health Care Leadership at FHS. He is a Professor of Management, Planning, Quality and Performance Improvement in Health Care Organizations. He holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration and an MPH from AUB. He is a WHO and World Bank consultant on health management, capacity building and human resources for health. He also served as an advisor to several local and International health care organizations on strategic planning and Management. He led several projects on p erformance measurement and improvement as well as monitoring and evaluation in health care settings and institutions. His research interests are on the evaluation of health systems especially in the areas of providers of healthcare, utilization of health services, and health outcomes. He initiated and coordinated several capacity development programs in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00
A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:
(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.
Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:
(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).