ICE Executive Conversation on a Strategic Re-imagining of a Maintenance of Certification Program

MOCA 2.0 and MOCA Minute(R): Re-imagining Post-Certification Knowledge Assessment

Thursday, May 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

In 2011, as part of its strategic planning process, the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) began re-imagining its Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA). The result is the ABA’s new MOCA 2.0® Program, which launched in January 2016.  

Presenters Mary E. Post, MBA, CAE, and Ann E. Harman, PhD will discuss their strategic planning process for their maintenance of certification program and how their board positioned themselves for moving forward. They will also share the philosophy and design principles that have guided the ABA’s MOCA program redesign; provide an overview of the MOCA Minute® longitudinal assessment model that is the core of the MOCA 2.0® program; and describe how the ABA set a performance standard and evaluates diplomates’ MOCA Minute® performance against the standard. 

After the presentation, engage in a dialogue with presenters on how strategic planning for maintenance of certification differs from primary certification, and how to support your board to lead during times of change. Dig deeper to learn the steps they took to replace a high-stakes assessment with the MOCA Minute® and supported their diplomates to stay continually engaged.

Mary E. Post, MBA, CAE is the Executive Director of Administrative Affairs for the American Board of Anesthesiology, and Ann E. Harmon, PhD is Chief Assessment Officer for the American Board of Anesthesiology. 

ICE's Executive Conversations are 1-hour facilitated discussions that present you with an opportunity to discuss important issues with other leaders of credentialing organizations. This conversation will be hosted on GoToMeeting, and will include an introductory presentation followed by a discussion. 

This is a complimentary, member-only benefit. To RSVP and to receive access instructions, please email

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