The FORCE Inc. strives to perform its tasks independently, forthrightly, and scientifically, without interference by political, social, or venture capital agendas. We believe in accomplishing our mission with excellence, and at a minimal cost to our supporters and audience. We believe in minimizing administrative expenses, and maximizing program services. We believe in listening to and fulfilling the needs of healthcare providers as well as patients.
The FORCE Inc. recognizes the futility of unidimensional educational programs. Therefore, we provide an interactive seminar conference format, supplemented by peer-reviewed guidelines and publications relevant to the topic. Our educational programs are prompt, present scientific material utilizing a multi-media format (e.g., visual, audio, and print) to allow different individuals to learn in their preferred manner. Our programs review the complexities of the current management of patients with various disorders, and include updates in the co-management of general medical problems that often co-exist (e.g., anemia, asthma, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, osteoporosis, dyslipidemias, depression). As needed, our programs address special populations that are often omitted in general medical education: e.g., substance users, HIV patients, incarcerated persons, and patients with psychiatric disorders. Additionally, topics are presented in various formats: didactic, interactive, clinico-pathologic case conference, and workshop.
Our programs are planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and comply with recent standards established by the American Medical Association and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Research Association for participation of pharmaceutical corporations in CME programs. Moreover, they meet the training needs specified by HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) & American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM). We comply with these standards even if a particular program is not CME-accredited.