Poster Abstract

Redesigned Web Application Supports Physicians’ Lifelong Learning and Continuing Professional Development (P025)

Jennifer Gordon (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada); Craig Campbell (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada); Sandra Canniff (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)


A formal program evaluation for the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program has been completed and resulted in recommendations and revisions to the MOC program and to MAINPORT – a web application supporting the learning of Royal College Fellows and other MOC Program participants. A key part of the transformation implemented in 2011 is a full redesign of MAINPORT. The goal is to enable MAINPORT to become a learning space to facilitate the planning, reflection, documentation, and tracking of CPD goals and learning activities.

Summary of Work

The new MAINPORT focuses on the user experience and embeds key design principles to achieve: a simplified approach to the documentation of learning activities and outcomes (group learning, self-learning, and assessment activities); a greater ability to manage CPD through planning and tracking goals; an expanded capacity to access learning resources and tools; access to MAINPORT through mobile devices; the automation of documenting physician participation in learning activities by third parties.

Conclusions / Take-home Message:

Tools which support individual CPD planning, managing, reflection, and documentation are an important component of physician lifelong learning.