In addition to the regular issue of JAMA appearing Sept 8, 1978, the American Medical Association is publishing a special continuing education number of The Journal. This special issue lists most of the continuing education courses available to physicians in the forthcoming year, with details of subject, time, place, cost, and credit hours so that physicians can more effectively plan to meet their own needs and preferences.
Continuing physician education is a number one priority for the AMA, and its Board of Trustees has allocated a substantial part of the AMA's resources to meet the needs of this high-priority area. The special continuing education number of JAMA is only one of many projects planned or in progress. The AMA scientific journals make up a large part of the effort to keep physicians informed on new developments in medicine and provide the most convenient form of continuing education, for they can