Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education


Upcoming events

    • 03 Jun 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Teleconference/Webinar. PDFs and/or active links to full articles will be provided to all registrants.


    Active Engagement in Professional Improvement

    Presenter: Dr. Alan Knox, University of Wisconsin

    Facilitator: Curt Olson, PhD

    This session will explore why and how to engage health professionals in continuing education and quality improvement activities that enhance performance. The recent article to read beforehand is:

    Reed, Turco, Parboosingh, Bernstein “Enhancing provider engagement in practice improvement” Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions,35(1):71-79,2015.

    Click to access article

    Our session may encourage you to try some additional engagement strategies, such as: peer interactions, appreciative inquiry, use of technology, and evaluation feedback.

    In preparation for the session, read the article,  review  the following discussion questions, select some that you want to discuss, and share your comments.

    1. What is the contribution of structured/facilitated dialogue to guide enhanced learning and improved practice?

    2. How is praxis between concepts and performance important to enhanced teamwork and engagement?

    3. How central is the affective domain (feelings, emotions, motives, commitment) to the JCEHP article conceptual framework and procedures?

    4. Why is individualized, informal and self-directed learning important for engagement ?

    5. How might appreciative inquiry based on shared stories contribute to guidelines that enhance improvement?

    6. Why is trust and a supportive context important for practice improvement?

    7. What types of learning and improvement activities warrant greater use?

    8. What are some effective ways to estimate participant readiness to engage in performance improvement activities?

    • 09 Jun 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Teleconference

    AHME and SACME are pleased to collaborate on an educational session for the second year in a row. 

    Continuing Medical Education: Current Status and Future Directions
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015
    1:00-2:00 pm ET

    Speaker: Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    Registration fees*:
    $100 AHME or SACME members
    $125 Non-Members

    *Session fee includes one phone line for multiple people.

    Click here for additional details and registration or visit

    • 12 Nov 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • 13 Nov 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore, MD

    SACME's 2015 Fall Meeting to be held in conjunction with the AAMC Annual Meeting, in Baltimore, Maryland.

    SACME Events will be held November 12 and 13, 2015.

    November 12
    5pm-7:30pm  Board and Committee Meetings

    November 13
    7:30am-5pm  General Sessions


    Marriott Waterfront
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Hotel reservations can be made online - click here or by calling 1-877-212-5752.

    • 17 Mar 2016
    • (PDT)
    • 19 Mar 2016 (PDT)
    • San Diego, California

    World Congress on Continuing Professional Development 2016
    Advancing learning and care in the health professions
    March 17-19. 2016
    Location: San Diego, California

    The University of California CME Consortium has been selected to host the 2016 CME Congress! 

    Manchester Grant Hyatt San Diego
    One Market Place
    San Diego, CA 92101

    See full page flyer.

    • 04 Nov 2016
    • 09 Nov 2016
    • Chicago, IL

    SACME's 2016 Fall Meeting to be held in conjunction with the AAMC Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington.

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