Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education


Upcoming events

    • 08 Jan 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Teleconference/Webinar. PDFs and/or active links to full articles will be provided to all registrants.


    "Flipping" the Classroom Approach in Medical Education

    Presenter: William Rayburn, MD, MBA, University of New Mexico

    Facilitator: Barbara Barnes, MD, University of Pittsburgh

    Background: The flipped classroom describes an educational approach that reverses the traditional lecture and homework elements of a course. For those considering whether to flip their own classroom, a valuable question to ask is: “Do I use the time I spend in front of my students to best effect?” If the answer is “no,” then a transition to the flipped classroom, or adoption of at least some of its features, could represent a simple and practical way of reinvigorating teaching and learning.


    1. Describe the format of “flipping” the classroom.
    2. Understand an ongoing project to illustrate tips about “flipping” a lecture.
    3. Discuss implications of this approach with CME/CE/CPD.

    Recommended Readings:


    Moffet J. Twelve tips for “flipping” the classroom. Medical Teacher 2014, 1-6, (early online). [Permission requested - will post soon] Link to online abstract


    McLaughlin JE, Roth MT, Glatt DM, et al. The Flipped Classroom: a course redesign to foster learning and engagement in a health professions school. Acad Med 2014; 89: 236-43. Link to article.

    Leung JM, Jin Y, Yung AL. Short review of the flipped classroom approach. Medical Education 2014; 48: 1127. Link to article.

    Hawks SJ, The Flipped Classroom: Now or Never? AANA J. 2014 Aug;82(4):264-9. Link to online abstract

    • 22 Jan 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar

    SACME/AAMC Webinar

    Title: Submitting to the SACME/AAMC fall meetings, November 2015: so many meetings, so little time

    Presenter: Dave Davis, MD, Association of American Medical Colleges

    Objectives: During this webinar, presenters will review strategies and examples helpful in addressing the following goals: 

    - How can we ensure that CME/CPD is better integrated and represented in the Fall 2015 AAMC and Medical Education meetings? 

    - What can you do as a CME/CPD professional to increase your chances of successful abstract submission?

    - What have we learned from 2014 programs? 

    Click here to register.

    This webinar is open to members or non-members of SACME.  There is no fee to participate.

    • 04 Feb 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Teleconference/Webinar. PDFs and/or active links to full articles will be provided to all registrants.


    What determines how we practice? Insights from the Asch study

    Presenter: Robert Englander, MD, Senior Director for Competency-based Learning and Assessment, Association of American Medical Colleges

    Facilitator: Curt Olson, PhD

    Background: A fundamental assumption of continuing education of health professionals is that clinical performance is educationally sensitive. That is, it can be improved through activities aimed at changing practice. However, studies by David Asch, MD, MBA and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that a powerful predictor of how a physician practices is where he or she received residency training.

    Questions to be addressed in the discussion include:
    1. How can we make sense out of the findings of the Asch study? What hypotheses might account for them?
    2. What questions does this study raise regarding physician performance?
    3. What other factors are thought/known to influence how physicians practice?
    4. What is the evidence that these other factors are influential?

    Dr. Englander has selected the following recent articles to stimulate discussion on this topic.

    Recommended Readings: 

    • D.A. Asch, S. Nicholson, S. Srinivas, J. Herrin, A.J. Epstein. Evaluating obstetrical residency programs using patient outcomes. Journal of the American Medical Association, September 23/30, 2009, vol. 302, pp. 1277-83 Link to online article

    • D.A. Asch, A. Epstein, S. Nicholson. Evaluating medical training programs by the quality of care delivered by their alumni. Journal of the American Medical Association, September 5, 2007, vol. 298, pp. 1049-51. Link to online article

    • 29 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02 May 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Tampa, FL

    SACME Spring Meeting
    April 29-May 2, 2015
    Tampa, Florida

    Hosted by the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) at the University of South Florida

    Registration coming soon. Anticipated rates are found in the opposite chart.  

    Exhibitor registration is open.

    Cancellation policy: Refunds are provided through April 23rd with a $50 cancellation fee.  No refunds are provided on and after April 24th.  


    2015 SACME Spring Meeting

    Call for Abstracts (Now Open!)

    Schedule of Events (coming soon)

    Registration (coming soon)

    Accommodations & Travel

    Exhibitor/Supporter Registration (Now Open!)

    • 30 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02 May 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Tampa, FL
    SACME Spring Meeting Exhibitor and Supporter Registration
    April 29-May 2, 2015 (Exhibits open April 30-May 2)
    Tampa, Florida

    Exhibit/support form must be received by April 15, 2015. Exhibit space is limited; applications will be accepted on a ‘first paid, first booked’ basis.


    Exhibitor/supporter information will be published in the final program for the meeting thanking them for their support at all general sessions of the meeting. Recognition will also be provided on SACME’s website,

    Additional questions may be directed to Jim Ranieri at 1-205-978-7990. 

    • 06 Nov 2015
    • 10 Nov 2015
    • Baltimore, MD

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

    • 16 Mar 2016
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Mar 2016 (PDT)
    • San Diego, California

    CME Congress 2016
    March 16-20. 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

    • 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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