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The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) invites you to join us for our 2021 Annual Meeting which will be presented in a virtual live format. The world has seen great change in the last year and CPD has seen its share of impact. 

The theme for this year’s event Art and Science of CPD: New Technology, New Knowledge, New Learning was chosen before the onset of the pandemic and the historic momentum of the social justice movement. The theme is quite relevant in our new reality. SACME continues to uniquely integrate scholarship and best practices in CPD.

This program acknowledges the state of change and many challenges within which we must now operate. Programming will address strategies for building personal and professional resilience, showcase innovative approaches to the use of technology that fosters growth in CME/CPD programming, and methods to create a culture of belonging and inclusion in our organizations and in our activities. Content will reinforce SACME’s mission to promote the highest value in patient care and health of the public through the scholarship of continuing medical and interprofessional education and feature oral abstract presentations addressing research, best practices and innovations across the continuum of CME/CPD from the wealth of quality abstracts that have been submitted for consideration.

Longitudinal programming will provide opportunities for experiential learning, professional networking, and social engagement in the weeks leading up to the three days of concentrated events in February and in the months following the Annual Meeting.

Early-bird rate through 12/4

Member $250

Non-Member $325

Non-Member (with membership through 6/30/2021 $500

Emeritus Member $200

Training/Student $125

Highlights of the program schedule for February 24-26 include:

Keynote Speaker

Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD,
President, University of Miami and Professor of Public Health Sciences, Health Sector Management and Policy, and Sociology – Dr. Frenk will share his insights, wisdom, global perspective, and ideas on educational reform along with his upbeat and energetic view on the promises of tomorrow vis-a-vis medical education.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd, Associate Professor, Pediatric Hospitalist & Associate Pediatric Residency Director at Cincinnati Children's’ Hospital. – Dr. Unaka works on institution-level community health initiatives, which reflects her passion for diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

Will Ross, MD, MPH, Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity at the Washington University School of Medicine – Dr. Ross has worked nationally and globally on systems integration and construction of conceptual frameworks to reduce health care disparities.

Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD, Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project and former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado – Dr. Mosby Tyler is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government, and corporate organizations.

Technology Panel

Heather MacNeill, MD, BSc(PT), MScCH(HPTE), FRCPC, Faculty Lead, Educational Technologies, Continuing Professional Development, University of Toronto – Dr. MacNeill’s work includes a drive to build capacity to incorporate effective teaching principles and engagement in online healthcare courses.

Yuri Quintana, PhD, Director of Global Health Informatics, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School – Dr. Quintana’s interest includes developing innovative technologies and systems that empower communities of healthcare professionals, patients and families from a global perspective.

Vernon Curran, DipAdEd, Med, PhD, Associate Dean of Educational Development, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland – Dr. Curran’s research interests include digital, social, and mobile learning in medical education and post-secondary education.

John Sandars, MBChB, MSc, MD, MRCP, MRCGP FAcadMEd, CertEd, Professor of Medical Education, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom  Dr. Sandars’ work in digital education spans across the medical education continuum.

Music and Wellness

Lisa Wong, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School – Dr. Wong is a pediatrician, musician, and author dedicated to the healing arts of music and medicine.

Value Proposition of CME/CPD

This interactive session is designed to help you identify and assess the strengths, niches, and value that CPD provides to your organization. Topics will include how to have meaningful and intentional conversations with leadership; aligning with your organization's ROI, financial goals, and health outcomes; writing your elevator speech; lessons on rapid system collaborations during COVID-19; and building your “superpower” value-added toolkit.

Annette Mallory Donawa, PhD (Moderator), Assistant Provost of Continuing Professional Development at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Morris J. Blachman, PhD, FACEHP, FSACME, Distinguished Clinical Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina

Janine R. Shapiro, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education, Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

J. Matthew Orr, PhD,
Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Kurt Snyder, JD, MBA
, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Stanford University

Maria Tassone, MSc, BScPT, Senior Director, School of Continuing Education, University Health Network (UHN) and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN; Director, University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education

Katasha N. Charleston, MPH
, Director, Live Education & CME, Radiological Society of North America

Allison Rentfro, PhD, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Yale University School of Medicine; AAMC CPD Section Past Chair

Communities of Coping:
Using the ECHO Model to Support Health Providers during COVID-19

Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, Vice President, Education and Clinician Scientist; Co-Chair, ECHO Ontario Mental Health Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Vice-Chair, Education and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Allison Crawford, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Associate Chief, Outreach, Virtual Mental Health and Outreach, and ECHO Co-Chair, ECHO Ontario, Clinician Scientist, CAMH Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference activities are available for conference registrants. There will be an additional cost per workshop. Workshops include:

  • Strategic Leadership in CME/CPD

  • Developing a Scholarly Project: Transforming Ideas into Words

  • The Basics of Journal Manuscript Review

  • Creating a Faculty Development Program

  • A Framework for Embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into CPD Instructional Design

  • Program Evaluation/Assessment

  • Funding CME/CPD Programs in Virtual Environments

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tool Kit for Planners and Presenters

  • Fail Fast, Fail Often: Applying Lean Start-Up Methodology to Create Scalable Continuing Medical Education

Register at the early-bird rate today! Pricing increases on December 5. 


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