Feeling isolated and alone working in CME/CPD?  Wish you had a professional network of colleagues?  We have the answer.  Join SACME!

Become a member in a society of distinguished CME-CPD leaders working in  medical schools and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally….

The Society of Academic CME (SACME) is committed to promoting the highest value in patient care and health of the public through the scholarship of continuing medical and interprofessional education. Join us to connect with a passionate network of professional members. We are delighted to broaden our membership categories, and welcome passionate students and ‘early career’ professionals into the SACME community for mentorship and training.


  • SACME Annual Meeting – Attend the premier CME/CPD professional development conference at reduced member registration rates for 3 days of specialized education and networking.   
  • JCEHP subscription – Enjoy a free subscription to the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
  •  SACME’s Listserv – Engage in ‘anytime dialogues’ via the SACME member listserv. Gain immediate access to a full membership of CME/CPD leaders and experts willing to share their expertise and experiences on everyday CME/CPD practice issues, accreditation, operating challenges, essential policies and procedures.   
  • SACME Mentorship Program- A one-year program which matches SACME members, as mentees, with experienced SACME mentors. The mentorship is intended to provide career guidance, networking connections, and access to experience and knowledge in the field of CPD. The program is part of SACME’s commitment to its members to provide a supportive community of CPD professionals to all members and to develop scholars and leaders in CME and interprofessional CPD.
  • Pulse Points – Keep a beat on new career opportunities, resources for COVID-19, regional coffee chats and more.
  • Member Regional Groups- SACME members are organized into five geographic regions nationally.  Each region has a designated leader who will organize regular virtual ‘coffee chats’ so members may make connections and engage in open discussions with other members within their region. 

Publications and Educational Programs

  • INTERCOM – A general member newsletter which provides updates of major sister organizations (AAMC, ABIM, ACCME), discusses committee activities, new program initiatives, a President’s letter, and other special feature articles.  Published 3 times per year.
  • CE News – A digital quarterly newsletter which provides articles that serve to improve CME/CPD practice and knowledge of CME/CPD trends, challenges and opportunities.  Standing columns provide updates in research and practice, tips and innovations, e-learning and technology in CPD, reviews recent scholarly publications, and featured articles. Also, CE News publishes a special report on the SACME Annual Meeting Proceedings.  Past issues of CE News are archived as a resource for member review. 
  • Virtual Journal Club- A free, interactive webinar series offering nationally renowned speakers speaking on cutting-edge topics of to the CME/CPD professional. These are archived for member reference.
  • The Harrison Survey- Released every two years, this report is designed to help Deans and Directors of CME units offer CME more efficiently and effectively and includes data collected from CME units at medical schools throughout North America.​
  • Premium access to MedEd World – A global medical education community.

Dues Categories

Voting Member: $495.00

SACME offers exceptional opportunities for professionals in medical education research and continuing medical education to access continuing professional development resources. This includes access to SACME’s active Listserv of peer discussions on CME/CPD topics.

Student Member: $50.00

If you’re currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a recognized and accredited educational institution, the student member is the right membership category for you. Student members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and other initiatives.

Trainee Membership: $50.00

Select this category only if you’re an advanced degree student, resident or fellow. The Trainee category is a great option and members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and participate in other initiatives.

Early Career Member: $245.00

If you’re in the first 3 years of employment in the CME/CE/CPD field, we invite you to join SACME for a 50% discount. Members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and initiatives. Only select this option if you are 0-3 years into your career.             

How to Join SACME

Complete the new-member application to get started!  Applications are reviewed monthly. Submissions received after the first day of the month will be reviewed the following month. Take me to the new-member application.

If you have any questions about SACME Membership, please email Natalie Sanfratello, Chair, Membership Committee, at nsanfrat@bu.edu  for assistance.


2023-Summer Special Report

Communicating the Value of CME/CPD Effectively Within Your Institution

CME/CPD professionals continually face the challenge of effectively communicating our value within our institutions. Despite the critical role of continuing medical education/continuing professional development in improving patient care and population health, many leaders and clinicians still view it primarily as a mandatory credit requirement. Consequently, it is crucial for us to collectively explore strategies to convey our story, dispel misconceptions, advocate for our significance, and strive for representation in decision-making processes so that we are driving the mission of our respective organizations.

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2023-Summer QI & CPD Matrix

QI-CPD Resources & Support Strategies

NEW! The aim of this column is to Identify resources available for training in QI concepts and identify strengths within the CE/CPD office for facilitating QI work.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines Quality Improvement (QI) as “…the framework used to systematically improve care. Quality Improvement seeks to standardize processes and structure to reduce variation, achieve predictable results, and improve outcomes for patients, healthcare systems, and organizations.”

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2023-Summer Back to the Future with Virtual Journal Club

VJC: Improving CPD Interventions and Strengthening the CPD Value Proposition by Developing Our Capacity for Doing Research

SACME’s Virtual Journal Club (VJC) was founded with a goal of helping support and further our capacity for scholarship in the field of continuing professional development in the healthcare. As we considered the diversity of academic experience, variety of backgrounds and professional roles in our field that shaped the needs and interests of our community, we decided to…

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