SACME 2024 Annual Meeting

You’re invited to attend…

The theme for this year’s conference is Exploring the Expanding and Evolving CPD Ecosystem. The meeting will address the opportunities and challenges related to several timely issues to include: artificial intelligence (AI); how CPD/CE can impact the climate crisis; the influence of power and privilege on academic medicine; and best practices for our organizations and our learners to address complex care needs in under-resourced settings, including migrant, refugee, and displaced communities. Through research and best practice sessions  CPD/CE colleagues will share innovative strategies related to interprofessional and team-based education, the evolving CPD/CE environment using data driven CPD, and incorporating quality improvement and patient safety initiatives into the CPD/CE portfolio. We look forward to an interactive, stimulating program that will provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and scholarly interactions. Join us for this unique educational opportunity!

Annual Meeting learning formats and features…

  • Pre-conference workshops 
  • Keynote speakers and panels
  • Interactive sessions
  • Short research and best practices presentations and posters
  • Networking opportunities
  • Social engagement in-person and virtually

Key focus areas for abstracts for the 2024 program…

  • Climate crisis health impacts through CME/CPD
  • Complex care needs in under resourced settings, including within migrant, refugee, and displaced individuals’ communities
  • Building digital competence to integrate big data and AI into health care practice
  • Promoting empathy and compassion into health care
  • Strategies for building personal, professional, and/or organizational resilience in and through CME/CE
  • Studies or work that implements practices to raise awareness of and enhance an organization’s, clinician’s, or patient’s relationship with artificial intelligence and big data, the exploration of professional identities in an evolving ecosystem, and incorporating tools from other disciplines into skillsets

Confirmed Plenary Session Speakers

Barbara Barnes Keynote Speaker
Sophie Soklaridis, PhD

Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto

Expanding the CPD Ecosystem through Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Soklaridis is a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).  She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Family & Community Medicine at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, as well as a Scientist at Wilson Centre for Research in Education.  Her research takes a critical sociological approach on the issues of power, identity and relationships. She is the Canadian lead and a core faculty member for the Master of Health Sciences Education in Ethiopia through the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC).  Her scholarly foci include patient/clients as partners in research and mental health education and the influence of power and privilege on academic medicine. She is a widely published and well-funded scientist who has received multiple awards for her research.

Muhammad Mamdani, PharmD, MA, MPH

Vice President of Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Unity Health, Toronto

Applied AI in Health: What the Education Field Needs to Know

Dr. Mamdani is Vice President of Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Unity Health Toronto and Director of the    University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T- CAIREM). Dr. Mamdani’s team bridges advanced analytics including machine learning with clinical and management decision making to improve patient outcomes and hospital efficiency. He has published over 500 studies in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Mamdani obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and completed a fellowship in pharmaco-economics and outcomes research at the Detroit Medical Center. 

President, The New York Academy of Medicine, NY

We Can Do This: Leveraging CPD to Address the Climate and Health Crisis

Ann Kurth, PhD, RN, CNM, MPH, FAAN, FACNM is a leader in higher education and health – with a passion to improve the world in the era of climate change. As President of the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) she is the first epidemiologist leader in its 176-year history of advancing healthier life spans for all. Dr. Kurth previously served as Dean of the Yale School of Nursing, and Professor, epidemiology of microbial diseases at Yale School of Public Health. She co-led Yale University’s sustainability initiative committing to carbon neutrality, contributed to its strategy for workplace diversity and inclusion, and led innovations including co-founding the Yale Institute for Global Health.  An epidemiologist and certified nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth’s research focuses on HIV/reproductive health, and global health system strengthening, in the context of pandemics, climate change and other stresses.

Linda L. Hill, MD, MPH
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health University of California at San Diego, CA

Building Trust for CPD without Borders

Linda Hill, MD, MPH is a Distinguished Professor and Assistant Dean in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at UC San Diego. She is the Executive Director of the Asylum Seeker Medical Screening and Stabilization Program. She is the Immediate Past Director of the UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency, and Senior Staff Physician at San Diego Family Care, an FQHC. She is the Director of the UCSD Center for Human and Urban Mobility and the Training Research and Education for Driving Safety centers. Dr. Hill’s research focuses on displaced populations and transportation safety.

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc
Plenary Title: "Changing the World One CME Activity at a Time"

Dr. McMahon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), which accredits continuing medical education (CME) providers in the United States and internationally, creating a framework that supports, inspires, and motivates educators to achieve their full potential.

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc
President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

“Changing the World One CME Activity at a Time”

Dr. McMahon leads initiatives to accelerate learning, change, and growth, enabling clinicians and interprofessional teams in practice to optimize their performance and continuously improve care for patients, families, and communities. In addition to his role at the ACCME, Dr. McMahon serves as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, teaching medical students and fellows and continues to care for patients with endocrine disorders at Howard Brown Health in Chicago.

Registration is now open!  Go to for updated information!


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