From the Editors | Spring 2021

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Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this issue is to share with our collective readership, a snap-shot of the rich content and thought-provoking discussions which occurred throughout the 2021 Annual Meeting.  The 2021 Planning Committee under the leadership of Asha Maharaj, rose to the extraordinary challenges of designing a virtual meeting curriculum with distinction.  As Betsy Williams noted in the President’s opening remarks, “the program was designed intentionally to present best practices, discuss data, and define the curriculum as an educational quality improvement intervention opportunity”.  The Committee’s thoughtful and detailed planning process achieved many SACME “firsts” in terms of educational milestones, a few of which are highlighted here: 

  • it was the first experience in offering a virtual event and as such, it allowed for new and effective innovations in the presentation of member abstracts, posters and exhibits in an asynchronous, pre-recorded format; 
  • all meeting sessions were recorded and are available for future use as enduring materials;
  • post-meeting, all registrants have been provided “on-demand” and unrestricted access to all recorded presentations and educational materials which will “live” on the official meeting site for the next 12 months;
  • it was the first “longitudinal” annual meeting curriculum spanning weeks, not days, starting with a selection of 2 and 3 hour, intensive workshops; and most important,
  • it offered a curriculum which promoted extensive interactive learner discussions, as well as online networking via discussion boards and attendee email threads, all from the convenience of one’s office or home. 

As a service to our members and others who were not able to participate in the Annual Meeting this year, the CE News editorial team has developed this dedicated annual meeting proceedings issue.  In this issue, we provide brief summaries and key lessons learned for the pre-conference workshops, keynote presentation, plenary panel discussions, and member-authored abstract presentations in CME/CPD Best Practices and Best Research categories.  We hope you find it useful as a reference guide to the extensive annual meeting curriculum and enjoy reading the captivating commentaries of our guest speakers, as well as the inspiring and creative initiatives conceived by the brightest minds in CME/CPD practice today—by you, our members who made this issue possible. 

Wishing you the very best,

Robert and Martin


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Letter From the Chief Co-Editors

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Letter from the Chief Editor

Dear Readers,

As you may have noticed, you didn’t receive a CE News Spring issue. Instead, you received our 2023 Annual Proceedings Report, filled with plenary session summaries, oral abstracts and poster presentations. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend the 2023 meeting in Nashville either virtually or live, than we hope you will take a moment to review this report. Presently, the report is available to members and the public to download. In other news, I am delighted to announce two additions to our editorial team. Ginny Jacobs, PhD, a past SACME president and well-known in the CME/CPD community, has agreed to serve as Co-Chief Editor. We are so fortunate to have Ginny join the team and we look forward to her contributions both…

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From the Editor – Fall 2022

Welcome back from the long, hot summer. We apologize for the delay in publishing this Fall issue and will be back to our normal, quarterly schedule this Winter.

Here are some highlights from this issue. We begin the issue with our International CME/CPD Update with a summary report of a unique workshop presented by Helena Filipe and Mila Kostic during the annual AMEE international conference this past September in Lyon. The workshop focused on the value of weaving professional networking, potentially enhanced by technology, and creating structured conversations at the workplace as pathways to develop professional development opportunities and creating value to the organization.

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