As you read this, the dreaded summer of 2023 is over and the cool breezes of fall have replaced the heat. By now, you have settled into the new academic year and busy implementing your 2024 calendar of accredited activities. Are you eager to introduce more innovation into your scheduled programs and in search of new and more creative ways to address topics and present engaging and effective learning formats? Well, SACME can help!
We invite you to join us for upcoming activities: The Society recently announced four new and exciting faculty development webinars which begin October 26th and continue into April. Additionally, the SACME 2024 Annual Meeting is packed with inspirational plenary sessions and competency-based workshops this March 11-13th in San Diego. As a hi-flex meeting format, you can attend either in-person or virtually. SACME offers a valuable learning community and we hope you will tap into the opportunity to engage with colleagues and enhance your strategic thinking and build capacity within your organization related to faculty development and educational planning.
Here are a couple of highlights in this issue of CE News:
- We welcome a new column editor, Holly Harris, MA from Collaborative Learning College, Toronto. Her column entitled Lived and Learned: Centering Diverse Perspectives in Health Systems premiers in this issue. The aim of the column is to emphasize the importance of integrating diverse perspectives to generate CPD/CE strategies through lived expertise (related to health system encounters) as well as learned expertise (from profession/academia).
- In Publications and Scholarship, Dr.’s Campbell and Szot serve-up a set of journal articles on controversial and challenging topics of the day that help you to understand and react appropriately with institution-wide programs.
- Finally, some important pearls of practice are offered in both the Tips & Innovations column by Raynor Denitzio, and QI and the CPD Matrix column by Natalie Sanfratello. You will want to read and reflect on both these very useful articles.
We hope you enjoy and gain from the insights these columns offer. As always, your editors invite you to share your expertise by submitting original articles, opinions, case studies, and/or other types of scholarly work in medical education or faculty development for publication in CE News. Please contact either one of us for more information on how to pursue a submission.
Robert & Ginny
Robert Dantuono, MHA
Ginny Jacobs, PhD
P.S. Why am I seeing Impressionist paintings in this issue?
You may notice that in this issue we are featuring famous paintings by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists of their day. These are all part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This feature is intended to remind us that CPD is as much an art, as it is a science. In the past three years, CPD has been overwhelmed by new technology and the science of delivering services and programs in new formats. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform our traditional healthcare educational models. While powerful technology is certainly good, we cannot forget the art of interpreting how best to incorporate science into the learning process. Our learners don’t always require a machine with an algorithm to learn all they should. Sometimes, it just takes a well-educated and experienced teacher. We hope you enjoy this artistic augmentation of CE News!