CME as a Bridge to Quality Accreditation Workshop

April 14, 2016, 8:30 AM to April 15, 2016, 12:30 PM

Westin River North
320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

Registration for the April 14-15, 2016 Workshop is now open. For more information or to register, please click here.

ACCME offers of the CME as a Bridge to Quality™ Accreditation Workshop twice each year to support the professional development of CME providers and system stakeholders. These workshops are designed to help CME professionals of all skill levels develop strategies to ensure their organizational compliance with ACCME Criteria and Policies. 

In 2016, our workshops will feature a variety of interactive sessions to help get you engaged and invested in the content and to meet your individual learning needs. The agenda will include large group discussions to explore vignettes, cases, and examples throughout the workshop as well as small group breakouts to discuss the application of the ACCME Criteria in practice.

NEW CME That Counts for ABIM MOC Session: Starting with the April 2016 Workshop, we will include a two hour session about how to make your CME activities count for American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points. During this session, ACCME and ABIM staff will discuss the integration of MOC and accredited CME, explore strategies for advancing CME in support of MOC, explain how to register CME activities for ABIM’s MOC program in PARS, and answer your questions about the ABIM’s Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program requirements.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with:

  • an interactive platform to engage with their CME colleagues as well as ACCME staff around topics that impact the CME environment;
  • strategies for guiding their organizations into compliance with ACCME Criteria and Policies;
  • resources that will help them with their own professional development and the training of their colleagues and faculty;
  • the skills to contribute to the national CME system as an informed professional; and
  • the tools to help CME become a strategic asset in their organization.

Who should attend a workshop?

CME professionals and their stakeholders—at all levels of skill and experience—will find the Bridge to Quality Workshop an invaluable opportunity for professional development. We welcome the participation of both nationally-accredited and state-accredited organizations.

The workshop is also a great way to learn more about seeking accreditation; but first, see if you are eligible to be considered by visiting our information for first time applicants.

Pre-Workshop Opportunities

A Newcomers' Introduction to Accredited CME pre-conference will be offered on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT.

A Self-Study for ACCME Accreditation session will also be offered—by invitation only—on April 13th from 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT for providers who are expecting their next decision in July 2017, November 2017, or March 2018.

We will also offer this workshop in August 2016; for information and dates, click here.

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Melody Latham at