Our 2019 annual meeting was a terrific success with a record-breaking attendance of 625 continuing education leaders & stakeholders from 448 healthcare-focused organizations in 48 states and 7 countries.

With an overall theme of “Spring Forward,” the ACCME 2019 Meeting offered 72 breakout session options, daily plenary sessions, a Public Health Fair, Health Professions Open House, Homeroom Groups, and our first ever Research Exchange session. Also new this year was the incorporation of 14 Patient Partners throughout the meeting as well as facilitating the sharing of attendees’ “CME Stories” via the meeting app as a result of a call for stories. Additionally, the meeting offered both a Starting Point pre-meeting session for those new to CME as well as a separate post-conference meeting on adolescent health and CME offered in collaboration with the Region 5 Office of Health & Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health.

We hope you will join us for the ACCME 2020 Meeting on May 4-7 at the Hilton Chicago!

Pre-conference | Starting Point

Monday, April 29, 2019

2019 ACCME Accreditor Summit and ACCME Starting Point: An Introduction to Accreditation

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“I loved the first day, Starting Point for beginners! Very educational.”

“SMS session was helpful with learning how to better survey under the new criteria.”

“I've only been with my CME department for 3 months however, being here has opened my eyes to our potential.”

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Day 1 | Leading Learning

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Leading Learning Keynote

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“Keynote presenters were outstanding. Variety of specific focus for each day.”

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Leading Learning Breakout Sessions

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“I loved the breakout sessions and I love how helpful all of the ACCME staff was. They were so kind and helpful, guiding us to our rooms and answering our questions.”

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Public Health Fair

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“[The best part was the] inspiration by peers and by leaders in the field in an intimate setting. Because there are only just over 500 attendees, it created an opportunity to truly engage with peers, speakers, and leaders. ACCME has evolved to true focus on education vs. accreditation administration.”

Reflective Homerooms

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“Homeroom debrief was a great way to understand more from the sessions I attended as well as learn the pearls from other sessions.”

“Homeroom leaders did a good job encouraging us to comment on the sessions we went to. Those comments gave me different perspectives and I loved that!”

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Inspire and Teach Peer-Led Sessions

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“I really like the networking with other organizations to hear about their methods of CME and how they look at problem solving of common and unique problems.”

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Welcome Reception

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“Networking with my CME colleagues was so valuable!”

“The networking opportunities were great.”

Day 2 | Cultivating Excellence

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cultivating Excellence Keynote

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"The keynote speakers were very inspirational.”

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Cultivating Excellence Breakout Sessions

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“There was a lot of discussion and interaction in the sessions and less focus on didactic. It was nice to see education provided in the way ACCME expects us to educate.”

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Health Professions Open House

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“This conference really got me thinking and jazzed up about some new things I want to plan and do with my CME program.”

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Reflective Homerooms

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“Homeroom was great! To be able to share insights and perspectives about the sessions attended was very helpful!”

“I loved the homeroom sessions. They were awesome to help fill people in on what they missed.”

Inspire and Teach Peer-Led Sessions

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“The design of content delivery from keynotes to breakout and homerooms. Both the content and methods for learner engagement were outstanding.”

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Research Exchange and Reception

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“I really enjoyed the stories and the posters because it gave me some examples and actionable items that I could take back to my organization and try.”

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Day 3 | Community Change

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Community Change Keynote

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“The keynotes were helpful and powerful.”

“The keynote presentations were awesome!”

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Community Change Breakout Groups

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“Great SCRUM sessions!”

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Public Health Summit

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“[The best part was] how interactive the sessions were. It took me out of my comfort zone, but I had a chance to connect with new people and learn what they are doing in their organizations.”

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Conference Wrap-Up

“I really loved the app! Awesome tool right at our fingertips and it will be great to be able to refer back to it after the conference.”

 “The best part is always making new friends and leaving with many aha moments.”

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Post-conference Session – Successes from the Field: Collaborating to Enhance Care and Services for Adolescent Health

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