Working Group Insights from the ACCME 2021 Meeting

One highlight of the ACCME 2021 Meeting this past spring was the introduction of a new longitudinal learning experience—Working Groups. Proposed by meeting participants, the Working Groups were designed to facilitate collaboration to create tools and resources for the CE community. In its pilot year, the ACCME accepted seven proposals that engaged 95 members. 

The Working Groups conducted their work in the weeks leading up to the ACCME 2021 Meeting and presented the fruits of their labors during the closing plenary. The ACCME is now collaborating with each Working Group to help them share the story of their journey and disseminate their final products to the CE community. In the coming months, we'll share more about each of the Working Groups here in the ACCME newsletter, on social media, and in ACCME Academy.  

Watch for these tools and insights from the Working Groups:  

  • Beyond the CME Office: Professional Development of Departments and Unit-Based CME Leaders to Help Advance the Field of CME
  • Virtual Marketing and Outreach: Engaging Learners in your CME Activities
  • COVID-19 Response: ACCME National Survey of Providers of Continuing Professional Development  
  • Elevating the National Conversation on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism: Content Standards and Strategies for Accredited Continuing Education 
  • Keeping CME Simple: Tips to Streamline Planning and Evaluating CME Activities 
  • Applying Standards for Integrity & Independence in Academic CPD: Successful Frontline Management  
  • Mentorship for CE Professionals

Participate in the CME Professional Development Survey 

The purpose of the Working Group, Beyond the CME Office: Professional Development of Departments and Unit-Based CME Leaders to Help Advance the Field of CME, was to examine both the preparedness of CME professionals to plan and deliver effective CME that generates meaningful improvements in healthcare, as well as their engagement in ongoing professional development opportunities to advance the field of CME. The Working Group created a Professional Development survey to gather information about CME professionals' engagement in continuing professional development. 

The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete. Please participate in the survey by Friday, August 20.