Behind the Scenes at ACCME 2020; Register Now: Advancing Social Justice with Accredited CE Webinar; New Podcast Episode: Medical Marijuana






Go Behind the Scenes at the ACCME 2020 Online Meeting: Webinar and Resources BTS

Join our Education and Outreach team for an overview of ACCME's approach to quickly transitioning from an in-person annual meeting to a fully online experience that engaged over 2,000 continuing education professionals. This package of materials includes a video interview, corresponding planning documents and templates that were created to produce the meeting.

More Resources from the ACCME 2020 Online Meeting 

We've posted several sessions from the ACCME 2020 online meeting on our website. We'll share additional sessions to be shared in the coming weeks.

  • Teachable Moments: Learning Together at a Critical Time includes a panel discussion on the current environment of healthcare education featuring Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME; Humayun (Hank) Chaudhry, DO, MACP, CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards, and Michael Dowling, President and CEO, Northwell Health.
  • Learning Collaborations Addressing Community Needs features a discussion on areas of shared education needs for the healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Educational Opportunities

Advancing Social Justice with Accredited Continuing Education Webinar–July 13  Social Justice

To kick off our #MeetingChallengesTogether webinar series, we are pleased to offer a conversation with Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME; Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association; and David Ansell, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center to discuss how we, as educators, can be part of the solution to addressing healthcare inequities. Given the current crises, including COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd, we have an obligation to face these challenges founded in structural, deeply entrenched racism, and work together to navigate a path from empathy to understanding to action.  

Registration is free of charge, available here. Be sure to register soon as space is limited. Aug 6

ACCME Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition–August 6 

The workshop is an essential professional development opportunity for both novice and experienced accredited continuing education (CE) professionals seeking insights about using accredited CE as a strategic tool for healthcare improvement.

Registration will open soon. Look out for an email blast from us with the details. 

ACCME Newcomers’ Introduction to Accredited Continuing Education Curriculum–August 7 Newcomers

The Newcomers’ Introduction to Accredited Continuing Education curriculum consists of three, newly formatted, one-hour multimedia modules on the concepts, principles, and processes used by accredited CE programs. Open to all, this curriculum will give you a foundational for managing accredited CE at your organization.  

Registration will open soon. Look out for an email blast from us with the details. 

CME for MOC Updates

Archived Webinar CME for MOC: Using PARS to Your AdvantageCME

ACCME staff and participants explored how the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) is integrated with the CME for MOC collaboration—including the registration of activities and reporting of learners—as well as strategies to streamline those processes. Learn more here.  

If you have questions about registering your activities for Maintenance of Certification/Continuing Certification, please reach out to us at


Join this webinar to learn about the steps for planning a CME activity that also counts for MOC, and explore how ACCME and MOC requirements are aligned. 

Registration is free of charge, available here

Awards and Recognition

Congratulations Dr. Tulgan! DT

We are pleased to congratulate our colleague, Henry Tulgan, MD, FACP, for receiving the 2020 Award for Distinguished Service from the Massachusetts Medical Society. The honor, one of the most prestigious given by the Society to one of its members, is awarded each year to a member of the Society who has made significant contributions to the goals of the organization through demonstrated leadership, member requirement, and committee work. We thank Dr. Tulgan for his decades-long commitment to advancing high-quality CME and healthcare improvement.  

If you would like to share news about awards or recogntions your colleagues have received,  please reach out to us at

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Addressing Hot Topics in Accredited CE: Medical Marijuana CWG

Now streaming on all podcast apps!

Pre-recorded on January 30. In episode 8, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME, explores how educators can encourage discussion of controversial topics such as medical marijuana in accredited activities, while following ACCME requirements for clinical content validation.

For Your Reference 

"A Society of General Internal Medicine Position Statement on the Internists’ Role in Social Determinants of Health": This statement, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, calls on the healthcare community, including physicians, educators, researchers, public health advocates, and leaders, to address the social determinants of health. The statement includes a recommendation for educators: “Medical and continuing education curricula should teach how structures—the large-scale organization of social, economic, and political power—impact health, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and care delivery, rather than learner test scores.”  

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