The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect on what was accomplished in the last 12 months. After a major revamp of CE News back in 2020, we continued our mission to curate relevant and timely information in 2021. We are fortunate to collaborate with dedicated individuals who share the same goal: to provide our readers with thought-provoking articles to inspire and enhance the work of SACME members. Below is a short summary of the work published by our precious contributors in 2021. All these articles can be found in the archive section of CE News on the SACME website.
Standing column editors
- William Rayburn (Publications & Scholarship)
- This column aims to provide a list of insightful publications on topics of interest to teaching faculty and professionals in CME/CPD.
- Helena Prior Felipe (International CME/CPD)
- CPD in Australia and New Zealand: An Evolution is Underway
- CPD in Mexico: The journey of Technologico de Monterrey, School of Medicine and Health Sciences to improve faculty scholarship and performance
- Vjeko Hlede (E-Learning & Technology)
- Blended Learning Compared to Traditional Learning in Medical Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Technology-Enhanced CPD After 1.5 Years of the COVID-19 Crisis: Where are We Now?
- We published the most comprehensive issue of CE News with the publication of the proceedings of the 2021 annual meeting
- Jann T. Balmer, Stepping In 4 Respect: Building a Culture of Respect and Inclusion
- Daphne Horn, Terri Rodak, and Sarah Bonato, The benefits of librarians participating in Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO™) programs
- Mohammad Salhia Starting with Me, Myself and I – Reflecting on My Own Privilege
- Heather Clemons and Joenathan Rodriguez Determining Fair Market Value for CME
- Helen Mawdsley and Eleftherios K. Soleas Using a Common QI Method in a Health Professions Education Context
- Mila Kostic Back to the Future of the Virtual Journal Club
In this Winter issue, 2022, we offer two special reports and thought-provoking column articles, as well as a list of useful scholarly publications selected by Bill Rayburn, MD on an array of fascinating research topics with potential practical applications. An interview with Gary Smith, PhD on ‘blended learning’ and his case study make up a two-part E-Learning and Technology column that you will not want to miss.
All this would not be possible without the efforts of our contributing authors and our production manager, Maggie Schultz. In 2022, we plan provide you with proceedings of the 2022 annual meeting and to enrich the content of CE News with multimedia content. We will pursue our mission with the goal to establish CE News as the leading CME/CPD newsletter.
We wish you all the best for the new year,
Martin and Robert
CE News Mission Statement
The mission of CE News is to curate relevant and timely information that will inspire and enhance the work of SACME members and the broader CPD community by nurturing an open forum to share, highlight, and discuss emergent and best practices in teaching, learning, and education scholarship.
These strategies will be used to accomplish the mission:
• Monitor and report on trends in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of CPD activities via special interest features, standing column articles, podcasts and other formats.
• Feature scholarly publications in health professions education practice and research.
• Highlight key innovations and landscape changes in CPD.
• Report on successful models for effective interprofessional CPD activities.
• Announce upcoming funding opportunities in CPD.
• Publish an Annual Meeting Proceedings Report as requested by the SACME leadership.
• Nurture a network of content editors and contributing authors.
• Utilize digital learning technology to optimize the readers’ experience as well as to access and search an historical archive.