ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS
SACME members are eligible to receive various awards and grants. The winners of these awards and grants are listed on this page. For more information, including selection criteria or application procedures, visit the SACME Grants or Committees.
Phil R. Manning Research Award in Continuing Professional Development
This grant is made in the name of Phil R. Manning, MD, Paul Ingalls Hoagland Hastings Professor of Continuing Medical Education and Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Manning was the founding president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, formerly the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education. He was a governor, regent, and vice president of the American College of Physicians and served on several educational committees of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Manning was co-editor of Medicine: Preserving the Passion in the 21st Century and authored many peer-reviewed publications. Read more here.
Distinguished Service in Continuing Medical Education
Given to a SACME member who has made outstanding contributions to continuing medical education over an extended period (fifteen years or more is the suggested guide), or who has developed an outstanding innovation in continuing medical education representing an important advance in CME.
2023: Gabrielle Kane, MB, EdD, FRPCE
2022: Don Moore, PhD
2021: Mary Turco, EdD
2020: Joyce Fried
Dave Davis Research in Continuing Medical Education Award
This award is given to a SACME member who has made outstanding contributions to research in continuing medical education.
2023: Sophie Soklaridis, PhD
2022: David Wiljer, PhD
2021: Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE2020: Suzanne Murray
2019: Vernon Curran, PhD
2018: Ronald Cervero, MA, PhD
Paul Mazmanian Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions Award for Excellence in Research
The Paul Mazmanian Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) Award for Excellence in Research recognizes outstanding original research contributions to the field of continuing professional development (CPD). This award has been named after Dr. Mazmanian for his influential contributions as a CPD scholar, and exceptional leadership as Editor-in-Chief of JCEHP (2000–2010).
2021 Janet Alexanian, Ian Fraser, Orla Smith, & Simon Kitto, “Defining and Redefining Family Involvement in Practice: An Implementation Trial of a Locally Adaptable Patient-Centered Professional Development Tool in Two Ontario Intensive Care Units.”
2020 – Heather Armson, Stefanie Order, Jacqueline Wakefield, & Kevin W. Eva, “Toward Practice-Based Continuing Education Protocols: Using Testing to Help Physicians Update their Knowledge.”
2015 Lisa Cicutto, RN, PhD, ACNP (Cert), CAE; Meg B. Dingae, MHSA, CCMEP; and Esther L. Langmack, MD, FCCP, CCMEP for their article Improving Asthma Care in Rural Primary Care Practices: A Performance Improvement Project.
2008: no recipient named
Fox Award for (Best) Research PresentationThe Fox Award honors the research of Dr. Robert D. Fox, University of Oklahoma, who has contributed greatly to the literature in the field of professional continuing education. Established in 2001, the Fox Award is presented for the best RICME presentation and is judged with respect to its methodology and impact on the profession.
2023 Morag Paton and Sanjeev Sockalingam
2022 Sophie Soklaridis
2021 Sharisse Arnold Rehring
2020 Meron Teferra2015 Curt Olson and Sanjeev Sockalingam
2014 Tanya Horsley and William Rayburn
2013 Betsy Williams and Harold Kessler
2012 Heather MacNeill
2010-2011 no recipients named
2009 Michael Allen
2008 Jocelyn Lockyer
2007 Todd Dorman
2006 Craig Campbell
2005 Joan Sargeant
2004 Tara Kennedy
2003 Michael Fordis
2002 Jacqueline Wakefield
2001 Michael Allen
SACME Award for Best Early Career Researcher
The SACME Award for Best Early Career Researcher is presented to the individual whose RICME presentation at a SACME Meeting is judged the best with respect to its methodology and impact on the profession. Residents and researchers presenting within the first three years in the field are eligible for this award.2023 Kenya Costa-Dookhan
2022 Juliamaria Cormac-Medrano
2021 Morag Paton
2020 Dillon Welindt
SACME AWARD FOR BEST ORAL ABSTRACT
This award is presented for the outstanding Best Practice presentation at the annual meeting and is judged with respect to its contribution and impact on advancing continuing professional development education.
2023: Melissa Kelly for "Multimodal Approach to Equipping Pathologists for a New Era of HER2 Classification in Breast Cancer".
2022: Sanjeev Sockalingam for “Adapting the Deteriorating Patient Simulation Method: Notes on the feasibility and acceptability of a virtual mental health simulation”.
2021: David Wiljer for “Accelerating the Appropriate Adoption of AI in Healthcare through Building New Knowledge, Skills, and Capacities in the Canadian Healthcare Professions”.
2020: Ruth Adewuya for “Assessment and Evaluation Session – Debrief Meetings? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for that Stuff”.
SACME AWARD FOR BEST ORAL ABSTRACT/EARLY CAREER EDUCATOR
New in 2022, this award is presented to the individual whose Best Practice presentation at a SACME meeting is judged the best with respect to its contribution and impact on advancing continuing professional development education. Trainees and professionals presenting within the first three years in the field are eligible for this award.
2022: Inaara Karsan and Tharshini Jeyakumar for “Design and Implementation of a CPD Education Intervention Toolkit for the ACCME”
SACME AWARD FOR BEST POSTER PRESENTATION
This award is presented to the individual whose poster presentation is judged best with respect to its contribution to the profession.
2023: Mary Turco for "The Dartmouth Scholarship Enhancement in Academic Medicine (SEAM Awards: Igniting Health Professionals' Engagement and Professional Development through Investment in Academic "Dreams".
2022: Alison Freeland for “Efficacy and Success of Transition to Online eLearning of an Integrated Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Training Program” and James Macaskill for “Assessing Outcomes of Saskatchewan’s Practice Enhancement Program”.
2021: Shaheen Darani for “Award -Training Corrections Officers to Better Meet the Mental Health Needs of Inmates”.
2020: Melissa A. Kelly and Joseph Kim for “Integrating Systems-level Quality Improvements into a Longitudinal Immuno-oncology (I-O) Educational Strategy”.
2023: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Jennifer Reino and Edeline Mitton
2022: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Karen Vu-Nguyen and Nathaniel Williams
2021: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Tym Peters and Asha Maharaj
2016: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Deborah Samuel and Ginny Jacobs
2016: Unsung Hero Award presented to Tym Peters and Greg Vannette
2015: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Mila Kostic
2015: Unsung Hero Award presented to Joyce Fried and Pam McFadden
2014: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Edeline Mitton and Moss Blachman
2012: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Lois Colburn