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Become a member of a society of distinguished CPD/CE leaders working in academic institutions, nationally and internationally…..

The Society for Academic CME (SACME) is committed to being the leading academic society that advances the field of continuing education and professional development in the health professions in the best interests of clinicians, patients, and communities. Join us to connect with a passionate network of professional members. We are delighted to broaden our membership categories, and welcome passionate students and early career professionals into the SACME community for mentorship and training.  

Why SACME Membership is Important - Hear from our Members


— David Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, FSACME, University of Colorado School of Medicine

"SACME is an organization like no other. It is small enough to form meaningful connections and build communities of practice, but large enough to give international collaborative opportunities with experience and passionate colleagues."

Heather MacNeil, MD, BSc(PT), MScCH (HPTE), FRCPC

University of Toronto

"SACME's focus is providing networking and professional development opportunities that address all areas of CME/CPD. There is a place for everyone to learn, grow, and contribute – no matter what phase of your CME/CPD career."

— Adrienne C. Ross, MEd
University of South Carolina School of Medicine


  • SACME Annual Meeting - Attend the premier CPD/CE professional development conference at reduced member registration rates for 3 days of specialized education and networking.   
  • JCEHP Subscription -  Enjoy a free subscription to the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.
  • SACME’s Listserv - Engage in ongoing dialogues via the SACME member listserv. Gain immediate access to a full membership of CPD/CE leaders and experts willing to share their expertise and experiences on everyday CPD/CE practice issues, accreditation, operating challenges, essential policies, and procedures.    
  • SACME Mentorship Program -  A one-year program which matches SACME members, as mentees, with experienced SACME mentors. The mentorship is intended to provide career guidance, networking connections, and access to experience and knowledge in the field of CPD/CE. The program is part of SACME’s commitment to its members to provide a supportive community and to develop scholars and leaders in CPD/CE.
  • Pulse Points -  Keep a beat on new career opportunities, regional coffee chats, and more.
  • Member Regional Groups - SACME members are organized into 5 geographic regions nationally.  Each region has a designated leader who will organize regular virtual ‘coffee chats’ so members may engage in open discussions with other members in their region.  

Publications and Educational Programs

  • INTERCOM -  A general member newsletter which provides updates of major sister organizations (AAMC, ABIM, ACCME), discusses committee activities, new program initiatives, a President’s letter, and other special feature articles. Published 3 times per year.
  • CE News - A digital quarterly newsletter which provides articles that serve to improve CPD/CE practice and knowledge of CPD/CE trends, challenges and opportunities. Standing columns provide updates in research and practice, tips and innovations, e-learning and technology in CPD, reviews recent scholarly publications, and featured articles. Also, CE News publishes a special report on the SACME Annual Meeting Proceedings. Past issues of CE News are archived as a resource for member review.
  • Virtual Journal Club - A free, interactive webinar series offering nationally renowned speakers speaking on cutting-edge topics of to the CPD/CE professional. These are archived for member reference.
  • The Harrison Survey - Released every two years, this report is designed to help Deans and Directors of CPD/CE units offer CPD/CE more efficiently and effectively and includes data collected from CPD/CE units at medical schools throughout North America.​
  • Premium access to MedEd WorldA global medical education community

Dues Categories

Voting Member: $495.00

SACME offers exceptional opportunities for professionals in medical education research and continuing medical education to access continuing professional development resources. This includes access to SACME’s active Listserv of peer discussions on CE/CPD topics.  

Student Member: $50.00

If you’re currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a recognized and accredited educational institution, the student member is the right membership category for you. Student members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and other initiatives.

Trainee Membership: $50.00

Select this category only if you're an advanced degree student, resident or fellow. The Trainee category is a great option and members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and participate in other initiatives.

Early Career Member: $245.00

If you’re in the first 3 years of employment in the CME/CE/CPD field, we invite you to join SACME for a 50% discount. Members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and initiatives. Only select this option if you are  0-3 years into your career. 

How to Join SACME
Complete the new-member application to get started! 

Applications are reviewed monthly with a decision being reached by the third Wednesday of each month for all applications received by the first day of that month. Submissions received after the first day of the month will be reviewed the following month. Take me to the new-member application

If you have any questions about SACME Membership, please email info@sacme.org for assistance.


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Member Regions
Your local SACME

SACME’s five regions connect local peers and advocate on behalf of regional members. Virtual Coffee Chats are happening every month to engage with the community wherever you are. Find out more.

Code of Conduct
Committed to upholding equity, diversity, and inclusion

All SACME members, irrespective of membership type, role, or jurisdiction in which they live or work, and SACME participants, including but not limited to volunteers, speakers, exhibitors, partners, attendees, and staff, of SACME activities and meetings are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the SACME Code of Conduct .

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