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SACME 2023 Multichannel Annual Meeting: Inspiring and Igniting the CPD Imagination

The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) invites you to join us for our 2023 Multichannel Annual Meeting, which will be hosted March 14th through the 17th in Nashville, Tennessee, and online!

The theme for this year’s conference is “Inspiring and Igniting the CPD Imagination."

Inspiring and igniting the CPD imagination is about new collaborations that enhance the value of CME/CPD for our organizations and our learners to improve patient care. Learn from colleagues who’ve unlocked the CPD imagination with innovative strategies in interprofessional and team-based education, promoting well-being in our personal and professional lives, and enhancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in programming.

Ignite your own imagination with examples of working in the evolving CPD teaching and learning environment, the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching, using data-driven CPD, and incorporating quality improvement and patient safety in our work.

    This Annual Meeting will feature:

    • Keynote speakers and panels
    • Hands-on workshops
    • Small-group work
    • Short research and best practices presentations and posters
    • Networking opportunities
    • Social engagement in-person and virtually

    Longitudinal programming will occur in the weeks leading up to the three days of concentrated events in March and in the months following the Annual Meeting. Schedule of events subject to change. 

    Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring opportunities? Click here to learn more about Sponsoring and Exhibitor Sales Form.

    You must select your attendance type either Virtual or In-Person registration. You must be logged in to your SACME account in order to receive member pricing. 

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    Barbara Barnes Keynote Speaker

    David W. Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, FSACME

    • Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, Anschutz School of Medicine
    • Chief Learning Officer and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of the American Board of Family Medicine
    • Medical Education and Quality Improvement Consultant and Coach
    • Associate of Wentz/Miller Global Services

    If You Do What You've Always Done, You'll Always Get What You've Always Got: Toward More Purposeful, Intentional and Collaborative Alignment of CPD in Health Care Enterprises.


     David W. Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, FSACME is a professor of family medicine at the University of Colorado   Anschutz School of Medicine and Chief Learning Officer/Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of the   American     Board of Family Medicine. He also is a Medical Education and Quality Improvement consultant and   coach and an   associate of Wentz/Miller Global Services. He has held leadership roles in health professions   education, quality   improvement, clinical guideline development, health services research, board certification,   and organized medicine;   has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has made over 200 presentations to   statewide, national, and   international audiences.

    Preliminary Conference Schedule

    All times in US Central Time (CT)

    Please note, the schedule is not final and subject to change.

    SACME 2023 Meeting Venue: Vanderbilt University Student Life Center

    This year's sessions and programming will take place beginning March 15 at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center, featuring over 18,000 square feet of event space. The Center is located near 25th Avenue South and Vanderbilt Place, behind the Schulman Center and to the west of Branscomb Quadrangle. Located in the middle of Vanderbilt's campus, The Center is a short 10-minute trip to Nashville's bustling Broadway Street where you can enjoy some of the city's culture, food, and music.

    For more information on the venue, please click here.

    Vanderbilt University Student Life Center

    310 25th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37240

    Booking Your Stay at the Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt University

    Programming will take place beginning March 15 at the Vanderbilt University Student Center, however we have secured a block of rooms at the nearby Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt University (short 5 minute walk). The SACME room block offers discounted guest rooms at $249/night plus taxes until February 10 or until the room block is full, which ever comes first.

    Book your stay here: https://book.passkey.com/go/SocietyforAcademicMeeting

    Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt University

    2555 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37203, (615) 321-130

    Room rate $249.00 a night + $15.25% state and local taxes 

    Statement Regarding the 2023 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee 

    The Society for Academic CME (SACME) 2023 annual meeting will be our first live, in-person meeting in nearly three years. Our annual meeting has offered participants the opportunity to interact and learn with colleagues and experts in CME/CPD. It provides for networking and social engagement, all in aid of sharing the breadth of member and faculty knowledge and experience in the field of continuing professional development. The SACME leadership team is focused on ensuring this meeting encapsulates the warmth, accessibility, and educational excellence of our past meetings. 

    Because of its central location, SACME leadership made the decision early in 2022 to host the meeting with the help of our colleagues at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Many socio-political events have occurred since that time, including the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health. These events have contributed to some either questioning whether they feel comfortable attending and/or wondering whether their academic institution will allow them to visit states where laws restricting access to health care are in effect. 

    The City of Nashville has found itself in the center of a state issue that their leadership and elected officials do not support. The city council passed a bill restricting the use of city funds to investigate cases and will develop rules to prohibit housing discrimination based on reproductive health decisions. Mayor John Cooper announced an initiative to extend health coverage for Nashville’s more than 15,000 city employees to include reimbursement for obtaining medical procedures unavailable in Tennessee. In addition, a handful of resolutions were passed in the last year recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, National Transgender Day of Remembrance, opposing the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, and appropriating funds for grants to Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi. The city is fighting for health equity for all its residents. 

    Whether to attend a conference in a state where reproductive rights, or rights to any health care for specific groups, are not protected is a personal choice. Boycotting of a location or region rarely results in an outcome that changes laws or amplifies the voice of opposition. Such actions may cause inadvertent harm or unintended consequences, such as loss of income and jobs. Often, the individuals impacted are part of the vulnerable communities who will already be disproportionately affected by the lack of access to health care. 

    SACME encourages its members and other colleagues to add their voice to support Nashville’s fight for health equity and hopes that individuals are willing and able to attend our premier educational event in 2023.

    Registration Warning

    Registration for courses managed by SACME can only be completed through SACME's official registration portal. Attendee registrations made through any other sites cannot be honored. SACME is not able to refund fees paid through unaffiliated registration sites, such as eMedEvents.comMedConfWorld.comEventEgg.com, and 10times.com.

    Please report any unauthorized websites or solicitations for registrations to info@sacme.org.

    Past Annual Meetings

    21 Feb 2022: 2022 SACME Annual Meeting

    24 Feb 2021: 2021 SACME Virtual Meeting

    18 Feb 2020: 2020 SACME Annual Meeting

    26 Feb 2019: 2019 SACME Annual Meeting

    25 Apr 2018: 2018 SACME Annual Meeting

    16 May 2017: 2017 SACME Annual Meeting

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