Working Group Insights from the ACCME 2021 Meeting

One highlight of the ACCME 2021 Meeting this past spring was the introduction of a new longitudinal learning experience—Working Groups. Proposed by meeting participants, the Working Groups were designed to facilitate collaboration to create tools and resources for the CE community. In its pilot year, the ACCME accepted seven proposals that engaged 95 members. 

The Working Groups conducted their work in the weeks leading up to the ACCME 2021 Meeting and presented the fruits of their labors during the closing plenary. The ACCME is now collaborating with each Working Group to help them share the story of their journey and disseminate their final products to the CE community. In the coming months, we'll share more about each of the Working Groups here in the ACCME newsletter, on social media, and in ACCME Academy.  

Watch for these tools and insights from the Working Groups:  

  • Beyond the CME Office: Professional Development of Departments and Unit-Based CME Leaders to Help Advance the Field of CME
  • Virtual Marketing and Outreach: Engaging Learners in your CME Activities
  • COVID-19 Response: ACCME National Survey of Providers of Continuing Professional Development  
  • Elevating the National Conversation on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism: Content Standards and Strategies for Accredited Continuing Education 
  • Keeping CME Simple: Tips to Streamline Planning and Evaluating CME Activities 
  • Applying Standards for Integrity & Independence in Academic CPD: Successful Frontline Management  
  • Mentorship for CE Professionals

The ACCME 2021 Working Group, COVID-19 Response: ACCME National Survey of Providers of Continuing Professional Development, is requesting your participation in a brief survey on the experience of continuing professional development providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access the survey and instructions; it should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. The survey will be available through Friday, October 22

We would like to acknowledge the hardworking members of this Working Group: Michael Fordis, MD; Jessica Johnson, BA, CMP; Jason King, PhD;  Jenny McKay, BA; Cynthia Pineda, MD; Jack Kues, PhD; Anne Perch, MBA. 

If you have any questions about the survey, you can reach out to Dr. Michael Fordis at