i3 Health staff attended the 9th annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (MAACME) last week in Harrisburg, PA. This year's conference featured interactive sessions facilitated by experienced CME thought leaders. Topics included updates from the ACCME, grant funding, best practices for needs assessments, evolving technology in education, and much more!
This small-scale conference leaves a big impact for those in attendance. MAACME is a great place for us to reconnect with our CME colleagues and form new connections with people in our industry. These relationships help support us through the year as we navigate challenges and explore avenues for partnership. We particularly enjoyed this year's conference because of the high level of audience engagement during each of the sessions. The various speakers did a great job incorporating small group discussions, gamification of key learning concepts, and case-based learning. Through these interactive sessions, we were able to dive deep into the content with our colleagues and learn from our collective experiences.
Here are 4 key takeaways from this year's conference:
An overarching theme of these sessions, and the most important takeaway, is that our success as an industry is dependent on collaboration among CME providers. Such collaboration is unique in CME because by helping each other succeed in providing high-quality education to health care professionals, the result is better health care for all. A special thanks to the MAACME organizers for their efforts in making this year's conference a success!
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2019). About Learning Health Systems. Available at: https://www.ahrq.gov
Berry FC, Howell LB & Zarzycki R (2019). CME 101: The Nitty-Gritty of Accredited Continuing Medical Education and Adult Education. Presented at: MAACME 2019 Annual Conference.
Mason P & Biles K (2019). Grant Funding 101. Presented at: MAACME 2019 Annual Conference.
Singer S (2019). Updates From the ACCME. Presented at: MAACME 2019 Annual Conference.
Vakil R (2019). What Is a Gap? Presented at: MAACME 2019 Annual Conference.