We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the ACCME 2023 Meeting through our Call for Proposals. We are soliciting three types of proposal submissions - sessions, research projects, and working groups. You can find more details about each of these three options below.
You are welcome to submit multiple proposals for any single submission type or across multiple submission types.
Download our Call for Proposals Information Sheet for submission details.
Informational Webinar - Recording
We hosted a free informational webinar about the ACCME 2023 Call for Proposals on September 20. If you were not able to join us for that webinar, you can access the recording by clicking on the button below.
During the webinar, we addressed:
Available options in the ACCME 2023 Meeting Call for Proposals
Opportunities to lead and collaborate at the ACCME 2023 Meeting
OPTION 1 – Inspire & Teach! and Intensive Sessions
Share your expertise as an educational leader. Submit your proposal for either an Inspire & Teach! or Intensive Session to help improve the skills and performance of your colleagues.
Inspire & Teach! Sessions
There will also be traditional 60-minute spots available for Inspire & Teach! Sessionson each day of the ACCME 2023 Meeting. This type of session is ideal for sharing new strategies and methodologies that you have learned or implemented with your colleagues.
NEW for 2023! Intensive Sessions
A limited number of spots for two-hour Intensive Sessionswill be available on Tuesday, May 16, the first day of the ACCME 2023 Meeting. These sessions will provide additional time for a deeper dive into content and elevated interactivity with participants.
Selection of Intensive Sessions are more competitive since there is a smaller number of available slots. In your submission, you will include a rationale for how the extended time period will have a critical impact on your intended learning outcomes.
**Submitters will designate whether the proposal is an Inspire & Teach! Session or an Intensive Session during the submission process. Submitters will also tag proposals with Learning Pathway descriptors, included at the bottom of this page.**
Meeting Registration Requirements for Session Faculty
All faculty for accepted proposals must register for the meeting.
Faculty for accepted sessions will receive a $250 discount on registration for up to 4 faculty members per session. NOTE: Discounts can only be applied to session faculty and only one registration discount is applicable per person.
What is the difference between an Inspire & Teach! versus an Intensive Session?
In response to your feedback, we have created Intensive Sessions for ACCME 2023 as an opportunity to allow you to propose longer-format (two-hour vs. one-hour) sessions and that may include a greater number of learners, if desired. In your submissions, you will be asked to provide a rationale for how you will elevate engagement and outcomes for learners through an Intensive Session. Only a small number of Intensive Sessions will be provided on Tuesday, May 16, so this is a more competitive submission.
OPTION 2 – CE Effectiveness & Best Practices: Engaging in CE Research
Share your scholarship: What educational approaches advance learner change and healthcare improvement? Submit your research project to foster collaboration with colleagues as we pursue critical questions about improving CE together.
"Supporting research designed to advance accredited continuing education" continues to be a priority for the ACCME in our Strategic Goals for 2022-2026. Based on feedback and insights from those participating as researchers during previous annual meetings, we have incorporated some new opportunities for research teams attending the ACCME 2023 Meeting, including a focused feedback session, the opportunity for an oral presentation, and a research prize.
Research teams from accepted submissions will:
be expected to create a research poster,
record a 2-3 minute “lightning talk” summarizing the project that will be shared on the ACCME’s meeting website prior to the meeting,
have the opportunity to give an oral presentation during the meeting,
compete for a research prize,
and have their registered team member(s) participate in special opportunities for professional development, networking, and feedback at the meeting on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17.
**As part of the submission process, you will be prompted to tag your proposal with a Learning Pathway descriptor, included at the bottom of this page.**
Meeting Registration Requirements for Research Project Teams
At least one researcher from accepted research project proposals must register for the meeting in order to represent their team.
Researchers from accepted submissions registering for the meeting will receive a $250 discount on registration for up to 4 researchers per submission. NOTE: Discounts can only be applied to listed research team and only one registration discount is applicable per person.
Can I submit only completed (e.g., published) research projects to the ACCME 2023 Meeting?
We welcome submissions of your research and scholarship work at all stages of development, from early conceptual plans in search of collaboration and feedback to mature projects ready for (or post-) publication/dissemination.
Can I submit research projects that have been presented at other meetings?
Yes. You are welcome to submit research projects that have been shared at other meetings. You will be prompted to share this information in your submission. Keep in mind that the ACCME 2023 Meeting is an opportunity for you to share new perspectives/updates about your CE research.
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OPTION 3 – Better Together: Working Groups
Interested in leading a collaborative group to address important issues for our accredited CE community? Leverage the convening power of the ACCME Meeting by proposing a Working Group to address a critical topic for accredited CE.
We have made changes to the 2023 Working Group structure based on your feedback. We're improving the Working Groups to capitalize on the opportunity for face-to-face collaboration in Chicago. The ACCME 2023 Meeting will provide Working Group leaders with unprecedented opportunities for engaging all meeting attendees and a longer timeline for developing your Working Group products. Accepted Working Groups will begin their work at the ACCME 2023 Meeting and collaborate in creation of a product/outcome that will be completed in late 2023 through early 2024.
Working Group proposals must be submitted by a leadership team from two or more accredited CE providers. The submission process allows for up to four individuals to be listed in your Working Group proposal. We welcome participation from ACCME, state-accredited, and jointly accredited organizations.
Leadership teams for accepted Working Group proposals will:
host focus group sessions at the ACCME 2023 Meeting on May 16 and 17 to share their group’s project goal with meeting attendees, get feedback, and recruit group members,
participate in a webinar in June 2023 (date and time TBD) to share their Working Group projects with the broader CE community for the purpose of recruiting additional group members (the ACCME will host a sign-up period for group members),
and facilitate up to six virtual working meetings from July through September to collaborate in the production of a resource for the CE community.
In support of the Working Group leadership team, ACCME will:
promote Working Groups and help recruit group members,
provide technical and logistical hosting for Working Group meetings and group communication/collaboration,
provide editorial/policy support for Working Group,
and provide support with design, production, and dissemination of Working Group products.
Working Group leaders or representatives will then have an opportunity to share their journey and final products in a featured session at the ACCME 2024 Meeting.
**As part of the submission process, you will be prompted to tag your proposal with Learning Pathway descriptors, included below.**
Meeting Registration Requirements for Working Group Leaders
All members of the Working Group leadership team must register for the meeting in order to represent their team.
Leadership team members for accepted Working Groups will receive a $250 discount on registration for up to 4 researchers per submission. NOTE: Discounts can only be applied to listed research team and only one registration discount is applicable per person.
For the ACCME 2023 Meeting, help us support the educational needs of our community by highlighting key themes, or PATHWAYS, that help attendees maximize the value of the meeting. To support attendees' professional and organizational goals for attending ACCME 2023, submitters will "tag" submissions to help attendees craft a learning experience that helps them make the most of their 3 days in Chicago.
In the Call for Proposals, submitters will be asked to indicate what experience level(s) represent the most appropriate target audience for the session as well as which Learning Pathway topic the content is most closely aligned with.
New to CE – attendees just beginning their career in CE (e.g., one year or less) who have minimal expertise with accreditation requirements, processes, and educational design (i.e., andragogy)
Intermediate – some experience in CE, including expertise applying ACCME accreditation requirements and educational design (i.e., andragogy) to CE planning and delivery
Advanced – significant experience and expertise in leading accredited CE programs, curriculum development, and educational design
Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Commendation – sessions that will help attendees develop strategies for using accredited CE in support of strategic mission priorities for their organizations
Learning Science and Assessment – sessions that will provide insights to enhance the educational methods used to facilitate change for learners – including andragogy, educational technology, innovative methods, and applications for measuring the impact of your educational activities on learners, systems, and communities
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) – sessions that will help bring educational leadership to forming, fostering, managing, and supporting team-based education within your organization
Learner Data, MOC, PARS, and CME Passport – sessions that will help CE professionals advance the use of ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) and strategic collaborations (e.g., MOC, Licensure, MIPS) to add value for their accredited program and learners
CE Research and Innovation – sessions that will give CE professionals guidance, skills, and collaborative opportunities to improve the effectiveness of CE through research and scholarship
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) – sessions that address strategies to infuse the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility into the planning and delivery of CE
CE Program Management – sessions that examine CE program staffing, processes, documentation, simplification, and program improvement