Building an Ecosystem for CPD Innovation: Community Members Honored at 2024 SACME Annual Meeting

The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Annual Meeting is a forum for clinicians, academics, and CPD professionals to share developments in continuing professional development practice and research, interprofessional and team-based education, and innovations in program design.

This year’s event convened March 10 – 13 in San Diego, California under the theme “Exploring the Expanding and Evolving CPD Ecosystem” to focus on future directions in the field of health professions continuing education. 

Sophie Soklaridis (Senior Scientist and Interim Director of Education, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) delivered the Barbara Barnes Keynote and shared practices guiding CPD education towards equity and inclusion. Conference sessions explored, among many topics, the role of CPD in responding to the climate crisis and CPD in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). 

Several members of the University of Toronto community received coveted awards for their research: 

Fox Award for (Best) Research Presentation
Expanding Our Evaluations of Bias: A Pilot Study of Four Canadian University CPD Providers in Collaboration with Clare Cook and Tanya MacLeod 
Morag Paton (CPD, co-winner)

SACME Award for Best Early Career Researcher
Supervisor Experiences Using an R2C2 Model of Feedback that Encourages Reflection on Power and Intersectionality
Shaheen Darani (Department of Psychiatry)

SACME Award for Best Oral Abstract
Co-producing Health Education Research: Working Equitably in a Hierarchical System
Holly Harris (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

SACME Award for Best Oral Abstract/ Early Career Educator
Promoting Compassion in Healthcare Ethics Consultation Education: A Framework to Approach Structural Stigma in Mental Health and Substance Use Health
Zahra Hasan (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

Delve into the SACME Annual Meeting Proceedings Report for a recap of all presentations. Learn more about SACME’s member recognition and award opportunities.