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The 2019 Awards are now CLOSED but check back as CACME will start accepting nomination submissions for the 2020 Awards in early 2020! 

The annual CACME Best Practice in CME Awards are your opportunity to nominate a person or team, for a best practice in CME. Please take the time to recognize a person, team or yourself for contributions to the field of continuing medical education. Individuals may nominate their own projects/processes. 
These awards with their eligibility and judgment criteria are as follows: 

  • Outstanding CME Activity
    • The activity must be completed by a member of CACME (if the activity was completed by a collaborative team, at least one collaborator must be from a CACME member organization).
    • The activity must be in compliance with the ACCME guidelines.
    • The activity must have been completed within the last 14 months.
    • Judgment Criteria:
      • Innovative Quality: The activity’s representation of new approaches to effective CME.
      • Creativity: The activity’s use of creative tactics, delivery and learning styles.
      • Significance: The significance/relevance of the activity to the CME profession.
      • Impact: The impact of the activity’s outcomes to the CME profession.

  • Outstanding CME Collaboration Activity 
    This award is given to the healthcare team which demonstrated excellence in collaboration and cooperation in the development of their CME activity such as jointly sponsored, co-provided by, in-collaboration with, state health department, government agency, and other vested CME stakeholders who have engineered bridge building as outlined in ACCME's Accreditation with Commendation criteria.
    • The activity must be completed by a member of CACME (if the activity was completed by a collaborative team, at least one collaborator must be from a CACME member organization).
    • The activity must be in compliance with the ACCME guidelines.
    • The activity must have been completed within the last 14 months.
    • Judgment Criteria:
      • Innovative Quality: The activity’s representation of stakeholder cooperation and collaboration.
      • Creativity: The activity’s use of creative tactics, delivery and learning styles.
      • Significance: The significance/relevance of the CME stakeholder collaboration highlighting cooperation within the CME profession.
  • Outstanding CME Research
    This award is given for the best example of research which contributes to the body of knowledge necessary to design and executive effective CME activities. 
    • The research must be completed by a member of CACME (if the research was completed by a collaborative team, at least one collaborator must be from a CACME member organization).
    • If the research is done in tandem with a CME activity, the activity must be in compliance with the ACCME guidelines.
    • Research must have been completed within the last 14 months.
    • Judgment Criteria:
      • Significance: How well the research advances the general knowledge of the CME community in any one or more of (although not necessarily limited to) the following areas: Needs assessment; gap analysis and learning objectives; educational design and adult learning principles; or learning assessment and outcomes measurement.
      • Creativity: The research’s originality, creativity of method, technology, or application.
      • Impact: The impact of potential impact of the research (how the profession was impacted or the future impact).
Click here to nominate an activity for one of the above-mentioned awards. 

CACME also honors an individual for their achievement in CME with the Ted Lewis Award for Lifetime Achievement in CME
 
This award was introduced in August of 2009, to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to health care providers’ practice by improving their confidence, skills and effectiveness through CME. These contributions, whether in research, leadership, or mentorship, should have had a lasting impact on the continuing medical education profession and have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to improving the quality of health care practice.

The award will be presented to an individual who portrays the dedication and leadership attributes of the late Ted Lewis. Click  to nominate someone for this award. 

 

Award winners will be recognized at the CACME Annual Leadership Conference.