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The Continuous Professional Development Accreditation (CPDA) Section regularly updates CME-relevant resources, in order to best assist with the development, planning, and implementation of your educational activities.

The CME Connection

Issues of the CME Connection newsletter are linked below, with major topic areas highlighted. Follow the link for more information.

  • June 2020: Update on ACCME Reaccreditation Process, New Point-of-Care CME Offering, New Resources Announcement (Multiple-Choice Item Writing Guidelines and Practice Gap Guidelines)
  • May 2020: Link to webinar titled "Transitioning to a Virtual Annual Meeting: Successes and Lessons Learned" from ACS Florida Chapter, upcoming resources in development, flexible deadlines related to applying for CME Credit, where to locate documents related to CME process
  • March 2020: Creative educational formats for online learning, utilizing technology tools for online formats, virtualizing live meetings

Step 1: CME Activity Form

ACS CME Process Platform: Step 1: CME Activity Form

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education developed a web-based platform for the CME process to support ACS and PartnerCME Joint Providership Program educational activities. The CME Platform was created to contain each step of the CME process, while providing a streamlined and organized way to navigate through all requirements. The ACS provides accreditation for various educational formats and activity types. This video provides instructions related to the first step, the CME Activity Form.