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SACME History

A Brief History of SACME

1976
SACME established on April 2 as the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education (SMCDCME)

1981
First issue of Möbius published (Lucy Ann Geiselman, Editor)
Research Committee formed (Harold Paul, Chair)

1982
First survey of Society members (Richard L. Moore)
First call for research papers (Nancy Bennett)

1984
Support of the Research and Development Resource Base in CME by the Society (Dave Davis)
RICME I, Research in Continuing Medical Education (David Gullion, Lucy Ann Geiselman, Chairs)
Training of Society interviewers for "The Change Study"

1985
Change Study interviews total 200

1986-1988
Search for a Society logo

1986
RICME II (Dave Davis, Chair)

1987
First issue of INTERCOM published in January (Harold Paul, Dene Murray, Editors)
Joint plenary session CME/SMCDCME: highlights of the Change Study

1988
RICME III (John Parboosingh, Jocelyn Lockyer, Chairs)
First Congress on CME (Phil R. Manning, Chair)
First honorary member of the Society (Cyril Houle)
Title change from Mobius to JCEHP
With v. 8 (1) Möbius becomes The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 
Development of first membership brochure (Harold Paul, Dene Murray, and others)

1989
Change study published (Robert Fox, Paul Mazmanian, R.Wayne Putnam, Editors)
Changing and Learning in the Lives of Physicians
Strategic plan for the Society (George Smith)
Membership in the Council of Academic Societies (James Leist, Dale Dauphinee)

1990
First meeting of the "Armadillo Society" (Past Presidents)
This group [of Past Presidents] first convened in San Antonio on the morning following an evening's socializing at a nearby ranch where armadillos and armadillo racing entertained guests. One of the Past-Presidents suggested the group be called the "Armadillo Society," out of regard for the relative sluggishness and unimportance of its members. The aptness of that name found immediate approval and the group has enjoyed continued existence. Although having no formal status, no authority, and no documented evidence of effectiveness, the anecdotal self-testimony to its diffuse benefit continues to cheer the aging members. -- from Caplan 1996, p. 9
RICME IV (Nancy Bennett, Chair)

1991
Tri-Group leadership formalized (ACME, AHME, SMCDCME)
Foundation for research established (James Leist)
First Distinguished Service Award (Malcolm Watts)

1992
JCEHP reorganized (James Leist)
Third Congress on CME (George Smith, Chair)
SMCDCME incorporated (George Smith and Robert Kristofco)
New JCEHP editor appointed (William Felch)
Society home established at AAMC (Brownell Anderson)
Position paper presented: The Role of Continuing Medical Education in Academic Health Centers (William Easterling)

1993
Distinguished Service Award (Phil Manning)
Research Award (Dave Davis)
CME Glossary (Joe D'Angelo)
First Society brochure competition (Susan Duncan)
New member orientation established at Spring Meeting (Deborah Holmes)

1994
Distinguished Service Award (Julian S. Reinschmidt)
Research Award (Robert Fox)
Research Endowment Council established (Brian O'Toole)
Task force white paper, The connection between continuing medical education and health care reform (George Smith, Gloria Allington)

1995
Request from AAMC for statement on CME
Reorganization of AAMC's Group on Educational Affairs (GEA), continuing education one of four sections
Pew-Glaxo Working Group on the Future of Academic CME Research Award established (Jocelyn Lockyer, Recipient)
Distinguished Service Award (Martin Shickman)
Report of Society working group on ACCME essentials and standards, Future directions for medical college continuing medical education (Arnie Bigbee, Chair)
Request from ACCME for SACME accreditation surveyors

1996
Four Society task forces and focus groups address the task force report
Society invited to participate in restructuring of the ACCME

1997
SMCDCME listserv established by Bob Bollinger

1998
July 20, SMCDCME re-named the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME)

1999
SACME Web site created by Bob Bollinger

2016
SACME Establishes "SACME Annual Meeting"


SACME PAST PRESIDENTS

2015
Mary Turco, EdD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

2014
Ginny Jacobs, M.Ed., MLS, CHCP, University of Minnesota Medical School

2013
Deborah Samuel, MBA, American Academy of Pediatrics

2012
Pam McFadden, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Gordon West, PhD, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

2011
Gabrielle Kane, MB,EdD, FRCPC, University of Washington School of Medicine

2010
Todd Dorman, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2009
Lois Colburn, University of Nebraska Medical Center

2008
Melinda Steele, MEd; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

2007
Jocelyn Lockyer, PhD; University of Calgary

2006
Michael Fordis, MD; Baylor College of Medicine

2005
Martyn O. Hotvedt, PhD   

2004
Craig M. Campbell, MD; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada/
Le Collège royale des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada   

2003
Nancy Davis, PhD; American Academy of Family Physicians

2002
John R. Kues, PhD; University of Cincinnati  

2001
Barbara E. Barnes, MD; University of Pittsburgh  

2000
Paul J. Lambiase; University of Rochester  

1999
John T. Parboosingh, MD; University of Ottawa  

1998
Meryl H. Haber, MD; Rush Presbyterian, St. Lukes Medical Center 

1997
David Davis, MD; University of Toronto  

1996
William E. Easterling, Jr., MD; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  

1995
Gloria Allington, MSEd; University of Miami  

1994
George Smith, MD; University of Alabama  

1993
R. Van Harrison, PhD; University of Michigan  

1992
Martin P. Kantrowitz, MD; University of New Mexico  

1991
Jack L. Mason, PhD; University of Maryland  

1990
James C. Leist, EdD; Bowman Gray School of Medicine  

1989
Robert J. Cullen, PhD; Case Western Reserve University  

1988
D. Dale Dauphinee, MD; McGill University  

1987
Dennis K. Wentz, MD; Vanderbilt University

1986
Harold A. Paul, MD; Rush Medical College 

1985
Julian S. Reinschmidt, MD; Oregon Health Sciences University 

1984
Oscar A. Thorup, MD; University of Virginia 

1983
Gerald H. Escovitz, MD; Medical College of Pennsylvania 

1982
George J. Race, MD; University of Texas, Dallas 

1981
Richard M. Caplan, MD; University of Iowa 

1980
Malcolm Watts, MD; University of California, San Francisco 

1979
Gail Bank, PhD; Wayne State University 

1978
Robert C. Combs, MD; University of California, Irvine 

1977
Phil R. Manning, MD; University of Southern California 

1976
Phil R. Manning, MD; University of Southern California 



EARLY HISTORY

Read about Past Presidents in these articles:

Caplan RM. History of the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education (SMCDCME): The First Twelve Years, 1976-1988JCEHP 1996; 16(1):14-24. 
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Manning PR. A Look at the past as we anticipate and shape the future; Society celebrates 25th anniversaryINTERCOM 2001; 14(2):6-7.
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