What Is CCME?
The Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) is the premier medical education conference in Canada. It hosts the largest annual gathering of medical educators in the country. We also welcome our international colleagues and other partners including students, other health educators, health education researchers, administrators, licensing and credentialing organizations and governments, to come and share their experiences in medical education across the learning continuum (from undergraduate to postgraduate to continuing professional development).
Each year a different Canadian faculty hosts the conference (in 2018 it is Dalhousie University) in partnership with five of Canada's leading health organizations - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME), The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Medical Council of Canada (MCC), and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). The AFMC is conference secretariat and provides administrative support for the conference.
The purpose of the CCME is to highlight, and allow participants to benefit from, developments in medical education and to promote academic medicine by establishing an annual forum for medical educators and their many partners to meet and exchange ideas. The 2018 CCME will take place at The Halifax Convention Centre. It will include a highly selective program of workshops, posters, oral presentations and plenary sessions with its theme being Competency Based Medical Education: Navigating the Winds of Change. The 2018 conference workshop and oral presentation abstracts will be published as an on-line supplement to the Medical Education Journal. The conference also offers great opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to participate and directly interact with delegates from medical faculties as well as national and international health organizations.