Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education Intervention Guideline Series: Guideline 3, Educational Meetings

Thomas J. Van Hoof, Rachel E. Grant, Joanna Sajdlowska, Mary Bell, Craig Campbell, Lois Colburn, Todd Dorman, Michael Fischer, Tanya Horsley, Constance LeBlanc, Jocelyn Lockyer, Donald E. Moore, Robert Morrow, Curtis A. Olson, Ivan Silver, David C. Thomas, Mary Turco, Simon Kitto

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The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education commissioned a study to clarify and, if possible, to standardize the terminology for a set of important educational interventions. In the form of a guideline, this article describes one such intervention, educational meetings, which is a common intervention in health professions’ education. An educational meeting is an opportunity for clinicians to assemble to discuss and apply important information relevant to patient care. Based on a review of recent evidence and a facilitated discussion with US and Canadian experts, we describe proper educational meeting terminology and other important information about the intervention. We encourage leaders and researchers to consider and to build on this guideline as they plan, implement, evaluate, and report educational meeting efforts. Clear and consistent use of terminology is imperative, along with complete and accurate descriptions of interventions, to improve the use and study of educational meetings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S60-S64
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015


  • Conferences
  • Continuing education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Educational meetings
  • Innovative educational interventions
  • Interprofessional education
  • Knowledge translation
  • Quality improvement


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