Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) records; 1976-2010; IC 081



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME)
Title: Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) records
Abstract: The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) records contains histrical information, publications, correspondence, reports, annual meeting materials, and newsletters that document the history and work of SACME. The mission of SACME is to promote the research, scholarship, evaluation and development of continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD) that helps to enhance the performance of physicians and other healthcare professionals practicing in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere for purposes of improving individual and population health. This collection of institutional papers contains information about the history of the Society. The collection is 18 cubic feet and consists of 21 boxes. The materials are in good condition.
Identification: IC 081
Quantity: 18 cubic feet (21 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collection and Research Center
1133 John Freeman Blvd. , Houston, Texas 77030

Historical Note

The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) was established April 2, 1976 as the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education (SMCDCME). On July 20, 1998, SMCDCME was re-named to its current title. Note: This Chronology was taken from the SACME website, History page www.sacme.org.

1976 Society established on April 2.

1981 First issue of Mobius published (Lucy Ann Geiselman, editor); Research Committee formed (Harold Paul, chair).

1984 Support of the Research and Development Resource Base in CME (Continuing Medical Education) by the Society (Dave Davis); RICME (Research in Continuing Medical Education) I (David Gullion, Lucy Ann Geiselman, chairs); Training of Society interviewers for "the change study."

1985 Change study interviews total 200.

1986-1988 Search for 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 (The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions) with v. 8 (1); 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); RICME IV (Nancy Bennett, chair).

1991 Tri-Group leadership formalized by Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME), Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) and 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); Society listserv established (Robert Bollinger); 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 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (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.


Scope and Contents

Papers in Series I: print-outs of information from the SACME website (www.sacme.org); information from members about the Society's history; copies of incorporation papers, bylaws, non-profit determination; tax information; miscellaneous brochures and blank letterhead; artifacts; copies of INTERCOM; and information about the origin of the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Papers in Series II: correspondence; meeting materials including minutes, committee reports; membership information; and reports or surveys.

Series III contains publications produced by SACME from 1983-2010 as well as some books donated by Dr. Dennis Wentz.

The collection is 18 cubic feet and consists of 21 boxes and one oversize docuement. The materials are in good condition.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME)
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME)
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME)
Council of Academic Societies (CAS)
Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)
Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education (SMCDCME)
Tri-Group
Subjects
Medicine--Study and teaching (Continuing education)
INTERCOM
Journal of Continuing Education for Health Professions (JCEHP)
Mobius
Research in Continuing Medical Education (RICME)
Document Types
Paper
Pubications
Newsletters
Correspondence

Related Material

See the SACME website http://www.sacme.org/


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Institutional Papers of Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education, Institution Collection No. 81, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Acquisition Information

The material was donated by several officers of the Society from their personal files. The material was received by the McGovern Historical Center in 2007.

Processing Information

The material was received in various arrangments depending on the donors particular filing system. Identification of which donor donated which material was often unclear. Material dealing with meetings was integrated with duplicates and drafts often removed. Paper clips and rubber bands were removed; fax and color copies were photocopied on archival paper. Material was refolded in acid-free, buffered folders. Because of the various filing systems and because of the unequal amount of material for specific years and events, it was decided to arrange the bulk of the material in chronological order.

In 2017, historical background materials were added to the end of Series I. Acquisition information, dated 2007, was placed in the IC 081 control folder. More publications and books were added to the colleciton as Series III. Oversize framed object was de-framed and placed in the Oversize Section.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Historical Resources and Publications

Box Folder
1 1 SACME website, Home page; SACME website, History page; SACME website, Presidents page (all web pages were accessed December 10, 2007 www.sacme.org); History of the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education (SMCDCME): The First Twelve Years, 1976-1988, Richard M. Caplan, MD, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, vol. 16, 14-24; Letter to Michael Fordis from Bob (Robert Cullen, PhD?), February 23, 2007.
2 Historian Report with Awards List, not dated; Bylaws from website, February 8, 2000.
3 Historical before 1991.
4 Correspondence and draft of First Dozen Years, 1976-1988, by Richard M.Caplan, MD, November 11, 1993.
5 1982-1984: History Committee SMCDCME.
6 2000-2002: Articles of Incorporation; Bylaws; IRS determination letter.
7 1998: Name Change.
8 1990-1998: Tax returns.
9 1978-1988: Tax returns.
10 Tax-exempt status, 1981, 1983.
11 Miscellaneous brochures; blank letterhead.
12 History of SMCDCME
13 Vision Report. Albert Finestone and Phil Manning, 1998
Plaque: Past President; Plaque and gavel: Phil R. Manning, MD.
Box
OV 234 Poster: copy of signatures of Charter Members.
Box
GAF-0244 Bundle of photos mounted on foam core.
Box Folder
2 1 INTERCOM: Vol. 1, No. 2,3,4 1987; Vol. 2, No. 1,2,3,4 1988; Vol. 3, No. 2,3 1989; Vol. 4 No. 1,2,3,4 1990.
2 INTERCOM: Vol. 5, No. 1,2,3,4 1991; Vol. 6, No. 1,4 1992; Vol. 7, No. 1,2,3,4 1993; Vol. 8 No. 1,2,3,4 1994.
3 INTERCOM: Vol. 9, No. 2,3 1995; Vol. 10, No. 1,2,3,4 1996; Vol. 11, No. 1,2,3 1997; Vol. 12 No. 1 1998; Vol. 13, No. 3 1999.
4 INTERCOM: Vol. 13, No. 1 2000; Vol. 14, No. 1,2,3 2001; Vol. 15, No. 1,2,3 2002; Vol. 16 No. 1,2,3 2003.
5 INTERCOM: Vol. 17, No. 1,2,3 2004; Vol. 18, No. 1 2005.
6 1990-1992 Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) correspondence.
6 2000-2004 Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) correspondence.
7 1993-1994 Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) correspondence.
8 2000-2004 Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) correspondence.



Series II: General Correspondence, Meeting Material, Resources

Box Folder
3 1 1983-84: Annual Survey by Research Committee
2 Survey for 1983-84 and 1984-85 Descriptive Results; Survey for 1986-87 Descriptive Results; Survey for 1988-89 Descriptive Results.
3 1985: Spring Meeting (May 8-11, 1985) 1 of 2.
4 1985: Spring Meeting (May 8-11, 1985) 2 of 2.
5 1988, 1989, 1990: Financial statements.
6 1989: Spring Meeting (April 21-25, 1989).
7 1989: General Correspondence.
8 1989: The Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education.
9 1989: Report of the Strategic Planning Committee (October, 1989).
10 1990: General Business Meeting, April 21, 1990 and October 21, 1990; correspondence.
11 1990: Congress on CME, April 18-22, 1990, SACME co-sponsor.
12 1990: Conference on Industry-CME Provider Collaboration in CME, August 8-9, 1990. 1 of 2.
13 1990: Conference on Industry-CME Provider Collaboration in CME, August 8-9, 1990. 2 of 2.
Box Folder
4 1 1990-1991: Committees - Executive (October 4, 1990 - May 7, 1991.)
2 1990-1991: Committees - Bylaws.
3 1990-1991: Committees - Finance, Awards.
4 1990-1991: Committees - Past Presidents.
5 1990-1991: Committees - Education, Membership.
6 1990-1991: Committees - Publicity.
7 1990-1991: Committees - Cooperation with Industry.
8 1990-1991, 1992-1993, 1994-1995: Descriptive Results Survey.
9 1991: General Business Meeting - April 28, 1991 and November 10, 1991; correspondence.
10 1991: Committees - Executive (Topics: Incorporation of Society; Executive Secretariate Transition, CME Group Agenda; Flexner Type Study.)
11 1991: Committees - Executive (Topics: Publicity within AAMC; Business Proposal from Industry.)
12 1991, 1992: Financial audits.
Box Folder
5 1 1992: Executive Committee Meeting - April 8, 9, 10, 1992; General Business Meeting Minutes - April 9, 11, 1992 and November 6, 1992; Board of Directors Minutes - April 12, 1992 and November 8, 1992; correspondence.
2 1992: Committees - Nominating.
3 1992: Committees - Executive.
4 1992: Third Congress on CME, April 18-12, 1992, SACME co-sponsor.
5 1992-1993: Membership Handbook. 1 of 2.
6 1992-1993: Membership Handbook. 2 of 2.
7 1992-1994: Professionalism Project. 1 of 2.
8 1992-1994: Professionalism Project. 2 of 2.
9 1993: Minutes - Board of Directors, April 28, 1993; General Business, May 1, 1993 and November 7, 1993; correspondence.
10 1993: Committees - Flexner Report.
Box Folder
6 1 1994: Minutes - Board of Directors , October 28, 1994; General Business, April 16, 1994; correspondence.
2 1994: Policies, Procedures and Information Handbook.
3 1994: Financial statements.
4 1994-1995: National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration, February 21, 1995; Miscellaneous directory correspondence, 1994-1995.
5 1995: Agenda - Board of Directors, October 27, 1995; correspondence.
6 1995: Minutes - Board of Directors, April 6-9, 1995 and October 27, 1995; Board of Directors Retreat, October 26-27, 1995; General Business Meeting, April 8, 1995 and October 29, 2005.
7 1995: Report - Future Directions for Medical College Continuing Education and the Society.
8 1995-1996: Membership Directory (2 copies.)
9 1996: Minutes - General Business, April 13, 1996 and November 18, 1996; Board of Directors, April 10, 1996 and November 7, 1996; correspondence.
10 1996: Agenda - Board of Directors, April 10, 1996 and November 8, 1996.
Box Folder
7 1 1996: Conference - Quality, Measurement, Outcomes: Changin Physician Behavior, April 13-14, 1996.
2 1996: Request for Proposal - American College of Cardiology.
3 1997: Agendas - Spring, April 2, 1997 and Fall, November 1-3, 1997.
4 1997: Spring Meeting - April 3-6, 1997.
5 1997: Minutes - General Business Meeting, April 5, 1997 and November 2, 1997; Board of Directors, April 2, 1997 and October 31, 1997.
6 1997: Membership Directory; Not dated Membership Directory.
7 1997-1999: Minutes - Board of Directors, includes conference calls.
8 1997-2002: Correspondence - Endowment Council. 1 of 3.
9 1997-2002: Correspondence - Endowment Council. 2 of 3.
10 1997-2002: Correspondence - Endowment Council. 3 of 3.
Box Folder
8 1 1998: Spring Meeting - April 23-26, 1998; correspondence.
2 1998: Fall Meeting - October 31-November 2, 1998 correspondence.
3 1998: Correspondence - Board of Directors.
4 1998: Auditied and reviewed Financial Statements, June, 1998.
5 1999: Agendas - Business Meeting, October 24, 1999; Board of Directors, October 23, 1999.
6 1999: Report - Thoughts and Comments Concerning Accreditation for CME Providers: A White Paper.
7 1999: Correspondence - Board of Directors.
8 2000: Congress 2000: A Continuing Medical Education Summit ... April 12-16, 2000.
9 2000: Congress 2000 - Board of Directors, Business Meeting, Reports, Minutes, Agendas, April 12-16, 2000.
10 2000: Fall Research Workshop, October, 2000.
Box Folder
9 1 2000: Minutes - Board of Directors.
2 2000: Correspondence - Board of Directors.
3 2000: Correspondence - General.
4 2000: Report of the Task Force on Accreditation and Credit (May 14, 2000); Draft - ACCME Policy ...; SACME Survey for 2000.
5 2001: Spring Meeting Schedule, April 3-7, 2001.
6 2001: Minutes - Board of Directors.
7 2001: Grants - Lilly Fund (Women's Health.)
8 2001: Correspondence - General.
9 2001-2003: Research Committees.
10 2001-2003: Program Committees.
11 2002: Spring Meeting Schedule, April 10-14, 2002. 1 of 2.
12 2002: Spring Meeting Schedule, April 10-14, 2002. 2 of 2.
Box Folder
10 1 2002: Research Endowment Council, April 11, 2002.
2 2002: Fall Meeting - Notes and Handouts, November 9, 2002.
3 2002: Leadership Retreet, July 19-21, 2002.
4 2002: Correspondence - General.
5 2002-2004: Minutes - Board of Directors.
6 2003: Spring Meeting - April 3-5, 2003.
7 2003: Fall Meeting - November 7-12, 2003.
8 2003: Council on Medical Education (AMA)- General Session Agenda, September 6, 2003.
9 2003: Leadership Retreat - June 22-26, 2003.
10 2003: Program Committee.
11 2003: Membership and Communications Committeees.
12 2003: Correspondence - General.
Box Folder
11 1 2003: Board of Directors. 1 of 2.
2 2003: Board of Directors. 2 of 2.
3 2003: Summer Research Institute, June 21-25, 2003.
4 2003: Task Force on Accreditation and Credit.
5 2003: Digital Photos of members.
6 2003: Saxton Group Project.
7 2003-2004: Website.
8 2003-2006: Endowment Council.
9 2004: Restructuring and Formalization of Research Endowment Council.
10 2004: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
11 2004: Endowment Council.
Box Folder
12 1 2004: Business Meeting, May 17, 2004; Board of Directors Meeting, May 15, 2004.
2 2004: Congress, May 16-19, 2004.
3 2004: Fall Meeting, November 5-8, 2004.
4 2004: Research Committee.
5 2004: Correspondence - Board of Directors.
6 2004: Tri-Group.
7 2004: Grant - Use of Personal Digital Assistants, Proposal.
8 2004: Grant - Linda Gunsburger - Novartis/Bristol-Meyers Squib.
9 2005: Spring Meeting - April 14-17, 2005.
Box Folder
13 1 2005: Board of Directors Meeting, April 13, 2005.
2 2005: Minutes - Board of Directors.
3 2005: Tri Group Meetings - January 28, 2005 and April 13, 2005.
4 2005: Correspondence, January - September, 2005.
5 2006: Minutes - Board of Directors.
6 2006: Outline of SACME Questionnaire.
Box Folder
14 1 1994 Miscellaneous/Duplicates.
2 1995 Miscellaneous/Duplicates.
3 1995-1998 Miscellaneous/Duplicates. 1 of 2.
4 1995-1998 Miscellaneous/Duplicates. 2 of 2.
5 1996 Miscellaneous/Duplicates 1996.
6 1997 Miscellaneous/Duplicates.
7 1992 Miscellaneous Report 1992: Cause of death.
7 Miscellaneous/Duplicates: Medical Education Conferences other than SACME sponsored or co-sponsored.



Series III: More Publications and Books

Box
15 Mobious, 1983-1987
JCEHP, 1988-1999
Box
16 JCEHP, 1991-1994
Box
17 JCEHP, 1996-2007
Box
18 JCEHP, 2008-2010
Box
19-21 Wentz Books