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CME Connection Newsletters

The Continuous Professional Development Accreditation (CPDA) Section creates monthly newsletters related to CME and CPD information and updates. Past CME Connection Newsletters are linked below. If you would like to be added to the distribution list to receive the monthly newsletter, please email

  • November 2021: CPDA Section Staffing Changes, ACCME Toolkit
  • September 2021: Preparing for 2021 Virtual Clinical Congress, Co-Author Disclosures, Reminder about New ACCME Standards Being Implemented in 2022
  • August 2021: Approved Credits Now Displaying on CME Process Platform, Redesign of CPD Resources Page, focus on ACCME New Standard 5
  • July 2021: Update to the CME Application - New MOC Section: ABS/ACCME, Updated CME Process Checklist, focus on ACCME New Standard 4
  • June 2021: New CME credit offering for issues of the ACS Bulletin Brief, focus on ACCME New Standard 3
  • May 2021: CME Application deadline waived for 2021, highlights from the ACCME 2021 Annual Meeting, focus on ACCME New Standard 2
  • April 2021: Results of CPDA communications survey and resulting new resources, launch of CME Soundbites resource, ACCME Resource to assist with clinical content validity requirement
  • March 2021: ACCME annual report deadline, recording of CME Compliance and Innovation Committee meeting now available, new pre-approval step for Joint Providership partners
  • February 2021: Recap of CME Compliance and Innovation Committee Meetings, New JPP Fee Structure for Course Series, New Payment Process for JPP Activities, Virtual Commercial Promotion Tip Sheet
  • January 2021: Updates due to ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Virtualizing Your CME Activity Resource
  • December 2020: ACS receives Accreditation with Commendation, CPDA to host regular Q&As, updates to Standards for Commercial Support
  • September 2020: Disclosure Information Resources, preparing for 2020 Virtual Clinical Congress
  • August 2020: CME Platform training videos highlight, ACS examples of successful pivoting to virtual meetings, CME content to meet state requirements
  • July 2020: Point-of-Care CME learning format launch announcement, Regulatory Mandated Content and personalized consulting with CPDA/MyCME, New Resources Announcement (CME FAQ, Training Video for CME Activity Form)
  • 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