COVID-19

Statement

Given the current environment and to provide maximal convenience for speakers and delegates, we will be moving forward with an asynchronous delivery for virtual CCME 2020. This means that all original plenaries will be recorded and available from May 15 to September 30, 2020. All registered delegates will receive login information via email to gain access to the recorded sessions.

FAQs

Do I need to cancel my registration?

You are not required to cancel your current registration and you will automatically be registered for the virtual CCME. As a registered delegate, you will receive a 75% refund automatically in the coming weeks.

As a registered delegated you will be sent login details later this spring to view the recorded plenary sessions at your convenience. These sessions will continue to be an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as meeting the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Why are you no longer offering a face-to-face conference?

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The Government of British Columbia, on March 12, has directed all event organizers to cancel any gatherings over 250 people. The safety of CCME delegates and Canada’s health workforce is paramount and a high priority for CCME partners.

In early March, the CCME partners have approved moving to a virtual CCME for 2020. Given the current environment and to provide maximal convenience for speakers and delegates, we will be moving forward with an asynchronous delivery for virtual CCME 2020. This means that all original plenaries will be recorded and available from May 15 to September 30, 2020 for all registered delegates.

My abstract was scheduled to be presented at CCME. What happens now?

Only accepted abstracts of posters, workshops, and orals to CCME 2020 have been published in the Canadian Medical Education Journal:  (https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/issue/view/5196). Any documents that were previously uploaded were not published. Abstract submissions for 2021 will open on May 11, 2020. All those who submitted an abstract for 2020 are encouraged to resubmit their work for the 2021 CCME.

Will the virtual Canadian Conference on Medical Education be accredited?

The virtual event, which will include all plenary sessions, will continue to be an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as meeting the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Each physician should proceed to claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.