Frequently asked Questions



Unfortunately, because of the number of submissions we get every year, we cannot offer any extensions for any submissions

You can submit to present in several categories – the Education Research Symposium, pre-conference workshops, oral presentations, poster presentations or workshops. Abstract submissions for 2018 are now closed. The CCME 2019 Abstract Submissions will open in summer 2018.

Online registration for exhibit booths and personnel begins December, 2017.

You can register online, or you can register onsite at CCME

All workshops, oral presentations and poster presentations are included in your registration fee, as well as all major sessions. All workshops, oral presentations and poster presentations are first come, first served, and do not require you to sign up in advance.

Absolutely! There is a one-day conference fee.

A poster presentation, or facilitated poster session, is when the authors of the posters  present their findings. They are in groups, divided by theme, of up to 12 presenters. These group sessions last for 90 minutes, and are facilitated by a volunteer . Each presentations lasts for 5 minutes, with 2-3 minutes for questions after. Once a presentation is finished, you move on to the next poster in that grouping.

An oral presentation is a group of up to 6 individual presenters that have been grouped together based on theme and or topic. Each presenter has 10 minutes to present, and 5 minutes for questions.

A workshop is a 90 minute presentation by 1 group of people on 1 topic.

Take advantage of the early bird registration rate (online by 11:59pm EST February 28, 2018)

Your fee includes all Workshops, oral presentations, poster presentations, major sessions, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and any open meetings. If you are going to be eating breakfast, lunch, or snacks provided by the conference, please indicate this on your registration form.

The full conference schedule will be released online in early 2018.

Business casual attire, with layers (it may be chilly or warm inside one of the presentations), and comfortable shoes.

The theme for CCME 2018 is Competency Based Medical Education: Navigating the Winds of Change, while workshops, oral presentations and poster presentations fall under the general themes.

CCME 2018 pre-conference events will begin on Friday, April 27, 2018, with actual conference events beginning on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Saturday April 28, 2018 17:30 to 18:30 (During Opening Reception), Sunday April 29, 2017 7:30 to 15:00 and Monday, April 30t , 2018 7:30 to 15:00.

All accommodation and travel information is available at Accommodation and Travel

CCME 2018 will be held in Halifax, NS, at the Halifax Convention Centre.

We are happy to welcome our international colleagues and other partners including students, other health educators, health education researchers, administrators, liscensing and credentialing organizations and governments, to come and share their experiences in medical educaiton across the learning continuum (from undergraduate to postgraduate to continuing professional development)

CCME provides an opportunity for medical educators to share their ideas, learn, and network with others in their field.

After the conference, a final evaluation will be sent to you – upon your completion of the evaluation, you will be sent your certificate.