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2020 Annual Educational Conference

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Registration is now open! The ACGME invites members of the graduate medical education (GME) community to join nearly 4,000 GME professionals for one of the largest GME conferences in the world.

The conference theme, Meaning in Medicine: Compassion and Connection, will provide a framework for attendees to reflect on and learn about how the practice of medicine can promote affirming and vital bonds with patients, fellow clinicians, and others in medical education. More than 145 sessions will deliver detailed information and updates on accreditation, education, assessment, innovations, and best practices from all areas of the GME community. Powerful and transformative sessions on diversity and inclusion, professional development, and well-being will energize and inspire.

Keynote Speakers

This year’s Marvin R. Dunn Keynote speaker is a true American medical hero, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Dr. Hanna-Attisha will talk about the extraordinary challenges she faced spearheading efforts to publicize and address the devastating water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the ripple effects unleashed throughout the nation.

And don’t miss Dr. Eric Topol’s fascinating closing plenary, as he discusses the future of medicine and the potential of artificial intelligence to free physicians from tasks that interfere with human connection.


Pre-Conferences on February 27, 2020 offer a chance to dive into areas specific to different roles in GME:

  • Introductory Course for New Program Directors
  • ACGME/AOGME Pre-Conference for Osteopathic Programs and Institutions
  • DIO 101: The Basics of Institutional Accreditation
  • DIO 102: Improvement and Innovation in the Sponsoring Institution
  • Coordinator Forum: 10 Years of Celebrating Community!

Educational Conference

The Educational Conference on February 28-29, 2020, includes a remarkable array of content and connections, including:

  • 145+ sessions—more sessions than ever before—on physician well-being, accreditation, education, assessment, innovations, best practices, and more
  • 300+ innovative, dynamic, and knowledgeable speakers
  • 100 in-depth research posters
  • Attendees from multiple disciplines and roles within GME, providing rich and diverse networking opportunities
  • An interactive Exhibit Hall with dozens of important and relevant GME vendors
  • Consultation opportunities with ACGME staff members representing the Accreditation Data System, Milestones, and Field Activities


The conference takes place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in the heart of beautiful downtown San Diego, California – “America’s Finest City.” We’ll see everyone there!

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