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Compassion in Medical Education (C-MEd) Forum

Make Waves in Medical Education,
July 8 - 9, 2024

The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion is proud to present the inaugural Compassion in Medical Education (C-MEd) Forum, offering a unique opportunity for other schools of medicine to learn about our innovative empathy and compassion programming and curricula directly from our experts. The goal: to help attendees transform learning at their respective institutions. 

C-MEd is intended for medical educators, deans/academic leadership, and anatomy lab directors at schools of medicine, as well as healthcare practitioners at teaching hospitals.

Registration closes on July 2, 2024.


C-MEd Details

Monday, July 8
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, July 9
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

In person at Scripps Seaside Forum
San Diego, CA

Registration fee

Register Now

What to Expect at C-MEd

Interactive Learning

Experience empathy and compassion learning activities and hear about novel programs aimed at learners from pre-med to practicing clinicians.

Inspiration for your Institution

Hear evaluation results, testimonials of transformation, and how these offerings have been integrated systematically.

Join Our Community

Unite with educators, leaders, and providers in the pursuit of enhanced compassion and well-being in medical education and healthcare.

Our Agenda

See our two-day agenda and plan your C-MEd schedule. Our agenda features presentations from the top minds in empathy and compassion, panel discussions with healthcare leadership, interactive breakout sessions, and much more.


Our Speakers

At C-MEd, you'll learn from empathy and compassion leaders, hear the stories behind the success of their unique programming and curricula, and walk out with their secrets on how to implement it at your institution.


Featured Add-On Session

Choose to develop practical skills in empathy and compassion by attending our featured add-on session on July 7, 2024, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST, facilitated by Compassion Institute. This session is only available to C-MEd Forum registrants and offers CME (up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™). 

Update: Our featured add-on session is sold out! Due to popular demand, Compassion Institute is offering a 15% discount for their virtual, two-day Compassion Cultivation Training Workshop on June 22-23, 2024. Just use the code "CMED15" at checkout in the C-MEd registration to get your savings!

Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™)

Compassion Institute will facilitate a one-day intensive Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™) Workshop for those interested in learning more about the key components of compassion and how to apply learned skills in their everyday and professional lives. Drawing from contemplative science, neuroscience, and psychology, the content is supported by research on the efficacy of CCT and compassion training, and is facilitated by a certified CCT teacher with expertise in the health sector.


Join Us in San Diego

Join leaders from schools of medicine and teaching hospitals across the nation in San Diego, CA. C-MEd will take place at the UC San Diego Scripps Seaside Forum, featuring an unparalleled waterfront location, award-winning architecture, and picturesque setting for you to learn, collaborate, and network. 

Hotel and Travel

From the moment you arrive in San Diego, your C-MEd adventure begins! Getting to our venue is a breeze thanks to a variety of hotels and transportation options in close proximity. See our recommended accommodations in San Diego, CA, at the jump. 


Save Your Spot at C-MEd

Limited space available! Register today for $300 to ensure your spot at the Compassion in Medical Education (C-MEd) Forum on July 8-9, 2024.



For any questions regarding C-MEd, please contact Jenna Tutjer, Director, Medical Education Integration at the Sanford Institute, at