CAAHEP Annual Meetings

2017 CAAHEP Annual Meeting

“Quality Improvement vs. Quality Assurance: Can we be both Counselors and Cops?”

April 23-24, 2017

JW Marriott – Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

2017 Annual Meeting Book, with Annual Business Meeting Agenda, now available! 

2017 Annual Meeting Hotel and Transportation Information


Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the 2017 CAAHEP Annual Meeting, April 23-24, 2017, at the JW Marriott – Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. The CAAHEP Annual Meeting brings together CAAHEP Commissioners and accreditation leaders to conduct the annual Business Meeting, and to learn about future trends from some of the top leaders in higher education and accreditation. Our keynote address will be made by Dr. Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). There are general sessions for all, as well as a specific session just for Commissioners and a session for program representatives to ask questions and get answers from our Committees on Accreditation for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Service Professions, Medical Assisting, and Surgical Technology.

With the 2017 theme of "Quality Improvement vs. Quality Assurance: Can we be both Counselors and Cops?," the two-day Annual Meeting program will investigate today's issues in higher education and accreditation and how we can address the future. Please review the full agenda (be) for all the sessions and program details. 

The Annual Business Meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, April 24, in conjunction with the CAAHEP Awards luncheon, where the William W. Goding Award for Exceptional Service will be presented. Commissioners, please watch for the Business Meeting material and additional information to be sent to each Commissioner in early March. During the Annual Business Meeting, Commissioners will discuss current CAAHEP issues, address any pending governance items, as well as elect members of the CAAHEP Board of Directors for the coming year.

Room reservations are made directly with the JW Marriott – Buckhead prior to March 24, 2017. A dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made by calling 866/343-5747 or at the following web address: The special CAAHEP room rate is $166/night single or double occupancy.

2017 CAAHEP Annual Meeting Agenda

2017 CAAHEP Annual Meeting Registration Form – Both full registration and one-day registration options are available


Should you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Jackson-McNeill.





2016 Meeting Presentations

CAAHEP Strategic Plan Update, Thomas Skalko

The Bigger Picture: What does the Future Hold for Higher Education, Martin Van Der Werf reference cited

     New York Times article cited

Spotlight on Polysomnography, Karen Monarchy Rowe

Spotlight on Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Sheryl Goss

Update on Issues in Washington, Jay Vaughan, JD

CBE: Shared Design Elements & Emerging Practices: the largest scale survey ever conducted on the state of competency based education, Erin Knepler and Charla Long

Best Practices for Accreditors in Assessing Competency Based Education, Erin Knepler and Charla Long



2015 CAAHEP Annual Meeting- April 19-20, 2015
Kansas City, MO

Meeting Agenda

Presentations (Zip File of presentations)