CMEpalooza Spring Recap

I have done three CMEpaloozas (CMEpaloozi?) now and it never fails to amaze me how exhausting they are. It’s not as if they’re physically demanding or anything, but at the end of the day, I feel completely spent. I just want to sit on the couch in a stupor and watch Sex in the City Game of Thrones reruns. But now that Scott and I have had some time to recover, we want to give a big thank you to everyone who contributed and participated in CMEpalooza Spring. Here’s a brief list of thank yous:

  • Thank you to our presenters who were fabulous. Whenever someone offers me a compliment on CMEpalooza, I always tell them we’re only as good as our presenters. Fortunately for us, they’ve been great.
  • Thank you to our sponsors (all 19 of you!) who make producing CMEpalooza much easier. A special thank you to our gold sponsors ArcheMedX and Intelligent Medical Decisions, Inc. for putting together two really excellent sessions.
  • Thank you to all of you who watched a CMEpalooza Spring session. We had a very nice turnout (more details below) and good interaction during Q&A time.
  • Thank you to my wife for making me a sandwich and coffee and sliding it to me off-screen. She’s a keeper!

So, how may people actually watched CMEpalooza Spring? Good question, Derek — I’m so glad you asked. YouTube has developed a nice analytics platform for the Hangout videos, both live and “on-demand”, which makes determining participation much easier. Below is the amount of Live Views for each session in the order they were presented (the amount of views each session received while it was “live”):

  • Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Quality Improvement as a Path to Change – 147
  • Let the Sun Shine In: Perspectives and Insights on the Implementation of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act – 151
  • Secrets of CME Outcome Assessment…Revealed – 151
  • Data-Driven and Agile Educational Design: Ensuring Your Courses Intelligently Evolve – 134
  • Achieving Level 7 Outcomes: A MEC Perspective – 72
  • 5 Tips to Make You a Survey Measurement Rock Star – 86
  • Revamping the Satellite Symposium: Enriching the Learner Experience – 142
  • Style and Substance: The Evolution of Content Presentation in Medical Education – 123
  • Why We Matter: Successful Strategies for Demonstrating the Value of CE within Your Own Organization – 104

I’m always thrilled that anyone watches, so, yes, I’m happy. The most disappointing thing about the entire CMEpalooza Spring experience was that we only received one joke on our survey :-(. Here it is:

A little boy wasn’t getting good marks in school. One day he tapped his teacher on the shoulder and said, “I don’t want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don’t get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking.”

Hmmm…maybe it’s a good thing we didn’t get more.


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