By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the controversy associated with this year’s CMEpalooza sponsor event, CMEpalooza Pursuit.
People submitting duplicate entries using fake email addresses and fake names.
People using blue pens instead of black pens to complete their entry forms.
People trying to slyly answer 8 instead of 9 questions, thinking we wouldn’t notice.
People forgetting to use the secrecy envelop and mailing in naked forms (note from Derek: oh, the humanity!)
Frankly, it was all a bit discouraging and required a lot of extra work to cull out those successful entrants from those tricksters who tried to worm their way into the prize drawing. Fortunately, we didn’t end up arguing in front of the Supreme Court, although we did have to throw out several thousands entries who didn’t follow our very detailed, intricate submission instructions. All it took was one misspelled word and you were out. Sorry, but dems the breaks (note from Derek: I see what you did there and I approve.)
Nonetheless, we’re happy to report that there were quite a number of individuals who qualified for this morning’s prize drawing. As promised, we had five winners, each of whom were awarded $100 Amazon gift cards. I’d suggest holding on to them for Amazon Prime Day – not coincidentally scheduled to overlap with CMEpalooza Fall on Wednesday, October 14 – so you can maximize their value.
Here are the winners of CMEpalooza Pursuit:
- Vanessa Gray, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences
- Jesse Henry, Consultant, OhioHealth Learning Continuing Medical Education
- Monica Nicosia, Nicosia Medical Writer LLC
- Cindy Davidson, Scientific Editor, Global Learning Collaborative
- Amanda Kaczerski, VP, Educational Strategy and Design, The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
Congrats to the winners. To the losers, as Philadelphia sports fans throughout history have said over and over again, better luck next year.