Everything You Need to Know About CMEpalooza Spring

Where do I watch CMEpalooza Spring? You watch it on the LIVE page.

Do I have to refresh the page to watch new sessions? That is super annoying. No, you do not have to refresh the page to watch new sessions. Every session now has a unique link, so you don’t need to refresh the LIVE page to watch each new session. Just find the session you want to watch at the appropriate time and click that link to begin. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

Will people be able to hear me on the broadcast? No. You are not on the broadcast. You are only watching a video feed of the broadcast. You can play Hip To Be Square by Huey Lewis and the News at full volume and no one will hear you except your neighbors, who might call the police, who might interrupt you while watching CMEpalooza. So, don’t play Hip To Be Square by Huey Lewis and the News at full volume while watching CMEpalooza.

Can I watch CMEpalooza at home? Yes.

Can I watch CMEpalooza at the office? For the first time in two years we finally feel (mostly) comfortable saying yes! Probably! Check your office guidelines to be sure! Or stay home! Either one is fine!

Can I watch CMEpalooza in a conference room with 150 other people? Yes? I mean, I wouldn’t want to do that even pre-pandemic, so I’m probably the wrong person to ask.

Can I watch CMEpalooza with Roy Kent? I don’t know. Let’s ask him.

 

 

 

 

 


Oi! Probably not.

Do I have to pre-register or register? Nope.

Do I have to pay anything to watch CMEpalooza? I love paying registration fees.

 

 

 

 

 



No. You don’t have to pay anything to watch CMEpalooza.

Do I have to take a survey afterward? Well, you don’t have to, but it would be nice if you did. It’s only a couple questions and shouldn’t take you more than 60 seconds. If it takes you more than 60 seconds, Scott will come to your house and re-create the Tequila dance scene from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure for you and a group of friends..

Can I get a certificate for watching CMEpalooza? Actually, yes. Well, kind of. We’re not accredited or certified or anything like that, and we have no way of verifying whether you actually watched any of these sessions or not. But if you want a certificate of completion that you can use to self-report participation in CMEpalooza Spring 2022, here you go. We’ll also post it on the LIVE page. Who knows, maybe these certificates will be worth something 200 years from now.

How do I ask questions of the presenters? There are the two usual ways you can ask questions and one “new” way:

  1. Send a text to the Creative Educational Concepts text line at 267-666-0CME (0263)
  2. Tweet a question using the #CMEpalooza hashtag
  3. NEW! If you open up the viewing window in YouTube (click on “Watch on YouTube” on lower left corner), you can enter in questions within the YouTube chat function.

We try to get to as many questions as we can throughout each presentation.

Do I have to watch all the sessions? YES! No. Watch what interests you.

Will the sound quality for each presenter be crystal clear with consistent volume and no glitches? I mean, really, have you been on, I don’t know, 500 web calls in the last month? Is it always perfect for everyone? Of course not. That said, we’re better with this technology stuff than the average bear – we HAVE been doing this for 8 years now so hopefully we’ve learned something. So will it be pretty good for almost every presenter? Yes, yes it will. There will be some people who sound better than others. There may be a few glitches and hiccups. That’s just how it goes with a free conference where presenters volunteer their time and use their own equipment. Some people aren’t comfortable doing a presentation while wearing headphones and a mic, so we don’t force them to use it. We do the best that we can with what we have available to us.

Will I be offended by anything during CMEpalooza? I doubt it, but who knows. If you are, please email Scott and tell him all about it.

What if I’m busy during the day of the live broadcast? All the sessions will be archived on the website, like, immediately. How are we able to do it so fast? We have a new intern who is a real crackerjack on the interwebs. Here he is hard at work, writing our latest blog post.

 

 

 

The Long and Winding Haiku: CMEpalooza Haiku is Back!

it comes around once
actually twice a year
palooza haiku

coming april 6
CMEpalooza spring
you can watch it here

9 AM ET — Demonstrating the Value of CME to Internal and External Stakeholders: Multiple Approaches and Points of View

demo the value
of why we do what we do
a rashomon view

10 AM ET – Hey Everyone, Go Deep! The Power We Have to Support Clinician Well-Being

deep dive session on
clinician anxiety
it’s more than stress balls

11 AM ET – Bridges Over Oceans – Making Global Meetings Available to Interested Learners Around the World

do global meetings
make your head spin like a…globe?
check this session out

Noon ET – A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: How Supporters Came Together As a Community, For the Community

a common refrain:
can’t we all just get along?
here is one attempt

1 PM ET – Beyond Checking the Box to Achieve Commendation – Incorporating Social Determinants of Health to Address Population Health

ce is more than
achieving commendation
what we do matters

2 PM ET – The Unsung Heroes of CME: Recognizing the Critical Role of Program Managers

it’s a known fact
if it wasn’t for PMs
we would all be screwed

3 PM ET – The CMEpalooza Feud

a promise to you
unlike richard dawson’s feud
there is no kissing

4 PM ET – Dr. McGowan’s Magical Measurement Club, We Hope You Will Enjoy the Show

presented live from
the apple corps building roof
please don’t let me down

Sponsors

i never thought we
would have this many sponsors
so many haiku

Gold

like death and taxes
guaranteed i will misspell
Daiichi Sankyo

an ode to our friends
over at Med Learning Group
great to have them back

just an FYI
PER is A-OK
PS – so are you

Silver

Academy for
Continued Healthcare Learning
their name is haiku

president Hayes of
Academic CME
Tim not Rutherford

sick and tired of
run-of-the-mill CME?
here’s the Antidote

Catamount Med Ed
is not the pinnacle of
med school for felines

your attention please
for digital CMEs
think epocrates

let us all welcome
our newest silver sponsor
hello Healio

for a CE group
with stellar reputation
choose Integrity

who knew the Q in
PlatformQ means quality?
maybe – I’m guessing

if our lone sponsor
is Prova Education
is that provolone?

the RedMedEd folks
with Scale, Bail, or Fail platform
are rhyming savants

now it’s time to go
last haiku for Vindico
led by Rob Esgro