Everything You Need to Know About CMEpalooza Fall

Where do I watch CMEpalooza Fall? 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 Careless Whisper by George Michael 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 Careless Whisper by George Michael at full volume while watching CMEpalooza.

Can I watch CMEpalooza at home? Yes.

Can I watch CMEpalooza at the office? Er…uh…maybe? I guess you can if you’re vaccinated or wearing a mask. Or both. Or you can just stay home, put on your pajamas, and relax.

Can I watch CMEpalooza in a conference room with 150 other people? Uhhhhhh…I mean…you “can” but, why risk it? Maybe in the spring.

Can I watch CMEpalooza at home with my pets? I don’t know. Let’s ask them.






Ehhhh maybe 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 five questions and shouldn’t take you more than 60 seconds. If it takes you more than 60 seconds, Scott will call you and sing Careless Whisper by George Michael on your voicemail.

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 Fall 2021, here you go. We’ll also post it on the LIVE page. Who knows, maybe these certificates will be worth something 2,000 years from now.

How do I ask questions of the presenters? Good question. There are two ways you can ask questions:

  1. Send a text to the Medscape text line at 267-666-0CME (0263)
  2. Tweet a question using the #CMEpalooza hashtag

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 7 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? There is a 99.9% chance that I (Derek) will be drinking a beverage of an alcoholic nature during CE Pop Trivia III (4:00 pm ET), so if that offends you, then yes, I guess. There also might be some Rock and/or Roll music playing, so plan accordingly.






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.





Haiku It That Way: It’s CMEpalooza Haiku!

if new to the blog
we do this each palooza
preview in haiku

believe when I say
as the backstreet boys once sang
haiku it that way

coming next wednesday
CMEpalooza fall
you can watch it here

9 AM ET — Breakfast Session

a breakfast session
shrouded in deep mystery
all revealed at nine

10 AM ET — How CME Saved the World

not hyperbole
and not all heroes wear capes
but more work remains

11 AM ET — Hands On Outcomes: What to Do With Data

my dream has come true
heavy metal outcomes for
those about to rock

Noon ET — Needs Assessment Makeover

do you struggle with
shameful gauche needs assessments?
try this makeover

1 PM ET — What’s My Line? The CMEpalooza Edition

to do what they do
this crew will review for you
how you can do too

2 PM ET — So You Think You Can (Support) Grants?

do you think it is
easier to dance or grants?
an easy answer

3 PM ET –Tech Tools for the CME Professional: Redux

attention luddites
if you loathe the cutting edge
avoid this session

4 PM ET — CE Pop Trivia III

it’s sweeping the globe
SINNIN’ ACE pop trivia
there will be prizes


if your greatest wish
is your very own haiku
sponsor palooza


leading MLG
Matthew Frese and Grzybowski
Andrew not Andy

to rephrase the words
from Johnny to Ponyboy
stay gold PER

Projects in Knowledge
founded in 1980
when I was seven


from ACHL
an excellent acronym
only first letters

they’re run by (Tim) Hayes
can they hit like Mays?

cross Hippocrates
with point-of-care CME
get epocrates

integrate CE
from Integrity CE
an integral plan

for PeerAudience
it is all about that base
M.D. database

there were just a few
who knew that poor PlatformQ
was last for haiku