CMEpalooza Archive Updated

Two very important events recently occurred in CMEpaloozaland. The first is that the Session Archive was updated to include all of the sessions from CMEpalooza Fall 2021. Be sure to check out the archive for all your professional development needs. OK, maybe not all your needs, but it covers a lot of ground. There are a bunch of sessions in there now. We need to bring back the CMEpalooza Intern just to go in and count them all.

The second event is the announcement that ‘80s sitcom ALF is back! Our own Scott Kober is giddy with excitement about the return of the cat-eating alien puppet to the airwaves, which apparently includes both a re-airing of the original TV series and an animated spinoff on something called Shout! Factory TV. (Note from Scott: OK, hold on a second. It’s true that I was a huge ALF fan back in the day, and yet I totally missed this announcement. Looks like it’s time to turn on the old “Out of Office” message — I’ll see everyone again in May).

A few comments, if I may:

  1. Other than Scott, who exactly has been clambering for more ALF in their life?
  2. Shout! Factory TV? Great, another streaming service to buy and then immediately forget my login and password.
  3. The article in Vulture that I linked to is indexed under the category EVERYBODY LOVES PUPPETS! This is, of course, ridiculous. Everybody does not love puppets. I still have nightmares about creepy Lady Elaine Fairchilde from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. No, I don’t want to talk about it. (Note from Scott: Now that we all know this little tidbit, what are the odds I’ll be wearing this t-shirt the next time I see Derek? Let’s just say they are better than the odds that the ALF reboot will win an Emmy next year)

REMINDER: CMEpalooza Spotlight Next Week!

Travel back with me, if you will, to a blog post Scott wrote back on February 3 to announce our upcoming CME Spotlight with PlatformQ Health. This was the opening paragraph:

While Derek was working on another of his infamous Top 10 lists (coming soon: Top 10 Wordle starters, Top 10 1930s radio shows, Top 10 foods that start with the letter Q), the rest of us at CMEpalooza HQ have been diligently planning actual education for our community. I know, what a concept.

Firstly, how dare he. I only do Top 5 lists.

Secondly, challenge accepted!

Top 5 Wordle Starting Words*

5. CLOSE
4. LEANT
3. CRANE
2. TRIED
1. SLICE

*I don’t use any of these. You didn’t think I would reveal my personal starting word, did you? Never!

Top 5 1930s Radio Shows

5. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
4. Dick Tracy
3. Perry Mason
2. National Barn Dance
1. The Jack Benny Show

Top 5 Foods That Start with the Letter Q

5. Quaker Oats
4. Quinoa
3. Quiche
2. Quarter pounders
1. Quesadillas

Thirdly, remember to mark your calendar for 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 23 for our CMEpalooza Spotlight with PlatformQ Health on the topic of “Equity in Clinical Trials Is Within Reach: Patient Voices in Medical Education Matter.” While I can’t promise any Top 5 lists (disappointing, I know), I can promise an engaging and educational session. Join us!

Announcing the CMEpalooza Spring 2022 Agenda!

I’ll be honest with all of you – I had a fairly lengthy blog post written up, and I ended up deleting it because that’s not why you’re here. You’re here for the CMEpalooza Spring 2022 agenda. The last thing you want to do is read my yammering on and on about how this is the first time in a long time that we put out a call for abstracts, we are delighted with the abstracts we received, this is one of our best agendas ever, etc., etc.  Believe me, I’m with you. Let’s get to the good stuff.

So, here you go: Click here to go to the CMEpalooza Spring agenda

For what it’s worth, we are delighted with the abstracts we received, including those we couldn’t accept. The agenda is filled with new topics, old topics, and topics I can’t remember if they are old or new. Sessions run the gamut from discussing clinician anxiety to something called Dr. McGowan’s Magical Measurement Club. There might even be a Richard Dawson cameo along the way. (Note from Scott: Sadly, the man born as Colin Lionel Emm died 10 years ago. So a cameo is unlikely)

There will be many more details and updates to come in the following weeks. For now, take a look at the agenda and mark down the date of CMEpalooza Spring in your calendar (it’s Wednesday, April 6). We hope you will enjoy the show.