Fall 2018

CMEpalooza Fall is a 1-day event scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, that will feature a series of unique sessions focused on topics relevant to the broad CME community. Broadcasts will stream live on the LIVE page of this website and be available for viewing shortly after their conclusion on the Archive page. There is no charge to view or participate in any of these sessions.

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9 AM ET
Breakfast Session Sponsored by ACHL
CME and MACRA: The Impact for Providers
Perhaps you’ve been hearing some noise about the ways that the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) may impact your role as a CME provider this past year without really understanding what the discussion is all about. The ACCME, for example, recently released new guidance related to MACRA, but few people have a good grasp how it applies to individual providers. In this session, two industry experts from the CME Coalition will come to the rescue, sharing their insights and providing practical guidance on how to design and allow physicians to get credit from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for certain CME activities.

Moderator
Amanda Kaczerski, MS, CHCP, Director, Educational Strategy and Design, ACHP

Panelists
Thomas Sullivan, President, Rockpointe
Andrew Rosenberg, Partner, Thorn Run Partners

10 AM ET
RFP SOS
Session Sponsored by Medscape

KOL’s answer FAQ’s about RFPs for CME. IMO, RFP SOS will improve your IQ PDQ. BTW, IDK WTH these acronyms mean. LOL!

Moderator
Angelo Carter, PharmD, Grant Officer, Director, Global Medical Grants, Pfizer Inc.

Panelists
Maria Deutsch MS, PharmD, Associate Director, Medical Education, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Jill Erickson, Director, Medical External Affairs, Takeda

11 AM ET
Common/Not-So-Common Case Conundrums in CME
Session Sponsored by Peer Audience
A repeat of one of our most successful offerings from recent years, this session will focus on case-based scenarios that highlight a variety of issues faced within our industry and allow our panelists to brainstorm viable solutions. There is even a twist – each panel of respondents will only be given their case 24 hours in advance (we’ll also put the description of our website at the same time) to add some real-world time pressure to the situation.

Presenters
Team 1
Allison Kickel, CHCP, Vice President, Education Strategy, Integrity Continuing Education
Tina B. Stacy, PharmD, BCOP, CHCP, Executive Vice President, Educational Strategy, Clinical Care Options
Allison Kovacs Lejeune, Executive Director, Impact Education, LLC

Team 2
Melodye Farrar, CMP-HC, CHCP, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital
Kalen Parks, MSHA, CMP, Manager, Physician Education & Medical Libraries, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Stacy Weiss, MA, Division Director, Continuing Medical Education, HCA Continental Division and HCA/HealthOne LLC

Noon ET
Lunchtime Session Sponsored by Genentech
More information coming soon!

1 p.m. ET
Accreditation Potpourri
Session Sponsored by ASiM
Contrary to the popular belief of some, accreditation can be fascinating and perplexing. In fact, some people stay up until the wee hours of the morning wrestling with issues from the ACCME, ANCC, and AAPA that they just can’t seem to wrap their heads around. This session will quell some of those most vexing issues, as a panel of accreditation experts will bat around a variety of sexy topics like “Why does triple accreditation make sense (or not)?” or “How early should I start writing my self-survey?” 

Moderator
Deborah L. Platek, MS, President, CME Mentors

Panelists
Frank Berry, Director, Division of Continuing Professional Development, MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
Kim V. Cheramie, PhD(c), MSN, President, K&B HealthWork, LLC
Mindi Daiga, MBA, Vice President of Accreditation, Pri-Med
Michael Lemon, President, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

2 p.m. ET
Trust the Process (and the Terms We Use to Describe It): A Standardized Outcomes Taxonomy
Session Sponsored by EthosCE Learning Management System

Motivated by years of frustration and catalyzed by several sessions held at this spring’s ACEhp Industry Summit (AIS), a grass roots effort took root intending to standardize the terminology of outcomes in CE.

This Outcomes Standardization Project aims to achieve two goals:

  1. To empower the community to more effectively measure, analyze, and report on the outcomes of the educational interventions we develop.
  2. To enhance our community’s ability to speak in a unified voice (and from the same hymnal) when describing the value of these educational interventions.

In keeping with these goals, a seven-member Steering Team comprised of providers, supporters, and consultants has committed 100’s of hours over the past 5 months to develop, hone, and implement a project plan ensuring full transparency, broad community contribution, and universal applicability.

This session will provide background on the project, an update on our progress, and an initial introduction to the draft version of the Outcomes Standardization Guide.

Moderator
Brian S. McGowan, PhD, FACEhp, Chief Learning Officer & Co-Founder, ArcheMedX, Inc.

Panelists
Greg Salinas, President, CE Outcomes, LLC
Jason Olivieri, Director of Outcomes, Med-IQ 
Karyn D. Ruiz-Cordell, Associate Director, Medical Education and Data Analytics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

3 p.m. ET
What I Hate About You (aka The Gripe Session)
Session Sponsored by Forefront Collaborative
This edgy session includes 2 teams of CME professionals – one representing the provider world and the other representing the supporter world – that have things they need to get off their chest. What do providers wish supporters would do differently (and vice versa)? And perhaps more importantly, is there anything our community can do to solve some of these issues.

Moderator
Jennifer Green, Chief Learning Officer, Catamount Medical Education

Panelists
McKenna Goslee, Consultant, Medical Education Grants, Eli Lilly and Company
Sue McGuinness, PhD, CCMEP, Senior Medical Education Grants Manager, AstraZeneca
Emily Tompkins Lewis, Manager, Educational Grants & Collaborations, National Jewish Health, Office of Professional Education
Katie Robinson, Associate Director, Medical Research and Quality Outcomes, Vindico Medical Education

4 p.m. ET
CME 101
Session Sponsored by IntegrityCE
One of the most frequent topic suggestions we receive in our post-CMEpalooza surveys is for a “CME Basics” session targeting our colleagues new to the CME/CE world (we also receive a lot of requests for more 76ers-centric sessions. It’s true. We would show you all of them but we seem to have misplaced them. You will just have to take our word for it). With that in mind, we created CME 101, which will include five short “microburst” sessions covering topics for which every CME/CE professional should have a working knowledge. Newbies and old-heads alike can benefit from a good refresher. Come with your questions!

The History of CME
Brian S. McGowan, PhD, FACEhp, Chief Learning Officer & Co-Founder, ArcheMedX, Inc.

Accreditation: Paperwork, Police, or Partners in Education?
John Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, President, American Academy of CME, Inc.

Outcomes Overview
Erin Schwarz, President, Vivacity Consulting

Program Funding Overview
Jacob Coverstone, Managing Director, Neurovations Education

Alliance Overview
Joseph Kim, MD, MPH, MBA, President, Q Synthesis LLC