Fall 2019

CMEpalooza Fall is a 1-day event scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 that will feature a series of sessions relevant across the CME/CE spectrum. 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.

9 AM ET
Breakfast Session Sponsored by Med Learning Group
Topic and Panelists TBA

10 AM ET
You Can’t Do That in CME!
Sponsored by Prova Education
While many of our days are spent working in some capacity on relatively straightforward programming (another RSS, anyone?), there is the occasionally wacky idea that comes along, forcing us to scratch our heads and wonder, “Hmm, is this something that can actually be accredited? And is it worth the trouble to find out?” This session will focus on the people that dove into specific unique programming ideas and found out that the answers can sometimes be “Yes. And yes.” Will you find this session worth watching? I don’t know.

Moderator
Amanda Glazar, PhD, Director, Education, Outcomes, and Accreditation, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Panelists
Marci Fjelstad, MBA, Associate Director, University of Utah
Kara Classens, Manager, Provider Relations and CME, Munson Healthcare
Peggy Paulson, Operations Manager-Education, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development

11 AM ET
Grants Hotline
Sponsored by Physicians’ Education Resource

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need answers
Call me on my cell phone
Late night on the day it’s due
And I know when that grants hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that grants hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

You have grants questions? We have grants answers. No, Drake will not be making an appearance to sing his hit song Grants Hotline Bling (or will he? Hmm…), but we do have an excellent panel ready to answer your questions. This will be an audience-driven session, so start making a list of your most pressing questions now!

Moderator
John Ruggiero, PhD, MPA, CHCP, Head, Medical External Affairs; Director & Head, Office of Grants & Education, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Panelists
Courtney Anderson, Associate Director, Scientific Communications – Medical Education, Boehringer Ingelheim
Riaz Baxamusa CHCP, MBA, Associate Director, IME Grants, Astellas Pharma
Additional panelists TBD

Noon ET
Lunchtime Session Sponsored by AcademicCME
Topic and Panelists TBA

1 p.m. ET
Back to the Future (of CME)
Sponsored by Haymarket/myCME

For the 5th anniversary of CMEpalooza, we are revisiting one of our most popular sessions: The Future of CME: What Will CME/CPD Look Like in 5-10 Years? Our returning panelists will hop in Doc Brown’s DeLorean and reflect on their past predictions for the future of CME/CPD, which is now our present, then return to the present to offer new predictions for the future. Confused? Just watch Back to the Future II and it will all make sense.

Moderator
Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP, International Development, AMEE; Principal, Meducate Global, LLC

Panelists
Kathy Chappell PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Accreditation, Certification, Measurement, Quality and Research, ANCC
Eugene Pozniak, Managing Director, Siyemi Learning; Programme Director, European CME Forum

2 PM ET
CME Fads: Gone for Good or Coming Back Around?
Sponsored by Creative Educational Concepts
Bust out your pet rock, throw on your mood ring, and cuddle up with your Cabbage Patch Doll (but keep your Jams in your drawer – this is a family program) as we take a look back at recent CME Fads and wonder “Where did these come from? What happened to them?” We’ll look at concepts such as performance improvement CME, nontraditional funding models, gamification, and point of care CME, as we look back at their evolution and determine what lessons we can pull from their birth and demise.

Moderator
Caroline Pardo, PhD, General Manager, Haymarket Medical Education

Panelists
Kurt Snyder, JD, Director of CME, Stanford University
Allison Gardner, PhD, CHCP, Vice President, Educational Strategy and Content, Med-IQ
Annette Boyer, VP, Business Development, Premier, Inc.

3 PM ET
Jake Powers, CME Detective – Accreditation with Complications
Sponsored by Global Education Group
The cigarette smoke rises slowly. The bourbon goes down easily. A dame raps incessantly on my door. She has a problem. A CME problem, of course. That’s why people come to me. They have problems and I fix them. I’m Jake Powers, the world’s only CME Detective.

The gritty underbelly of continuing medical education awaits me, where shadowy corners hide compliance issues and guidelines are always just around the corner. Care to join me? You sure you can handle it? Ready to solve some CME mysteries?

Yes? Good. Then take a shot of courage and grab your fedora and trench coat. We’ve got work to do. The CME industry needs us.

Join us on October 16 for the premiere episode of Jake Powers, CME Detective. Based on a character from the strangest, darkest corner of the mind of Derek Warnick, co-producer of CMEpalooza.

Jake Powers: Steve Bender, President, FACTORx
Jake’s Assistant: Mike LoPresti, Vice President, Custom Medical Education, Global Academy for Medical Education
Blonde Dame: Beth Brillinger, Global Medical Grants Manager, Pfizer
Irish Dame: Karen Roy, Partner and Co-Founder, Infograph-ed
Cinematography: Marshall Miller, DOP for Winding River Productions and ReachMD
Director: Ron Schaumburg, Scientific Director, Global Academy for Medical Education

4 PM ET
The Great, Big, Play at Home in Your Jammies CME Quiz
Sponsored by infograph-ed
Don’t hit the “Shut Down” button on your laptop quite yet, because we’re wrapping up our Fall meeting with something new that may even put a little something extra in your bank account. It’s the first-ever interactive CMEpalooza quiz – 4 rounds, 5 questions each – covering all the bases in CME. You can play on your laptop or phone simply using the PollEverywhere app/website. You can even cheat and play alongside your colleagues you want to – we won’t tell anyone.

Moderator
Karen Overstreet, ED, RPh, FACEHP, CHCP, Principal, Nexus Continuing Healthcare Education

Panelists
Sue McGuinness, PhD, CHCP, Senior Medical Education Grants Manager, AstraZeneca
Anne Symons, CHCP, Founding Partner, Accreditation and Outcomes Solutions LLC
Derek Dietze, MA, FACEhp, CHCP, President, Metrics for Learning, LLC
Anne Nguyen Perch, CHCP Senior Associate Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education, Baylor University College of Medicine