• It’s CMEpalooza Day!!!

    To watch CMEpalooza Spring sessions, go here: https://cmepalooza.com/live/

    To watch the archived version of the CMEpalooza Spring sessions, go here: https://cmepalooza.com/spring-2021/

  • Where do I watch 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.

    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 Mahna Mahna by The Muppets 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 Mahna Mahna by The Muppets 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 no one is around. Or you can just stay home, put on your pajamas, and relax.

    Can I watch CMEpalooza in a conference room with 150 other people?
    Oof. I mean…you “can” but…let’s not do that, yet. Maybe in the fall.

    Can I watch CMEpalooza while at a coffee shop?
    That depends. Do you own your own coffee shop and will you be watching by yourself? If no, then…probably not. Stay home!

    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 four questions and shouldn’t take you more than 60 seconds. If it takes you more than 60 seconds, Scott will send you a custom-made facemask with the CMEpalooza logo cross-stitched on it.

    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 2021, here you go. I’ll also post it on the LIVE page tomorrow. 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 Creative Education Concepts 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 will be drinking a beverage of an alcoholic nature during CME Pop Trivia II (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 she is hard at work, writing our latest blog post.

     

     

     

     

  • New Haiku On The Block: It’s CMEpalooza Haiku!

    my response when asked
    why do you write in haiku:
    why do you breathe air?

    tune in next wednesday
    would recommend. great. five stars.
    you can watch it here

    9 AM ET – How Digital Platforms, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Learning Are Transforming the CME Learning Experience

    let’s hope this session
    doesn’t transform us into
    the terminator

    10 AM ET – Surviving 2021: Lessons Learned from Surviving 2020

    we survived ‘20
    can we survive ’21?
    that’s rhetorical

    11 AM ET – Two Truths and a Lie: An In-Depth Look at the New ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education

    born in delaware,
    can juggle fire. brown eyes
    can you spot the lie?

    Noon ET – Making Your Target Audience Your Outcomes Audience: Partnering to Share Our Value

    only one ship can
    help share your ce story
    the good ship partner

    1 PM ET – The Masked Provider

    It’s not who I am
    underneath, but what I do
    that will define me

    2 PM ET – Would You Rather: Grantor/Provider Edition

    a would you rather:
    this session done in haiku
    or a musical?

    3 PM ET – I Know the Answer, But What’s the Question?

    A wise man once said
    find the answer you seek by
    the question you ask

    4 PM ET – CME Pop Trivia II

    like aerosmith sang
    cme pop trivia
    back in the saddle

    Sponsors

    such a fine reward
    for sponsoring palooza
    haiku with a link

    Gold

    yay Med Learning Group
    back in the gold-life again
    after a brief break

    hey ho do you know
    the PER head honcho
    it’s Phil Talamo

    a gold sponsorship
    shows there is truth in their name
    Projects in Knowledge

    Silver

    Academy for
    Continued Healthcare Learning

    perfect haiku name

    former gold sponsor
    AcademicCME
    now a silver fox

    socratic method
    plus healthcare plus a cool app
    makes epocrates

    founded in oh-six
    Integrity CE gives
    CE honestly

    when a peer appeared
    to peer at PeerAudience
    a pier disappeared always a pleasure
    to see friends from PlatformQ
    in the sponsor queue