The Long and Winding Haiku: CMEpalooza Haiku is Back!

it comes around once
actually twice a year
palooza haiku

coming april 6
CMEpalooza spring
you can watch it here

9 AM ET — Demonstrating the Value of CME to Internal and External Stakeholders: Multiple Approaches and Points of View

demo the value
of why we do what we do
a rashomon view

10 AM ET – Hey Everyone, Go Deep! The Power We Have to Support Clinician Well-Being

deep dive session on
clinician anxiety
it’s more than stress balls

11 AM ET – Bridges Over Oceans – Making Global Meetings Available to Interested Learners Around the World

do global meetings
make your head spin like a…globe?
check this session out

Noon ET – A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: How Supporters Came Together As a Community, For the Community

a common refrain:
can’t we all just get along?
here is one attempt

1 PM ET – Beyond Checking the Box to Achieve Commendation – Incorporating Social Determinants of Health to Address Population Health

ce is more than
achieving commendation
what we do matters

2 PM ET – The Unsung Heroes of CME: Recognizing the Critical Role of Program Managers

it’s a known fact
if it wasn’t for PMs
we would all be screwed

3 PM ET – The CMEpalooza Feud

a promise to you
unlike richard dawson’s feud
there is no kissing

4 PM ET – Dr. McGowan’s Magical Measurement Club, We Hope You Will Enjoy the Show

presented live from
the apple corps building roof
please don’t let me down


i never thought we
would have this many sponsors
so many haiku


like death and taxes
guaranteed i will misspell
Daiichi Sankyo

an ode to our friends
over at Med Learning Group
great to have them back

just an FYI
PS – so are you


Academy for
Continued Healthcare Learning
their name is haiku

president Hayes of
Academic CME
Tim not Rutherford

sick and tired of
run-of-the-mill CME?
here’s the Antidote

Catamount Med Ed
is not the pinnacle of
med school for felines

your attention please
for digital CMEs
think epocrates

let us all welcome
our newest silver sponsor
hello Healio

for a CE group
with stellar reputation
choose Integrity

who knew the Q in
PlatformQ means quality?
maybe – I’m guessing

if our lone sponsor
is Prova Education
is that provolone?

the RedMedEd folks
with Scale, Bail, or Fail platform
are rhyming savants

now it’s time to go
last haiku for Vindico
led by Rob Esgro

Let’s Play the CMEpalooza Feud!!

“We asked 100 left-handed firefighters whose names starts with the letter Q the following question…”

Wait, did they really ask this question of 100 left-handed firefighters whose name starts with the letter Q? Are there really 100 left-handed firefighters whose name starts with the letter Q? Or is there some pencil pusher in the back who just makes up the numbers to the Family Feud surveys?

According to the Google, there is a firm that actually polls random members of the public (or at least they used to), though there doesn’t seem to be much of a trace of people who actually participated in these polls. So I’m skeptical.

But what I’m not skeptical about is that our very special version of CMEpalooza Feud coming up next week during CMEpalooza Spring will include actual survey answers from the CMEpalooza community (texts Derek to remind him that our Spring meeting is on Wednesday, April 6 from 9 am-5 pm ET). But we need your help.

Click here to access our survey that will be used during our CMEpalooza Feud session. We’ve got a bunch of different sorts of questions here, none of which will take a tremendous amount of thought for you to answer. Just write down the first thing that comes to mind. This is all anonymous, so don’t worry about getting into trouble with your boss (or spouse). What we’ll do once we get 100 responses is tabulate the results and use them during next week’s session.

Once again, click here to access our survey that will be used during our CMEpalooza Feud session.

Thanks everyone – you are the best!


The Secret Life of CME Professionals

When we rolled out our special “CMEpalooza Feed the People” promotion yesterday, we only required two things of people to qualify for our $15 Grubhub gift cards (a few are still left if you want one – just take a look at yesterday’s post for the form):

  1. Provide us with your email
  2. Tell us a secret

I wasn’t expecting people to really tell us any interesting secrets, but we actually got some that were quite entertaining and introspective. And since I made no promise to keep these secrets, well, secret, I figured those of you who need some Friday morning entertainment might get a chuckle out of the best of these. It would be too mean of me to tell you who submitted these “secrets,” so I’ll just present them to you anonymously in Derek’s favorite “Top 5” list style:

5. I really truly own a Village People record.

4. I was a volunteer puppet director for over 30 years. Retired this year.

3. I ate a cookie dough ball for breakfast as I was running out the door to deliver my youngest to school before settling in at my home office.

2. I am not a vegan like I claim to be. Can’t tell anybody though… (My aside: Oh, but I so want to. This would rock the world!)

1. (My aside: Take a deep breath before reading this one) This is not so much a secret but just something interesting that has been on my mind recently. We, as humans, can only experience time linearly (back to front, past to future). But, considering our range of experiences, knowledge, and the theory of interconnectedness, we could in theory be thinking about multiple points at once. With onset of AI and considering the ~ get ready for it ~ ability for continuing education to teach humans how to perceive current time, we can in theory be learning at multiple time points. I know this sounds like a bunch of mumbo jumbo and I am just a pharmacist interested in medical writing, but the ideas of learning on an interdimensional plane has the ability to reshape teaching, communication, and learning.

So chew on that for a minute or two. And then explain it to me using littler words (note from Derek: I think this is the plot from Spider-Man: No Way Home.)