CMEpalooza Archive Update

Here is a re-creation of Scott’s reaction when he found out I had already updated the CMEpalooza archive page with all of the sessions from CMEpalooza Fall (the role of “Scott” is played by Bert):

Rude but understandable since I usually don’t update the archive until, oh, around the time we are announcing the next Palooza agenda. (note from Scott: Are you picturing Derek/Ernie playing with his rubber ducky at his desk instead of updating the agenda? I sure am.)

Anyway, a big thank you to our friends over at Array for sponsoring the CMEpalooza archive and giving me the motivation to update it a little (lot) quicker than usual.

Lastly, a huge thanks to all of you who watched CMEpalooza Fall 2022 and made it a success. We had more than 200 live viewers for half of the sessions and are well over that mark for most of the rest if we include on-demand viewers of the archived versions. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the support you all have given to our little conference. See you in the spring!

Reminder of Two Upcoming Events

Happy Monday! Are you tired of hearing from us, yet? Yes? Too bad! Scott and I are delaying our usual post-CMEpalooza hibernation by a couple weeks because we just have so darned much to tell you about. I promise to keep it short and sweet.

First up, our good friends over at the ACCME have a very cool opportunity for you to contribute your educational leadership to the ACCME 2023 Meeting. They asked if we could remind everyone that they are accepting proposals for their May 16-18, 2023 annual meeting, which will take in-person at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel. You can visit the ACCME 2023 Meeting website for more information. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 28, 2022, so get cracking!

Second, our CMEpalooza Spotlight with Broadcast Beat Studios is coming up at 11 am ET on Tuesday, Nov. 1. We’ll be talking with the team about the role of the live video studio and get some “show and tell” about all of the cool features that today’s production studios offer. Scott promises that it won’t be boring, which immediately elevates it over almost anything else you were planning to do during that time…unless during that time you were planning to do a ride along with Formula One champ Max Verstappen (note from Scott: Way to dig deep into random sports references than fewer than usual people will understand, Derek!). That would admittedly likely be more exciting, but not by much!

And lastly, here are the winners from the CMEpalooza Scavenger Hunt. Thanks again to Broadcast Beat Studios for sponsoring:

  • Antonio Meo, Associate Director, Medical Proficiency Acceleration Center, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • Jill Hays, Executive Director, Primary Care Network
  • Lauren Rieck, Manager, Medical Education Grants, National Jewish Health
  • Heather Ranels, Director of Education, MPL Association
  • Amanda Kaczerski, Director, Grant Officer, Global Medical Grants, Pfizer
  • Angelique Vinther, CME Outcomes and Reporting/Analytics Expert
  • Kimberly Moore, Medical Outcomes Science Liaison, AbbVie
  • Erica Gunderson, Physician Performance Improvement Manager, Methodist Hospital Northeast
  • Jennifer Wahl, Director, Educational Content, American College of Rheumatology
  • Kathryn Hedges, Director of Editorial Services, Physicians Postgraduate Press

CMEpalooza Fall Wrapup (and a Special Surprise)

Phew – what a day!

We had a record 986 of you join us yesterday for a fantastic day of education. Both Derek and I had did a double take when we saw the final number (Derek texted me multiple times, “Are you sure that’s right?” and yes, that’s what our web analytics say. Plus, we can see how many people are watching each live session and it was clear very early that this was going to be a banner year) (note from Derek: I’m still pretty sure Scott is making that number up. I’m not sure how he’s manipulating the WordPress analytics dashboard, but I know he’s watched Weird Science multiple times, so maybe that has something to do with it.) Thanks to all of you for joining us – it’s humbling and rewarding to see the impact that CMEpalooza continues to have on our community.

I always learn a lot as I listen to our panels expound upon their particular areas of expertise, which energizes me as least for the next few days until I go back to relying on caffeine to do that for me.

A few notes and tidbits as we put a bow on this year’s event:

  1. All of the CMEpalooza Fall sessions are now available to be viewed in the CMEpalooza Archives (thank to our Archive sponsor, Array). Just go to the Fall 2022 tab on our website and find the session you missed and want to watch. Or if there is some nugget of knowledge you missed when the Amazon delivery guy knocked on your door, you can go back and catch it again now.
  2. There is still time to participate in the special CMEpalooza Scavenger Hunt. Just go to the website of this special promotion’s sponsor, Broadcast Beat Studios and look for the CMEpalooza logo. Click on it and see what happens! I promise it’s nothing bad. We’ll leave this promotion running until this Friday at 5 pm ET before we pick 10 winners of $100 Amazon gift cards.
  3. If you did not complete the short survey on our LIVE tab after watching our sessions (get to it by clicking here), we’d greatly appreciate if you would do so. It really does give us ideas for the future and allows us to fine tune our education for the CME community. Plus, you get to share your favorite jokes with us (like this one — “Why does a duck have tail feathers? To cover up his butt quack.” Hah!).
  4. For those of you who simply cannot get enough of CMEpalooza, we’ve got some good news for you. There is more of CMEpalooza on the way very soon! In less than 2 weeks, in fact. Yes, indeedy-do, we’ve got a special CMEpalooza Spotlight on tap at 11 am on Tuesday, Nov. 1. What better way to start a new month than with our smiling faces (no promises on the smiles). For this Spotlight broadcast, we’ll be talking with the team at Broadcast Beat Studios about the role of the live video studio and get some “show and tell” about all of the cool features that today’s production studios offer. So set some time aside now to join us. If nothing else, I promise it won’t be boring.