Spring 2016

CMEpalooza Spring is a 1-day event scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2016, that will feature a series of sessions selected by the CME community from a pool of submitted abstracts. 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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10:00 AM ET
More Than Just a Lit Summary: Using Compelling Data in Grant Requests to Support Practice Gaps and Clinician Educational Needs (Click here to view the archive)
Sponsored by Healio.com Education Lab
In order to develop effective CME grant needs assessments, support for practice gaps and educational needs should be documented using more than just the medical literature. You must invoke your persuasive writing skills. To that end, this session will demonstrate how 2 experienced proposal writers use data from learners (target audience surveys and outcomes), experts (KOL interviews), and patients (patient forums and blogs) to support strong needs assessments. Additionally, we will share pearls from commercial supporters (interviewed in advance) on characteristics of a strong needs assessment and compelling proposals that garner their attention with the CMEpalooza audience.

Monique Johnson, MD, CHCP, Director, Educational Development, Imedex, LLC
Audrie Tornow, CHCP, Senior Director, CME, Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC

10:30 AM ET
Improving Response Rates on CME Surveys (Click here to view the archive)
Surveys remain an important cornerstone of CME work: asking the person involved is the best way to gain information on many different levels simultaneously. High return rates make data analysis so much better: there are more quotes available, the certainty of the basic conclusions is higher, and there’s more ability to slice the data more finely by demographic groups. Calculating how many responses you need, the likelihood of getting those responses, and what to do to improve participation are all important areas discussed in this presentation.

Boyce Byerly, Ph.D., Principal, Level 6 Analytics

11 AM ET
No Hail Mary’s Required: Novel Ways to Use Data for Continual Program Assessment (Click here to view the archive)
Sponsored by Global Academy for Medical Education

You’ve heard plenty about activity assessment. We get it, you’ve heard enough about how to assess your activities, and maybe even your curricula, but this session is about program assessment. How do you assess your CE program overall? How do you set yourself up for compliance with Criterion 12? How do you couple that analysis to Criterion 13 and to your Mission statement? Most importantly, how do you assure that you are on target with your overall program? We’ve some ideas on how to set yourself up for ongoing program assessment. Tune in for some best practices.

Erik D. Brady, PhD, CHCP, Principal Consultant, EDBPhD Consulting; Director of Graduate Education Programs, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Erin Schwarz, CEO/Principal Consultant, Vivacity Consulting
Jacqueline Steltz-Lenarsky, M.A., Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Noon ET
Lunchtime Session Sponsored by Genentech
How Strong is Your Bullpen? (Click here to view the archive)

CMEpalooza Spring 2016 is taking place in one of the most exciting weeks of the year: Opening Day week for Major League Baseball! (Go Royals!) But what does that have to do with medical education? A team has to have a strong bullpen to make it through the entire season: the players that have delivered over time as well as the new performers who bring a fresh focus and strength. How do CME professionals ensure they have the right learning models on deck to understand and address gaps in performance before the 7th inning? How can the team practice new solutions and extend solutions for a winning streak? This session will demonstrate how, like in a baseball bullpen, good tools are critical to effectively advancing one base at a time.

Caroline O. Robinson, PhD, Senior Medical Education Manager and Implementation Science Lead, Genentech
Kathleen Moreo, RN-BC, BSN, BHSA, CCM, Cm, CDMS, President and CEO, PRIME® Education, Inc.

1 p.m. ET
Kwahl’i-tē im-prūv’mĕnt: You Can Say It, But Can You Do It? (Click here to view the archive)
Sponsored by PlatformQ Health Education
It’s impossible to spend 5 minutes in our industry without someone bringing up quality improvement. But what exactly is QI for the CE professional? What are the barriers providers and supporters will face when embarking on QI? How many clinicians are needed for a good project? Is IRB review a necessity? How does a provider access data? Do you know what to do with the data? How much time does QI take? How much money? Is it worth it? This session will break through the clutter and look at the critical elements of QI from the educator and supporter roles.

Sara Miller, MS, Director, Quality Improvement Institute, CE Content and Strategy, Med-IQ
Heather Guerrero, MA, CCMEP, Associate Director, Independent Medical Education, Gilead Sciences

2 p.m. ET
A Dissection of Feasible Interpretive Tangents From a Discrete Comparative Assessment in CME (aka: What Does My Outcomes Data Mean?) (Click here to view the archive)
What if your super power was the ability to command unlimited attention? How would you use it? Maybe negotiate world peace between the leaders of all nations? Not bad. Me? Oh…I’d use it to explain all possible interpretations of pre/post data for a case vignette question. And, yes, I’d wear a super suit. Here’s some of what I’d address:

  1. Who does my data represent?
  2. What qualifies a case vignette?
  3. When do I need effect size?
  4. Where is reliability and validity a concern?
  5. Why are my post-activity scores low?
  6. How do you interpret p-value?

Jason Olivieri, MPH, Director of Outcomes, Med-IQ

3 p.m. ET
Your CME Saved the Health Care System How Much Money? (Click here to view the archive)
Sponsored by Forefront Collaborative

Analyses of cost savings to the health care system based on CME/CE activity participation are newer to the CEHP community, but are getting a tremendous amount of interest and attention. What do these analyses look like? When should they be used? Is this just a fad, or does it have legs? Why are commercial supporters interested in it? Join me for a discussion on this new and emerging trend and become an early adopter.

Derek Dietze, MA, FACEHP, CHCP, President, Improve CME, LLC

4 p.m. ET
CME Puntua Lortu (Click here to view the archive)
Sponsored by ASiM
Puntua Lortu: “Get to the point.” 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, slides auto-advance. In a departure from the typical CMEpalooza panel format, five (brave) presenters are taking on this challenging, stripped-down presentation format as a way to share some of their best practices. This one’s gonna be fun…

Designing Information with Impact
Bhaval Shah, PhD, Principal (Creative) and Co-founder, Infograph-ed, LLC

Walking the Talk
Donald Harting, Medical Writer and Editor, Harting Communications LLC

The Fallacy Fallacy in Medical Literature
Bonny P. McClain, Writer, Data Analyst, Public Speaker, Data & Donuts

A Pecha Kucha Approach to CME Project Management
Venkata (Raja) Akunuru, CHCP, PMP, Director of Client Services, DLC Solutions and EthosCE LMS

7 Minutes in CPD Heaven – A Sprint through the 2016 ACEHP Annual Meeting
Ted Singer, President, PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education