Spring 2021

CMEpalooza Spring is a 1-day event scheduled for Wednesday, March 24 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.

CMEPALOOZA SPRING AGENDA 

9 AM ET
Breakfast Session Sponsored by Projects in Knowledge
How Digital Platforms, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Learning Are Transforming the CME Learning Experience
Giving learners the education that they need” is a common mantra among CME providers of all sorts. Adaptations are made to incorporate the best and brightest of new technology into our programming, with the usual fits and starts. One of the most promising trends of recent years is the evolution of artificial intelligence and cognitive learning that has allowed for programming that is more adaptable than traditional CME. This session will take a look at the ways in which these technologies are being incorporated into current educational initiatives and the possibilities they may allow for in the future.

Moderator:
Robert Stern, CEO/President, Projects in Knowledge

Panelists:
Douglas Seifert, PhD, President & CEO, Syandus, Inc.
David Setiadi, Chief Technology Officer, @PointofCare
Dale Kummerle, Independent Consultant
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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
The ACCME was founded in 1981. Graham McMahon is currently the president and CEO of the ACCME. Derek Warnick was knighted by King Hieronius of Liechtenstein in 2018.

Two of these are true. One is a lie. (Don’t think too hard)

We’ll be challenging your knowledge a bit more than this in this session that will examine what is (and isn’t) included within the ACCME’s new Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. We’ll also talk through the impact that some of the more important proposed changes may have on your CME department.

Moderator:
Sheryl A. Corey, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Panelists:
Tom Weber, Associate Director of Continuing Medical Education, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Rokeena Williams, CMP, CHCP, Special Projects Manager, Stanford University School of Medicine
Jennifer Thompson, MS, FACEHP, Associate Director, Education, American Academy of Dermatology
Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CHCP, Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape

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1 PM ET
The Masked Provider
No, there is no Llama or Pina Colada or Surfer Dude costumes to hide under (c’mon, we have a limited budget here). But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we’ll be able to “disguise” our special guests who will each represent a different member of the CME community. After a brief recorded introduction, panelists will ask each “masked provider” (or supporter) questions that may help identify who they are. Once “unmasked,” each special guest will discuss the ways in which their organization has evolved over the course of the last 12 months and answer related questions from the panelists and audience.

Host:
Nina Taylor, Vice President of Learning and Education, American Society for Radiation Oncology

Panelists:
Marc Crawford, CEO, Array
Allison Kickel, CHCP, Vice President, Education Strategy, Integrity Continuing Education
Riaz Baxamusa, CHCP, MBA, Associate Director, IME Grants, Astellas Pharma
Lisa Wray, Vice President, Peer Audience

2 PM ET
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3 PM ET
I Know the Answer, But What’s the Question?
The collection and analysis of outcomes data has undoubtedly become one of the most important components of the CME enterprise (just look at our archives). But one of the nagging and oft-ignored problems comes during the development of the actual materials by which outcomes will be measured. There are many options available – formative assessments, qualitative surveys, quantitative evaluations, and others. How do you choose the right approach for your specific initiative and then go about putting the outcomes plan successfully into action? This session will give an overview of the pros and cons of each primary outcomes strategy and provide learners with hands-on opportunities to develop materials that can be used to assess their educational activities.

Moderator:
Alexandra Howson, MA, PhD, CHCP, Principal, Thistle Editorial, LLC

Panelists:
Asma M. Ali, PhD, Founder and Principal Consultant, AA & Associates, LLC
Mary Ellen Beliveau, CEO, Knowledge to Practice
Charles Rossi, Annenberg Centre for Health Sciences
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