Daryl Oakes, MD
Chair, Physician Leaders
Latest information on COVID-19
Innovative practice: We strive to highlight innovative approaches to technology, online learning, and interprofessional education.
Global impact: We strive to provide a meaningful learning experience to a global audience across the spectrum of healthcare professions.
Embracing diversity: We strive to include diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences.
Connection & collaboration: We strive to facilitate connections and collaborations.
Fun & engaging: We strive to engage our community in developing and delivering fun and interactive sessions for attendees.
Transformative experiences: We strive to create unique, transformative experiences.
Affordability & flexibility: We strive to offer a professional development opportunity that an entire organization can afford and can access in the future on-demand.
Continuous improvement: We strive to continually enhance aspects of the conference, incorporating feedback from colleagues.
Lifelong learning: We strive to produce a conference that will enhance attendees’ professional and personal growth.
Tiffany Beyer, MA, BBA
Stormont Vail Heatlh
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)
Karen Busse, MS, CCMEC
Kelsey Caras, MA
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine
Jasleen K. Chahal, PhD
UK HealthCare CECentral
Lisa L. Dunay, MHA
Amy Edouard, MHA, MBA, CHCP
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Joan B. (Joni) Fowler, PharmD, BCPP
Creative Educational Concepts, Inc
Ani Mardakhanian, MHA, CHCP
Brian S McGowan, PhD, FACEhp
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Julie ReBeau, BAA
University of Michigan Medical School
MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brooke J. Taylor, MPH, CHCP, FACEHP
Kim Vadas, MABMH, CHCP
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
We recognize that the diversity in voices, ideas, and experiences in our profession can better contribute to a more meaningful event, so we need people like YOU to help us pull this off.
As a sponsor for CME Live, you would become an integral part of shaping this event into the best and most meaningful conference.
Silicon Valley meets CME/CPD.
Pivot. Pivot. Pivot. We don’t need another webinar or news article about the need to pivot – we are well aware that we are living in a “new normal.” For example, it is clear that we will not be able to conduct continuing education as we have done in the past; large in-person events are unlikely to resume anytime soon. We have two choices: retreat in resignation and provide fewer opportunities for our learning community or meet the moment with creativity to continue our work of improving patient care with continuing education.
At Stanford CME, we are already creating new avenues of access for our learners. We successfully converted a handful of in-person conferences into live webinars and we have created many new activities. We are invigorated by our progress thus far and feel well equipped for the road ahead. However, we anticipate that our faculty and learners will have much higher expectations this fall. We all need to “pivot” more effectively by providing our faculty concrete, specific guidance on how to deliver live webinars effectively, as well as how to create and evaluate engaging, effective spaced learning online. Our faculty look to us for support and expertise in these areas.
No single accredited CME/CPD provider can deliver all the creativity and innovation that the “new normal” will require. We strongly feel that the CME/CPD community needs to come together to explore innovative and cost-effective ways to deliver continuing education that supports our learners' educational needs. And we need to do this work before the fall. In a few short months, our team at Stanford CME, with your help, is prepared to host a multi-day virtual conference designed by providers for providers. Our intent is to share the creativity our circumstances demand, and to develop a training resource for other providers.
If this is something that sparks your enthusiasm and you are interested in getting involved please let me know ASAP. As you can imagine, it will be a Herculean task to plan, market, and execute such a conference in a few months. With that said, I am confident that this can be done if the CME/CPD community pulls together to get done. Moreover, I am confident that this conference is needed and will help providers around the world better prepare for the new normal.
Wednesday, August 19 will be an optional workshop day with 2 hour and 4-hour sessions. Thursday and Friday will be packed with a myriad of plenary and concurrent with sessions.
Are you having a tough time convincing your leadership to attend CME Live? Whether you work in CME, CE, CPD or any other combination in the healthcare team education space, sometimes it takes the best negotiation skills to persuade your boss to attend a conference. We all need professional development to facilitate innovative thinking and draw out our inner CME/CE/CPD Steve Jobs. So, despair no more — here are SEVEN talking points you can put to work when asking the boss to attend CME Live on August 19-21.
We invite you to check out the CME Live website to learn more about the speakers, sessions, and networking opportunities. There you have it: SEVEN, count em, SEVEN REASONS to nudge your manager’s approval of your participation at CME Live. This is a meeting that comes to YOU. And while you’re at it: Bring your whole team and boss, too. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn and grow together.
Do you have more reasons to add to this list? Share them with us!
We intend to attract learners from around the world. In particular, the agenda will be designed in such a way in which learners from North America, South America, Africa, and Europe will be able to participate in most of the live programing. Attendees from Asia will be able to attend some of the live sessions on the fringes.
Yes. In fact, we plan to use a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous learning for CME Live. Moreover, we anticipate the vast majority of all sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees to consume in the future.
Yes. We understand budgets have been cut so we want to make this as affordable as possible. At this time, we don’t know the exact amount just yet. We can say, it will be significantly less expensive than the typical registration fees for the other large CME/CE annual meetings.
We do intend to offer three types of discounts.
CME Live is intended to help those from small shops and from big shops. We will ask presenters to always be mindful that many providers simply do not have the resources to do certain things.
CME Live is about online learning, technology, and continuing education for the entire spectrum of healthcare team members. Regardless of your target audience, if your learners are in healthcare and you want to learn more about how to do online learning this event will be helpful.
This is still a work in progress but you can expect to hear from your peers, tech experts, Stanford faculty, and we hope a few celebrities.
We intend to make this the most fun and engaging online event you have ever attended.
Since we just started planning it is hard to say for sure but at minimum we plan to cover this topics?
Q: When does early bird registration end?
A: August 3, 2020
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: Acknowledging that our agenda is still in flux, we're offering full registration refunds and no cancellation fees until August 3, 2020. Please e-mail email@example.com to request a refund. After August 3, 2020, if a registrant has an extenuating circumstance that prevents her/him from attending the virtual conference, we will honor a refund on a case-by-case basis.
Q: Which browsers are optimized for registering for CME Live?
A: Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox
Q: Are there any discounts on the registration fee?
Q: Can I combine the discounts?
A: Yes! Here is an example:
At the time of registration, you may:
Q: How do I register my team for CME Live?
A: Upon completing the primary registration, you will see a button titled “Add Registration”. Click on that button to add multiple colleagues. A group discount will be applied after three or more colleagues have been added. Please note: All group registrations must be paid for under one credit card.
Q: Can my team and I watch CME Live together under one account?
A: No. The expectation is each person attending CME Live will do so under his/her own unique login.
Q: Will sessions be recorded and will I have access to those recordings post event?
A: Most sessions will be recorded and most will be available post event.
Q: Is financial aid available and how do I know whether I am eligible?
A: The COVID-19 pandemic has placed financial constraints on organizations across the globe. In alignment with the CME Live core value of Affordability and Flexibility, we are offering a $25 registration fee for a limited number of attendees. This opportunity is intended to help individuals who could not attend without the reduced rate.
To qualify for this reduced rate, attendees must:
In addition to Affordability and Flexibility, CME Live is guided by core values including Connection & Collaboration, Innovative Practice, and Lifelong Learning. So that we may offer this opportunity to connect and collaborate to as many professionals as possible, please be aware that registering at the reduced rate without true financial need may prevent others from attending. Also, in the spirit of innovative practice and lifelong learning, we hope to inspire all attendees to pay the opportunity forward, and commit to sharing their time, experience, and knowledge with the CME/CE community in the future. Click here to apply for this reduced registration fee.
Q: I'm unable to pay for registration via credit card. Is there another option?
A: We accept checks. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin this process.
Q: Which member associations qualify for a discount?
A: AHME Member (Association for Hospital Medical Education)
AMEE Member (Association for Medical Education in Europe)
CACME Member (Colorado Alliance for CME)
MAACME Member (Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Continuing Medical Education)
NAMEC Member (National Association of Medical Education Companies)
SACME Member (Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education)
SCMEC Member (Southern California Medical Education Council)
TACME Member (Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education)
Q: I am from a company, organization, or association that is interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at CME Live. Where can I find more information on this?
A: We have several sponsorship and exhibit opportunities still available. To view our Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus click here. Please contact Deanna Hudspeth if you would like to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor.
Q: How do I access the virtual conference on August 19-21, 2020?
A: Once you register for the conference, you will receive weekly updates from CME Live. Be on the lookout for more information about accessing the virtual conference platform.
Q: Are continuing education credits available for participating in CME Live?
A: No, we have chosen not to award CE this year. As part of our post event evaluation we will reconsider this stance for future years based on the needs/ feedback of our attendees.
Q: STANFORD UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES: Can I use my STAP funds to pay for this event?
A: Yes, please register in STARS by clicking here.
Q: I have a question that is not listed above. Who do I contact?
A: Please e-mail CMELive2020@stanford.edu for any additional questions. A member from our staff will get back to you in 1-2 business days.
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