SCMEC 2017 Conference for CME Professionals – Registration Open

SCMEC 2017 : the Premier Medical Education Conference for CME Professionals

SCMEC 2017 Conference

SCMEC 2017 Conference

Release: August 3, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

The Southern California Medical Education Council (SCMEC) announced today that registration is open for the premier medical education conference for CME professionals. The 2017 Conference will be held November 3, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, CA near Palm Springs. Hosted by the Annenberg Center for Health Science, Eisenhower Medical Center, this conference is a networking and learning opportunity for beginner, intermediate and advanced professionals involved in medical and health care education.

Click here to learn more about the conference and to register.

 

Word Cloud from the 2016 Annual Conference

Word Cloud Analysis from the SCMEC 2016 Conference

During the 2016 Annual SCMEC Conference, Megan Swartz and Ani Mardakhanian hosted a Round Robin session entitled, “Performance Improvement for your CME Program.” During this very interactive session, Megan and Ani encouraged attendees to brainstorm using LEAN theories. After the conference, Ani compiled the results of the brainstorming using a free website to create the word clouds…see link below. (Note: There are many other similar free websites as well to create word clouds.)

http://www.wordclouds.com/

The first word cloud lists the keywords/ideas we collected when we asked “What Value Does CME Provide to Customers”

how-to-apply

This second graphic shows is how our attendees plan to apply concepts learned as a result of attending this session.
value-to-customers

We encourage others to share their own word clouds or other methods that they have used to analyze the results of interactive sessions!

SCMEC Ethical Guideline: Financial Relationships with Entities that Sell Products or Services to CME Professionals

SCMEC Ethical Guidelines

Disclosure, Identification and Management of Financial Relationships with Entities that Sell Products or Services to CME Professionals

SCMEC is committed to ensuring that its educational activities are balanced and free from promotion. Therefore, in addition to disclosure of any financial relationship(s) with commercial interests, all SCMEC planner/faculty/authors must disclose financial relationship(s) with entities that sell products or services to CME professionals.

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

For the purpose of this guideline, entities that sell products or services to CME professionals may include the following:

  • Program/accreditation consultants,
  • Independent speakers’ bureaus not affiliated with pharmaceutical companies or device manufacturers,
  • Companies providing program management tools or products,
  • Polling device companies,
  • Technology or learning management companies,
  • Association management companies,
  • Other.

Companies that sell products or services to CME professionals are NOT ACCME-defined “commercial interests,” therefore these financial relationships do not pose a conflict of interest (COI) related to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support.

To ensure balance and independent education, SCMEC will review all planner/faculty/author relationships with commercial interests and with entities that sell products or services to CME professionals.

SCMEC will consider these financial relationships when creating a planning committee and will attempt to include at least one (1) individual on the committee with no financial relationships with an entity that sell products or services to CME professionals.

If an individual does have a relationship with an entity that sells products or services to CME professionals, SCMEC will review the content outline to ensure that is not promotional.

SCMEC will publish all disclosures in advance to the learners.

(Approved by SCMEC Board of Directors, November 25, 2015)

2015 SCMEC Conference Update – CME professionals take note!

The date and location for the 2015 Annual Conference is set!

THE 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS

Friday, October 23, 2015
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Burbank, CA

Click here for more information about the conference.

A conference and networking opportunity for beginner, intermediate and advanced professionals involved in medical and health care education.

Our goal is to do more than just deliver information. We will provide specific examples that you may apply to your CME Program.