8:00 – 8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35   

President’s Welcome

Megan Swartz

Welcome from the Host

City of Hope

8:35 – 8:55

ACCME and IMQ/CMA Updates

8:55 – 9:25    

Keynote:  Reimagining Your CME Mission (C1 and 12)

This session will inspire you to review your educational mission statement, consider ways in which to make the mission statement meaningful to yourself and your organization, and utilize your mission and overall mission review (C12) as a planning tool to guide your program.
Shelly Rodrigues, CAE, FACEHP

9:25 – 10:25

COI Compliance Challenges and Panel Discussion (C7): Sticky Situations!
This session is designed to increase your competence at identification of conflicts of interest and determining potential management techniques. 

Moderator: Erin Schwarz
Panelists: Jacob Coverstone, Crystal Saavedra, Charles Willis

10:25 – 10:45

Networking Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45    

Breakouts 1-3

11:45 – 11:50


11:50 – 12:50

Breakouts 1-3

12:50 – 1:30

Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:30

Breakouts 4-5

2:30 – 2:35


2:35 – 3:35

Breakouts 4-5

3:35 – 3:50

CME Networking Break 

3:50 – 4:15

“Marie Kondo” Your CME program … What are you doing that is NOT necessary for compliance and NOT meaningful? (C13)

SCMEC Board Members

4:15 – 4:30

“It’s a Wrap and Raffle” - Best Practices for Activity Reflection

Breakout Sessions - Choose 4 out of 5

Planning Forms; Are you using the best tools? – C2-7, Content Validation
This session will give you several planning tools that you may customize to suit your program’s needs, as well as insight about how these tools can help to document compliance with C2-7 and Content Validation.

Grace Phan, Art Arellano, and Marta Betancourt, MS

Best Practices for Evaluating your Activities, Including RSS C11

This session will encourage you to review ways in which you might evaluate your activities so that you can achieve compliance with ACCME/CMA requirements, engage your learners’ attention, and obtain data that is meaningful to you and your stakeholders.

Jacqui Steltz-Lenarsky

Planning to Accept Commercial Support, Advertising and Exhibits - C8-10

This session will empower you with the tools you need in order to appropriately manage commercial support (monetary and in-kind) as well as ensure you are adhering to the ACCME/CMA expectations in C9.

Jacob Coverstone

Killing Two (or More) Birds with One Stone: Adding MOC and other Credit Types to your Activity
This session will review the different types of credit that you might offer in addition to AMA PRA Category 1(tm), allow you to identify barriers to offering these credit options, discern strategies that may help you overcome these barriers, and link this back to C1 and 12. 

Shelly Rodrigues, CAE, FACEHP

What is Your Role in the CME Journey? Planning for You and your Team

This session will help you to identify gaps in your own or your team’s professional development, and review ways in which you can (economically) address those gaps (C34).

Charles Willis


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