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COVID-19 Sabotaged Your CME Live Meeting. What Now?

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly everyone on earth and CME providers are no exception. What can you do if you have a CME live meeting planned for 2020? If it isn’t possible (or advisable) to host the event, how can you accommodate learners who hoped to earn credit from their attendance? More importantly, how…

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Automate These 5 CME Administrative Tasks

How valuable are your working hours? If you’re like most CME administrators, it depends on how you spend them. For instance, an hour spent creating new CME activities is far more valuable than an hour spent wrangling data scattered among several spreadsheets. And the less time you spend on tedious administration, the more time you’ll…

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The CME Event Obstacles Every Learner Dreads

How easy should it be for learners to manage CME event attendance? From registration to credit requests, most providers would agree that a straightforward learner experience is a better learner experience. Yet at many organizations, CME live event management is convoluted, not straightforward. For example, some providers use third party applications for online registration. Learners…

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After Your Next CME Meeting, Assess Performance Change

What’s CME all about, anyway? If it was about awarding credit so that clinicians could check a box and move on, designing activities and organizing meetings would be simple. You’d just publish any topically-relevant content or book any speaker. Then you’d call it a day. But that’s not what CME is about. If you agree…

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How to Make CME Registration Easy for Your Learners

Registering for a live CME activity might sound like a simple task, but that isn’t always the case. Depending on the software you use (or don’t use), CME registration can actually be confusing to learners. In some cases, it can be downright frustrating. Thankfully, there are ways to improve the registration experience. You can also…

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6 Steps to a Successful Continuing Education Live Event

What do you want learners to take away from a live continuing education (CE) event? If you’re like most providers, you hope they learn something valuable that they can apply in the real world. How do you ensure that actually happens? According to a recent Ashfield white paper, The Science of Meetings, which draws on…

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Is “Learning Time” a Precious Commodity in Continuing Education?

Does your life feel busy and harried? For your learners, it almost definitely does. At least some of the time. By historical standards, Americans have more free time than ever before. However, college-educated professionals enjoy far less of it than other demographics. For them, life feels busy because it is busy. Needless to say, making…

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4 Ways to Engage Learners During Continuing Education Live Events

How well do your continuing education (CE) live meetings engage learners? Just because nobody nods off during a meeting doesn’t mean that the content is as engaging as it could be – or that learners are actually learning.In planning your meetings, you probably cover the fundamentals. Booking experienced speakers and addressing contemporary topics are important.…

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5 Administrative Bottlenecks That Hobble Continuing Education Providers

They’re busy juggling learner requests, posting and updating activity information on the web, entering attendance data into spreadsheets, calculating payments received, and collating paper-based evaluations. They’re busy doing these things, but they’d rather be busy developing new CE activities and strengthening existing ones. Unfortunately, CE professionals encounter frequent administrative bottlenecks that prevent them from dedicating…

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