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Making the Case for In-Person CME Conferences

You need continuing medical education (CME) credits, and you’ve carved out some time on your schedule. But now what? With so many options available, what makes the most sense for your needs?

At Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts (SBHPP), we get it. Some of us can’t focus until we’re fully immersed, while others don’t want to hop a plane right now or may just need to learn on their own time, at their own pace, from home. Given these realities, we offer all of our CME training in-person, on-demand, and live stream – covering topics as varied as dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology and emergency medicine, women’s health, plus tracks in pain management and pharmacology, diabetes, ER, and mental health. All of our options offer the same great content and the same result – CME credits – but today, allow us to make the case for our in-person CME conferences for nurse practitioners (NP), physician assistants (PA), and physicians.

CME Speakers on In-person Conferences

Cynthia Griffith, MPAS, PA-C, Dermatology Physician Assistant in Dallas, Texas, and a frequent speaker, views our in-person CME medical conferences as “the best option for a retreat from life and a chance to escape, recharge and get some learning time in with nothing to distract you. SBHPP CME Conferences are always in the most beautiful locations – you get to learn and enjoy the beautiful scenery all in one place!”

Jerry Weniger, PhD, ATC, PA-C, director, Physician Assistant Program, and Associate Professor, Department of Health Professions at James Madison University, agrees, adding, “I realize the on-demand and live stream options have their place in a post-COVID world, but I’ll always recommend the in-person CME. That’s the only way to enjoy wonderful destinations, network with colleagues, and interact with the speakers more. And the CME conferences are fun and engaging! Attendees are gracious and happy to be there.”

It’s a vibe that we’ve worked to create since our start 10 years ago: Chuck Dillehay, founder of SBHPP, launched the company with the specific goal of creating four-day conferences that would allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians to take a deep, intense dive into topics of their choice in a place where they could also build in time for much-needed rest, travel, and exploration. Our in-person CME conferences, in short, combine earning CME credits with a destination vacation at 10 locations including Chicago, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; Pensacola, Florida; and others.

“Our speakers are superstars; they’re leaders within their professions, they’re smart, they’re engaging. They make it fun. We want our attendees to feel educated, entertained, and energized. We’ll have one speaker for the full day, so people can really build a rapport. It’s an intimate, collegial setting. I think it’s also important that we meet in travel destinations; people enjoy coming for an incredible four days of CME, face-to-face networking with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and relaxing during their off-time,” Dillehay said.

Affordability & CME Credits

We also work to make our CME conferences a great value, with a low per-credit-hour cost, no dues required, and affordable host hotels. Participants at our CME conferences can also tap into hotel rebates, a free on-demand CME course by topic for every registration, and exclusive “Lunch & Learns” at most CME medical conferences.

Skin Bones CME Conferences

Hit the reset button while earning continuing medical education credits at our CME conferences, where you can travel to a vacation destination; earn CME credits with like-minded nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians; and ‘unplug’ while enjoying a new locale! Check out our upcoming Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts 2023 CME Conferences and 2024 CME Conferences! At every event, the best of the medical community gathers to earn CME credits, network, and gain knowledge on dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology and emergency medicine, women’s health, pain management and pharmacology, diabetes, ER, and mental health. On-line CME courses and Virtual CME are also available so you have the option of earning CME credits online.