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Giving Back, Earning CME, and Supporting the Turn it Up Foundation!

Finding work-life balance is often challenging enough, but then add in finding a sustainable way to give back to your community, earn CME, and check off countless to-do lists, and we know it can sometimes feel impossible! So at Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts, we wanted to find an easy way for physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and registered nurses (RNs) to give back while earning CME – and we do it through the Turn It Up Foundation. And, with March 3 known as “World Hearing Day” – the designated day to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world – it seems a good time to explain how the Turn It Up Foundation came to be, and how physicians, PAs, NPs, and RNs help support it with us!

Inspired by Founder Chuck Dillehay’s son, Caleb, who was born deaf, the Foundation provides funding to elementary-age children who are deaf and hard of hearing so that they can pursue their musical interests, such as piano lessons, band instruments, and more. To fund it, we donate a percentage of every CME conference registration to the foundation and have, to date, donated more than $100,000!

“I’ve always loved music,” Dillehay explained. “I pursued a degree focusing on the music business in college and eventually worked with the Country Music Association, where I met artists like Garth Brooks, Reba McIntyre, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Ray, and Vince Gill. I still play piano, and my wife, Kim, sings. Caleb showed musical talent, as well, and we knew we wanted to support that. He now plays both percussion and keyboard, and it’s been so inspiring to see him on the front row of the marching band and listen to him play the piano. He’s our superstar and hero, and it’s our wish that others will be inspired by him too, through our Foundation. As a leading provider of CME, it only seemed natural to combine earning CME and giving back this way!”

Every year, Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts reviews applications for scholarships for music lessons or other musical pursuits, with awards intended to assist recipients with educational costs, including tuition and fees. Award amounts average around $1,500 for the school year.

CME  & Partnering with a Non-Profit

In addition to automatically donating a portion of all proceeds from our CME conferences and programs – both in-person CME and online CME – we partner with the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), which works to advance listening and spoken language for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. AG Bell also work with children, health care providers, families and professionals on the importance of early diagnosis, and on helping children who are deaf acquire hearing aids or cochlear implants and learn to speak so they can prosper in mainstream society. Find out more about the Turn It Up Foundation; additional donations are also welcome!

In-Person and Online CME for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians

Earn CME and give back with Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts through an in-person CME Conference at a destination location, or earn CME in 2024 through our on-demand courses or virtual CME conferences! No matter what you choose, you’ll learn from the best of the medical community as you earn CME credits, network, and gain knowledge on dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology, emergency medicine, women’s health, pain management, pharmacology, diabetes, and ER. We also offer the best value per CME credit, with our cost per CME credit hour as low as $21! 

Early Intervention Matters!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over five percent of the world’s population – or 430 million people – require rehabilitation to address their disabling hearing loss (including 34 million children). It is estimated that by 2050 over 700 million people – or 1 in every 10 people – will have disabling hearing loss. To help identify hearing loss in our youngest citizens, there are several recommendations for newborns, including:

  • Screen the child for hearing loss after birth before 1 month of age.
  • Confirm the hearing loss with an audiology evaluation before 3 months of age.
  • Fit the child with appropriate amplification within 1 month of confirmation of hearing loss.
  • Enroll in family-centered early intervention program by 6 months of age.