The Pulse Newsletter – July 2022

The Pulse
 
July 2022
   
 

Meet Chuck Dillehay, MBA, CAE

   
 
ChuckYou’ve probably seen Chuck Dillehay, Creator/President of Dillehay Management Company and Founder of Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts, as he has been opening our conferences with a bang for more than 10 years. But since he rarely has time to stay on-site for long – there’s always another conference to plan, speakers to book, and logistics to take care of – many of you may not really know him. So, let’s change that right now. Learn more about this dynamic leader with this quick interview!

Tell us a little about your career, pre-Skin Bones … I’m an Atlanta native, and, like many aspiring teenagers, I wanted to get into the music business. There was a music business program south of Nashville, so I attended Middle Tennessee State University, pursuing a degree in mass communications with an emphasis in the music business. I worked some internships with record companies, which led to my first full-time job outside of college, with the Country Music Association. I was there for three years, and it was an incredible experience, meeting artists like Garth Brooks, Reba McIntyre, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Ray, Vince Gill … I was manager of membership development, with 6,000 members in 32 countries.I wanted to get back to Atlanta, though, and I next worked as vice president for an association management firm, which had many healthcare clients. Eight years later, in 2000, I started my own company, Dillehay Management Group.

What inspired you to launch Skin Bones? I’m an entrepreneur at heart. As more and more healthcare societies were hiring us to manage their professional conventions, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would look like if we started our own line of medical education meetings. In 2011, we organized a pilot program at Walt Disney World in Florida over Labor Day Weekend, and we hoped for 50 attendees. We welcomed 150, and we knew we were on to something. We added another few destinations until we got to where we are today – 10 national events a year, at places where people can combine earning CME credits with a bit of a ‘destination vacation.’

What is Skin Bones’ ‘secret sauce’? We format our conferences so that attendees can take home practical pearls of information that they can use to immediately help their patients. Our conferences are four days long, allowing attendees to take a very deep, intense dive into the topics of their choice. 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, energized, and engaged. 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 education, networking, and relaxing during their off-time.

What do you love to do outside of work? My pandemic hobby is gardening. My great grandfather was the head gardener at Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta, and I’m enjoying honoring that tradition. I love my dog, a Goldendoodle. And I have two boys, 21 and 23, and a daughter, 18. I also still play piano, and my wife, Kim, sings. We also founded the Turn It Up Foundation, inspired by our 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. We donate a percentage of our proceeds to the foundation and have to date donated $100,000. It’s our way of giving back, but also our way of sharing our love of music.
   
 

CME YOUR Way

   
 
We get it. You can’t focus unless you’re fully immersed, and hopping on a plane to a fun destination is your jam. Or, you don’t yet feel comfortable traveling, and you would love nothing more than earning Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits from the comfort of your home. Maybe you have a crazy schedule, and learning on your own time, at your own pace, suits you best.
No matter your reality, we have you covered: All of our CME Conferences are available three ways, with unique benefits to suit every need:

In-person
  • Earn CME credits and enjoy a little R&R in a beautiful destination
  • Lunch & Learns at most events
  • Face-to-face networking with peers
  • Registration includes a free on-demand CME course by topic (up to 13 CME credits – a $297 value)
  • Bonus: When you stay at our host hotel for three nights, using our group code, we’ll send you a $100 rebate check!
Live Stream
  • Watch the CME conference online, in real-time, from anywhere in the world!
  • Network with attendees via chat
  • Submit questions to speakers during the sessions
  • Registration includes a free on-demand CME course by topic (up to 13 CME credits – a $297 value).
On-demand
  • Watch recorded CME sessions online within a year to earn credits
  • Earn CME credits on your own time
  • Choose from full conferences or topic-specific courses.
All of our conferences offer topics for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians, on dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology & emergency medicine, women’s health, plus tracks in pain management & pharmacology, diabetes, ER, mental health and more. Check out our upcoming events this summer – in Virginia Beach (Aug. 9-12), Chicago (Aug. 30-Sept. 2), and Pensacola (Sept. 13-16) – and be sure to check out the daily schedules to see the full lineup of speakers and topics. The full 2022 schedule is now online – register early for the best rates!
   
 

Speaker Spotlight

   
 
Nisha McKenzie, Multispeciality Women’s Health Clinic Whether you join one of our CME Conferences in-person, via live stream, or on-demand, you’ll tap into the keystone of our conferences: dynamic, engaging speakers. And at five of our upcoming meetings this summer and fall – Virginia Beach (Aug. 9-12), Chicago (Aug. 30-Sept. 2), Pensacola Beach (Sept. 13-16), San Antonio (Oct. 4-7), and Atlanta (Oct. 18-21) – we’ll be hosting Nisha McKenzie, PA-C, CSC, NCMP, IF, an enormously popular guest lecturer on topics surrounding Women’s Health and Sexuality.

McKenzie is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, a Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner, and an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor. She covers a wide range of topics at our CME Conferences, including contraception across a lifespan, LGBTQIA+ informed health care, female sexual health, menstrual disorders, menopause, and more.

Find out for yourself why colleagues have raved, “Fantastic! She made some difficult content very interesting” … “excellent speaker, enjoyable, knowledgeable” … “handles a subject that is uncomfortable for some in a professional and effective manner” … “Great! She displays interest in attendees’ practice and patient management, identifying new health issues and how to assist with enhancing care” … “Very informative women’s health lecture and really appreciated content on LGBTQ!”

Make plans to attend today!
   
 
Did you know that on the first Friday of every month, at 12:00 p.m. ET, we offer FREE, 30-minute live Zoom webinars on timely topics and common healthcare challenges, presented by the Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts faculty? While the Master Clinician Series are non-CME, the quick, informative webinars are a great way to incorporate fun and consistent lunchtime learning.

Recent webinars have included treating hair loss, STI treatments, pharmacogenomics, acute joint effusions, back pain, and common dermatoses. Best of all, every webinar is archived, giving you access to a library of topics taught by medical community experts that you can access anytime. Find out more!
   
 

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