Frequently Asked Questions

1What does CME stand for?
CME stands for Continuing Medical Education. Medical physicians are required to collect CME credits to maintain their medical licenses. They may do so by attending conferences such as ours, taking courses, or taking tests. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts specializes in the continuing medical education of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
2What does CEU stand for?
CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. One CEU is equal to ten hours of participation in an accredited learning program created for professionals that hold licenses or certificates to practice in their specific profession.

3Why do nurses require Continuing Education Units?
Continuing medical education provides nurses with the most current standards and advancements in medicine to help better treat their patients with the most optimal care. Science and medicine are changing at a rapid rate and nurses need CME and their education units to keep them abreast of today’s best practices and procedures.

4Are your credits accepted by ANCC or AANP?
Yes! NPs can use AMA credits for professional continuing education requirements.Please click here for details.

5Why choose Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts?
Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts is the leading provider of high-quality continuing medical education covering DermatologyOrthopedicsCardiologyEmergency Medicine, and Women’s Health. Our conferences offer 4 days of CME from passionate speakers that inspire our attendees. Our CME conferences are a great way to network with medical industry peers and learn in an intimate group setting.

6Are your Continuing Medical Education credits applicable for Nurse Practitioners?
Yes – NPs can use AMA credits for professional continuing education requirements. Please click here for details, and also see our page dedicated to Nurse Practitioners.

7Are your Continuing Medical Education credits applicable for Physician Assistants?
Yes – This activity is designated for 28.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

8Are your continuing medical education credits applicable for Physicians?
Yes – Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

9How do I claim my Continuing Medical Education certificate?
You will receive step-by-step information on-site on receiving your certificate. Attendees may claim credits only for the sessions they attend.

10What topics are covered at your Continuing Medical Education conferences?
Each year, our speakers will cover dermatology (skin), orthopedics (bones), cardiology and emergency medicine (hearts), and women’s health (private parts).
11How do I know which contact hours are accredited/approved?
Formally approved continuing education must meet the following criteria:

  • Continuing nursing education (CNE) approved for nursing contact hours by an accredited provider or approver of nursing continuing education
  • Continuing medical education (CME) approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), or the Commission on Dietetic Registration

1How do I register?
You may register for Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts conferences online or by fax. After you submit your registration, you will receive an email with a confirmation number and important conference information. If you need assistance making a change to your registration, please call us at 770-640-1022 or email us at [email protected].

2When is my payment due?
All fees must be received upon registration. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts accepts payment by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). If payment is by check, then the check must be received with the registration form. Please make checks payable to DMGCME.
3What if I need to cancel?
If you wish to cancel your In-person or Live-Stream registration with at least 30 days or more prior to the conference start date you will receive a full refund of the tuition paid, less a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be provided in the original form of payment and will take two to four weeks to process. A one-time transfer to a conference program of your choice is available and is only valid for the current year. No refund or credit will be issued after this time.

All purchases made for any on-demand package cannot be refunded, cancelled or transferred.

4What happens if the event gets cancelled?
In the very unlikely event that Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts cancels or postpones a conference due to circumstances beyond its control, Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts’ liability shall be limited to refund of paid registration fees only.

5Your conference name badge:
All attendees must wear their conference name badge for entrance into Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts programs and throughout the conference in order to help maintain the security of the meeting space.

6Please be punctual:
Attendees should arrive and be seated prior to the start of each session. Please be respectful of the speaker and your fellow attendees with noise levels during sessions.

7What are the requirements to receive continuing education credit?
Participants must be present at the Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts activity and complete the evaluation on after the conference in order to obtain credit for sessions attended. Participants may only obtain CME credit if they were a paid, registered attendee.

8What if I have a promotional/discount code?
Registrant may use only one promo code or discount per conference. Offers may not be combined and is subject to change at the provider’s discretion. Contact Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts at 770.640.1022 or [email protected] for more information.

9Need Cash? Earn $100 with our Rebate Offer!
Receive $100 rebate check by booking your guest room at our host hotel.

We kindly ask that you make your hotel reservation at our host property, using our group code. We are committed to these contractual obligations in order to bring the guest room rates down from regular pricing. If you stay at a different hotel, we may fall short of our housing obligations and will be responsible for paying lost income to our hotels. This could mean higher registration fees and fewer benefits for participants. Thank you for your understanding and for making our educational programs the best they can be.

Follow these steps:

  1. Register for and attend the conference.
  2. Make your hotel reservation at our host property, using our group code or hotel link published on our website under Hotel Info.
  3. Stay at the hotel for 3 or more nights to qualify.
  4. On the last day of the event, you’ll receive an e-mail with instructions to complete a form. You’ll provide the name on the hotel reservation, dates of arrival/departure, confirmation number, and to whom you’d like the check payable.


  • A 3-night hotel stay is required.
  • You must book your reservation using the group code.
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, such as hotel rewards/points.
  • One rebate per reservation.
  • Must complete the form in step 4 above within 5 days of receipt.
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks after the conference to receive your rebate check.

1Will there be food and beverage provided by Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts?
Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts provides amenities such as breakfasts and coffee/refreshment breaks whenever possible. These refreshments are available for registered attendees only; food and beverage provided by Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts are not available for guests of the attendee.

2Will there be sponsored meal programs & product theaters?
Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts offers CE and Product Theater meal programs as part of the conference agenda whenever possible. Available meal programs are listed as sessions on the conference schedule. Meals offered during these sessions are for attendees of the CE program or product theater only. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts orders food based on expected attendance and sign-in with the sponsor is required just prior to the start of the program. Attendance is limited to practicing attendees only. Pharma guidelines will apply.

3Do you provide special food accommodations/dietary needs?
Please alert Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts if you require special food accommodations during the conference or have special dietary needs. (You must contact the hotel directly to make accommodations related to your individual hotel stay.) Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts will make every effort to work with participants and the conference venue to accommodate any disclosed food allergies and other food-related medical conditions. However, there is always a risk of contamination and participants with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items one may come into contact with while at any Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts event.

4Where should I stay?
Check the location page of your choice for information on Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts’ room block. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts encourages attendees to reserve their hotel room at the time of their conference registration. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts room blocks are based on the expected attendance and attendee demand for hotel rooms. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts hotel blocks may sell out prior to the reservation cut-off date. Group hotel rates are for use by conference attendees only. As a courtesy to our attendees, Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts group rates are typically available to conference attendees 3 days before and after the conference program dates. Check the location page for rates and hotel contact information.

5Is there free parking?
Attendees are responsible for paying their own parking. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts does not offer parking validation. Contact the hotel for parking information.

6Will there be WiFi access?
Wireless internet service is available at every Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts location.

7Can I bring guests?
Only registered attendees are allowed entry to Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts meeting rooms. Guests are not permitted. This includes spouses or other family members of the attendee. Any attendee requiring a helper or assistant during the conference should contact Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts in advance of the conference to obtain an exception to this policy. Non-registered attendees are not permitted, even if the non-registered attendee does not want contact hours or handouts as part of their participation.

8Are children allowed to attend?
In order to maintain an appropriate learning environment and for safety issues, infants and children are not allowed in the conference sessions.

9Disruptions in the meeting space:
Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts reserves the right to ask any attendee creating a disruption to leave the meeting room.

10Where can I store my luggage and personal belongings once I have checked out?
Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts does not provide luggage storage for attendees who are checking out of the conference hotel. Due to safety concerns, luggage may not be stored in the meeting space or other conference areas including the registration desk. Attendees needing luggage storage prior to departure should contact the hotel’s front desk for arrangements. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts cannot store other personal belongings such as computers or other items on behalf of attendees at the registration desk or any other conference area.

11Will there be charging stations for electronic devices?
Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts welcomes attendees to bring mobile devices, including tablets and laptop computers, to its conferences. Please note that Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts does not provide charging stations. You should charge your device before arriving at the conference.

1What is SPIRIT?
It’s our amazing loyalty referral program. We believe SPIRIT encompasses our core values – community, excellence, integrity, passion, teamwork, creativity, and innovation. What’s more, SPIRIT reflects our love for helping others, such as our amazingly successful Turn It Up Foundation, providing funding to deaf and hard of hearing children for musical pursuits.

2How can I benefit from SPIRIT?
Simple. For every person who registers using your SPIRIT code, you both receive $100! It’s really so easy – think how many providers you know – whether at your current workplace, prior practices, friends, colleagues, and even former classmates – this is the PERFECT opportunity for a class reunion! Checks to you and the people registered with your code will be mailed 2 weeks following the event. Code must be entered at time of actual registration to qualify. Rewards add up quick. $100 rewards apply for full 4-day in person registrations; $50 rewards apply for live-streaming or on-demand.

Learn more about our SPIRIT Referral posting policy.

3How do I get started?
We’ve made it easy for you! Get started here.

4How do I get my SPIRIT code?
If you’ve attended our events before, the code is typically on your name badge and other materials. And each January, all attendees of Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts programs receive a personalized SPIRIT card/key tag in the mail. If you don’t remember your code or would like to request one, please e-mail [email protected].

5Did you really give away $50,000 in SPIRIT Referrals in 2020?
Absolutely! Read the stories and see how easy it is!

Have additional questions?

Please contact the office at 770-640-1022 or email us at [email protected]