As I was typing up the Featured Meeting article at the beginning of this newsletter, I took special notice to:

*All KSUCPM continuing medical education is offered 100% in-person. There is no virtual offering for this event.

It got me thinking about conversations I’ve had throughout the last couple of years with meeting planners and organizations that, for the most part, don’t seem to want to provide online credits, but are continuing to offer hybrid meetings.

So, now I’m asking, why???

If you don’t like the idea of having online credits – then don’t.

If your organization’s leadership is in agreement that the best way to learn and truly have a meaningful educational experience is in person, then go with your gut and eliminate the online portion of your meeting(s). Hold your ground and just say no. There are plenty of options for DPMs to get their CMEs online; you don’t have to be one of them.

If you feel you are not delivering the educational experience you know is crucial to your event with online lectures – then axe them!

Additionally, we know from three years of exhibitor feedback that they are not going to invest heavily in online sponsorships. You know better than anyone that when sponsor dollars are down, running a meeting that is already stressful, just became nearly impossible.

Am I saying don’t have online credits? No.

I’m just saying… you don’t have to.

Sarah Breymeier