There are many CME conferences held across the globe every year, making it difficult for clinicians to decide which conference to attend. Every clinician has different factors they prioritize when selecting the conference to attend to broaden their medical education and earn CME credits. Whether it’s location, cost, amenities, amount of CME credits offered, topics covered, or convenience, a clinician should pick a conference that best meets their priorities.
The CMEList CME Conference Awards highlights the 2021 CME conferences that stand out compared to its counterparts in multiple important categories.
Best CME Conference Location
Winner: Orlando CME Conference by Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts
- Dates: October 25-28, 2021
- Location: Orlando, FL
- Cost: $827
- Credit Hours: 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
They say location is everything. Many clinicians seek a conference with a great location that provides outstanding views, restaurants, nightlife, attractions, etc. Clinicians have a hectic day to day schedule, so many of them look at CME conferences as an opportunity to get away from their strenuous lifestyle when earning their CME credits.
With the Orlando CME Conference by Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts, magic is certainly in the air. This conference takes place at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL from October 25-28. For 4 days, attendees will experience courses, challenging cases, masterclasses, workshops, and guest speakers covering cardiology & emergency medicine, dermatology, pain management/pharmacology, orthopedics, pediatrics, diabetes, and women’s health under the roof of the exciting Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. By attending these sessions, clinicians can earn up to 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
During down time and in between sessions, attendees will have the chance to check out Disney World’s theme parks like Magic Kingdom and Epcot, Universal Studios, or SeaWorld Orlando all while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Other popular travel activities clinicians can take part in include Disney’s Boardwalk, Orlando shopping, and a plethora of on-site restaurants to dine at.
Clinicians who book before May 25th, can get a full conference pass for as cheap as $827.
Best CME Conference Value
Winner: 3rd Annual Women’s Health Conference
- Dates: September 19-21, 2021
- Location: Nashville, TN
- Cost: Varies dependent on profession
- Credit Hours: 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Many clinicians, especially those with a lower CME allowance, prioritize value when selecting a CME conference to attend. This audience is focused on earning the most CME credits without overstretching their budget.
The 3rd Annual Women’s Health Conference offers 15 CME credits for $655 (for Physicians), $610 (for Residents and other healthcare professionals In-Person), or $575 if you plan on attending it virtually through livestream webcasts. On top of that, the conference offers a special offer. Earn a total of 30 CME credits for free from CME365, the hosts of the conference, after completing the live conference. This is a great deal for professionals earning CME with value in mind.
As for the content itself, the 3rd Annual Women’s Health Conference will focus on timely and practical issues involving women’s health with an emphasis on recent advances, up-to-date practices, and guidelines that will enable participants to deliver optimal care for their female patients. At the completion of this activity, participants should be better prepared to:
- Assess and provide female patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of disorders seen in primary care.
- Utilize current guidelines in the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered therapeutic issues throughout a woman's life cycle.
- Formulate comprehensive evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies that will lead to the reduction of modifiable risk factors and improved long-term outcomes.
Most Unique and Entertaining CME Conference
Winner: Wilderness Medicine CME Conferences
- Dates: Varies Dependent on the conference
- Location: Varies Dependent on the conference
- Cost: Varies Dependent on the conference
- Credit Hours: Varies Dependent on the conference
Many clinicians want to attend a CME Conference that provides a unique learning experience. The reason these medical professionals choose to attend a conference is that they look for a more entertaining experience when earning their CME credits as opposed to the traditional methods of lectures, quizzes, etc.
Wilderness Medicine provides a series of wilderness & travel CME conferences all focused on fun and exciting activities that also teach you about various medical practices and injuries. Take a look at one of their popular CME conferences:
Fiji Multi-Sports and Scuba Adventure
This conference offers scuba and snorkeling, sea kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, surfing, or rafting at the Fiji Island Paradise of Beqa, where you can hop between the various islands and relax at beaches. Clinicians can earn up to 15 CME credits by attending the sessions at this conference. Some of the course content offered at this conference that earns you CME includes:
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
- Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
- Lightning Injuries
- Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
- Management of Fractures and Dislocations
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
Best Virtual CME Conference
Winner: ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2021
- Dates: April 29 - May 1, 2021
- Location: Virtual
- Cost: Varies Dependent on membership and country
- Credit Hours: 75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Many clinicians want the learning experience of a conference with the convenience of not having to travel. Virtual CME conferences, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, are becoming an increasingly popular option,
ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2021 will feature three days of fully virtual, interactive experiences for you to take part in from anywhere you can use a laptop. What’s great about this particular conference is that all of the virtual content will be available for 30 days after, just in case you want to go back and review or if you missed a thing or two, earning you 75 CME credits in the process. If you want to opt-in for the 3-year extended access, you can earn up to 100 CME credits with the premium package.
With expert faculty, you expect top-level education with the latest evidence-based research through interactive live sessions. These sessions include polling and Q&As.