Planning a CME Activity
The CME department encourages program planners to begin the application process as far in advance of the CME activity as possible. For single events (symposiums, conferences, workshop, etc.) the CME office requires the entire application package be submitted 12 weeks prior to the event
for review and, if necessary, revisions.
Responsibilities of the Activity Director
The Activity Director is the person who is responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating the CME event.
The responsibilities of the activity director include but are not limited to:
- Communicating the learning objectives and other relevant planning information to all speakers or faculty responsible for conducting or facilitating the educational activity
- Communicating the learning objectives and other important information to the target audience
- Managing any potential conflicts of interest to eliminate bias in the planning and implementation of the activity
- Attesting to the accuracy and completeness of the CME application
Needs Assessment Data
Needs assessment data, whether obtained by conducting a survey, developing a matrix, or researching electronic resources, etc, will provide planners with an insight into the underlying gaps in professional practice (the difference between current practice and optimal practice as defined by clinical guidelines or evidence-based standards of care).
A Needs Assessment can assist in:
- Identifying the educational needs, professional practice gaps, and or barriers to care of your target audience,
- Sharpening a program's priority-based strategic improvement plan
- Refining learning objectives that are specific to the goals of an activity and are measurable.
CME Conflict of Interest Policy
All faculties participating in CME activities provided by Hartford Hospital are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.
CME Application Process
The CME department encourages program planners to begin the application process as far in advance of the CME activity as possible. For single events (symposiums, conferences, workshop, etc.) the CME office requires the entire application package be submitted 12 weeks prior to the event for review and, if necessary, revisions.
For More Information
The CME office is here to help answer questions about activity planning
requirements and provide assistance with this process. Please contact us
to discuss your proposed activity and the application process.