By Greg Bledsoe MD
It's 2011 and we've got lots of fantastic CME physician conferences scheduled.
Over the next few months we'll be offering numerous opportunities for our Freelance MD members to connect with one another at live events around the country, and earn a little CME as well.
With everything that's happening I thought I would write a quick post detailing our upcoming events for the next 18 months so everyone is able to get them on their calendars. Every year, just before a major event, I get a steady stream of emails from individuals saying "if I only would have known." For whatever reason they didn't find out until too late about one of our events and they're left waiting until the following year to join us. Don't let that be you! For any of our events you can contact us here at Freelance MD or call our registration center at 866-924-7929 to reserve your place.
Here are the upcoming events that the more adventuresome physicians will be talking about...
Expedition Medicine National Conference: September 16-18, 2011
This September 16th-18th will be the five-year anniversary of our Expedition Medicine National Conference. We hold this event every year in Washington, DC and always receive rave reviews. Here are a few of the comments from past participants of our Expedition Medicine National Conference:
“Very well done – well organized! Great venue! Speakers are excellent. I would recommend this course and plan to attend again!" -Craig Hollinger MD, California
“This was a wonderful conference! For the first time, I’ve met so many doctors who also like wilderness and adventure! The speakers were amazing!” -Margaret Budzianowska-Kwiatkowski MD, British Columbia
"This conference is truly one of the best I have attended in 50+ years of actively practicing medicine. All of your speakers were outstanding. The material was very interesting and useful to my activities.” -Joseph English MD, Pennsylvania
Participants at this event will receive 20 hours of Category I CME taught by renowned experts from around the world and all will also receive our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine textbook ($150 value) free. The event will be at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
ExpedMed CME Polar Bear Adventure: October 20-25, 2011
In October, ExpedMed will be teaming up with Frontiers North Adventures to take a handful of hardy souls to visit the polar bears of Churchill, Canada. During the months of September and October, Churchill is the best place in the world to see polar bears in the wild. We'll be staying at the famed Tundra Buggy Lodge and earning 25 hours of Category I CME (20 hours online prior to the trip and 5 hours of live instruction during the trip).
This trip is going to be one of those rare experiences that create lifelong memories, and yes, spouses and non-medical people are welcome.
For more information on this trip, feel free to call our registration number (866-924-7929), visit the Frontiers North website, or read our information page on the trip here at Freelance MD.
Medical Fusion Conference: November 11-13, 2011
I've mentioned it before but it's worth repeating, our 2011 Medical Fusion Conference will be November 11th-13th at the amazing Aria Resort on the Strip in Las Vegas. We'll be announcing our 2011 faculty very soon, but suffice it to say that this year will be an incredible opportunity for you to learn more about how you can use your medical training in unique ways. Topics for 2011 include internet entrepreneurship, monetizing your blog, cosmetic medicine practice, becoming an independent consultant, writing and publishing, concierge medicine, and much more. Stay tuned to Freelance MD for more announcements regarding this event, and book early since space is limited.
ExpedMed CME Kilimanjaro Climb: March 24-April 6, 2012
For those of you who want to strike something off your "bucket list" and earn CME along the way, you really need to check out our ExpedMed CME Kilimanjaro climb.
ExpedMed has partnered with Tusker Trail to provide an excellent opportunity for participants to learn Expedition and Wilderness Medicine while climbing one of the world's most famous peaks. Tusker is one of the premiere safari and climbing outfits in the world, and were our chosen team to support ExpedMed's 2009 Kilimanjaro summit.
Check out this trip early as space is very limited, and be watching Freelance MD for more information on this incredible opportunity to have a little educational adventure in 2012.
So there you have it. Four excellent ways for you to connect with others and learn skills that will further your career. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know and of course, if you're interested in attending any of these events, please book early as they always fill up very quickly.
About: Greg Bledsoe blogs regularly at Freelance MD