Managing professional development at healthcare events

Alex Conway

August 30, 2022

    The healthcare industry is constantly changing and evolving. Patients rely on their doctors, nurses, and other medical providers to deliver the most relevant and up-to-date treatments and care solutions. Practitioners in all medical specialties must prioritize professional development to ensure they are meeting patient expectations and fulfilling their obligations.

    Professional development programs focus on boosting skills and knowledge in three distinct areas identified by the “three C’s,” including

    • Competencies: The tactical skills and knowledge that are necessary to perform job functions well
    • Communication: The ability to converse with the patient and convey information clearly
    • Character: Focuses on increasing self-awareness and developing emotional intelligence

    Optimizing professional development at healthcare conferences

    Many physicians and other healthcare practitioners attended medical conferences and similar in-person events to meet their professional development and continuing education objectives. If your organization stages these events, there are several steps you can take to maximize the attendee experience.

    Have clear milestones and goals

    Attendees want to know that they’re not wasting their time by attending your event. Ensure that your course descriptions, marketing materials, and other communication tools provide a clear picture of what healthcare professionals can expect from the conference. Be certain that the presentations, content, and resources match these expectations.

    Choose beneficial activities, sessions, and speakers

    A common complaint voiced by many healthcare conference attendees is that too much of the information presented at the event is irrelevant or doesn’t apply to their practice or specialty. When planning your conference, it’s helpful to put yourself in the attendees’ shoes and ask yourself what you would want to see, do, and learn if you were them.

    With this insight, you’ll be able to target your efforts when putting out a call for speakers and scheduling activities and session topics, making your event better suited to the attendees’ needs.

    Issue credits and certificates easily

    Earning continuing medical education (CME) credits incentivizes medical providers to attend healthcare and professional development events. They want to validate the credit hours and get access to certificates without jumping through hoops. Ensure that your certification process is as easy and hassle-free as possible.

    Delivering a Best-in-Class Experience for Credit Issuance

    Can your credit issuance process handle in-person, live streamed and on-demand continuing education credit (CEU) content? We share some practical tips and walk through a demo of how AI Evolution and Pathable facilitate this process.

    Manage accreditation

    Attendees typically pursue professional development to meet the accreditation requirements of a certifying entity. You should have the tools and resources to manage the accreditation process and enable users to track and receive applicable credits in one convenient location.

    Attendee Interactive can help manage continuing professional development in healthcare

    Does your organization sponsor or present healthcare conferences and events? We offer a comprehensive suite of software solutions that allow you to optimize the attendee experience. Use our tools to streamline and manage workflows, organize CME credits efficiently, and provide more autonomy to event and activity administrators.

    In short, Attendee Interactive software makes managing professional development for healthcare professionals easier.

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