With over 83 concurrent sessions at this year’s Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Conference, there is great opportunity for learning. Here are just a few sessions we think to be of value. But it's not all about work, is it? Read on for fun places for when you need a break your daily learning.
The Basics Pre-Conference Workshop
Saturday, January 20 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Led by Anne Symons, CHCP, Co-Founder Accreditation & Outcomes Solutions, LLC (along with a number of co-presenters)
What better way to start out the conference than with a really solid understanding of what these sessions are all about? This workshop will be helpful for those new to the field of continuing education for the health professions. Participants will engage in presentations, group work, and interactive case studies to better grasp the educational planning process. The workshop will cover strategies for both profession-specific and inter-professional education.
Applying Facebook and Other Social Network Approaches into Interprofessional Continuing Education
Sunday, January 21 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Led by Alvaro Margolis, MD, MS, President & CEO EviMed and Jann Balmer, PhD, RN, FACEHP, FAAN, Director, CME University of Virginia School of Medicine
Facebook and other social network approaches are gaining ground as a tool to promote social learning in health care teams, both for online and in-person interactions. Participants will come to understand the value of social network analysis for continuing professional development.
Build an Appetite?
Amidst the four days of networking and transformative learning, don’t forget to let yourself have some me time.
Learning builds an appetite, so don’t forget to explore some of the best restaurants--both onsite at Grande Lakes and outside the hotel’s complex.
- Citron (breakfast): This American Brasserie features chef crafted cuisine inspired by American classics that utilize seasonal and local products.
- Primo (Italian): Italian Sensibility at its best! Chef Melissa Kelly creates plates with her "homegrown" concept in mind. Enjoy robust flavors produced through classical cooking methods with strong inspiration from cuisines off the coastal regions of Italy, France, and Spain.
- Whisper Creek Farm, The Kitchen: The restaurant features farm-inspired comfort food and craft beers. Sample menu items include flatbreads, small sandwiches, snacks, and small plates all showcasing produce from the onsite Whisper Creek Farm and local farmers.
- NYPD Pizza: Large menu with everything you could ask for—appetizers, salads, soups, calzones, pasta, hero sandwiches, and of course, a long list of specialty pizzas and classic New York cheesecake.
- Padrino's Cuban Bistro: Features traditional Cuban dishes like ropa vieja, shrimp creole, and croquetas.
- Thai Thani: All dishes are based on the diverse herbs, spices and flavoring which provide the dazzling array of delicious and exotic tastes that make Thai cuisine so unique.
Now that your hunger pangs are satisfied, here’s one more session that might be of interest:
Keynote Presentation: Will You Be the Disruptor or the Disrupted? The Battlegrounds Over Health Care for the Next 10 Years
Monday, January 22 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Led by Ann Christensen, MBA, President Christensen Institute
Keynote presentations are keynote for a reason: They reveal insight that applies to nearly everyone attending. As Christensen will explain, the 21st century is an exciting era for the healthcare industry, for both big industry players and new entrants. Taking lessons from other industries’ transition through innovation, Christensen will discuss the opportunities for (and challenges of) fitting new technologies into existing systems and regulations.
Don’t Forget Fun
Again, due to the sheer number of sessions available, it’s easy to see how you could get yourself into an “all work and no play” situation. Amidst the four days of networking and transformative learning, don’t forget to let yourself have some “me time.”
There are plenty of other opportunities for downtime, including Orlando Premium Outlets to get your shopping fix or the Amway Center, where the Orlando Magic will play Tuesday night if you happen to stay in town a bit longer. There is no shortage of nightlife in Orlando, whether you want to dance, laugh, or sample unusual cocktails. Carlos Mencia, one of today’s most lauded stand-up entertainers, is performing at the Improv Jan 20-21.
With a full schedule on your plate, don’t forget to stop and say hi to us! We’ll be at Booth #808.