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Live & In Person CME Conferences 2021

Here are the top live & in person CME conferences taking place in the remainder of 2021. Featured CME conferences, real-time updates, & more.

Last Updated: October 25, 2021
CME Conferences 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of this pandemic. While there is a lot I miss about the pre-covid era, I didn’t anticipate live and in-person CME conferences would make the list.

But through the first half of 2021, I found myself cautiously looking forward to joining other healthcare professionals IRL at a CME meeting before 2022 arrived.

On a practical level however, I was mentally preparing for something like the delta variant to ruin in person CME conferences again. Not because I can predict the future, but because that’s what the experts said would happen if we didn’t get our collective act together.

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Online CME vs In-Person CME Conferences

Don’t get me wrong, I love getting my CME online. With so much relevant, interesting, and unique online CME out there, it’s hard not to love it. Plus the convenience is such a game changer.

But I’ve always balanced my continuing education with in-person CME conferences, too. That’s because of the ‘in-between’ moments only possible at a live event.

These are the personal connections, the spontaneous, serendipitous clinical and professional pearls shared in the hallway after a compelling presentation.

The new job you stumbled into at the hotel coffee shop, the practice-changing medical reference you didn’t know you needed.

It’s all the other greatness that occurs in between lectures and scheduled events.

CME Conferences 2021 and Beyond

The year 2020 was carnage for the CME conference industry. Several were straight-up cancelled or forced to shut down at the last minute.

Hospitals around the country froze or even clawed back CME stipends. Industry sometimes paid a premium for a few minutes of your valuable time, virtually.

In addition, growing competition from the online CME world has been squeezing already tight margins with which some CME conferences must operate.

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On-Demand CME More In-Demand Than Ever

Attendance of traditional, in-person CME conferences has been declining for decades. Here is a study from more than 10 years ago showing the rise of online CME. That says a lot because do you even remember the internet 10 years ago.

myspace in 2003 - no online cme to be found
The internet (more than) 10 years ago

Clinician preference has been shifting away from in-person conferences towards online CME for nearly a decade prior to the pandemic.

This makes sense. Traditional online CME is typically more cost effective and definitely more convenient than CME conferences, especially considering the associated planning and costs attendees bear.

Virtual CME conferences are also more accessible to people who otherwise would stay home because of work, family, financial, or personal reasons.

Medscape recently reported on burgeoning physician intent to avoid ever returning to pre-pandemic conference travel frequency.

These factors contributed to skyrocketing demand in 2020 for online CME companies.

The demand was especially high for those offering interesting ways to spend CME money during a pandemic.

In-Person CME Conference Advantages

Conference organizers have been forced to adapt quickly in order to survive.

As a result, creativity and innovation are elevating live CME conference experiences more than ever.

Flexible refund policies, CME money back guarantees, and ubiquitous on-site safety practices means your conference will likely never look same again.

The introduction of hybrid CME conferences, in part led by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, is setting this expectation for all future conferences.

Featured CME Conference Organizers

With that in mind, let’s look at the top CME conferences, organizers, and specialties for the rest of 2021.

This list will be updated in real time as we add more conferences to our database.

For you convenience, here are a few trusted CME conference organizers you may want to explore further anytime of year.

Master Clinicians
Wild Med Adventures
Microdose (Wonderland Conference)
Oakstone CME
Cleveland Clinic
Continuing Education Company
Mayo Clinic

A note for those wanting to get specific with their conference – we’ve built a new page that displays all CME events and separately in-person meetings side-by-side.

Please visit our new CME conference hub here.

CME Conference Specialties & Settings

We’ve identified important differentiating factors such as setting or venue options, hybrid offers, and specialties covered.

Specialties covered
1. Dermatology
2. Emergency Medicine
3. Family Medicine
4. Hospitalist
5. Internal Medicine
6. Primary Care
7. Pediatrics
8. Psychiatry
9. Urgent Care
10. Women’s Health

CME conference setting & options
1. In-person
2. Hybrid virtual & in-person live
3. Virtual, live
4. Virtual, on-demand
5. Traditional online CME

List of In-Person CME Conferences 2021

Entries found: 10

Urgent Care Triple CME Conference

Dates: September 3, 2021 to December 31, 2022

CME Accredited | ACCME

Conference Details

A Comprehensive Urgent Care CME course . . . covering many of the essentials. A great introductory course taught by leading experts for physicians, PAs and NPs working in urgent care for a total of 43.5 CME credits.

Essential Information

CME Credit: Accredited for 43.5 Category 1 CME Credits Related to Urgent Care
Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $599
Location: Virtual only

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Wild Med Trips

Dates: September 17, 2021 to December 31, 2022

CME Accredited | WMS

Conference Details

Wild Med Adventures hosts dozens of . . . unique CME conferences around the world in places that most people will never experience. From fly-fishing in Alaska to off-roading in Romania, there is an adventure waiting for you here.
We enjoy personally connecting with our clients, sharing stories, and learning from each of our experiences and mistakes while maintaining a highly professional and educational environment. We hope to meet you in the near future.

Essential Information

CME Credit: Accredited for 20 Category 1 CME Credits Related to Trauma
Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $2000
Location: Someplace far far away

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Urgent Care Conferences On-Demand

Dates: September 17, 2021 to December 31, 2022

CME Accredited | ACCME

Conference Details

Master Clinicians brings you a plethora . . . of urgent care on-demand CME conferences that are essential for PAs, NPs, and physicians new to the urgent care setting.
Topics include common urgent care orthopaedic, women’s health, pediatric, infectious disease, and other presentations you’ll see just about daily in the UC.
There are also practical workshops like x-ray interpretation, laceration repair, casting & splinting, risk management, and telemedicine CME modules that will keep you on the cutting edge of practice trends.

Essential Information

CME Credit: Accredited for 50.5 Category 1 CME Credits Related to Urgent Care
Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $199
Location: Virtual only

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Physician Wellness & Empowerment Program

Dates: October 14, 2021 to April 30, 2022


CME Accredited | ACCME

Conference Details

Hi, Sister Doc!
What if you could stop . . . feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout?
What if instead you felt confident in your career and balanced in your life as a woman doctor?
What if you could turn burnout into burning bright?
Our Physician Wellness and Empowerment Program is a holistic and time-efficient 12-week Burn Bright program designed by women physicians for the unique demands fellow female doctors are facing in our current Pandemic-era health care system.
Benefits & Features of this program:

Weekly Lessons with our Chief Wellness Officer (Recorded for Your Convenience) – Lifetime Access
Weekly LIVE Group Coaching with a certified Physician Life Coach (12 sessions)
Weekly Private Coaching with a professional Physician Life Coach (12 sessions)
12 Hours of Category 1 CME (Yes, CME is included, so you can use your CME funds for this program)

Also Included for Free:

Burn Bright Gratitude Journal (hard cover)
An annual membership to our Women in White Coats Doctors’ Lounge (12 months free)
More Bonus Content

All of this is valued at over $10,000 dollars.

Essential Information

CME Credit: Accredited for 12 Category 1 CME Credits Related to Burnout
Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $4997
Location: Virtual only

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ACEP21 Scientific Assesmbly

Dates: October 25, 2021 to October 28, 2021


CME Accredited | ACCME

Conference Details

There has never been a better time for . . . emergency medicine to come together at ACEP21. Learn important clinical updates from your colleagues. Explore new tools and devices to help make your practice easier. And lift your heart as we collectively take the time to celebrate emergency medicine’s achievements at this year’s unconventional annual meeting.
This immersive, interactive experience stretches the boundaries of what typical medical conferences offer. ACEP21 is the place to gain the knowledge that you can immediately put into practice.

Essential Information

CME Credit: Accredited for 233.75 Category 1 CME Credits Related to Emergency Medicine
Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $925
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

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Wonderland: Miami

Dates: November 8, 2021 to November 9, 2021


Conference Details

From November 8-9 at the Adrienne Arsht . . . Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, we will gather together the top experts, researchers, and industry leaders to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the psychedelics industry.

Essential Information

Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $399
Location: Virtual only

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Sex and Gender Health Education Summit

Dates: November 12, 2021 to November 14, 2021

Conference Details

The 2021 Sex and Gender Health . . . Education Summit is a follow-up to the 2015 Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit and the 2018 and 2020 Sex and Gender Health Education (SGHE) Summits which over the past few years have brought together educators from institutions around the country to advance sex and gender specific health education across a multi-professional network. The 2021 Summit will build upon the momentum from the prior three summits and explore the intersectionality of sex, gender, race, social determinants of health, as well as other patient variables.
View the proceedings from the past summits here.
Executive Planning Committee – coming soon!
Faculty – coming soon!

Essential Information

Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $45
Location: Virtual only

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6th Annual UAFP CME & Ski

Dates: February 25, 2022 to February 27, 2022

Conference Details

CME & Ski is BACK!
Join us for the . . . 6th Annual UAFP CME & Ski!
In addition to learning, you and your family are able to ski at a world-class resort and enjoy the many amenities Park City, UT has to offer!

Essential Information

Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $600
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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Austria Ski CME

Dates: March 5, 2022 to March 12, 2022

Conference Details

This course is ideal for those . . . interested in combining a ski vacation with adventure related CME or those looking to learn more about possible injuries and accidents encountered while traveling abroad and specific cold-related injuries / ski injuries. Our courses are also great for those travel enthusiasts, group leaders, climbers, skiers, EMT’s, paramedics, nurses, NP’s, PA’s or doctors with a desire to learn medical treatment in austere environments. We will complete the core curriculum of this CME certification course while skiing in St. Anton, Austria.
Leave the planning to us and enjoy a nearly all-inclusive, hassle free stay. We have arranged transportation from Zurich to St. Anton, a 7 Night Stay in St. Anton with a 6-day Ski pass, all breakfasts and dinners and CME. Meet like-minded individuals and friends to last a lifetime on this one-of-a-kind CME getaway. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Essential Information

Standard Full Conference Registration Fee: $3500
Location: Hotel Arlberg

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Online CME Finder

If you aren’t into CME conferences this year, we can’t blame you. That’s why we created a new tool to help you find great online CME easily. Try it out!

First Published: September 16, 2021

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