Karen Overstreet, EdD, RPh, FACME, CCMEP

Overstreet, EdD, RPh, FACME, CCMEP

Executive Director, Instructional Design and Outcomes, Medscape Education


Ethical Hypothetical: Separating Social from CME
What to do when a celebration not related to CME could cause some troubling misperceptions nonetheless
Case Study: Be Cautious In Joint Sponsorship CME Collaborations
Joint sponsorships in CME can be productive, but be sure to protect yourself.
Case Study: Bringing Certificate Education to Pharma Employees Outside the U.S.
What a hypothetical pharma company needs to consider when providing certificates of participation to scientists employed outside the U.S.
Ethical Hypothetical: Check Your CME Needs Assessment 
You need to know where a needs assessment came from—and how it was funded
Ethical Hypothetical: Pitfalls in Publishing 
Before you submit that abstract, make sure you get buy-in from all potential authors.
Diversity Is the New Normal for Healthcare Providers 
Healthcare providers need to be trained to handle an increasingly diverse patient base.
Joint Sponsorship and Changes in Accreditation Status 
What to consider if your joint sponsor's accreditation status changes while planning a CME activity.
Inappropriate Interference at a Medical Meeting 
What to do when a commercial supporter's agency interferes on site at a CME activity.
No Such Thing as Free CME 
Case study: What to do when a commercial supporter offers a fee waiver.
Risky REMS Remedy 
A case study in how to plan Risk Evaluation and Management Strategies (REMS) continuing medical education activities in compliance with Accreditation Council for CME policies.
Case Study: Issues with Joint Sponsoring with Dietary Supplement Firm 
Case study on the potential issues of joint sponsoring with a dietary supplement company.
Handling Nontraditional CME Faculty 
What to consider when patients are involved in CME.
Ethical Hypothetical: Separating In-Kind Contributions and Exhibits 
A case study in how and when to separate exhibits and in-kind contributions related to continuing medical education activities.
OMG, Can I respond to this RFP? 
What you need to consider when deciding whether to respond to a medical meeting RFP.
Easy Fixes May Not Be So Easy 
What to ask a communications company before asking your CME committee to review an activity.

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