The Accreditation Council For CME's "Understanding ACCME Accreditation" workshop is sold out, but the Alliance For CME's "CME: The Basics" is still open.

The Alliance course wll be held prior to the Accreditation Council course, on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, at the Best Western Inn of Chicago. This workshop does not cover accreditation requirements, but it does offer guidance about the basic skills necessary to succeed as a CME professional. Participants in the course will hear presentations on how physicians learn, how to conduct needs assessment, how to facilitate learning objectives, how to market CME courses, and get an overview of current legal issues and intellectual property/copyright issues.

Onsite registration for Alliance members is $425; for nonmembers, $475. To learn more, call the Alliance for CME at (205) 824 1355, or visit the "CME: The Basics" website.