Conference Planning Resources

Activity Planning Assistance

The thought of planning a conference in the midst of all your other responsibilities can certainly seem daunting.  But if you want AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM awarded, the Division of Continuing Medical Education is here to assist you with coordination every step of the way.  Contact us from the very start so we can provide the most planning assistance, provide materials to guide you through the credit award process, and respond to all of your questions.  

Applications are not available on line as discussion must first occur to determine the appropriate classification for your activity. After determination has been made, we will supply you with the appropriate credit application and materials via e-mail for your review and completion. The initial step is to contact Eileen Hall at 216-5317 or ehall@luc.edu to discuss your activity plans and obtain materials. 


Activity Descriptions

Single Activity
A single (one-time) educational activity is focused on a single topic or discipline within a defined time period. If the activity is more than one day in duration, the actual audience attending must remain the same for each session. The target audience is both internal (Loyola) and external (local, regional, national) healthcare professionals, staff and students.

Regularly Scheduled Series Activity
A Regularly Scheduled Series is a departmental activity that occurs on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis (e.g. Grand Rounds). The target audience is internal (Loyola) healthcare professionals, staff and students.

Faculty Development Activity
A CME faculty development activity is one planned for Loyola healthcare professionals, students, and volunteer faculty.  The activity is composed of either one occurrence or several occurrences in a specific period of time and have a defined topic/educational content.

Enduring Materials Activity
Enduring materials are printed, recorded or computer assisted instructional materials which may be used over time at various locations and which in themselves constitute a planned Continuing Medical Education activity focused on a single topic or discipline. Examples of such materials are independent assisted instructional materials which are used alone or in combination with written materials. Books, journals (unless specifically designated) and manuals are not classified as enduring materials. The target audience is both internal (Loyola) and external (local, regional, national) healthcare professionals, staff and students.

Jointly-Provided Activities
The Joint providership refers to an activity developed by an accredited provider and a non-accredited institution.

Co-Provided Activities
Co-providership refers to an activity developed by two accredited providers.


Resources for Activity Development

A Primer for CME Course Directors
This e-learning module provides education on changes in the CME environment and how to create a CME activity to meet the current requirements. 

What Content Do Physicians Really Need and Want?
Whether you are just beginning to make decisions on your content or have already identified the content you want to include, we can help.  This resource is meant to assist activity directors with development of the educational content for the activity you are planning.  Here you find links to sites and data that identify areas of need to better serve patients, public health priorities, and healthcare professionals' areas of need in order to provide quality patient care.