Activity Planning Assistance

Planning a conference in the midst of your other responsibilities can seem daunting. If you'd like AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM awarded, the Division of Continuing Medical Education is here to assist you. Contact us from the start so we can provide planning assistance, materials to guide you through the credit award process, and respond to all of your questions.

Activity Formats

Live Course
A live course is a live activity where the learner participates in real time. A live course is planned as an individual event. A live course can either be classified as an in-person event or live-streamed via an online platform. Examples of a live course could be an annual meeting, one-off conference, or seminar. 

Regularly Scheduled Series
Regularly scheduled series (RSS) is a live activity planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, e.g., offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly. A RSS is primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization's professional staff and generally targets the same audience over the whole series. Examples include grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences. 

Faculty Development
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 with a defined topic/educational content.

Enduring Material
An enduring material is an on-demand activity that does not have a specific time or location designated for participation; rather, the participant determines whether and when to complete the activity. The content can be accessed at any point during the lifespan of the activity and there is no specific time designated for participation. Examples include online interactive educational modules, recorded presentations, printed materials, and podcasts. 

Other/Blended Learning
The other/blended learning activity format is used for hybrid, new, or unique approaches that do not fall into one of the established activity types. This format allows educators to deploy new technologies such as simulation, adaptive e-learning, virtual reality, gamification, and social media into their medical education approaches.