Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FREE Webinar: CME Opportunities for Medical Writers

As a medical writer, you may be feeling the pinch of the economic downturn – fewer clients, fewer writing opportunities, and lower compensation. But wisdom always says that downturns are a great time to prepare yourself for the next wave, and to broaden your skills so that you can ride more comfortably in any economic climate.

There’s been a temporary downturn in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) industry as well. Medical device and pharmaceutical companies, long-time financial supporters of CME education, have reduced funding because of claims of excess influence and bias over CME content. Congress, the media, and the public are scrutinizing the CME industry, demanding bias-free content that improves physician competency and patient outcomes.

The upturn is coming. How? Knowledgeable medical writers are changing the ways in which CME is designed, created, implemented, and evaluated. New funding sources are being developed, and CME is now being more stringently required in medical recertification and licensing of physicians, particularly in specialties – all to improve patient care.

These changes create a HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITERS who want to break into lucrative CME medical writing, because everyone in the industry has to learn how to create CME that meets these new criteria.

Here’s the opportunity:

• CME medical writing can be very lucrative because it is specialized.
• There is a shortage of medical writers trained in CME, especially in the new rules.
• The playing field is as level as it will ever be for new writers coming into the world of CME.
• YOU can learn how to create valuable CME content for physician education.
• NOW is the time to learn CME Training for Medical Writers and broaden your skill set for the future.

If you want to learn more about this great opportunity, you must attend this FREE Webinar on October 15th, 2009. The webinar will cover:

1. The changes and updated criteria for CME, as outlined by ACCME (the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) and why YOU need to know them
2. What CME Providers are looking for in sourcing CME writers
3. Overviews of critical CME content areas
a. How to prove there is a need for physician learning
b. Creating educational goals and objectives that meet your identified needs
c. Creating CME content that is valid, current, and unbiased (from commercial interests)
d. Techniques that increase learning and improved physician performance in the clinical setting
e. How to construct post-learning evaluation tools that measure the effectiveness of your content
4. A brief presentation on how YOU can enroll in “CME Training for Medical Writers”, participate in a CME Internship Program, and how this can lead to your first paid CME job.

You get all this, PLUS, for attending this webinar, THREE FREE BONUSES to get you started in CME:

  1. The 7 steps of a needs assessment – proving that physician education is needed
  2. The 18 most frequently used sources to research the need for CME
  3. A one-of-a-kind Chart that connects adult learning styles with the different formats of CME, so that your CME can be learned by physicians most effectively


The details of your FREE Webinar:

Who: Hosted by Diego Pineda of www.medicalwritingtraining.com, and
Presented by Johanna Lackner Marx, MSW, MPH of www.inquill.com

What: FREE Webinar: “CME Opportunities for Medical Writers”

When: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 5:00pm PST, 7:00pm CST, 8:00pm EST

Where: Click to Register for your FREE Webinar here

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