Information for Planners and Coordinators

The UCSF Office of Continuing Education can help you plan your next CME activity. Our accreditation and educational development team is available to help you apply and design interventions for continuing education credits.

We provide registration services using the latest technological capabilities to ensure a streamlined experience for your conference attendees.

Refer to the resources in this section to plan your next educational activity.

You can and still should run your UCSF CME events!

The content on this page is to help you envision how to transition your CME courses to a virtual or hybrid (in-person and virtual) format. The UCSF Office of CME is here to support you!

But I’m not tech savvy and don’t know how to run a virtual meeting!

  • Our virtual event team is here to help streamline the effort and support your virtual meeting processes.
  • We anticipate no increase in the amount of work for the course chairs to run a typical live meeting as well as for guest speakers to present.

But no one will come!

  • We anticipate increased attendance, based on our current experience, increase if priced appropriately
  • Less barriers for attendees!  You can draw a much larger audience by eliminating need to travel, pay for hotel, get a babysitter. 

But we will take a financial hit!

  • No F&B costs
  • No travel expenses for your course faculty
  • No meeting room expenses
  • Commercial supporters can still participate via virtual exhibit halls, ads, etc
  • We will work with you to choose a virtual platform that fits your needs and budget
  • Ease of transition to enduring material (potential for additional income)

But it sounds risky!

  • No attrition risk from a hotel contract like room block or F&B!
  • Safe environment for learners to participate virtually
  • Our staff will be there to smooth out technical issues and prepare your faculty

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately at info@ocme.ucsf.edu.

Language of CME

Download ACCME® and AMA Glossary of Terms and Definitions