Wanna Get Away? Summer CME Conferences

Is your continuing medical education allowance burning a hole in your pocket?  Or, maybe you could just really use a getaway and the thought of an employer-funded vacay makes the idea even more alluring.  Whatever your reason for attending a CME conference this summer, here are some excellent options to meet your educational and recreational needs.

Cardiology Review for Primary Care Medicine Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Nothing rejuvenates a provider from a winter stuck in a stuffy, germ-filled clinic than a little fresh air.  Not to mention, if there's one area of my practice that could use some brushing up, it's cardiology.  This Grand Teton based conference August 1-3 promises both valuable educational content accompanied by a relaxing, refreshing getaway.

Internal Medicine for Primary Care (Endo/Neuro/Derm/Gastro) Paris, France

Let the crepe eating begin!  With classes on topics like "Papulosquamous Diseases" and "Medications and the Liver", the content of this July 22-25 european session is sure not to disappoint.  Improve your knowledge of internal medicine all while taking in the sites and sounds of one of the world's greatest cities.  Classes adjourn at noon each day leaving plenty of time for relaxation and exploration. 

Food as Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana

I know you're thinking "How does a conference in Indianapolis make the summer getaway list?".  While Indianapolis doesn't scream summer vacation, the content of this June 6-9 conference sounds oh-so interesting.  Courses such as "Condition Specific Nutrition Therapy" and "Rx in the Kitchen" offer an innovative approach to medicine.  Not to mention, attendees get to sample colorful, healthy, whole foods during the conference inspiring personal diet transformation as well. 

Dermatology for the PCP Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Rome to Venice, Italy

Travel from Rome to Capri and Athens to Santorini all while completing a few continuing education credits.  This Mediterranean Cruise July 9-19 will leave you both well educated and well traveled.  Courses discuss content such as treatment of psoriasis and common blistering diseases leaving you better prepared to deal with dermatological diagnoses back home.

Wilderness Medicine White Water Raft Adventure Shasta, California

Craving a little adventure?  Pack your bags, this CME excursion is sure to provide plenty of outdoor experiences paired with wilderness medicine and survival skills.  Experienced guides will lead you on a 4 day journey down the Salmon and Klamath rivers.  During stops along the rafting course, leaders in the field of wilderness medicine will hone your outdoor skills through courses like "Lightning Injuries and Safety".  Pack your bags, this conference is coming up June 8-14.

Internal Medicine for Primary Care (Rheum/Vascular/Pulm/ID) Maui, Hawaii

My personal favorite vacation destination, Maui is sure to meet every summer vacation need.  White sand, crashing surf and brilliant sunshine won't disappoint.  August 11-15 consider vacationing in picturesque Maui while refreshing your internal medicine knowledge.  Courses like "The Dysvascular Limb: How to Approach Swelling and Ulcers" will provide educational content throughout the morning hours.  Classes adjourn at noon each day leaving plenty of time to hit the beach.

Where will you be completing your continuing medical education this year?  Let us know your conference picks by commenting below!