We want to provide you with information about a unique event coming this spring. GOMA has partnered with the state osteopathic associations in Missouri, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, and Washington to bring you the first Virtual Osteopathic Conference (VOC) to be held April 16 – 18, 2021. We would like to invite you to attend!
As with anything new, you may have some questions about the VOC. We thought we’d try and proactively address some of these to ease your mind and make your decision to attend a simple one.
Why is GOMA partnering with other associations on this event?
Partnering with other associations has numerous benefits for you, including a more diverse faculty, the ability to offer more choices for CME, and a much larger group of attendees (we expect over 500 hundred) with which to interact. For your state association, partnering allows us to share resources and save on expenses.
Can I really earn 48 credits of CME?
Yes. Due to the way we have structured the event, you can purchase credits in 8-credit increments up to 48 credits. If you attend the live virtual presentation April 16 – 18, you can earn up to 24 credits. The additional credits can be obtained on-demand following the live event, or you can earn all 48 credits on-demand. You will have until June 30 to view the presentations and earn your credit.
I like live conferences. Convince me I’ll like a virtual conference just as much!
While we can’t guarantee you’ll like the virtual experience as much as an in-person conference, we can tell you that over the past year our virtual offerings have been very highly rated. Many attendees were apprehensive initially. However, after completing a virtual event, most admitted that the virtual educational experience was impressive. Some went as far as to say that the educational experience was better than an in-person event because they were less distracted and were able to interact with the faculty and attendees throughout the presentation. We can’t replace the social aspect of an in-person event, so we won’t even try. But, we can tell you that the virtual event will be more cost-effective and provides more flexibility for you than an in-person event.
Does GOMA benefit from my attendance?
Absolutely. One hundred percent of your registration fee benefits GOMA. We like to think of it as a “Smart Conference!” Rest assured, you will be supporting your home state association!
We invite you to register for some or all the VOC. The diversity of topics and the flexible viewing and purchase options make it ideal for busy physicians. Your registration not only supports GOMA but supports upcoming educational programming, including future in-person events!