This year's Board Review Course, August 25-28, 2020, is one for the history books! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACMT staff and event organizers had to quickly transition the Board Review Course into a virtual activity, while still maintaining the high-level educational content and access to study materials that our attendees have come to expect. With the patience and flexibility of our speakers, ACMT came up with a "simulive" model where lectures were pre-recorded to reduce technical issues on day-of, speakers responded to attendees in the chat feature in real-time, and then speakers joined the session for an interactive Q&A with a moderator at the end. ACMT now knows that this model has become the industry standard for virtual events -- we chose wisely! In addition to the "simulive" format during the live event, for the first time ever, ACMT made the recording of sessions on-demand so that attendees could view the material at their convenience. ACMT made this exception in response to the extraordinary times we are all living in and with an understanding that many attendees would have clinical duties or family obligations during the pandemic that required this sort of flexibility.
“It was nice to have the talks start on time regardless of how long questions went. Even though the lectures were pre-recorded (which was a good idea) and everyone was remote, still felt a sense of community with a live questions/chat during the lectures.”
“Best review yet.”