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Are Online CME Courses Right For You?

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Mar 28, 2017 4:31:33 PM

With the medical field constantly evolving, it’s important for physicians to grow with it. Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses allow people within the health realm to stay up-to-date with the latest and best ways to treat their patients. With the popularity of online medical education courses rising, we’ve developed a list of pros and cons to help you decide whether an online course is right for you.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Online Medical Education

How to Network at Medical Conferences

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Mar 20, 2017 2:08:54 PM

Networking is an essential part of any career. While it may seem like the medical field is one of the last industries to rely on networking, it can actually lead to valuable opportunities down the line. Making connections and building lasting, mutually beneficial relationships can help you to discover career opportunities and find out more about your specific field.

Medical conferences and CME events are one the best opportunities for connecting with others in your field. Below are some tips and best practices to help you successfully network at the next conference you attend.  Remember people do business with people they know, like and trust.

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Topics: Medical Conference, networking

How the Military is Transforming Medical Education

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Mar 1, 2017 3:07:37 PM

The military is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and methodology, from virtual reality simulation to highly strategized training regimens. Medical training and education often borrow best practices from the innovations within the military, and our experts at the Nicholson Center are continuously modeling our methods after what’s been tried and true.

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Topics: Surgical Simulation, training, Virtual Reality, Military Team Training

3 Effective Ways to Increase Event Registration

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Jan 6, 2017 3:13:17 PM

Organizing an event, especially any type of medical conference, requires hard work and time. And when the event doesn’t draw the amount of people you were hoping, it can be disheartening. Here are some ways to increase registrations during your next conference.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Meeting Planning, Event Registration

Top Six Tips for Speaking at a Medical Conference

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Jan 3, 2017 11:35:34 AM

Speaking at a medical conference or educational event doesn’t come without challenges. Attendees invest time, money and effort to attend, so the expectations are high. A speaker is responsible for not only conveying a message to the crowd, but also keeping them engaged. Presenters in the healthcare field also have the added weight of education and accreditation on their shoulders, making sure attendees are fully engaged to earn their CME credits. Below are some tips to make sure your next presentation goes smoothly, keeping the above challenges in mind.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Audience Engagement, Presenting, Medical Conference

AR & VR: How to Utilize Both in Medical Training and CME

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Dec 27, 2016 4:49:26 PM


Both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have the very unique goal of breaking our perception of reality by incorporating technology into how we see the world, or how we perform certain tasks. For medical education, both of these relative technologies have their place in helping surgeons train, and applications are continuing to be developed every day.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Medical Technology, Virtual Reality

Is a Remote Conference Right for You?

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Nov 3, 2016 4:59:33 PM

Hosting a conference, medical training seminar or CME course requires extensive planning and careful preparation to ensure the strategy you choose is right for your audience. Whether your conference is in-person with hands-on wet labs or broadcasted online with specialized experts, it is important to take the time to decide which method will most effectively deliver your message.

As wireless capabilities continue to develop, remote conferences have gained popularity as an option to reach a widespread audience. While teleconferences have their advantages, there may also be a time when an old-fashioned, face-to-face meeting is more effective and efficient. We’ve developed a list of pros and cons when it comes to hosting a remote conference for you and your company to reference as you venture into your next event.

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Topics: Digital Services, Continued Medical Education Event Planning

3 Things Your Medical Device Sales Team Needs to Know

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Oct 20, 2016 4:31:41 PM

Medical device sales representatives have an incredibly complex profession. They must have their feet firmly planted in multiple industries while also possessing innate personable qualities. While some aspects of a good salesperson cannot be taught, there are plenty of effective methods to train your employees for medical device sales. Our medical sales training experts at the Nicholson Center have put together a checklist to ensure your team is well-versed and confident enough to land your biggest sales. 

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Topics: Medical Industry, sales team, training

Octobot: The Creation That Will Change the Way We View Robotics

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Oct 10, 2016 1:18:04 PM

The new Octobot is quite the opposite of your typical hard, metal robot. Researchers at Harvard University have created a 3-D printed soft robot resembling an octopus, and it may be the first major step towards creating soft robots.

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Topics: Robotic Surgery, Octobot, Soft Robots

Why Robotic Surgeons Need Medical Simulation Labs

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Sep 13, 2016 2:22:49 PM

The amount of procedures performed through robotic surgery has grown exponentially, progressing at least 10 percent each year. As the industry grows, concern for patient safety grows with it and an overall question arises: How can we ensure surgeons are receiving the best possible training to operate this technology?

At the Nicholson Center, we have created a multi-faceted curriculum purely dedicated to serving as a national standard for robotic training. However, while curriculums provide the knowledge and know-how in robotic surgery, the need for simulation labs is critical for hands-on robotic surgery training. Below are some of the benefits of robotic simulation:

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Topics: Surgical Simulation

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