Conference Prep: Cardiac Fitness Conference 2023

Action Required: Important Forms

Due Date: 09/15/23

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  • a signed disclosure form is required for participation in the conference. Please submit the disclosure form as soon as possible, Sept. 15, 2023.
  • If you already have a disclosure form on file with the CME Department, you do not need to complete the form. If you are unsure if you have a disclosure on file, please email
  • note: a slide with a disclosure statement is also required at the beginning of all presentations.

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  • We ask that you sign a speaker agreement, by which you attest to reading and agreeing to the guidelines for online continuing education. There is a link to the guidelines in the speaker agreement. The guidelines include a description of the conditions under which you may use copyrighted images in your presentation.
  • As indicated in the speaker agreement, speakers are responsible for the content in their slides with regard to copyright and Patient Identifiable Information.
  • A consent from is required for any individuals featured in images or video.
  • Click here to download the consent form.
  • Click here to download the consent form in Spanish.
  • Please submit the speaker agreement form as soon as possible, no later than Sept. 15, 2023.

Click Here for Slide Submission

*There is a PPT slide template for the conference. Please download the template here for your presentation.

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  • Please submit slides here by Sept. 15, 2023.
  • The CME department will be reviewing presentations to ensure that they are copyright compliant.
  • If citations are missing or other revisions are indicated, we will ask you to revise and resubmit your slides.
  • If you have any questions about image citations, please reference the “Image Credits and Journal Citations” tab or contact:
  • Please include 3 (plus or minus) learning objectives at the beginning of your slides.
  • It is best practice to determine your objectives for your learners prior to developing your presentation, and then shape your talk to meet the objectives.
  • Click here to download the Zoom background for the conference.

Click Here to Submit MOC Questions

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  • Please submit MOC questions here by Sept. 15, 2023.
  • MOC Part II credit will be offered for all sessions except the Meet the Professor discussions.  
  • Please submit at least one assessment question for each presentation you will be giving, including explanations of correct and incorrect answers. 
  • Examples of MOC questions for your reference.

Important Dates

Sept. 8Sept. 8Sept. 30

MOC Questions
Disclosure Form

Speaker Agreement Form

Course Director Dates

July 14 July 14July 14Sept. 30
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Marketing Schedule

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Image Credits and Journal Citations

  • Ideally, permission to use images in your presentation is granted by the rights holder, e.g. by a creative commons or other license, or is in the public domain.
  • As noted in the guidelines you are agreeing to, conference presentations fall under fair use, so copyrighted images may be used without permission.
  • In order for fair use to apply, source information for images must be provided.
  • If the image came from a journal article, include a complete journal citation (or as complete as you can).
  • For images that did not come a journal, include
    • “[image title] by,” if title is known, otherwise just use “image by” or “photo by”
    • the image owner’s name and the type of license that covers use of the image.
    • source, e.g., the website from with the image was downloaded
    • the license, if available

Image Citation Examples


Cuello‐Garcia CA, Mai SHC, Simpson R, Al‐Harbi S, Choong K. Early Mobilization in Critically Ill Children: A Systematic Review. J Pediatr. 2018;203:25‐33.

Image by Lukas Schlagenhauf, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-ND 2.0

Owner only, no permission

Photo (or Image) by Owner’s Name, Site Name.

Owner only, with permission

Photo (or Image) by Owner’s Name, Site Name. Used with permission.

Effective Lecturing/Enhanced Learning by Charlie Hatem


BCH Branded Powerpoint Template

Department of Education Presentation Style Guide

Web Image Tools and Resources

BiorenderDrag/drop biological icons from a library to easy create illustrations and diagrams.
Google advanced image searchOn the initial results page, select “Tools” under the search field, then select the “Usage Rights” drop down to filter on creative commons result.
Creative Commons Image SearchFilter images by Creative Commons license type including commercial usage; browse collections by museums and other organization.
WikicommonsExtension of Wikipedia which includes images in the public domain, or with Creative Commons
PixabayFree online image database, licensed for public use. Images are not clinically specific.
FlickrUser generated images, some clinically specific. Use advanced Flickr search to find images OK for commercial use. Click “Any License” near top left to drop down options list. Then choose “Commercial use allowed.”