Creating Awesome Presentations: A Step by Step Program

This activity outlines a step-by-step process providing tools needed to be a successful and engaging speaker.

Target Audience

Medical Students and Residents who are new to preparing presentations, and all healthcare providers interested in enhancing presentation skills.

Learning Objectives

What distinguishes an awe inspiring conference? Join Dr. Peter Buch as he outlines a step-by-step process that will provide the tools you need to be a successful and engaging speaker. This activity will make you think about the style that works best for you.  Most importantly, this presentation is designed to help you find a special satisfaction and enjoyment that occurs when your audience participates in active learning.

When preparing a presentation it is important to consider and include components designed to engage the attendees/participants and present the information in an easy-to-understand and concise format. At the conclusion of this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to learn about attendees prior to the presentation;
  • Utilize recommendations and “tips” presented in order to prepare an effective presentation that will encourage audience participation and engagement;
  • Recognize ways to correct mistakes made during a presentation;
  • Understand the purpose of presentation evaluations.

Additional Information

Southern Medical Association
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

The following individual has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Special Guest: Peter Buch, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP

Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with over 30 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion! His style is case based, practical, interactive and fun. Dr. Buch is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine. 

He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a branch of Northwell Health).

Over the last several years, Dr. Buch has been honored to present at dozens of national conferences. He loves interacting with his audiences and always learns from them.

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of .50 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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