5 Questions With…Jan Perez

Over the next couple months leading up to CMEpalooza Fall, we will be doing a series of short interviews (approximately 10 minutes) with each of the session moderators. We thought this might be a nice way for everyone to get to know the faculty a little better and also provide an overview of the individual sessions. Each interview will consist of 5 questions ranging from why they are optimistic about the future of CME to why participants should tune in to their session — plus, a special bonus question at the end.

First up is Jan Perez, Managing Partner at CME Outfitters and moderator of the Death of the MECC: Fact or Fiction? session. Here are a few snippets from the interview:

On the future of CME:

I’m very optimistic about the future of CME. I think we’ve learned a lot of lessons over the past three years, which have been really tough for a lot of folks – MEC’s especially. I think if we take those lessons and we learn from them, then we have a tremendous opportunity to grow.

On what she worries about most regarding CME:

What I’m most worried about is that, as accredited providers, not that we can’t adapt and move forward, but I am a little concerned that commercial supporters will say, ‘You know what? I just don’t want to deal with this [CME and Sunshine Act]’ and funding will be cut even more.

On what she believes to be an important change to CME over the past 5 years:

We have evolved in our outcomes from the perspective of…our expectation now is that we measure what we do. And that has become, rather than something we are striving for, that has become our baseline.

You can watch the full interview below.



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