I think we can all agreed that 2020 sucked. Hard. Optimists became pessimists, pessimists became, well, bigger pessimists. Not only was that glass not half full, but it shattered on the floor into a million pieces, you stepped on the biggest shard, ended up in the emergency room, got an infection so your foot blew up to the size of the Goodyear blimp, and your mother told you she didn’t love you anymore.

From an educational perspective, it seemed like EVERYONE jumped on the live, virtual bandwagon. While our team at CMEpalooza would like to say that the world was simply following in our footsteps of success, we’re not so arrogant as to think that was the only reason. A big reason, perhaps, but not the only one.

Of course, we’re not resting on our laurels, so we plan to be back in the Spring and Fall of 2021 better than ever. You can set aside Wednesday, March 24, and Wednesday, October 13, as “work vacation” days.

As our events evolve, so do our sponsorship opportunities. While we have a lot of the “old standbys,” we’ve thrown in some new wrinkles once again this year. Want to help us pick our Spring/Fall intern? Interested in scheduling a special CMEpalooza Spotlight? Intrigued by the possibility of being our first-ever Platinum sponsor? It’s all there for the taking.

Just take a look at the current Sponsor Prospectus for all of the information you’ll need. Take a look at “By the Numbers” page within the prospectus if you want some hard data on our events. If you want any additional information, just ask. We crunch data throughout the year and just feature some of the more impressive numbers here. Our sponsorships tend to go quickly these days, especially at the higher tiers where there are limited numbers, so don’t think for too long if you are interested in those.

***Confirmed 2021 CMEpalooza Fall Sponsors**
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS


Med Learning Group
Matthew A. Frese, MBA, General Manager
mfrese@medlearninggroup.com
Andrew Grzybowski, Sr. Vice President, Educational Partnerships
agrzybowski@medlearninggroup.com

Med Learning Group is a full-service accredited medical education company that focuses on developing and implementing continuing education that improves healthcare practitioners’ ability to provide optimal care to their patients. Our goal is to provide high-quality education that is designed to deliver the highest level of outcomes for not only the practitioner, but also the patient. Med Learning Group has expertise in developing both live and online activities that are innovative, case-based, interactive, and patient-centric in nature. We are experts in applying adult learning theory and principles to our programs and, more importantly, understand the nuances of our specialty audiences. We design programs for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners and have a deep understanding of how to educate both specialty audiences and general practitioners.


Physicians’ Education Resource
Phil Talamo, CHCP, President
ptalamo@gotoper.com

Since 1995, Physicians’ Education Resource (PER) has been dedicated to advancing patient care through professional education in the oncology/hematology and multi-specialty disease states. Through its portfolio of live education, including 20+ annual international marquee meetings, satellite symposia, and grand rounds series, along with online education, including well-known video formats such as Medical Crossfire, PER translates the science of medicine into the art of patient care.


Projects In Knowledge
Patty Peterson, CHCP, Senior Vice President, Educational Planning Management
p.peterson@projectsinknowledge.com

Projects In Knowledge, founded in 1980, has a long-standing history of developing educational programming that is based on learners’ needs and identified gaps within clinical practice. Jointly Accredited as a Provider of Continuing Education for the healthcare team, our strategies update health practitioners on the latest scientific advances to improve patient outcomes. Our programs have resulted in marked behavioral/practice changes, thus encouraging the adoption of best practices through effective educational interventions.

@Point of Care, founded in 2014, is dedicated to creating innovative digital tools that not only better connect patients, caregivers, and clinicians, but also provide a means to analyze and share data to encourage shared decision making that can improve health outcomes. @Point of Care is dedicated to the design and development of free mobile apps, peer-reviewed education, and dynamic practice tools for physicians and other clinicians.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

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Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)
Lisa Keckich, Executive Director
lkeckich@achlcme.org

ACHL actively engages and collaborates with diverse healthcare stakeholders to transform the reach and redefine the value of independent medical education. Through these collaborations and as an independent CME/CE provider, ACHL strives to promote positive change and improve the quality of care for patients everywhere. Based in Chicago, IL, ACHL’s team of 25 employees manages over 250 educational activities each year across a wide range of therapeutic areas – winning awards for our groundbreaking digital technologies, innovative designs, and global reach.


Academic CME
Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD, President
thayes@academiccme.com

AcademicCME is a medical education company that has Joint Accreditation and 10 years experience producing clear, concise, and practical education across many disease states. Our formats include live symposia at global and regional medical meetings as well as various types of on-demand webcasts.


epocrates
Jane Zupan, Product Marketing
jzupan@athenahealth.com
Todd Foster, Business Development
wfoster@athenahealth.com

epocrates, an athenahealth company, has the No. 1 medical app among U.S.-based physicians. More than 1 million healthcare professionals trust epocrates to help them make more confident, efficient decisions at the point of care.

epocrates has created epocrates® CME, a new channel for clinicians to engage with CME activities right in the app they know and trust. To learn how to put your CME activities on the app that 1 M+ HCPs are already using, reach out to us for a friendly conversation.


Integrity CE
Michael Baffuto, President

mbaffuto@integrityce.com

Integrity Continuing Education (Integrity CE) is a full-service, ACCME-accredited provider with commendation. Our mission is to develop and implement cutting-edge CME/CE initiatives featuring evidence-based content of the highest integrity. The goal of our program is to provide today’s busy healthcare providers with CME activities that affect change in clinical practice by improving healthcare provider competence and performance. Integrity CE, located in Tinton Falls, NJ, was founded in 2006. Since inception, Integrity CE has implemented over 2,500 medical education programs covering a variety of disease states and educational needs. Integrity CE’s core educational formats and capabilities include Practitioner’s Edge, the Hospital and Internal Medicine Forum, Clinical Commentary, Publication in Action, and Plot-Your-Own-Course, among others.


PeerAudience
Lisa Wray, Vice President
lisa.wray@peer-audience.com

PeerAudience has proprietary access to the world’s largest physician database of 3,5M+ profiles indexed by geography, learning behavior, and educational preferences. PeerAudience utilizes this database on behalf of medical education clients to provide specialty-specific participation in CME activities.  By partnering with clients to create activities based on target audience and educational format, PeerAudience is able to build custom online educational initiatives with budget options for almost all grant requests. This custom guarantee model provides clients with targeted audience generation solutions based on specialty, occupation, and geography.

PeerAudience is the only audience generation company to provide clients guaranteed results by target audience.


PlatformQ Health Education
Sapana Panday
Senior Director, Digital Education
spanday@platformq.com

PlatformQ Health Education (PQH) is a digital education company that uses cutting-edge video and virtual technologies to produce live, online education for healthcare providers and patients. The mission at PQH is to be the world’s leading producer of interactive, online educational events. The company aims to create next-generation digital educational experiences that:

  • Deliver practical, relevant and fair-balanced educational content in sessions led by expert clinicians from around the world
  • Facilitate synchronous interaction and adult learning, and
  • Foster a global community of education, improved patient outcomes, and social responsibility

PlatformQ Health Education works with leading CME/CE providers to develop the highest quality CME programs for health care professionals.

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS


Answers in CME
Aisha Suhail, President
aisha.suhail@answersincme.com

Answers in CME (AiCME) designs education to address the needs of today’s highly busy, mobile-first, information-hungry healthcare professionals (HCPs) by providing unique and innovative initiatives in cutting-edge platforms.

Focused on the modern digital HCP, AiCME gives busy professionals what they need, when they need it, and how they want to receive it. By enabling professionals to improve their knowledge on their own terms, AiCME gives them more time to do what they do best: apply their learning and improve patient outcomes.

Creative Educational Concepts
Joan B. Fowler, PharmD, BCPP, President and Owner
jfowler@ceconcepts.com

Creative Educational Concepts (CEC) is a full-service medical education company offering extensive experience with in person and web-based continuing education activities. In addition to CEC’s recognized expertise in cardiovascular diseases and psychiatry/neurology, CEC Oncology contributes strategic, adaptive, and timely educational initiatives across a multiplicity of oncologic therapeutic areas, with particular emphasis on lung cancer, women’s cancers, immuno-oncology, genitourinary cancers, hematologic malignancies, and rare tumors.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, CEC was founded in 2000 by university-based clinicians with a strong commitment to enhance the relevance and integrity of continuing education. CEC was among the first 15 entities to achieve Joint Accreditation™ as a provider of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) from ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC. CEC and CEC Oncology deliver activities planned “by the team, for the team” in a variety of settings targeting clinicians in the trenches of patient care from community chapters and Grand Rounds to national symposia. We value early and lifelong professional development for all clinicians and offer our Young Investigator research forums for trainees and early career faculty to help sustain the pipeline of academic researchers in a variety of clinical areas. We also incorporate the patient voice and experience in planning and delivery of many of our activities to ensure that we achieve our ultimate goal, that of improving patient outcomes. Learn more at www.ceconcepts.com.


CMEology
Rob Lowney, Principal/Managing Director
rlowney@cmeology.org

At CMEology, we know how to engage healthcare providers. With more than 25 years of experience, we create continuing medical education activities that inspire and empower learners. Our ideas begin and end with the patient. Embracing the principles of the National Quality Strategy, we add value to learning and strive to improve the effectiveness of patient care. Our latest innovation features graphic illustrations of patient scenarios using comic-style panels. To do this, we have teamed up with two comic book veterans renowned for their work at Marvel and DC Comics. Comics have allowed us to convey humanistic themes and emotions and have received rave reviews from learners.

CME Outfitters
Shari Tordoff, Managing Partner
stordoff@cmeoutfitters.com

CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, online, and on-demand educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year, and offers expert accreditation and outcomes services for non-accredited organizations. With the advent of COVID-19 and the cancellation of in-person events, we’ve transitioned all of our in-person, live medical meetings to virtual symposia, going beyond merely video-taped interviews with faculty, but live conversations with experts from wherever they may be, with interactivity that includes polling, live faculty Q&A, as well as immersive technology like 3D animations and augmented reality. It’s been an opportunity for us to innovate in ways that don’t diminish the learning experience, but enhance it. As an accredited provider with Accreditation with Commendation, we are a leader in the field of continuing medical education. With a focus on delivering outcomes-and evidence-based education to specialty and primary care audiences, CME Outfitters is known for strong expertise in neuroscience, inflammatory/autoimmune diseases, virology, respiratory, cardiovascular, and rare diseases. Find all of our activities at CMEOutfitters.com and YouTube.com/cmeoutfitters.


DKBmed
Anna Muehlenhaupt, Associate Director, Grant Catalyst
anna@dkbmed.com
Dean Beals, CEO
dbeals@dkbmed.com

DKBmed is a continuing medical education company with an eye for innovation. Since 2002, we have been developing pioneering educational programs that foster engaged learning, impart critical information, and give providers the tools to change practice and improve patient care. We specialize in bringing new learning methodologies to the CME landscape and for making medical education engaging for learners.


Evolve Medical Education
Alan Guralchik, President
alan@evolvemeded.com

Evolve Medical Education LLC (Evolve) is committed to developing cutting-edge educational programs in a variety of learning formats. Our programs are based on needs assessments highlighting current trends, clinical data, and the latest technology impacting health care practitioners.  The educational activities have shown to enhance clinician knowledge and competence, minimize professional practice gaps, facilitate meaningful outcomes, and improve patient care and systems-based practice —  all while adhering to strict compliance policies.


Excalibur Medical Education
Audrie Tornow, Managing Partner
audrie@excaliburmeded.com

Excalibur Medical Education is an independent medical education company devoted to the design and implementation of innovative, credible continuing education for healthcare professionals that presents the latest evidence-based information in an engaging fashion. We are an organization devoted not only to ensuring medical accuracy in every activity we develop but also in creating layered educational curricula that allows learners to leverage the foundation of their current practice and build new skills.

A collaboration of longtime CME/CE professionals Scott Kober, MBA and Audrie Tornow, CHCP, FACEhp, Excalibur Medical Education launched in fall 2020. With more than 30 years of combined experience planning, developing, and assessing the impact of CME/CE-certified education, we represent experience without fear of evolution. We know what we’re good at (and what we’re not). We design education with a creative bent to make learning both engaging and impactful. We are decisive, efficient, and nimble. We focus our time and efforts where it is needed — the conceptualization and delivery of high-quality medical education.


Global Education Group
Andrea Funk, Vice President of Education
afunk@globaleducationgroup.com
John McCormick, Vice President of Education Strategy
jmccormick@globaleducationgroup.com

Global Education Group’s mission is to design, implement, manage, and measure the healthcare effect of continuing education initiatives that promote clinical competence and performance improvement. Since 2003, Global has harnessed the power of partnership in joint providership, outcome measurement, and effective education program management. Our focus is to provide effective collaboration and CME / CE intelligence to grow results for partners, practitioners, and patients. Global’s strategic alliances with more than 20 distinguished academic centers, professional societies, medical education companies, and other organizations ensure independence, performance, and continuous improvement for learners. The staff includes experts in CME/ CE accreditation and regulatory guidelines, adult learning and outcomes, medicine, meeting planning, and project management, providing high-quality services to its partners.

Global is accredited with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians and accredited with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to provide Continuing Education for nurses. In addition to Global’s designation as an ACCME and ANCC accredited provider, Global is also accredited by the AANP, ACPE, APA, AND-CDR, and AGD to certify education and provide credit to nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, and dentists.

Healio CME
Meredith Barnes, Senior Business Development Strategist
mbarnes@healiostrategicsolutions.com

Healio CME is the leading site for specialty education. Healio provides healthcare professionals with a faster, easier way to obtain free CME tailored to their interests. We take user experience seriously through research, user testing, and prototyping, all geared to deliver the best online CME experience possible. The site includes the My Healio CME personal dashboard, the ability to save progress within activities, tailored recommendations, a simple way to download transcripts, and has been optimized to enhance usability on all devices and operating systems. Healio CME not only benefits healthcare provider and physician learners and test takers, but also grantors. Grantors will appreciate the automated on-page campaigns targeting specialty audiences, actionable insights derived from the new journey analytics program and an in-house team analyzing user behavior to guide marketing decisions. With a loyal following of engaged learners, Healio CME is the ideal environment to host educational activities.


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Karen Roy MSc CHCP, Principal
karen@infograph-ed.com

Infograph-ed LLC was co-founded by an experienced leader in the field of continuing medical education and an experienced medical writer  and medical education professional with a PhD in neuroscience and graphic design skills. With a combined medical communications experience of more than 35 years-skilled in strategic planning, resource allocation and management of medical communication and medical education, this award-winning team has experience in multiple therapeutic areas and the ability to communicate at all levels.

Infograph-ed works collaboratively with partners to transform their educational content and data into compelling visual communication designed to enhance reader engagement and aid retention of content. Infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. Combining data with design to enable visual learning, this communication process helps deliver complex information in a way that is more quickly and easily understood.


Medscape Education

Haleh Kadkhoda, MS, Senior Director, Collaborative Grants
hkadkhoda@medscape.net

Medscape Education (Medscape, LLC) engages members in over 30 healthcare specialties, and combines proprietary technology, instructional expertise, and measurable impact to accelerate the adoption of scientific advances in to practice. Medscape Education focuses on continuous innovation to better address clinician needs in order to improve the care and outcomes of patients. Medscape, LLC is Joint Accredited, and a leading online provider of continuing professional education.


Med-IQ
Adam Glazer, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
aglazer@med-iq.com

Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes. Med-IQ has delivered unique educational experiences and services across the country and around the world, has been extensively published, and is proud to be one of the most award-winning accredited medical education providers in the United States.

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PVI

Chris Kriz, MHA, CHCP
chris.kriz@peerview.com
Ted Singer, CHCP
ted.singer@peerview.com

Through collaborations with leading academic and non-profit providers, health systems, professional societies, and patient organizations, PVI delivers innovative solutions for measurably improving patient outcomes and clinical competence, performance and quality, through educational interventions that leverage the integration of live, on-demand, and QI approaches, engaging busy professionals when, where, and how they learn best. Please visit us at PeerView.com and follow us @PeerView on Twitter.


Prova Education
Sean T. Barrett, Senior Vice President, Operations
sbarrett@glc.healthcare

Prova Education designs and executes continuing education founded on evidence-based medicine, clinical need, gap analysis, learner feedback, and more. Our mission is to serve as an inventive and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties. Prova’s expertise also resides in developing innovative digital learning formats and applying proven multimedia learning principles to our activities.

An area of key focus for Prova is quantifying and qualifying the results of the education we conduct. Our outcomes are designed to prove value for the learner, the grantor, and the CME community at large. Our standard analytics platform is robust, yet nimble enough for customization to measure data of particular significance.  To that end, we measure and report traditional criteria such as competence, performance, and patient outcomes, but we also have methods that allow us to focus on more advanced concerns via behavior flows and innovative geo mapping.

Prova Education’s methodology demonstrates a commitment to continuing medical education and the innovative assessment of its effects. Our goal is clear—to develop and deliver the very best education in the most impactful manner and to verify its results with progressive outcomes research. Please visit us at www.provaeducation.com.


RealCME
Steven Haimowitz, MD, President
sh@realcme.com

RealCME, a HealthCourse Company, is advancing the continuing education of health professionals through a highly flexible, cloud-based technology platform that revolutionizes the design, development, publishing, and assessment of online and mobile activities and curricula. The RealCME platform is designed specifically for medical education providers interested in offering innovative, engaging, personalized, and effective learning experiences.

Gather-ed is RealCME’s new, highly successful digital small group, social learning platform that immerses learners in a rich and more personalized educational experience, prioritizing learner-to-learner and learner-to-Group Leader interactions. Hybrid learning is supported in which foundational materials are completed asynchronously by learners, while live Group Leader-led synchronous interactions focus on addressing areas of greatest concern, with peer-to-peer exchanges encouraged in collaborative assignments . These transformative educational experiences improve teamwork, increase connectedness, establish mentoring relationships, increase empathy among team members, and strengthen patient-provider relationships. For more information, visit www.gathered.com.


RedMedEd
Denise LaTemple, PhD, Director of Scientific Services
dlatemple@redmeded.com

At RedMedEd, increasing clinician competence and improving patient care is the name of the game. Our innovative interactive e-learning activities—which include the award-winning Virtual Practice, Hot Seat, YouKnowIt!, and Scale, Bail, or Fail platforms—provide clinically focused learners the information, resources, practice, and feedback that they need to face the challenges awaiting them on the front lines of patient care. And with its team of hard-core (yet lovable!) CME veterans, RedMedEd has the experience and track record to ensure educational content that is second to none.

To see a selection of our current activities, visit https://education.redmeded.com/s/catalog.


RMEI Medical Education
David M. Clausen, CHCP, Vice President, Educational Strategy
dclausen@rmei.com

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) is an established U.S.-based independent continuing education organization founded in 2005. With an emphasis on rigorous learner data analytics to inform program design, delivery, and assessment, RMEI works to elevate the dialogue on what makes for effective education. By creating original and evidence-based educational design such as the Clinical Convergence®, the Clinical Consults℠, and the Care Team Forum℠, RMEI seeks to foster greater collaboration within multiprofessional care teams and a stronger commitment to patient engagement.


Spire Learning
Theresa M. Vera, PhD, President
tvera@spirelearning.com

At Spire Learning, we believe that healthcare education has the power to transform lives. Since 1995, Spire Learning has been dedicated to the design, development and implementation of clinically relevant CME/CE activities in innovative formats that catalyze change and improve healthcare professional knowledge, competence, performance and patient care. We have extensive experience in a wide variety of therapeutic areas relevant to both specialists and primary care providers.

Our passion and empathy drive our enduring commitment to getting healthcare education right. To do so, we take a customized and strategic approach to each project in partnership with healthcare leaders to balance educational effectiveness, stakeholder needs, and fiscal responsibility, while never forgetting that our work affects patient lives.

Spire Learning is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. As we carry out our work, we proactively identify and engage a diverse group of individuals as collaborators and faculty. We are committed to the creation of medical education that cultivates a healthcare workforce able to meet the needs of our diverse communities.


Vindico Medical Education
Robert Esgro, Chief Operating Officer
resgro@vindicocme.com
Katie Robinson. PhD, CHCP, Associate Director, Medical Research and Quality Outcomes
krobinson@vindicocme.com

Vindico Medical Education is dedicated to improving patient outcomes and experience by accelerating the translation of clinical evidence into practice. As a premier medical education company, Vindico is focused on providing innovative and engaging education to facilitate knowledge retention and behavior changes to address identified healthcare gaps. Vindico has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation status from the ACCME and Accreditation with Distinction by the ANCC. Vindico also is an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education through the ACPE. Vindico carefully maps educational objectives to format and program delivery in the execution of hundreds of successful educational activities each year. For more information, go to www.vindicocme.com/publications.



Write Medicine
Alexandra Howson, MA, PhD, CHCP
alex@alexhowson.com

A bi-weekly podcast that explores the minds, motivations, and practices of people who create content that connects with and educates healthcare professionals.

Hosted by Alexandra Howson PhD, a healthcare education writer and qualitative researcher. Join us to learn from your colleagues and peers about tools of the trade and to listen to stories about what drives them in healthcare education. If your work involves planning, designing, or delivering education to health professionals, this is the podcast for you.

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