Sponsors

Throughout the Obama administration, CMEpalooza played it relatively safe. Yes, we were new and we were innovative, but we didn’t promise anything crazy like building a firewall to prevent international participants from viewing sessions or rallying our audience with threats to lock up providers who didn’t achieve Accreditation with Commendation from the ACCME. I mean, really, who would have taken us seriously if we had?

(Pause for ironic rolling of the eyes)

Well, a new day has dawned and, like it or not, our broader world is going to evolve. And here at CMEpalooza headquarters, we’ve decided to embrace change and make some tweaks to the way we do things that, we hope, will make our events shine even brighter.

It’s thanks to the many organizations who have supported CMEpalooza with their sponsorship dollars that we have been able to push the envelope, and we’re hoping that the CME community will continue to help us nudge our fellow professionals along again in 2017.

In 2017, we are again inviting CME providers, supporters, and service companies to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities with CMEpalooza Fall (Wednesday, October 18). You can download a Sponsorship prospectus by going to this link (updated August 2017) to see all of the options we have available.

As companies sign up to confirm their sponsorship, you’ll see them listed below. If history is any guide, the list grows fast.

***Confirmed CMEpalooza Fall Sponsors***

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

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Genentech
meded@gene.com

Genentech sees scientists, researchers, and medical professionals working together to solve the world’s most pressing problems. We see patients coming together to for communities. We see organizations providing education, raising awareness and providing much-needed support. That’s why we offer support, resources, and funding.

Genentech—Doing now what patients need next.


Prova Education
Sean T. Barrett, Vice President, Supporter Solutions
sbarrett@omnia-prova.com

Prova Education designs educational programs founded on evidence-based medicine, needs and gaps analyses, learner feedback, and more. Our mission is to serve as an innovative and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties.

Prova believes that education can and should be a change agent for health care providers and the patients we collectively serve.  As such, we develop and execute articulated curricula that bring learners one step closer to autonomous comfort with guideline-driven patient care, coordinated team practice, and heightened professional development.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

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ASiM
Daniel Guinee, MBA, CHCP, Executive Vice President, Innovation and Strategy; Partner
dguinee@asimcme.com

Since 1999, ASiM has delivered engaging live and on-demand educational activities developed in collaboration with leading academic institutions, medical specialty societies and accredited partner organizations. Our expertise is providing timely, evidence-based learning opportunities for physicians, advanced practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, managed care and allied health professions. The success of these activities is continually validated through robust outcomes metrics and reporting. Some of our compelling formats include:

  • The Advanced Studies in… series, including Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Ophthalmology, Oncology and Neurology
  • shmConsults.com, part of the SHM’s new Learning Portal
  • The Clinical Conversations in… series, including Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The Collective Clinical Forum, a uniquely engaging live format for large satellite symposia and smaller, more local meetings
  • Our Managed Care Consults series, providing timely, payer-focused, on-point education for decision makers in managed care organizations, health systems, long term and nursing home facilities, as well as for CMS, Medicare/Medicaid and VA.

For more information, please visit us at www.asimcme.com or call 908-253-9001 x24.

Forefront
Forefront Collaborative
Jonathan Scoble, Associate Director of Development
jonathan_scoble@forefrontcollab.com

Forefront Collaborative is an ACCME-accredited independent healthcare education company that engages, unites, and supports the best minds in healthcare in the pursuit of moving patient care forward. For over a decade, Forefront Collaborative (formerly CME Enterprise) has worked in partnership with leading organizations and healthcare professionals to improve health outcomes. Today, we continue to combine solid medical information, sound learning principles, tailored education strategies, and custom-designed learner experiences into unbiased healthcare education that fosters greater understanding, increased accountability, and improved outcomes.

Global
Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC
Mike LoPresti, Senior Director
m.lopresti@globalacademycme.com
Sylvia H. Reitman, MBA, Vice President
s.reitman@globalacademycme.com

Global Academy for Medical Education is a firewalled, independent company affiliated with Frontline Medical Communications, the healthcare industry’s largest medical communications company featuring some of the most recognizable and trusted brands among physicians and allied health professionals.

This network provides continual access to:

  • 750,000+ monthly readers of 29 medical newspapers and journals
  • 567,000+ unique monthly online learners visiting 33 established digital networks
  • 5 million+ clinicians in our proprietary e-database
  • 8,000+ attendees of our 18 national live CME/CE conferences.

Global Academy’s unique approach to educating clinicians produces high quality, high-impact activities that challenge clinicians to learn from faculty, their peers, and themselves to maximize behavior change and deliver measureable results. All programs are developed with ACCME-accredited providers and/or established educational partners, bringing their knowledge and expertise to each activity.


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, Hospital Medicine Summit, Clinical Commentary, Publication in Action, and the Team-based Education and Management (T.E.A.M.) initiative.


Practicing Clinicians Exchange
Shelly Hill, Director, Educational Grant Development
shill@practicingclinicians.com
John Tierney, Vice President, Educational Grant Development
jtierney@practicingclinicians.com

With significant and persistent changes in today’s healthcare environment, fewer physicians are practicing in primary care. A shortage of physicians, combined with a growing patient population and ongoing scope of practice reforms, are culminating in an increasing demand for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs). Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) is an innovative, multi-supported, multi-channel educational initiative created specifically to respond to this demand. Launched in 2006, this unique continuing education program provides live, home study, and internet-based educational opportunities designed to meet the real-world clinical needs of NPs and PAs.

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

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

For more than 20 years, ACHL has demonstrated its commitment to accredited medical education and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our clients. Our personal touch and attention to detail are the cornerstones of our success. Located in Chicago, ACHL is an independent, full-service accredited (Commendation) medical education provider that meets the standards of the ACCME and other healthcare education accrediting bodies.

ACHL’s mission is to design, develop, and implement quality continuing education activities that will have a positive influence on the way healthcare is practiced and ultimately to improve the quality of care provided to patients. ACHL manages more than 225 activities a year in a range of established and innovative formats designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers across specialty and discipline.

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Clinical Care Options
Alyce Kuklinski, NP, RN, General Manager
akuklinski@clinicaloptions.com

Clinical Care Options (CCO) is a leader in the development of innovative educational technology platforms that integrate all levels of medical education and information with personalization and moderated social media. CCO has been a pioneer in the creation of continuing education and decision support resources for healthcare professionals both in the United States and around the globe for more than a decade. Our expert faculty and innovative educational offerings span specialty areas including Virology, Immunology, Oncology, Cardiology, and Diabetes.

Register today at clinicaloptions.com.

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

Experienced, committed, and passionate are 3 words that describe the people that work at CMEology. Our activities are both traditional and innovative. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve seen first-hand how CME can make a difference. However, funding and resources are decreasing. That’s why we are devoted to demonstrating the value of CME.

Our research on how CME saves healthcare costs has been featured in CBS Money Watch, Fierce Healthcare, Medical Marketing and Media, Medical Meetings, Medscape News, Policy and Medicine, The Wall Street Journal Online, and numerous other news outlets.

Global Education Group
John McCormick, Director, 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. In addition to Global’s designation as an ACCME accredited provider with commendation, Global is also accredited by the ANCC, AANP, ACPE, APA, AND-CDR, and AGD to certify education and provide credit to nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians and dentists.


Healio.com Education Lab
Meredith Barnes, Senior Account Manager
mbarnes@healio.com

The Healio.com Education Lab is a one-stop resource for subspecialty-specific education and quality content from the most trusted website dedicated to physician news, information and education. For grantors, Healio provides a trusted environment to connect with our loyal audiences. Activities can be posted in a variety of formats and offers Health Care Professionals an opportunity to earn CME credits, track their progress and print certificates. Physicians are notified through e-mail alerts of newly posted CME, ensuring your activity is seen. With a robust marketing plan in place, Healio will drive participation to your CME activities on the Healio Education Lab.


HighMarksCE
Timothy Lynott, Vice President
tim@highmarksce.com

HighMarksCE, a subsidiary of Attendee Interactive, is the most complete continuing education and e-learning platform for CME activities. These initiatives include: disclosures, applications, joint accreditation, certificate issuance, enduring materials, registration and MOC (Maintenance of Certification). All your information is neatly organized, easy to locate and simple to share with submitters, reviewers, staff colleagues, and ultimately the certifying body providing your credits. We are excited to be sponsors of CMEpalooza and we are looking forward to taking part in this hybrid event for the CME community.

Impact
Impact Education, LLC
Steve Casebeer, MBA, Executive Vice President
Steve.Casebeer@impactedu.net

Impact Education, LLC (IMPACT), is a leader in continuing education (CE) for managed care and payer professionals. IMPACT conducts a variety of innovative activities for the managed care and payer audience such as ManagedCareHemo.com and a related initiative that emphasizes collaboration between payers, providers, and patients: the Comprehensive Care Sustainability Collaborative. Other unique learning platforms include: The Managed Care Review Board® ManagedCareReviewBoard.com and Specialty Pharmacy Review BoardTM.

IMPACT has an audience generation platform, MC Impact: Reaching Managed Care, with an exclusive database consisting of over 13,000 qualified managed care and other payer professionals derived from more than 150 certified activities that target important decision-makers, including Medical Directors, Pharmacy Directors, Specialty Pharmacists, and Clinical Pharmacists. CE providers can leverage IMPACT’s unique learning or audience generation platforms specifically designed for the managed care and payer audience.

Directing education to managed care and payer professionals requires a precise approach, one that differs from traditional approaches employed to reach practicing clinicians. IMPACT learners are classified according to their organizations, titles, and functional positions, including health technology assessment (HTA) and pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee members. As the health care landscape continues to evolve, IMPACT learners are also being proactively identified according to their accountable care organization (ACO) affiliations. In addition, with governmental changes for health care delivery looming on the horizon, high-value care will be needed to encourage innovation, coordination, and more efficient use of resources, while creating accountability for improving patients’ health.


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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.

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Kynectiv, Inc.
Amanda Glazar, PhD, CHCP
AmandaGlazar@kynectiv.com

Kynectiv is a leading provider of simulation-based technology to global audiences. Our DecisionSim™ platform enables organizations to transform their training programs to accelerate learning, improve outcomes and measure impact.

Educational simulations, which can replicate the complex challenges healthcare providers face daily, can be efficiently and cost-effectively developed and deployed using DecisionSim. Grounded in adult learning theory and providing rich feedback and data, DecisionSim helps ensure the transfer of decision-making skills to a constantly evolving clinical environment, improving the delivery of healthcare.

Our platform enables story-driven learning by placing the participant into a real world story as the main character.  The story unfolds based on the decisions that the participant makes.  By making decisions, experiencing consequences and receiving adaptive, personalized feedback based on those decisions, the participant’s ability to apply their knowledge in real life situations is improved. Data collected during the simulation allows for individual and aggregate reporting and analysis to help accelerate learning, identify unmet needs and improve future educational activities.

DecisionSim is used throughout all levels of medical education, from medical schools to large health systems, as well as with CME providers and professional societies. Our simulations have been deployed to healthcare professionals, patients and staff in online, live and blended learning settings.



Primary Care Network
Jill Hays, CHCP, Executive Director
jill@primarycarenetwork.org

Primary Care Network (PCN) was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving patient care through continuing medical education. PCN manages a network of over 180,000 primary care clinicians and accredits activities in a wide variety of program formats and therapeutic areas. PCN-accredited educational activities are creative, ethical, free of commercial bias, based on adult learning principles, and founded on evidence-based medicine. It is PCN’s goal to develop activities that identify the needs of their audience through a thorough planning process, deliver each activity to result in enhanced knowledge, and increase competencies to provide better patient outcomes. Primary Care Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and was awarded Accreditation with Commendation (2013-2019) by the ACCME.

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PVI
Chris Kriz, MHA, CHCP
chris.kriz@peerviewnetwork.com
Ted Singer, CHCP
ted.singer@peerviewnetwork.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 www.peerviewpress.com and follow us @PeerView on Twitter.

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

Founded in 1990, RMEI Medical Education (RMEI) is one of the longest operating medical education companies in the U.S. With an emphasis on sophisticated learner analytics for program design, delivery and assessment, RMEI works to elevate the dialogue on what makes for effective education. In designing innovative teaching modalities such as the Clinical Convergence™ platform for its five primary therapeutic areas, RMEI seeks to inspire greater collaboration within the care team and stronger commitment to patient engagement.

RMEI’s vision is to positively impact quality outcomes in the healthcare delivery system by designing CME initiatives that address gaps in care at the national, regional and local level.

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Thistle Editorial, LLC
Alexandra Howson, MA, PhD, CHCP
alexhowson@thistleeditorial.com

Thistle Editorial, LLC creates evidence-based content to support continuing education (CE) for health professionals and quality improvement (QI) initiatives in health care, and conducts qualitative research to support comprehensive needs assessments and evaluate CE/QI program outcomes.

Thistle Editorial, LLC is owned and operated by Alexandra Howson, MA, PhD, CHCP. Initially trained in Scotland as a Registered General Nurse, Dr. Howson is an experienced educator (Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and UC Berkeley Extension), a medical sociologist with an international peer review publication record, and an author of several books, including widely used university texts.

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