If the meeting planning community has learned nothing in the COVID-19 era, it’s this – capturing the attention of a live audience online is not easy. You need to be even more creative and more interesting in the online setting to capture people’s attention. You can’t simply trot out an agenda meant for the live setting, replicate it online, and expect the same audience engagement. That’s why you are seeing some organizations who quickly stepped in to fill a temporary educational gap stepping right back out again.

And yet CMEpalooza not only continues to survive, but we continue to thrive. And as we (pretty please?) shift back into a more normal live conference schedule in 2022, we’ll be right where we always have been as the anchor of free, online education for the CME community. You can set aside Wednesday, April 6, and Wednesday, October 19, 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. Always dreamed of being royalty? We’ve got a new sponsorship for that, and lots more besides.

One note of caution – if you are interested in one of our more higher-level, elite sponsorships, you should probably act fast. These go more and more quickly every year, and we operate on a first-come first-served basis. We hate turning anyone away, so don’t let it happen to you!

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 2022 CMEpalooza Spring Sponsors***

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

Daiichi-Sankyo
Daiichi Sankyo

John Ruggiero, Functional Head in Medical Affairs
jruggiero@dsi.com

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. was established in 2005 with the merger of two leading century-old pharmaceutical companies, Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Sankyo Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Tokyo, the company is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products to address the diversified, unmet medical needs of patients in both mature and emerging markets.

Daiichi Sankyo makes available independent grant funding for CME and non-CME initiatives that accelerate precise, current, and emerging evidence into practice with the ultimate goal of benefiting patients. Daiichi Sankyo’s grant-giving adheres to the commercial support standards established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®). The company also complies with the principles established by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Compliance Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Code on Interactions with Medical Professionals.


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.

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.


Catamount Medical Education
Jennifer Green, Chief Learning Officer
jgreen@catmeded.com

The team at Catamount Medical Education consists of experienced, award-winning medical education professionals. Working for the past 19 years in the medical education field, the team has worked with some of the most respected experts in adult learning and with clinician thought leaders in their respective fields. Having developed, implemented, and evaluated countless medical education activities, the Catamount team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table when it comes to creating the most effective and meaningful learning experiences for healthcare professionals.

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.


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.


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.

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS


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 is a jointly accredited continuing medical education provider delivering innovative evidence-based educational activities that focus on the integration of the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the best care of patients. CME Outfitters’ educational interventions include interactive webcasts, live symposia, medical simulations, clinical case series, and other innovative formats that leverage the latest in technology to optimize the learning environment and promote clinician and patient behavior changes. CME Outfitters also offers expert accreditation, outcome and logistics services for non-accredited organizations. 


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.


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.


Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Whitney Faler, MFA, Director of Accreditation and Outcomes
wfaler@pimed.com

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) has been providing trusted independent continuing education for healthcare professionals since 1979 and is a recognized leader for jointly provided continuing education activities. PIM is nationally accredited to certify education and issue continuing education credit to an interprofessional or multidisciplinary audience of learners, including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, dentists, optometrists, healthcare executives, registered dieticians, addiction counselors, and clinical laboratory professionals. We specialize in joint providership, outcomes measurement, and grant solicitation/funding support. PIM also offers an eLearning platform with traffic guarantees, www.cmeuniversity.com.

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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.

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.



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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