Just like you were way way (way) back in your college days, we were immature freshmen, slightly awkward sophomores, and apprehensive juniors. But now that CMEpalooza is entering its senior year of programming (ie, the fourth one – we didn’t flunk a grade), we know who we are, we know what we offer, and we know why we matter.
It’s thanks to the many organizations that have supported CMEpalooza with their sponsorship dollars that we have continually been able to demonstrate our creativity, and we’re hoping that you will continue to help us evolve again in 2018.
Throughout the run-up to each event, as well as on the day of each broadcast, CMEpalooza Spring and Fall reaches thousands of professionals from around the globe who are involved in the planning and execution of CME programs. We inform, we educate, and we entertain, all with the purpose of drawing interest to our broadcast and supporters of our programs.
In the past 4 years, more than 50 companies and organizations have aligned themselves with CMEpalooza, showing faith in the ability of our platform to get their names out and promote their businesses through regular exposure via our website and social media channels.
In 2018, we are again inviting CME providers, supporters, and service companies to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities with CMEpalooza Spring (2 days: Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26) and CMEpalooza Fall (Wednesday, October 17). Our full Sponsor Prospectus is available by clicking on this link. Check out the By the Numbers page at the end of this prospectus for demographic and traffic data on CMEpalooza, and feel free to ask us any questions you may have about the upcoming events.
We have individual and package sponsorships available, as well as other creative opportunities to promote your company. We’ve thrown a few new goodies out again this year as well. If there is anything particularly creative you have in mind, come talk to us. We’ll be the ones collecting money for watered-down Milwaukee’s Best from freshmen at the door.
***Confirmed CMEpalooza Fall Sponsors***
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)
Lisa Keckich, Executive Director
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.
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.
SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
ASiM CE, LLC
Daniel Guinee, MBA, CHCP, Executive Vice President, COO
Since 1999, ASiM CE 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 Learning Portal; and our various “Consults” platforms – Oncology, Hematology, Oncology Pharmacy and Community Pharmacy
- 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/Payer webcast 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.
EthosCE Learning Management System
Jeremy Lundberg, MSSW, CEO
EthosCE Learning Management System is the award winning, enterprise platform designed to automate and streamline your CME enterprise. We partner with leading medical associations, academic centers, and health systems – such as the Mayo Clinic and The Endocrine Society – to deliver your CE activities to healthcare professionals.
Key EthosCE Facts
- Offers personal profiles and transcripts, easy-to-use administration tools, e-commerce, assessments, and outcomes reporting.
- Over 400,000 healthcare professionals have earned 6+ million CE credits.
- 100% mobile-friendly.
- Supports live and enduring programs including MOC, digital media, and SCORM.
- Integrates with national boards and 3rd party applications (e.g., iMIS, ABIM, ACCME PARS).
- Recently launched EthosCE Analytics, which provides a deep dive into activities and global datasets with visual dashboards and on-demand, ad-hoc reporting
Jonathan Scoble, Associate Director of Development
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.
Michael Baffuto, President
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.
Haleh Kadkhoda, MS, Senior Director, Collaborative Grants
Medscape Education (Medscape, LLC) targets and engages members over 30 healthcare specialties, and combines proprietary technology, instructional expertise, and measurable impact to accelerate the adoption of scientific advances in practice. Medscape Education continually innovates 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.
Lisa Wray, Vice President
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.
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS
Answers in CME
Aisha Suhail, President
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.
Antidote Education Company
Matthew Fleming, Vice President
For almost three decades, Antidote Education Company has been championing the educational needs of healthcare providers. Antidote focuses on bringing engaging, practice-relevant education that has an immediate impact on patient care. With deep roots in primary care, experience in many specialty areas, and the input of physicians and clinicians in a number of practice settings, we are uniquely positioned to assess, understand, and address the educational needs of healthcare professionals across the country.
Catamount Medical Education
Jennifer Green, Chief Learning Officer
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.
Clinical Care Options
Alyce Kuklinski, NP, RN, General Manager
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.
Rob Lowney, Principal/Managing Director
With over 25 years in developing continuing medical education activities, we know how to engage health care providers. Our ideas begin and end with the patient. Our activities embrace the National Quality Strategy and are designed to improve the effectiveness of patient care. We strive to provide meaningful learning experiences that inspire and empower. Our outcomes include quantitative assessments with descriptive statistics and subgroup analyses, qualitative results, and outcomes impact analysis and modeling.
Jan Perez, Managing Partner
CME Outfitters, an accredited provider with Accreditation with Commendation, develops, certifies, and distributes live and online outcomes- and evidence-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited organizations. CME Outfitters focuses on delivering education to primary care, specialty audiences and community-based clinicians with strong expertise in neuroscience, gastroenterology, dermatology, rheumatology, immunology, virology, transplant, and cardiology. Activities are available at www.CMEOutfitters.com and the CME Outfitters YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/cmeoutfitters.
Creative Educational Concepts
Joan B. Fowler, PharmD, BCPP, President and Owner
Creative Educational Concepts (CEC) is a full-service, woman-owned (WBENC-certified), small business with Southern/Midwestern values that offers extensive experience in live and web-based continuing education activities. The mission of CEC is to “enhance healthcare through the provision of high quality, tailored, engaging learning opportunities presented by and for the interprofessional team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals.”
Located in Lexington, Ky., CEC was founded in 2000 by university-based clinicians with a strong commitment to enhance the quality 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 from local Grand Rounds to national symposia.
Evolve Medical Education
Susan Gallagher-Pecha, Director of Client Services and Project Management
Evolve Medical Education LLC (Evolve) strategically plans and develops cutting-edge educational programs in a variety of learning formats. These programs are based on the outcomes of needs assessments, current trends, clinical data, and the latest technology that impact health care practitioners. This leads to the development of strategies to enhance clinician knowledge, competence, close professional practice gaps, provider performance in patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and systems-based practice. Evolve is committed to facilitating meaningful outcomes and strict compliance adherence.
Global Education Group
John McCormick, Director, Education Strategy
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
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.
Impact Education, LLC
Steve Casebeer, MBA, Executive Vice President
Impact Education, LLC (IMPACT), is a leader in continuing education (CE) for managed care and payer professionals. IMPACT conducts 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: ManagedCareReviewBoard.com and Specialty Pharmacy Review Board.com.
IMPACT uses an audience generation platform with an exclusive database consisting of over 14,000 qualified managed care and other payer professionals derived from more than 170 certified activities that target important decision-makers, including Medical Directors, Pharmacy Directors, Specialty Pharmacists, and Clinical Pharmacists. 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 payer organizations, titles, and functional positions, including health technology assessment (HTA) and pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee members.
Karen Roy MSc CHCP, Principal
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.
Paradigm Medical Communications
William Riley, Managing Partner
Audrie Tornow, CHCP, Vice President, Educational Strategy & Partnerships
A multiple award-winning medical education company, Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC develops innovative medical education activities expertly tailor to fulfill the needs of diverse, sophisticated clinical audiences and diligently monitors ongoing activities to facilitate continuous growth and improvement.
Paradigm has experience in developing and implementing CME activities in a wide variety of formats, including live events; print newsletters, monographs, and peer-reviewed journal supplements; electronic media; and web-based activities, including on-demand webinars, podcasts, mobile applications, and interdisciplinary web conferences, as well as website design, development, and maintenance.
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
For more information, please visit us at www.paradigmmc.com or call 845-398-5900.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Michael Lemon, President
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, 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.
Matthew Gagalis, General Manager, Continuing Medical Education Programs
Pri-Med is the largest provider of live and online continuing medical education for primary care practitioners in the US. Our mission is to provide clinicians with timely, relevant, and practical education that improves clinical care and patient outcomes. Through live meetings in over 30 cities and digital activities at Pri-Med.com, clinicians rely on Pri‐Med for opportunities to engage with local peers, meet internationally renowned faculty, and participate in world‐class educational activities.
Primary Care Network
Jill Hays, CHCP, Executive Director
Primary Care Network (PCN) is an ACCME accredited, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving patient care through quality continuing medical education. PCN partners with both accredited and non-accredited organizations to provide meaningful and clinically relevant CME in a wide variety of program formats and therapeutic areas, aimed to improve patient outcomes. PCN’s CME website, Primary Issues™, is dedicated to providing primary care clinicians with quality online education and valuable resources. PCN not only hosts educational activities on our platform, but offers extensive experience in reaching the primary care audience utilizing our growing network of clinicians nationwide.
Denise LaTemple, PhD, Director of Scientific Services
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, and YouKnowIt! 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.
David M. Clausen, CHCP, Vice President, Educational Strategy
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.
Vindico Medical Education
Robert Esgro, Chief Operating Officer
Katie Robinson. PhD, Associate Director, Medical Research and Quality Outcomes
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. A leader in quality improvement CME, Vindico also engages health care systems and payers to achieve more meaningful measures of clinical outcomes. 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 continues to produce hundreds of successful educational activities each year, including 331 CE activities across 18 therapeutic areas in 2017 alone.