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 (updated for Fall 2022) 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 Fall Sponsors***
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
John Ruggiero, Functional Head in Medical Affairs
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
Andrew Grzybowski, Sr. Vice President, Educational Partnerships
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
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
Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)
Lisa Keckich, Executive Director
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.
Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD, President
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.
Antidote Education Company
Matthew Fleming, Vice President, Education
Nancy Grabowski, Vice President, Strategic Development
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.
Anna Muehlenhaupt, Associate Director, Grant Catalyst
Dean Beals, CEO
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.
Todd Foster, Business Development
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® CME is a channel for clinicians to engage with CME activities right in the platform they know and trust. To learn how to put your CME activities on epocrates, reach out to us for a friendly conversation.
Meredith Barnes, Senior Business Development Strategist
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.
Michael Baffuto, President & Partner
Integrity Continuing Education is an ACCME-accredited provider of continuing medical education with commendation. We aim to combine strengths in strategic educational design, appropriate selection of learning mechanisms, thoughtful content development, and efficient detail-focused execution to produce educational activities with the power to change clinician behavior and generate meaningful outcomes for all involved stakeholders. Integrity has expertise in the development of live, online, and on-demand activities and has been a leader in social media-based educational activities, both in terms of development of clinician- or patient-centered communities of learning and in execution of educational activities.
We employ a variety of innovative technologies and educational design principles to further the effectiveness of our programs and our ability to measure their success. Integrity CE’s staff comes from a diverse background of significant experience in the medical education community and includes on-board educational strategy, medical development, program management, outcomes, technology, and graphics departments. We develop educational activities for the entire treatment team and patients as appropriate based on the educational goals of a particular activity and have experience in a wide variety of general medicine and hematology/oncology therapeutic areas.
Haleh Kadkhoda, MS, Executive Director, Team Lead, Strategic Partnerships
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 with Commendation, and a leading online provider of continuing professional education.
PlatformQ Health Education
David Clausen, Senior Vice President of Health Education Sales
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.
Sean T. Barrett, Senior Vice President, Operations
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. 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.
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, 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.
Vindico Medical Education
Robert Esgro, Chief Operating Officer
Katie Robinson. PhD, CHCP, Senior Director, Outcomes and Analytics
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.
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.
Suzanne Murray, CEO and Founder
AXDEV is a leading global organization with 25 years of experience in performance improvement, education, learning and behavioral interventions, and real-world studies, implementation research, and solutions designed and conducted for healthcare systems (hospitals, specialty societies, government, and corporate health systems).
With specific expertise in the assessment of human behaviors, professional competencies, and performance at the individual, team and system level, AXDEV provides international healthcare organizations evidence, education and performance solutions that drive successful improvements for a better healthcare environment. AXDEV has developed and collaborated on initiatives across a wide breadth of specialties in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Bonum Continuing Education
Allison Kickel, Founder and President
Bonum Continuing Education is an independent continuing education company focused on improving the care of patients through the development of high-quality educational initiatives for healthcare professionals (HCPs).
Utilizing adult learning principles, Bonum CE strives to reduce the gaps between current and best practices. Our strategic partnerships with accredited providers, key thought leaders, medical specialty societies, and other stakeholders within the health professions helps us accelerate the transfer of knowledge from bench to bedside
Creative Educational Concepts
Joan B. Fowler, PharmD, BCPP, Founder/Managing Director
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. Learn more at www.ceconcepts.com.
Rob Lowney, Principal/Managing Director
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.
Excalibur Medical Education
Audrie Tornow, Managing Partner
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
John McCormick, Vice President of 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 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.
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.
Adam Glazer, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
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.
Partners for Advancing Clinical Education
Michael R. Lemon, MBA, FACEHP, CHCP, President
Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) specializes in Joint Providership. As recognized leaders for jointly provided accredited continuing education (CE) activities, we focus exclusively on partnering with organizations that are seeking a true collaborative partner to add value to the CE accreditation process. Our passionate and trusted team that includes executive management, program management, and clinical support has a proven track record of working together for more than seventeen (17) years in joint providership to deliver practice-oriented education that drives improvement in patient care. Therefore, you can be confident when partnering with the experienced and responsive PACE team that the accreditation process will be streamlined and focused on promoting the development of effective CE that maintains the highest level of educational integrity and accreditation standards.
Paradigm Medical Communications
William Riley, Managing Partner
We are Paradigm. For over a decade, we have been a trusted, ACCME-accredited, award-winning, and forward-thinking medical educational company.
Our staff is skilled in delivering a variety of educational modalities tailored to meet the needs of specific target audiences, such as large satellite symposia with live nationwide streaming, local/regional programming, Grand Rounds, or intimate learning environments like hands-on workshops. We are also practiced at delivering high quality enduring activities that include a variety of media elements such as video and animation.
At Paradigm, we have subject matter expertise in over 20 therapeutic areas, including major areas of focus such as aesthetic medicine, cardiology, oncology, medical dermatology, autoimmune disorders, and metabolic disorders. Our experience has grown via an organic process, where knowledge of one therapeutic area helped us learn about a target audience, their educational needs, and the other members of the treatment team. Our therapeutic diversity enhances our ability to develop effective interprofessional education.
For more information, please visit us at www.paradigmmc.com or call 845-398-5900.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Whitney Faler, MFA, Director of Accreditation and Outcomes
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, grant solicitation/funding, marketing, and e-learning platform support via www.cmeuniversity.com.
Mindi Daiga, MBA, CHCP, FACEHP, Vice President of Accreditation
Pri-Med Institute is a leading provider of accredited, regionally relevant medical education for primary care clinicians across the country. Its educational formats include live in-person and live virtual conferences, on-demand activities, and multi-interventional curricula. Pri-Med Institute is committed to providing high quality, evidence-based continuing education that promotes new improvements in healthcare, addresses quality improvement and patient safety, and builds clinical management strategies that are not only innovative in design but also motivate clinicians to adopt appropriate, up-to-date practice skills that improve patient health.
Chris Kriz, MHA, CHCP
Ted Singer, CHCP
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
Erika Sinofsky, MA, CHCP
Vice-President, Accreditation & Compliance
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.
Alexandra Howson, MA, PhD, CHCP
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.
Shari Tordoff, Managing Partner
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.
Broadcast Beat Studios
Ryan Salazar, President and CTO
When you’re producing CME content, your reputation and quality matters. That’s where we come in. We’re affordable, reliable and have a backup plan for everything!
Five Control Rooms, Four Soundstages, massive Video Walls and Remote Uplink to television networks worldwide. Dozens of celebrities have trusted us with a discreet, comfortable environment. It’s all about the details – you’ll be proud to call it your production home.
For more information, call (754) 238-3200 or visit us online at http://www.broadcastbeatstudios.com.
CMEpalooza Feeds the People Sponsor
Managing Partner, Director of Educational Strategy
Senior Vice President, Educational Strategy
Integritas Communications is an independent medical education company committed to the design, development, and delivery of innovative accredited CME/CE programs for various members of the healthcare team. We focus on integrating adult learning principles and new technologies into novel educational formats that engage learners, enhance knowledge retention, and promote positive behavior change in clinical practice. As professionals dedicated to the creation of scientifically accurate, clinically relevant, and appropriately balanced CME and CE programs, members of the Integritas team have extensive experience educating clinicians in a broad range of therapeutic areas.
CMEpalooza STEPtacular Challenge Sponsor
Eric VanStone, President and CEO
Talem Health is a provider of accredited continuing education (ACE). Our mission is to engage and empower professionals comprising the healthcare team through high-quality, meaningful education across a wide range of topics leading to improvements in team members’ skills/strategy and performance.
Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative, a division of Talem Health gives special emphasis to the unique needs of remote and rural clinicians and their patients. Through strategic partnerships and planning, we design educational programs that are tailored to the specific challenges of care in underserved areas.