Sue Pelletier

Editor, Medical Meetings/MeetingsNet's mad blogger

After spending my first 10 journalistic years mired in sewage sludge and garbage as a writer and editor of national and international trade magazines for the environmental industry from my former home base in Boulder, Colo., I can't tell you how much I appreciate and enjoy covering the meetings industry for The Meetings Group. I can't believe I've been here since 1998--time sure flies when you're having fun! Back in my enviro days, I actually attempted to help plan a technical trade conference and exhibition before deciding to stick with what I do best, so I have a first-hand appreciation of some of what people in this industry deal with day to day (and an even deeper appreciation that I don't have to do it myself--definitely wasn't cut out to be a meeting professional).

Since I've started covering this industry, I've developed a huge interest in adult education in all its many facets, and a fascination with how all the elements come together to create a learning environment that actually gives people the tools they need to do their jobs better once they get home. Meeting planning covers pretty much every aspect of business, from marketing and promotion to logistics to strategic planning--who wouldn't be fascinated? And this industry has done well by me, with my coverage earning several industry awards that make me proud to be a part of it all.

In those rare times I'm not chained to my keyboard, I like to hike the woods around my home in rural Massachusetts with my husband and my surrogate child, Mango the Australian shepherd. I also paint pet portraits, and do obedience and freestyle with Mango.

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Articles by Sue Pelletier
CMS Issues Answers to FAQs about the Sunshine Act and CME
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services recently clarified how the Sunshine Act physician payment rules will affect continuing medical education.
Commentary: Let the ACCME Lovefest Begin
Why I think the recently released proposed simplification of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is being hailed as the next best thing to sliced bread.
RCMA Goes Regional
Religious Conference Management Association’s first regional Aspire meeting in Nashville offered practical information, moments of inspiration, educational activities, and some foot-stomping good times.
ACEHP Medical Specialty Societies Member Section Meetings Coming In August
This summer the Medical Specialty Societies Member Section of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions is offering two one-day meetings.
CME Providers React to ACCME Accreditation Proposals
Recent proposed simplification of the Accreditation Council for CME accreditation process greeted with enthusiasm by many CME providers.
The Ultimate Guide to Food and Beverage at Events  1
Planners making menu choices face rising prices and the pressure to keep costs down. At the same time, meals have to be more healthy, fun, and creative while accommodating attendees' more discerning palates and desire for local and sustainable fare. In this Ultimate Guide we get the scoop on the latest F&B trends from the experts who reveal:
Houston Honored at Philly 40 Under 40
Pharmaceutical meetings specialist named one of Philadelphia’s top young leaders.
Healthcare Meeting Manager Designation Moving Forward
A panel of subject matter experts recently hammered out exam questions for the much-anticipated medical meeting manager designation.
RCMA Launches Redesigned Web Site
The Religious Conference Management Association's new Web site is full of new information, features, social media links, and videos.
New CME Architecture Aims to Enable Better Learning
Technologist says continuing medical education is about more than presenting great content; it’s about teaching clinicians how to learn.
ACEHP Seeking Board Nominations
Nominations for the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions board of directors are due June 14.
Saint Joseph Hospital Improves Learning With Interactive Technology
How one organization is using polling software to engage everyone from executives to food-service staff.
Fred Reichelt: RCMA's New Member Specialist
Longtime Hyatt exec Fred Reichelt joins the RCMA team to boost member engagement.
Does CME Work? The Learners’ Perspective
New data show that healthcare providers rate continuing medical education as the best source of information for improving their practices and patient outcomes.
Daniel Garen, senior vice president and chief compliance office, Wright Medical
Sunshine Law Lands In Orlando
A pharma executive explains what meeting managers need to know about and deal with when it comes to the Sunshine Act.

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