The 2011-2012 roster of the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association’s officers and directors is now official. Scott Graham, president of Excellent Meetings will succeed Lisa Keilty, president of The Keilty Group, as IMMPA’s president. IMMPA is an international medical and healthcare meeting professionals association whose purpose is to provide a common platform for medical meeting professionals’ education, training, certification, and networking.

At IMMPA’s “Engage, Enlighten, and Educate” Annual Meeting and Conference in June, seven additional medical meeting professionals were named as board officers:
Vice president of administration: Vigdis Tonne, Publicis Medical Education Group,
Vice president of finance: Rhonda Miles, CPS, BJC HealthCare,
Director of sponsorship: Marian Long, CMP, American Association of Diabetes Educators,
Director of the annual meeting: Susan Lejeune, Maritz,
Director of marketing and communications: Anthony Prusak, Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center,
Director of membership: Bonnie Weiss, Hyatt Hotels Corp., and
Director of education: James Vachon, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co.

The association’s 2011–2012 advisory board members are: Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, Meeting IQ/China Connect; Jerad Bachar, Dubai Convention Bureau; Joseph Clote, Meet Magazine; Adam Gordon, UniversalProcon Inc.; Jennifer Knapp, ITC; Paul Lam, Signature Tours International; James Montague, PlannerNet; Linda Pissott Reig, Esq., Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC; Ann Sedgwick, Carnival Cruise Lines; Gus Vonderheide, Hyatt; and Holly Wyneski, MD.

Graham says that in 2012 IMMPA plans to provide educational webinars, expand its knowledge center, and enhance its annual conference. The certification for medical meeting professionals is still under development.

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