Medical Meetings has partnered with Cutting Edge Information and the Center for Business Intelligence to conduct a study of pharmaceutical meetings industry trends. The results, including information on meeting spend, best practices, and meeting consolidation, will be released at the Fourth Annual Pharmaceutical Meeting Planners Forum.

Co-organized by Medical Meetings magazine and the Center for Business Intelligence, the conference is scheduled for March 17 to 19, 2008, at the Baltimore Convention Center. It's the first time the conference will be held in Baltimore, instead of Philadelphia.

In another first, the 2008 program will feature a summit for senior-level independent meeting professionals, in addition to the annual session for senior-level pharmaceutical planners. There are also two new tracks: Procurement and Global Meetings Management, and Regulatory Compliance for Pharmaceutical Meetings.

For more information, visit www.pharmameetingplanners.com, call (800) 817-8601, send an e-mail to cbireg@sbinet.com, or see the ad on the inside back cover.

Quality Improvement

Learn the QI Basics

The National Institute for Quality Improvement and Education, founded by CME veteran Nancy L. Davis, PhD, has partnered with the Alliance for CME to present a series of webcasts entitled “Integrating CME and Quality Improvement.” Beginning in January 2008, and running through September 2008, each of the five webcasts will be led by an nationally known expert in the field. For more information, including costs, or to register, visit www.acme-assn.org.