Should medical education and communication companies develop an ethics code to counter the perception that they are agents of pharmaceutical companies rather than independent education providers?...More
Get ready to prove yourself. Pfizer's new CME approach has three major goals: to fund only providers that meet high standards for compliance and independence; to support performance-improvement education that results in measurable changes in physician behavior and patient care; and to redirect resources from national programs to local and regional initiatives. And medical education and communication companies need not apply....More
The American Medical Association did not approve a proposal by the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs to eliminate commercial support from CME, but the proposal could return in another form next year....More
Drawing nearly 200 attendees, the first annual West Coast Medical Device and Bio/Pharmaceutical Meeting Planners Forum—which took place December 10 to11 at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa, Calif.—brought meeting planners and suppliers together to learn effective strategies for planning meetings that comply with the evolving legal and regulatory environment of the pharmaceutical industry....More
Approximately 40 senior planners from more than 20 pharmaceutical companies conducted a closed-door summit during the Pharmaceutical Meeting Planners Summit, co-organized by Medical Meetings and the Center for Business Intelligence and held March 26 and 27...More
The total income for Accreditation Council for CME — accredited providers is still on the rise, according to the ACCME's “Annual Report Data 2005,” though there are signs that the unparalleled growth the industry has enjoyed is beginning to slow....More
Pharma Forum is coming to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on March 22-25, 2015. Go towww.cbinet.com/pharmaforum for more information and early-bird registration.