On September 13th and 14th, 2018, the 16th Annual Independent Medical Education and Grants Summit will take place at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two-day event boasts a variety of stakeholders, including commercial supporters, CME providers and others, to address leading industry issues centered around translating the value of CME, improving and standardizing outcome reporting formats, and linking CME to patient and healthcare impact. This year’s program will have a special focus on how CME fits into the broader healthcare landscape, how the CME model may need to shift to ensure sustainability, and how to develop and operationalize global CME capabilities.
Day One – Thursday, September 13, 2018
The first day opens with a welcome and opening remarks by Patricia Jassak, the Director of IME and Medical External Affairs at Astellas and the Co-Chairperson of the event. The welcome is followed by a panel discussion on envisioning a future model of CME, then a legislative update from Andrew M. Rosenberg, the Senior Advisor of the CME Coalition.
After a networking and exhibit break, our editor Tom Sullivan will be moderating a panel discussion on the medical education’s future role in the MACRA/MIPS era, with panelists Andrew M. Rosenburg, John Ruggiero, PhD, POA, CHCP, Jeffery Smith, MPP, and Amanda Kaczerski, MS, CHCP.
Three more panel discussions follow, as well as a networking lunch, before the afternoon breaks out into two learning paths – Working Session A focuses on how to align medical education to strategy and evaluate insights and impact, while Working Session B focuses on how to design and communicate an educational initiative. Following those two concurrent sessions are another two concurrent session – Working Session C will discuss how to align strategic considerations for orphan, rare, and ultra-rare diseases, while Working Session D will focus on advance outcomes reporting on a budget.
Two additional speaking sessions round out the first day, along with a networking, wine and cheese reception.
Day Two – Friday, September 14, 2018
The second day will open with a review of Day One by Pamela Mason, co-chairperson and director of the Medical Education Grants Office at AstraZeneca. The morning then branches into panel discussions and presentations, including topics such as best practices for operationalizing global CME, implementing and executing a global CME activity, and how to engage patients in educational design to ensure person centered care and shared decision-making. The day closes out with a presentation on models for patient engagement – a 360 approach, and the conference ends by roughly 3pm on Friday.
If you are interested in attending, you can register here.