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  • 20 Apr 2017 11:29 AM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    Independent Grants for Learning & Change

    Call for Grant Applications (CGA)
    Advances in the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Date CGA Issued: April 19, 2017
    Clinical Area: Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Geographic Scope: United States, Europe
    Link to full CGA: Advances in the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Due Date: May 31, 2017
    Specific Area of Interest:  It is our intent to support continuing professional development programs (CME/CE) for medical oncologists, urologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with RCC. Proposed programs should focus on understanding adjuvant therapy in oncology. Other topics of interest are current and future treatment sequencing with tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and adverse event management for patients with RCC.
    Questions regarding this CGA should be directed to

  • 18 Apr 2017 9:43 AM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) plans to award $20.5 million as part of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. These awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.

    View additional details

  • 12 Apr 2017 12:43 PM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change
    Request for Proposals (RFP)
    Strategies to Support Increasing Exercise and
    Activity in Haemophilia Patients
    Date RFP Issued: April 10, 2017
    Clinical Area: Haemophilia
    Strategies to Support Increasing Exercise & Activity in Haemophilia Patients
    Letter of Intent Due Date: June 5, 2017
    Geographic Region: Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand
    Specific Area of Interest:
    It is our intent to support projects that focus on the importance of physical activity in haemophilia patients as part of the approach to the management of haemophilia. In particular, we are keen to support projects that encourage patients to partake in appropriate physical activity, taking into account the individual patient’s bleeding history, physical status, age, interests and social requirements. The objective is to improve patients’ physical wellbeing, their pain perception, their quality of life (QoL) and their illness behavior.
    Multi-disciplinary collaborations, are encouraged when appropriate, but all partners must have a relevant role in the proposed project.
    It is expected that projects will be evidence-based (education and/or quality improvement) and the proposed research/evaluation will follow generally accepted scientific principles.
    Refer to complete details in the Full RFP document. If you have questions regarding this RFP, please direct them in writing to the Grant Officer, Jo Habron (

  • 22 Mar 2017 1:06 PM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)
    The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) is pleased to present a new logo, tagline, and color palette that emphasize the lifelong journey of learning and celebrate the forward trajectory of the continuing medical education (CME) community. New marks are also available for CME providers to communicate their accreditation status. A video about these new endeavors is found below or you can view the ACCME's press release.

  • 22 Mar 2017 11:01 AM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    Pfizer RFP: Immuno-Oncology - Pan-tumor
    LOI Due Date: May 1, 2017

    View complete RFP

  • 16 Mar 2017 9:22 AM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    BMS has issued 3 RFPs for Independent Medical Education grants due April 6, 2017 titled:

    • Immunotherapy treatment in the management of various cancers
    • Immunotherapy treatment in the management of various cancers in a managed care setting
    • Current and future role of biomarkers in predicting pan-tumor response to immunotherapy in cancer/Biomarkers role in guiding cancer treatment

    For more information on these grants, click here.

  • 10 Mar 2017 2:12 PM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    NAMEC held it's annual Business Meeting during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions meeting in San Francisco on January 28th.  The meeting was well attended. The organization is making plans for 2017 to attract additional medical education companies to join and get involved. 

    The organization recognized the 2016 Award Winners.  The 2016 NAMEC Best Practice in Educational Design and Evaluation Award was presented to CME Outfitters for  "Integrating the Patient Voice into Medical Education to Drive Learning and Behavior Change". 

    The 2016 NAMEC Best Practice in Learner Outcomes Award was presented to Paradigm Medical Communications for "Trust Your Gut: Improving the Physician Assistant’s Acumen in Identifying and Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation"

    Pictures from the event are found below. Thanks to all who attended!

  • 10 Mar 2017 1:41 PM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    ACCME requirements are designed to ensure that accredited continuing medical education (CME) provides a safe place for learning—independent of commercial interests and commercial influence. They have released a tutorial and flowchart for navigating relevant financial relationships and resolving conflicts of interests in CME activities.

    View additional details here.

  • 26 Jan 2017 8:50 AM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    View Genentech document with call for grant notifications released January 23, 2017 - click here

    Summary: Through this specific Call for Grant Notification, Genentech is seeking to support grants by evolving knowledge-based medical education into “healthcare Improvement” initiatives with the purpose of accelerating the awareness and application of evidence-based medicine into relevant, measurable, clinical outcomes. These grants are to remain independent, accurate, fair-balanced in nature, and must meet the highest ethical U.S. Standards of Commercial Support; the grants are not required to be certified for credit if there are valid reasons for that decision.

  • 16 Jan 2017 1:23 PM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    You are invited to submit a grant proposal to address the educational need outlined in the attached document.

    Please review and return your completed proposal via the sanofi U.S. Grant Website at by 5p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

    If a submission is not completed by this date, your proposal will not be accepted.

    Therapeutic Area:     Oncology

    Area of Interest:        Prostate Cancer

    “Please note that an applicant may be ineligible to receive a grant in response to this RFP if the applicant has performed any services under contract with

    sanofi U.S. during the last 12 months in connection with:

    • A consultant meeting; or
    • An advisory board meeting

    in the same therapeutic area as this request for proposal (“RFP”).

    If the applicant has performed such services, please forward a copy of the contract immediately, prior to responding to the RFP, so that we can determine your

    eligibility.  If not, please acknowledge this in your application writing.”

    Please note that you must select the type of activity that you are proposing, i.e., Live, Enduring or Live and Enduring and answer the question, “Are you responding to an RFP”.

    Submission instructions are available on the website. If you have a content question, please contact Malika Wicks at

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