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  • 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 https://sgrants.envisionpharma.com/vt_sgrants/ 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 Malika.Wicks@sanofi.com.


  • 04 Nov 2016 10:27 AM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    Call for Nominations for the NAMEC Board of Directors

    Please note: The deadline for submission extended to November 2, 2016

    This is a call for nominations to fill 3 seats on the NAMEC Board of Directors including:

    • 1 Secretary position (3 year term)
    • 2 Director positions (3 year term)

    Duties of Secretary

    • The Secretary will be responsible for maintaining records of NAMEC business and NAMEC Board of Director meetings
    • The Secretary will be responsible for overseeing the NAMEC Board of Directors and Officers election process
    • The Secretary will be responsible for overseeing the Annual NAMEC Best Practice Awards process
    • The Secretary must be willing to, at minimum, attend 1 face-to face board meeting per year (usually held during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference), participate on Board conference calls (approximately monthly) and participate with standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
    • Nominees for Secretary must be drawn from the current NAMEC Board of Directors and Officers.

    Duties of Directors

    • Candidates must be willing to, at minimum, attend 1 face-to face board meeting per year (usually held during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference), participate on Board conference calls (approximately monthly) and participate with standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
    • Candidates must be willing to Chair standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
    • Candidates should also be willing to serve as an officer of the organization (officers are elected by the membership from the members of the Board)

    Qualifications of Nominees

    • Those nominated should be employed by a NAMEC member organization in good standing and have at least 3 years experience in the CME industry
    • All nominees should possess leadership ability, a high degree of personal and professional integrity, and the ability to recruit members to the organization and volunteers to support our activities
    • In addition, the organization encourages individuals with one or more of the following characteristics, which have been identified as critical skills/qualifications for Board members:
      •   Familiarity with changes in healthcare and medical education, particularly the role of CME in improving the quality and safety of patient care
      •   CME regulatory expertise
      •   Experience related to MEC public relations and/or advocacy
      •   Strong skills in business, marketing, and/or communications
      •   Knowledge of adult education principles

    Terms of Office

    •   The Secretary is selected by vote of the membership to serve a 3-year term
    •   Each director is selected by vote of the membership and serves a 3-year term

    Nomination and Election Process

    • To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be members of organizations that meet the definition of “full voting”
    • Any representative of a “full voting” organization may make a nomination, including a self-nomination
    • Candidates must submit the following information to the NAMEC Business Office, info@NAMEC-assn.org by November 14, 2016:
      •   A biographical sketch of no more than 350 words
      •   A “statement of philosophy” pertinent to the goals and mission of the organization of no more than 350 words
      •   A picture to include on the ballot
    • The Nomination and Elections Committee will review the submissions, prepare the slate of candidates, and email a ballot to the “primary” member of each “full voting” organization.  All ballots (1 from each member organization) must be cast on or before December 2, 2016
    • The results of the election will be announced at the Annual NAMEC Meeting, to be held in January, 2017 during the ACEHP Annual Meeting

    You should expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission from the NAMEC business office. If you do not get an acknowledgement, please call 205-824-7612 to ensure your submission is received.

    NAMEC Board of Directors’ and Officers’ Code of Ethics

    NAMEC board members have an obligation to do more than just meet legal standards. NAMEC board members are expected to meet standards of conduct as well. All board members must agree to uphold the NAMEC Board of Directors Code of Ethics statement upon election to the Board.

    NAMEC Board of Directors’ and Officers’ Code of Ethics statement

    As a member of the NAMEC Board of Directors I will:

    • Ensure that my fiduciary duty to NAMEC is the foundation for all of my actions as a Board member
    • Represent the interests of all members served by NAMEC
    • Refrain from using my service on the NAMEC Board primarily for my own personal advantage
    • Keep confidential any information so designated by the Board of Directors
    • Approach all Board issues with an open mind, listen respectfully to the opinions of my Board colleagues, and make decisions based on the best interests of NAMEC and its members
    • Act with the authority of NAMEC only when such authority is delegated to me by the Board or the bylaws
    • Sign or e-mail an agreement attesting to this policy

    All interested candidates should forward their biographical sketch, statement of philosophy, and photograph to the NAMEC Business Office by November 14, 2016.

    Email: info@NAMEC-assn.org

    Website: http://www.NAMEC-assn.org

    If you have questions regarding the nominations process or the duties of Officers and Directors, please contact Chris Bolwell at C.Bolwell@imedex.com or Kurt Boyce at kboyce@appliedcme.com


  • 03 Nov 2016 12:52 PM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)

    Continuing Medical Education organizations can now explore participation in the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ as part of a new, one-year pilot. The pilot allows these organizations to offer their physicians one-year access to Portfolio Program benefits without committing to becoming full participating sponsors.

    Click here for additional information

  • 11 Oct 2016 7:59 AM | NAMEC Staff Jim Ranieri (Administrator)
     

    October 11, 2016

    Dear NAMEC Colleagues:

    The NAMEC Awards Committee will begin accepting nominations for the 11th Annual NAMEC Best Practice Awards on Monday, October 17th. NAMEC encourages all member organizations to submit a nomination in each of the competitive categories. Criteria and nomination processes are included in this email.

    This year NAMEC will recognize outstanding achievement in the following categories:

    • Best Practice in Educational Design
    • Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders
    • Best Practice in Learner Outcomes
    • Best Practice in Quality Improvement CME
    • Best Practice in Professional Development
    • Brian P. Russell Exemplary CME Professional Award

    CME is an industry rooted in change, a profession that calls upon our abilities to recognize and address new challenges. It requires us to utilize our intellect, our diligence, and our creativity. We believe that each of these elements should be acknowledged.

    All nominations should be received no later than Monday, November 21, 2016. Please send your recommendations to NAMEC at kboyce@appliedcme.com.

    Recipients will have the opportunity to discuss their activities during the NAMEC Annual Meeting, to be held during the ACEHP Conference in ACEHP Conference in San Francisco, California January 26 – 29, 2017.

    If you have questions about the awards please, contact Chris Bolwell at c.bolwell@imedex.com  or Kurt Boyce at kboyce@appliedcme.com.

    Thank you for your continued support of NAMEC.

    Best Regards,

    NAMEC Awards Committee 

    Awards Cover Sheet (for submission) 

    Awards Process document (detailing key information relative to the awards)


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