Storify Summaries From CBI’s 10th Forum on Educational Grants

I wasn’t at CBI’s 10th Forum on Educational Grants today, but I still learned a ton thanks to a stellar job of tweeting from the conference attendees (special shout out to Brian McGowan, who tweets faster than I think!)

Below is the agenda from today’s sessions. Click on the links to view a Storify summary I created for each individual session.

Opening Address • Examine the Current CME Environment and Trend toward Quality Improvement Initiatives
Robert E. Kristofco MSW, FACME
Director, Medical Education Group, External Medical Communications
Pfizer Inc

Assess the Impact and Clarify Definitions of the Sunshine Act’s Public Reporting Guidelines
Thomas Sullivan

Extended Release and Long Acting Opioid Analgesics REMS Update
Karen Roy MSc, CCMEP
Ardgillan Group

Linda Kitlinski
Senior Director, Clinical Development and Medical Science
Endo Pharmaceuticals

Cynthia Kear
Senior Vice President, MDiv, CCMEP
California Academy of Family Physicians

The Proposal of a New CE Paradigm — The Support of Patient Centered Medical Homes for Improved Patient Care Outcomes
Bob Meinzer
Senior Director, National CME
New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

Bill Warning M.D.
Program Director
Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program

Angie Halaja-Henriques
Quality Initiatives Grant Director
PA Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Stakeholder Panel Discussion • CME Advocacy — How to Promote the Value of CME to Your Company, the Government and the Public
Patricia Jassak MS, RN, CCMEP
Director, IME and Advocacy Development
Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.

Emily A. Miles CCMEP
Senior Grants Manager
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Pamela Mason BS, CCMEP, FACME
Director, Medical Education Grants Office

Susan Connelly Pharm.D., MBA, CCMEP
Director, Medical Education Group
Pfizer Inc

Case Study • Challenges within the Grant Application Process
Frank Skopowski
Senior Director, Global Academic and Professional Affairs – Grant Operations
Merck & Co., Inc.

Streamline Outcomes Reports to Optimize the Internal Grant Review Process
John Ruggiero Ph.D., MPA, CCMEP
Group Manager, Oncology

Industry Panel Discussion • Evaluate Industry’s Elevated Role in Outcomes Measurement
Thomas Sullivan

Maureen Doyle-Scharff MBA, CCMEP, FACME
Senior Director, Team Lead, Medical Education Group
Pfizer Inc

Kimberly Gregory Ph.D.
Manager, Medical Education

Riaz Baxamusa
Manager, Grant Management Department
Abbott Laboratories

Patricia Jassak MS, RN, CCMEP
Director, IME and Advocacy Development
Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.

Physician Panel Discussion • Assess the Concerns of Physicians — How Does the Primary Learner Perceive CME Activities?
Lawrence Sherman FACME, CCMEP
Senior Vice President, Strategic Education
Prova Education

Mathena Pavan MBBS, BSc, MRCP
Gastroenterology Registrar, London Deanery
National Health Service

Robert J. Birnbaum M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Continuing Professional Development, Partners Healthcare; Research Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Academy; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School


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