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Education Platform

This Platform provides regular, topical, and easily accessible educational opportunities for ISMPP members. Programs are directed towards all levels of medical publications and publication planning. Programs focus on practical issues that help further hone skills in professional medical publication planning for long-term professional advancement and success.

Included are the Annual Program, European Programme, Global Workshop, ISMPP U, and Research, Grants, and Publications Committees.


Annual Meeting Program Committee

This Committee works to develop the Annual Meeting curriculum with distinguished presenters who engage, enlighten, and stimulate ISMPP members on the topics that impact medical publications and publication planning. Their programs endeavor to provide education for both entry-level and seasoned professionals, as well as inform on the current environment for medical publication.

Proposed Remits for 2015-2016

  • Development and implementation of the Annual Meeting (April 2016)

  • Review evaluations from previous meetings to inform planning activities

  • Provide more meeting content to attract academics and journal editors/publishers

  • Encourage presenters of abstracts at ISMPP meetings to publish, and investigate how ISMPP can be recognized on these papers, eg, in Acknowledgments

  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (eg, European Meeting, ISMPP Us, etc.)

  • Communication of Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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European Meeting Programme Committee

The European Programme Committee works to develop the European Meeting curriculum with distinguished presenters who engage, enlighten, and stimulate ISMPP members on the topics that affect medical publications and publication planning. Their programs endeavour to provide education for both entry-level and seasoned professionals, as well as inform on the current environment for medical publications.

Proposed Remits for 2015-2016

  • Develop the European Meeting of ISMPP (January 2016)

  • Include recommendations from the EU Advisory Committee as appropriate

  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (eg, Annual Meeting, ISMPP Us, etc.)

  • Communication of Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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Global Workshop Committee

This Committee will assist with the development of practical, strategic, and tactical workshops for the membership that will be offered both at the Annual Meeting and other dates during the year.

Proposed Remits for 2015-2016

  • Determine appropriate workshops to present at the Annual Meeting

  • Update existing workshops to ensure they are current/accurate

  • Review evaluations from previous workshops to inform planning activities

  • Develop new workshop offerings

  • Develop workshops for specific membership sectors, eg, academics, journal editors/publishers, HEOR groups, CROs, members from other geographic regions, and other sectors of interest, eg, patient-reported outcomes, epidemiologic research, diagnostics/medical devices, vaccines, consumer health, aesthetics, in collaboration with other relevant committees

  • Communicate Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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ISMPP U Committee

This Committee is responsible for the planning and delivery of ISMPP U web-based seminars.

Proposed Remits for 2015-2016

  • Develop monthly ISMPP U webinars for the membership

  • Investigate offering previous or forthcoming ISMPP Us to other societies, eg, AMWA, EMWA

  • Work with the Membership Committee on a special webinar open to the public to launch the Annual ISMPP Membership Drive (Winter, 2016)

  • Develop ISMPP Us that would appeal to specific membership sectors, eg, academics, journal editors/publishers, members from other geographic regions, HEOR groups, CROs, and other sectors of interest, eg, patient-reported outcomes, epidemiologic research, diagnostics/medical devices, vaccines, consumer health, aesthetics, in collaboration with other relevant committees

  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (eg, Annual and European Meetings)

  • Communicate Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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