Membership Platform

This Platform is responsible for the development and execution of targeted initiatives to attract new members and increase the membership retention rate through various means of communications.

Included are the Member Retention Working Group and the Sunshine Act Task Force.
Member Retention Working Group

This Committee is charged with the development of programs to attract new members and to engage and maintain current ISMPP members through broad-based marketing and networking efforts designed to emphasize the benefits of a society membership. Through its targeted initiatives, this Committee will seek to achieve a balanced representation of professionals from the pharmaceutical, device, biotech, and publishing industries; medical communication companies; and research, regulatory, and educational groups.

Proposed Remits for 2015-2016

  • Manage the 2015 membership drive/program (February 2015)

  • Manage and Maintain the Ambassador Program

  • Continually review and revise data requested in membership profiles to ensure relevant data are captured, eg, allow separation of pharma, biotech, medical device companies, and whether small/medium/large; type of job/responsibilities

  • Increase outreach to attract new members from academia, journal editors/publishers, CROs, and other sectors of interest, eg, patient-reported outcomes, epidemiologic research, diagnostics/medical devices, vaccines, consumer health, aesthetics

  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (eg, Annual and European Meetings, 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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Sunshine Act Task Force

ISMPP established the Sunshine Act Task Force to follow the issues, understand the details and implications, and, most importantly, provide information and tools to our membership with respect to medical publications and the Sunshine Act, Section 6002, Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, referred to as the National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments.

Contact Us

We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and/or concerns regarding the Sunshine Act and Open Payments Program and its impact on medical publications. We’d also like to hear from you about what you and/or your organization has done or is in the process of implementing to meet the reporting requirements. Please email us at:

The Sunshine Act Task Force is not included in the Annual Volunteer Drive.

To learn who sits on the Sunshine Act Task Force, click here.

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