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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 Membership Committee, the Sponsorship and Benefits Committee, and the Sunshine Act Task Force.
Membership Committee

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.

Remit for 2014-2015

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

  • Develop and launch the redesigned Ambassador Program

  • 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

  • Suggest more offerings for ‘virtual’ members, ie, those in Asia-Pacific and similar regions who cannot easily attend live meetings

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

  • Develop membership drives for Asia-Pacific region in collaboration with other relevant committees

  • Create a working group with the Sponsorship and Benefits Committee to share information and program ideas

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

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Sponsorship and Benefits Committee

The Sponsorship and Benefits Committee serves to develop plans to help increase awareness and fiscal support for ISMPP. Support can be in the form of direct monetary contribution or in-kind services.

Remit for 2014-2015

  • Continue development of the “publications primer,” a cross-committee collaboration which will pull together information and resources to demonstrate the value of publications for prospective sponsors and members

  • Create an outreach tool for ISMPP leadership to use to solicit Corporate Sponsorships

  • Develop specific targets to approach for sponsorships, based on existing sponsors, eg, pharma, medical device, biotech, CROs, journal publishers, etc. who are not currently sponsors or have not been

  • Continue to assess current list of member companies for prospective corporate sponsors, and approach current ISMPP vendors to solicit sponsorship

  • Explore sponsorship of other ISMPP activities or offerings, eg, ISMPP Us

  • Develop sponsorship drives in Asia-Pacific region in collaboration with APET, eg, seek potential sponsors for AP meetings and other activities in that region; target regional geographical companies to sponsor regional meetings and/or events, in addition to sponsorships by global/international companies

  • Survey sponsors and ask what they think of their sponsor benefits, what they may be allowed to accept (if anything), why they sponsor

  • Revisit sponsorship offerings and simplify to include benefits to include benefits valuable to the sponsors; consider specific benefits for specific sectors (pharma, journals, etc.)

  • Create a working group with the Membership Committee to share information and program ideas

  • Communicate 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 relevant requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act and related requirements in other geographic regions.

Remit for 2014-2015

  • Provide information and tools to the membership with respect to relevant requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act in the US and related requirements in other geographic regions

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

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

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

To learn more about what the Sunshine Act Task Force activities, click here.

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QUICK LINKS

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Committee Handbook

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Conflict of interest Form
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