Birmingham, Alabama- March 6, 2012— The National Association of Medical Education Companies, (NAMEC) announced the winners to the 6th Annual Best Practice Awards during a very special ceremony that took place at the Alliance’s 37th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. On January 22nd, NAMEC hosted their Educational Session along with the 6th Annual Awards Ceremony to announce the winners in the categories of Best Practice in Educational Design and Evaluation, Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders, Best Practice in Professional Development, and the esteemed Brian P. Russell Exemplary CME Professional Award, named after the late Brian P. Russell.
The NAMEC Best Practice Awards recognizes excellence in process improvements or new ideas that can be implemented by NAMEC members, as well as the CME community at large. These awards recognize best practices—ideas or processes that have been implemented by NAMEC members. Continuing Medical Education 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. Each of these elements has been acknowledged by the companies and individuals who won the Awards this year.
“NAMEC’s mission is to represent, advocate, demonstrate and support the value of certified education to its members – (MECs). We are proud of the many contributions our members make to the field of certified education and created the Best Practice Awards to recognize outstanding accomplishments of our members each year. This year was NAMEC’s 7th Annual Best Practice Awards Ceremony. We had a record number of submissions, thus making it very difficult to pick a winner. We congratulate all those who submitted as well as the selected few who won an award, as it only interweaves a stronger association for current and future members”
Marissa Seligman, NAMEC President; PharmD, CCMEP
Chris Bolwell, NAMEC Past President; BsC
Receiving a record number of submission this year, the NAMEC Awards Committee carefully chose the winners by way of scoring each submission on a number of variables.
Chosen in the category of Best Practice in Educational Design & Evaluation was NAMEC member company Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC for their program, Non Invasive Injectables in Facial Aesthetic Therapy.
Chosen in the category of Best Practice in Professional Development was NAMEC member company The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning for their program CME Efficiencies Team Meetings/Training.
There was a tie this year in the category of Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders. NAMEC member company Medscape, LLC won for their program Military Families as well as NAMEC member company CME Outfitters, LLC for their program, entitled Clinician Education Improves Lipid Monitoring in Patients Taking Second- Generation Antipsychotic Agents, Nationally and Locally.
The NAMEC Awards Committee also came to a tie for the Brian P. Russell Exemplary CME Professional Award. The two winners for this award represent what it means to be an outstanding professional in this field emulating the life of Brian Russell himself. Brian’s parents were there to hand out the award in their son’s name. It was an honor to have them join us in acknowledging the award winners: Monique Johnson, MD, CCMEP from CME Outfitters and Tina B. Stacy, PharmD, BCOP, CCMEP from Educational Concepts Group.
The National Association of Medical Education Companies, Inc., (NAMEC) is a professional association dedicated to providing representation, advocacy, and education for its members.
The Mission of NAMEC is to:
• Represent the interests of medical education companies (MECs), including advocacy for MECs and education of the professionals who work for them.
• Support the advancement of certified education as an integral part of the healthcare community in improving patient health outcomes.
• Foster increased collaboration among certified education stakeholders in a manner of mutual support, professionalism, and respect.
• Advocate, demonstrate, and support the value of certified education.
About the Alliance
The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions is a community of professionals dedicated to accelerating excellence in health care performance through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
About the winners
You can find out more on these individuals or company members by going to the NAMEC website, member list.
For more information regarding NAMEC, visit http://www.namec-
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