Join Us for an ISMPP U:

Recognize the Power of the ISMPP CMPP™ Credential: Digital Innovations and Insights into Earning and Retaining Your Credential

Thursday, July 30, 2020
11:00 AM (EDT) / 4:00 PM (UK)

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Dana Fox, PhD, ISMPP CMPP™, Managing Client Service Director, Caudex

Megan Weigel, ISMPP CMPP™, Global Communication Quality and Compliance Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb


Danita Sutton, PhD, ISMPP CMPP™, Director, Credentialing, International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)

Webinar Overview:

The ISMPP CMPP™ credential demonstrates expertise and commitment to excellence and integrity in the medical publication profession. This session will review the power and value of certification, the certification and recertification processes, and new digital enhancements to the certification program in 2020.

Join us for a review of the CMPP program that will address common questions pertaining to the CMPP exam and recertification process, highlight resources available to candidates, and offer practical advice to encourage active engagement in continuing education (CE) activities that enhance professional development and further ethical publication practices. Digital enhancements and new online activities for CMPPs will also be presented.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the CMPP program eligibility requirements, subject matter on the exam, available resources for study, and the value and benefits of certification

  • Understand the requirements to maintain certification, including recertification cycles, minimum credit hours, and documentation

  • Be knowledgeable about recent developments and resources within the CMPP certification program, including the new, improved CE Credit Tracker and the addition of more online self-study activities

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Faculty Bios:

Dana Fox has over 10 years of medical communications and scientific publishing experience. She joined Caudex in 2008, and is now Managing Client Service Director for Caudex, based in the United States. In this role, she provides high-level scientific, commercial, operational, and financial insight combined with account leadership of client services and scientific services teams. She effectively manages and coaches her team to ensure excellence in product delivery across the communication mix. She is also responsible for promoting best practice across client accounts ensuring operational effectiveness. Dana has led communication and publication planning activities in several therapy areas including cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, immunology, oncology, virology, and metabolism. Dana obtained her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Massachusetts and Virginia Tech. She has been a Certified Medical Publication Professional since 2010 and currently serves as Chair of the Recertification Committee.

Megan Weigel is the Global Communication Quality and Compliance Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), where she leads internal initiatives to monitor compliance related to good publication practices and minimize risk. Megan has held roles in medical communication agencies, providing project management support to diverse pharmaceutical and biotech clients in a range of therapeutic areas since 2014. Throughout her growing career, Megan has developed training materials and implemented training sessions to new employees as part of larger efforts to provide education on industry and client best practices. She also has experience creating content, SOPs, and training guides specific to publication management systems that have been successfully used for employee onboarding and promoting adherence to industry best practices. 
Megan is ISMPP CMPP™ certified, and is a mentor for the CMPP mentorship program, where she continues to provide guidance to many publication professionals as they prepare to take the credentialing exam. Megan also serves as Secretary on the ISMPP Certification Board. Currently, she is leading an initiative within BMS to encourage colleagues to gain CMPP certification and provides direct mentorship opportunities to interested employees. Megan earned a BA in Organizational Communication from SUNY New Paltz.

Danita Sutton is Director of Credentialing at the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). In her past, she has served as Chair of the Certification Board and is proud to have been among the subject matter experts who developed the first ISMPP CMPP certification exam. She joined the ISMPP staff in April 2019 after a 20-year career in the medical communications and publications industry, where over the years she held the positions of medical writer, medical director, and medical communications consultant for her own company Proficiency Science. She earned a PhD in Pharmacology from Yale University and has held the ISMPP CMPP™ credential since 2009.