Continuing Medical Education Resources, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME activities for physicians. As the joint provider of your educational endeavor, CMER will partner with you to ensure that all ACCME policies and the Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education are adhered to.
Each joint partner is assigned a CME coordinator who will work closely with activity planners throughout each step of the planning process. Our knowledge of the complex CME landscape will prove invaluable at every stage of the activity development.
The Purpose of Continuing Medical Education Resources, Inc. is to provide high-quality, evidence-based educational opportunities that are designed to improve physician competence and foster educational advances in the medical community. We will accomplish this mission by jointly providing educational activities which seek to advance knowledge and competence within the medical field while also adhering to the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. In addition to live activities, our educational offerings may also include enduring materials, online CME and journal CME activities. We are committed to providing quality continuing medical and professional education to meet the needs of physicians, scientists, and other healthcare providers in the medical community. We will evaluate activities using customized evaluation tools related to the objectives and identified needs of the learners. We expect that activity evaluations will report greater confidence in the learners’ approach to problems or express their intent to change their behavior and apply newly acquired strategies in their practice. We expect that when observed our learners will demonstrate competence and the effective use of the learned skill sets. Overall, our program will be evaluated based on our success in changing learner knowledge and competence and providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and implementation strategies pertaining to research, practice and education in the designated medical field.
CMER Executive Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery
Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist/Weill Cornell Medical College
Donald R. Collins, Jr., MD, FACS is a plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery who has been in practice for more than twenty years. He is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Collins is Past President of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of the teaching staff in the Houston Methodist Hospital Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Collins is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is involved with numerous other professional societies. He lectures frequently and has published multiple articles in professional journals on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Collins also served as the Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Medical Center for two years from 2008-2009. He is in private practice in downtown Houston.
IMM's experienced staff can manage your CME activity from start to finish. Whether you are seeking full meeting and event management or association management services, we can assist you in acheiving your goals.
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Our experienced meeting managers not only coordinate your activity logistics, they work with you to streamline planning processes, customize services, and employ effective cost-saving techniques that make a real difference in an activity's bottom line.
A sample of the Meeting Management services we provide include:
· Liaison with Program Directors and Committee Members
· Site Selection
· Contract Negotiation
· Determine and Execute Marketing Strategy
· Direct Mail and Electronic Mail Campaigns
· Coordinate Design and Manage Production of Printed Materials
· Online Scientific Paper and Poster Abstract Management
· Administration and Point of Contact for Speaker and Faculty
· Facilitate Corporate Support Relationships
· Exhibitor Coordination and Logistics
· Contract Negotiations with Suppliers
· Fully Automated Registration Management
· Prepare Budget and Fiscal Summary for Maximum ROI
· Analyze and Distribute Evaluation Reports
· Select Accreditation Provider
· Creative and Memorable Social Events and Tour Management
· Oversee Audio Visual Needs
· On-site Management
The IMM Management staff has extensive experience in the association industry. We offer a professionally skilled association management team to successfully manage your society's headquarters.
A sample of our Association Management services include:
· Executive Management Services
· Administrative Office Support
· Database Maintenance and Management
· Membership Communications
· Financial Management
· Website Maintenance and Management
· Publication Services
· Online Dues Payment