"Joining IMMPA allows you to keep up with the latest trends and updates in the industry and to share and analyze critical information on industry-wide issues, such as regulatory and government changes and the impact of health care reform," said Tony Prusak, IMMPA Vice President of Communications and Director of Convention Sales for Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center. "Membership also provides invaluable networking opportunities within a very targeted and regulated industry and, in the future, will provide significant learning opportunities with our continuing education program."
"Over the years, I have spoken with hundreds of planners and it's evident to me why an organization like IMMPA is needed. There is a strong desire for an industry specific certification in the field of medical meetings and events. Thus, targeted education is the key focus of IMMPA and the reason behind explosive interest from planners and suppliers and a growing membership"
Joseph W. Clote
MEET Med Magazine / Missouri Meetings & Events Magazine™
"IMMPA has been a long needed association and as it grows and develops will be a valuable resource and asset to medical meeting planners around the world. Having been in the medical meeting planning industry for over 25 years, I wish that IMMPA had come sooner in my career as the ever evolving pharmaceutical industry changed to meet the regulatory needs. I look forward to seeing IMMPA grow as new members join and add their expertise, knowledge and support."
Vice President, Meeting and Event Services
Publicis Medical Education Group
"I have been a member of many industry associations but IMMPA seems to be one of the few that directly talks to the issues, concerns and topics of the medical and healthcare industry. Their education, certification, and Career Center is designed solely to serve and enhance the member's needs and growth potential. I encourage any planner or supplier serving the medical industry to join and become involved in IMMPA."
Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP
"Healthcare compliance has become a major focus for many of today's meeting planning professionals. It is critically important that every person supporting medical meetings have a thorough understanding of the regulations affecting HCP's. By becoming a member of IMMPA you will be able to keep current on industry trends and important factors that are affecting medical meetings. You will also be able to distinguish yourselves in the industry by earning certification which will give you instant credibility."