MedPage Today Launches Medical Meeting Coverage with Real-Time CME


LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Nov. 8 / -- Making sense of breaking news from medical meetings and developing real-time reporting are challenging enough. Getting those Conference Reports peer reviewed and accredited for continuing medical education (CME) - on a same-day basis - seems an unachievable concept. MedPage Today and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, however, have transformed their visionary concept of "News + CME" into a real-time reality.

MedPage Today is now offering pharmaceutical and medical device companies the opportunity to provide educational grants to support medical meeting coverage, including same-day CME accreditation. This opportunity includes onsite reporting by MedPage Today's highly experienced news staff with in- depth written coverage, supplemented by video interviews with key opinion leaders, all on a same-day basis. Video interviews provide broader context so that physicians and other healthcare professionals can better understand and interpret the clinical findings. In this way, physicians and other healthcare providers receive the news when they need and want it most - as it breaks. MedPage Today is the only company dedicated to "News + CME" at the point of care.

MedPage Today has issued over 10,000 CME certificates relating to meeting coverage alone, and these account for an important part of the 130,000 certificates that MedPage Today has issued overall. The real-time CME activities for which educational grants provide support help educate physicians and other healthcare providers at the moment that news breaks. In this way, physicians are in the best position to address questions and concerns from their Expert Patient(TM) population.

"In the pursuit of point-of-care CME, no other CME platform offers substantial, real-time, daily physician engagement aimed at improving physician-patient educational interaction," said Zalman Agus, MD, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Steve Barrett, Vice President, MedPage Today, added, "The timeliness of CME from medical conferences is everything. Physicians want and need high-quality educational information as news breaks. Our mission is to close the common but unacceptable gap between patient awareness and inquiry, and physician preparedness, and do it on a large scale."

About MedPage Today
MedPage Today (www.MedPageToday.com) is a leading provider of real-time, in-depth medical news for physicians and other medical professionals. MedPage Today offers medical professionals the opportunity to receive CME or CE credit as part of the news service. Approximately 320,000 U.S. physicians use MedPage Today, and more than 130,000 CME/CE certificates have been issued for online educational activities. At MedPage Today, we're "PUTTING BREAKING NEWS INTO PRACTICE(TM)."

CONTACT: Paul Greenberg, MD of MedPage Today, +1-973-890-0985 x133, or PR@MedPageToday.com

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