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Inaugural Live Multi-Stream Virtual Annual Medical Specialty Association Conference

Event: CDA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

Client: The Canadian Dermatology Asscoiation

Adopted a social media mindset utilizing a unique virtual event platform with 3+ years experience to provide multiple opportunities for great speaker to delivery great content to the right audience allowing them to connect and engage with speakers, sponsors and exhibitors during an inaugural accredited live virtual conference for a national medical specialty association.

  • 4+ hours multiple live streams with audience Q&A, polling, group social feed, 1:1 private chat

  • 9 simultaneous sponsored breakout sessions with live two-wave interactions for 50 guests at a time

  • 200+ attendees from across Canada

  • 19 Speakers

  • 12 Sponsors & Exhibitors

  • 30 days from estimate to event

Inaugural Live Multi-Stream Virtual Conference

Event: Women in Dermatology Leadership Meeting

Client: The Canadian Dermatology Asscoiation

Adopted a social media platform mindset to identify a virtual event platform with 3+ years experience to  provide multiple opportunities for participants to connect and engage with speakers and sponsors during an inaugural first of a kind accredited live virtual event.

  • 6+ hours multiple live streams with audience Q&A, polling, group social feed, 1:1 private chat

  • 7 simultaneous sponsored breakout sessions with live two-wave interactions for 50 guests at a time

  • 150+ attendees from Canada, USA & Spain

  • 21 Speakers

  • 10 Sponsors

  • 42 days from estimate to event

Annual Practice Written & Oral (OSCE) Examinations

Event: Dermatology Residents Innovation & Vision in Education (DRIVE)

Client: Canadian Professors of Dermatology Association

A national educational initiative for PGY5 Canadian dermatology residents designed to help eligible candidates determine their level of preparedness for the Canadian certifying examination in dermatology conducted under the auspices of the Canadian Professors of Dermatology (CPD) and planned by DRIVE committee, providing an opportunity to be orientated to and participate in mock written and oral examinations, including extensive and immediate feedback by faculty.

  • 3 hours; 24 OSCE stations; 12 English + 12 French (15 mins per)

  • 3 hours bilingual written exam review

  • 20-45 PGY5 dermatology residents from programs across Canada

  • 24-30 faculty examiners

  • 13-15 Sponsors

  • 5-6 months from estimate to event

Stakeholder & Investor Relations Meeting

Event: Evening private forum

Client: ProMIS Neurosciences in collaboration with the Toronto Memory

             Program, Alzheimer Society of Toronto + Ontario

An evening bringing together key Alzheimer stakeholders with professional investors from across the greater Toronto area (GTA) to learn about the latest advances in clinical research including the use of novel biomarkers and discuss opportunities for supporting the huge unmet need that exists in the community.

  • 3+ hours discussion with audience Q&A

  • 37 attendees

  • multi-sponsored by local Alzheimer stakeholder associations and a Canadian biotechnology company

  • 5 weeks from estimate to event

Clinical Consultants Forum

Event:  Proprietary

Client: AbbVie

Two physician co-chairs identify current hot topics for assignment and discussion among leading dermatology clinicians with an interest in continuing education based on several module templates prepared in advance prior to convening for discussion just prior to the start of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) annual conference.

  • 5-10 + hours of research per module

  • 4-6 hours of clinical discussion + 1 plenary e.g. statistical analysis

  • 16-18 clinical consultants including program chairs

  • sole-sponsored

  • 3 months from estimate to event

Medical Association Annual General Meeting

Event: Provincial Association Meeting

Client: Dermatology Association of Ontario

  • 4 hours, presentation, panel discussion, workshop with a networking reception on eve of arrivals

  • 65-75 attendees 

  • 13-15 sponsors

  • 6-7 months estimate to event

Inaugural In-Person Conference

Event:  Women in Dermatology Leadership Meeting 

Client: The Canadian Dermatology Association in conjunction with the

             Women's Dermatological Soiety

"On a rainy day in late April, 63 dermatologists, and industry representatives dedicated part of their weekend to the inaugural Women in Dermatology Leadership meeting in Toronto, Canada. Although it was gloomy outside, the energy inside was electric as attendees and panel members shared experiences, best practices and their own stories."

- Dr. Afsaneh Alavi (Program Chair)

  • 7+ hours of panel discussions, presentations, audience Q&A, with networking reception on eve prior

  • 87+ attendees from Canada & USA

  • 20 speakers

  • 10 sponsors

  • 181 days from estimate to event

Multidisciplinary Small Group Case-Based Workshop Series

Event: md Rheum and md Derm program series

Client: Amgen, Pfizer, Wyeth

Participants submit difficult to treat anonymized cases from their practice to each of four specialists involved in the diagnosis, management and treatment of co-morbidities associated with inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis prior to meeting for a two-thirds days workshop with approximately 4-6 colleagues max per group, rotating between specialists in their small group.

  • 4 cases per workshop, 1 per specialist discussion by each participant

  • 4-6 local clinicians per group, (4) groups in total

  • Specialist disciplines; Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatics, Hepatology, infectious Diseases, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Rheumatology

  • 5 weeks from estimate to first event in series12-16 weeks last event

Regional Bone Academy Educational Consultants Meetings

Event: Proprietary

Client: Amgen

A half-day educational workshop designed by leading researchers and clinicians to introduce the newly identified role of RANK/RANK Ligand/OPG pathway in bone remodelling inhibition in osteoporosis.

  • 11 regional meetings

  • 4 hours in duration

  • 12-15 local Endocrinologists and Rheumatologists per workshop

  • 4-6 months from estimate to first event in series

National & Regional Advisory Board Meetings

Event: Inflammatory Business Unit (Dermatology and Rheumatology)

Client: Amgen, Pfizer, Wyeth

One national meeting and four regional meetings across Canada per year.

  • 2 half days with key note or 1 full day

  • 10-20 KOLs from across Canada

  • sole sponsored

  • 4-6 months from estimate to first event in series

International Dermatology Conferences Ambassador Program

Event: Dermatology Ambassador Programs

Client: Amgen, Pfizer, Wyeth

Co-chairs identify, select topics and assign abstracts and scientific program sessions for colleagues to attend and report back on at the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases (EADV), Spring EADV and World Congress of Dermatology.

  • 4 hours of clinical group discussion on-site following conference

  • 12-15 KOLs from across Canada

  • sole sponsored 

  • post program scientific highlights with slides and medical writing 

  • 4-6 months from estimate to first event in series

International Rheumatology Conferences Ambassador Program

Event: Rheumatology Ambassador Programs

Client: Amgen, Pfizer, Wyeth

Co-chairs identify, select topics and assign abstracts and scientific program sessions for colleagues to attend and report back on at the annual American Academy of Rheumatology (ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

  • 4 hours of clinical group discussion on-site following conference

  • 12-15 KOLs from across Canada

  • sole sponsored 

  • post program scientific highlights with slides and medical writing 

  • 4-6 months from estimate to first event in series

Multidisciplinary Small Group Workshop Curriculum Elaboration for Hospital-Based HCPs: Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Enduring Materials: CD, Case & Workshop Templates

Client: Pharmacia

A curriculum elaboration meeting with input from hospital based infectious disease specialists, infection control nurses and hospital pharmacists to develop a resource for in-hospital and long-term care  facility health professionals to conduct small group workshops in their local communities.

  • 14 hospital based infectious diseases specialists, nurses and pharmacists from across Canada

  • 26 workshops held across Canada

  • 6 months from estimate to first event in series

Early Inflammatory Arthritis (EIA) Toolkit

Enduring Materials: CD, Decision Tree, Patient Counselling Materials

Client: Rebecca MacDonald Center for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toront with an unrestricted grant from Amgen

Practice management tools developed under the direction of the director of the RMC included; scheduling  models, EA screening and patient referral form form family physician, patient flow, support services, health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) , disease activity score calculator (DAS) homunculus, practice assessment

  • Early optimal therapy consensus statement

  • Reimbursement criteria by province

  • Patient information brochures

  • Public forum template for community outreach

  • 13 months from estimate to completion of English & French toolkits

Expert Roundtable and Peer Reviewed Journal Publication

Event: First of a Kind International Expert Roundtable

Client: Amgen

Renowned Rheumatology experts from around the world met over three days in Banff, Alberta, Canada to discuss, debate and ultimately agree on the need to publish a supplement on the Mechanism of Action of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Antagonists prior to the introduction of this novel class of therapeutics at that time.

  • 20 Rheumatologists form Canada, Germany, Netherlands, USA=

  • 8 months from estimate to roundtable

  • 16 months from roundtable to publication in the Journal of Rheumatology 

Skills Acquisition Program for Family Physicians

Event: Viscosupplement Injector Preceptorship Training Program

Client: Biomatrix, Rhône-Poulenc Roher

A skills acquisition program for family physicians interested in learning how to inject joints with a viscosupplement to provide relief for some patients waiting to secure an appointment with a rheumatologist.

  • Advisory board, Curriculum elaboration with expert + family medicine planning committee

  • 474 Family Physicians trained over an 8 month period

  • 12 months from estimate to initial in-office training sessions

  • Findings published in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

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