Dennis K. Wentz MD CCHP FAAPL is well known in the field of CME and CPD in the U.S. and abroad. He retired after 15 years at the American Medical Association, as Director of the Division of Continuing Physician Professional Development of the AMA. In that role he had been responsible for overseeing the Physicians Recognition Award (PRA) program and the standards for Category 1 credit, the gold standard worldwide. He has been both a representative and staff to the U.S. Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, has developed agreements for reciprocity of CME credit between the AMA and the European Accreditation Council for CME (of the European Union of Medical Specialists), as well as in Malaysia, Mexico, and Spain. For 14 years Dr. Wentz guided the annual conferences of the National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration, a group that he helped to found and chaired from 1990-2007.
As a WMGS principal, he has helped develop the Project Globe Consortium for CPD, a nonprofit designed to bring CME to doctors in developing countries; has advised a major U.S. CME provider and a major European medical specialty society on program planning and marketing, and has participated in a comprehensive effort to identify future directions in use of health information in the U.S.
Prior to joining the AMA, Dr. Wentz was on the faculty of the Schools of Medicine of Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He was Medical Director of the University of Maryland Hospital, and Director of Medical Services and Associate Dean at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a Certified Physician Executive and a Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership. He has received both the Distinguished Service Award and the Frances Maitland Award of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and the Hippocrates Award for Excellence in CME Leadership from the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME), of which he is a past director. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Academic CME, and he also a past-president of the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals, which conducts the examinations and awards the degree of Certified CME Professional (CCMEP).
Lewis A. Miller MS CCHP has an equally distinguished career in the field, as founder of both the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education in 1975, and the Global Alliance for Medical Education in 1995. He was a founding director of the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals (2006), and is co-founder and chairman of U Penn BestPractice CPD, a web-based educational resource for primary care physicians, their staff and their patients. In addition, he co-founded two major medical publishing-medical education companies, Miller & Fink Corporation (1966) and Dowden Health Media (1988). He served as corporate editorial director of the latter. He is also co-founder and past chairman of Intermedica, Inc., an international medical education company that exports the best of U.S. CME to other countries, with particular emphasis on Latin America and Spain . He has worked closely with many medical organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the U.S., the European Society of Cardiology, the Mexican National Academy of Medicine, the Brazilian Medical Association, and medical associations in Spain and Catalonia. In addition, he has brought global CME programs to pharmaceutical companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer and Wyeth.
As a principal in WMGS, he has helped develop the concept for Project Globe Consortium for CPD, a nonprofit organization designed to bring CME to front-line doctors in developing countries; assisted clients in accreditation processes in the U.S. and Europe; advised on e-CME projects in the U.S. and Europe; created a strategic report on health information directions in the U.S., and worked with CME and medical publishing groups on achieving competitive advantages in their marketplaces. He has also consulted.with MSD Europe and Takeda North America on CME strategy.
Miller has also served as a CME and strategic planning consultant to organizations in the U.S. and Mexico, both for-profit and not-for-profit. He is a frequent speaker on trends in global CME at meetings in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He has received both the Founders Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the Hippocrates Award from the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME), of which he is a director, and the Lifetime Award for Editorial Achievement from American Business Media. In 2007, he was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Barbara Pritchard, BJ, MA, is Principal and Managing Partner of WentzMiller. She is also President, Intermedica, Inc., working with CME in Latin America, Spain and India; Past Chair, Alliance for CME International Strategies Committee; Past President and Global Board Member, Healthcare Businesswomen's Association; former General Manager, Advanstar, and former Executive Vice President, Medical Economics Company; Past President, Healthcare Marketing Communications Council, and Past President, Association of Medical Publishers.
Ms. Pritchard has been inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame and recipient of the S.T.A.R. Award from the Healthcare Business Women's Assn. Her degrees are from University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Greg Paulos MBA CCHP FACEHP has a breadth of experience in the CME / CPD world. He brings 16 years of experience at the American Medical Assn. (AMA) where he served as associate director of CME / CPD and director of Strategic CME Business Development. He has also served as professional education officer for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Mr. Paulos served a six-year term on the Board of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP). He has been an Associate and then Senior Associate of WMGS since 2011.
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