The Importance of Integrating the Patient’s Voice Into IME

The world of independent medical education (IME) is a continuously evolving space, adapting to meet the changing needs of physicians. One of the biggest changes in recent years is the incorporation of patients into educational events, either through inclusion of a patient or patient advocate on the faculty panel, or incorporation of patient videos, quotes, […]

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Why Do Treatment Guidelines Take So Long to Be Incorporated Into Daily Practice?

Clinical practice guidelines represent the pinnacle of evidence-based medicine. The process of creating a treatment guideline includes rigorous analysis of literature, expert discussion and debate, and formalization by a reputable organization. Treatment guidelines across tumor types are published by many professional organizations, such as the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the National Comprehensive Cancer […]

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Why Are Thought Leaders So Important to IME?

Thought leaders are an essential component of medical education, providing the expertise and experience that ensures an educational activity has a solid foundation. Beyond adding a wealth of knowledge regarding best practice and trends in drug development, thought leaders within a field act as a recognized and well-respected source for information. Simply put, physicians are […]

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How Does IME Impact Outcomes in Practice?

Each year, millions of dollars and innumerable hours are invested into creating independent medical education (IME) activities across the globe. The goal of these activities is to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) with the most up-to-date information regarding the care and treatment of patients, with an ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. While […]

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