Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Invest in Yourself and Your Career Join the Elite and Growing Group of Certified Medical Publication Professionals— 726 to Date and Climbing!

Briarcliff Manor, NY -- June 25, 2013 -- Give Yourself an Edge! Now, more than ever, medical publication professionals are challenged with increasing scrutiny surrounding data dissemination and reporting. The ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) credential signifies an individual’s proficiency and skill in navigating the ever-complicated medical publications landscape.  Becoming a CMPP confirms  excellence in ethical publication practice, resulting in increased confidence and value to current and future employers, colleagues, and customers.

Earning a CMPP means that you:
•    Are recognized as a credentialed leader in your profession by a range of stakeholders
•    Agree to uphold the highest standards of scientific and professional integrity in medical publications
•    Possess identifiable and measurable knowledge base, skill set, and abilities
•    Support a set of common standards for medical publication professionals
•    Have demonstrated and defined your commitment to the profession

From the APAC Region? If you live in the Asia-Pacific region or in a World Bank-designated “lower income” country, you can join ISMPP as an Associate Member for the reduced price of $95USD, and apply for the CMPP examination for the reduced fees of $345USD for members and $540USD for non-members – a reduction of $150USD! Membership and registration for the ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional (ISMPP CMPP™) examination are now more affordable than ever.

Are You Ready? Applicants who take the CMPP exam come from a number of industry sectors and hold a variety of job functions including, but not limited to, medical writers and editors, researchers, project managers, publication planners, and publishers. The CMPP credential is awarded to eligible candidates who successfully complete the CMPP examinationthere are no additional requirements. Once received, the certification is valid for 5 years.The minimal requirements to sit the CMPP exam can be found in The CMPP Candidate Handbook, available at: http://www.ismpp.org/assets/docs/Certification/cmpp_candidate_handbook_revised_03.25.2013.pdf. The handbook also contains sample questions and other information so you can assess your readiness to take the exam.

Don’t Miss the Deadline! Applications are now being accepted for the next seating of the CMPP exam, September 1–30, 2013, at approved testing centers around the world. You can submit your application, exam fee, and signed candidate agreement form to the ISMPP CMPP office either electronically or by regular post. Your application will be reviewed for eligibility—upon acceptance, you will receive an email confirmation, followed by details on how to schedule your exam.

Hurry! The application deadline is August 1, 2013.

About ISMPP The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals is an independent nonprofit professional association with members from the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology industries; publication planning and medical communications companies; academia; and medical journal staff, including editors and publishers. Its goals are to support the education needs of publication professionals and to develop best practices that ensure the rigorous maintenance of all ethical standards for reporting the results of medical research. Additional information about ISMPP is available by contacting Kim Goldin, ISMPP’s General Manager (phone 914-945-0507, e-mail kgoldin@ismpp.org), or online at www.ismpp.org.

For more information on ISMPP and CMPP, please visit www.ismpp.org or contact us at cmpp@ismpp.org