Pharmaceutical and Medical Meeting Planners’ Summit
December 11-12, 2023 | Boston, MA

Enhance Your Medical Meeting Management Knowledge and Expertise


Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Course HMCC

Additional Registration Fee Required – $413.99 for MPI members / $613.99 for MPI non-members

What You’ll Learn

  • Utilize new healthcare compliance management skills and unique terminologies in the event planning and design process
  • Oversee process reporting management across a variety of sectors, regions and countries
  • Meet new reporting and submission timelines and understand transfers of values, and what that means for events
  • Apply the who, what, where and how of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Open Payments), and other global compliance initiatives
  • Verify your credentials with a digital badge to add to your email, social media, and more

Course participants can purchase the textbook “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance,” and read it prior to the session. Books are available for $89.95 (print) and $80.00 (e-book) and can be ordered here:

Course Instructor:

Michael Varlotta, HMCC, Principle, MLVII Associates;
Former, Senior Director Commercial Operations, Johnson & Johnson


“Subject matter experts provided the classroom training; good amount of practical applications and learning opportunities within my staff and other Meeting Manager attendees.  We had 24 attendees who felt the training is not only beneficial but also necessary for those who are in the healthcare industry.”

– Rawya Tullgren, HMCC, Head, Global Meetings and Events Strategy and Solutions, Takeda Pharmaceuticals


Medical Meeting Professional Certificate Course – MMP

Additional Registration Fee Required – $413.99 for MPI members / $613.99 for MPI non-members

Note: Course now includes the price ($14.99) of a digital badge credential that will ensure you and your stakeholders know that your MMP designation is up to date.

As a result of COVID, the great resignation, talent loss, talent shifts, inflation, emotional and physical burnout, customer behavior change and other factors, there are many new planners who need to be professionally trained on the science of planning medical meetings. Experienced planners may also need to upskill their education. The healthcare world can be complex and confusing, and having the Medical Meeting Planning (MMP) Certificate can mitigate risks and consequences.

An individual who obtains their MMP certificate is someone with knowledge of relevant planning, terminologies, processes, and compliance regulations for healthcare meetings. Knowledge and expertise in basic medical meeting planning will assist in understanding and practical operations sufficient to assist the meeting professional in understanding and addressing obligations and skills.

You’ll Be Able To:

  • Understand what qualifies as a medical meeting
  • Learn the steps of planning medical meetings
  • Execute areas of planning medical meetings, including sourcing, transportation, food and beverage, speakers, tradeshows and exhibits and production
  • Develop budgets, billing and analytics associated with planning medical meetings
  • Discuss producing virtual and hybrid medical meetings
  • Determine how sustainability, safety procedures and best practices play a role in planning medical meetings
  • Learn the role of compliance and ethics in planning medical meetings

Course Preparation:

  • Registrants must purchase “How to Plan Medical Meetings and Events” in order to attend the course. Pre-reading this book prior to the course is recommended. Books must be purchased here. Print book costs $85 and eBook costs $80.

Course Instructor:

Christina Lofton, CMP, MMP, Customer Success Manager
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide

“This MMP course was perfect for someone like me who had recently transitioned to Pharma from another industry. The instructors covered all the basics and did not assume too much previous knowledge of medical meetings. I really enjoyed discussing real-world examples where compliance, regulations, and stakeholder requirements did not align, and the role that a meeting professional should play in those scenarios. You won’t become a medical meetings expert in only 4 hours, but the MMP course is a great foundation to get you started.”

Andrew Hoag, MMP Global Business Services, Global Procurement, Biogen

Substitution & Cancellation Policy:

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours prior to the first day of the event. All cancellations must be received in writing no later than 30 calendar days prior to the first day of the event to receive a refund less the $195.00 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. However, the registration fee less the $195.00 administrative charge can be credited toward another comparable event (registration must be received within 6 months of the event from which you cancel). In case of conference cancellation, The Healthcare Innovation Company’s liability is limited to refund of conference registration fee only. Programs are subject to change, and we reserve the right to alter all programs without prior notice.