NEW YORK, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA), an organization exclusively dedicated to the training & accreditation of medical affairs professionals and the medical science liaison (MSL) profession has partnered with the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education (CCPE), the organization providing training & accreditation of Canadian pharmaceutical industry professionals since 1969.
"The ACMA is excited to partner with CCPE," said William Soliman, PhD, BCMAS, President of the ACMA. "Our alliance with CCPE will help expand the highest standards of competency for the pharmaceutical industry within the MSL/Medical Affairs Profession across the border into Canada."
The partnership between the ACMA and CCPE will enable more medical affairs and MSL professionals in Canada to become Board Certified in Medical Affairs via the Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program (BCMAS). The CCPE and ACMA have collaborated to put together a first in class training program tailored for Canadian MSL professionals. "CCPE is excited to forge a partnership with ACMA which we believe will result in improved effectiveness across medical affairs and help the pharmaceutical industry continue to set world class educational standards above and beyond those norms expected by patients and the public," said Jim Shea, B.Sc., M.Sc., APMR/CCPE, General Manager of the CCPE. "We believe that this partnership will contribute to improved patient outcomes."
The Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education (CCPE) of Canada is an unbiased not-for-profit that provides affordable educational programs to enhance the competencies of healthcare industry contributors. For nearly 50 years, they have provided education and accreditation to pharmaceutical industry professionals as well as continuing professional development for the healthcare industry.
About the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)
The ACMA Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the highest standards of training and excellence for life science professionals within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The ACMA provides several training programs for medical affairs/MSL professionals and accredits The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) program which has been featured in Forbes, ABC News Radio, the Pharmaceutical Executive, the Boston Herald and other media outlets.
To learn more about how you can become board certified in medical affairs, visit, www.MedicalAffairsSpecialist.org
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SOURCE Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs