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19 Canadians Earn HMCC

Nineteen Canadians are among the 169 meeting and event industry professionals who earned their Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) in the second half of last year. The certificate is endorsed by Saint Louis University and is valid for two years.

Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) HMCC Program provides participants with the knowledge and experience needed to navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment. The intensive four-hour course covers compliance regulations, laws and techniques for managing healthcare meetings. Participants also earn clock hours or continuing education units.

The 19 Canadians who earned their HMCC are:

Cielo Arena, CMP, Starwood Hotels and Resorts – Toronto Metro Market

Tannia Belvdere, Canadian Heart Research Centre

Tammy Bradley, CMP, PSAV

Brian Dahl, PRIME Strategies Inc.

Wendy Derblich, Bayer Healthcare

Sharon DiLeo, International Conference Services

Lynn Howse, CMP, CAE, Omni King Edward Hotel

Christy Jacobs, Ontario College of Family Physicians

Mahoganey Jones, CMP, DES, Event Specialists

Lauren Kendall, PSAV

Rachel Klar, RK Events

Barbara McRae, CMP, Strategic Events

Yuliana Paspalovski, International Conference Services Ltd.

Brady Peever, Diversified Business Communications

Tara Robson, CMP,  ANTIBODY Healthcare Communications

Milena Tasic, SCRIPT

Amy Tough, ANTIBODY Healthcare Communications

Sylvie Tremblay-Walt, CMP, Gray Consulting IMI Canada

Laine Vella, Diversified Communications Canada

As of December 2015, 665 individuals have successfully completed the HMCC program since its launch in 2013. To maintain the designation, MPI requires all current HMCC holders to attend the HMCC Refresher webinar at the two-year anniversary of their class date. The 90-minute course covers the constantly changing compliance regulations, cross-border compliance, CMS Open Payments changes and updates, the EFPIA Disclosure Code and other healthcare trends.

Thanks to the support of the program’s title sponsor, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), MPI will present the course at five industry events in 2016. The dates and events are:

♦ February 9, 2016 – MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference 2016

♦ February 10, 2016 – World Congress 4th Annual Global Meetings Summit

♦ February 16, 2016 – MPI Minnesota Chapter iConnect Conference

♦ March 23, 2016 – Pharma Forum 2016

♦ June 11, 2016 – MPI’s World Education Congress 2016

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2 Comments » for 19 Canadians Earn HMCC
  1. Gail Brathwaite says:


    My name is Gail Brathwaite and it appears I was forgotten as one of the people who also earned the HMCC designation on September 10, 2015.

    • Lori Smith says:

      Hi Gail,
      This post only lists Canadian HMCC recipients.
      Are you based in Canada?
      If yes, please send me your company name, etc. and I’ll add you to the above list.
      Best regards,

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