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The Medical Panel Joins HCEA as New Officers Are Announced for 2014-2015

shutterstock_146238245The Medical Panel is thrilled to have recently joined the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) and supports their vision for quality, ongoing education, leading market research, strategic resources and networking. Most all of us in the healthcare industry want to attend the events that provide us the optimum return on our time and investment. HCEA strives to help the industry do just that by representing organizations with the common desire to improve the effectiveness and promote the value of appropriate conventions, meetings, and exhibitions. Originally launched as the Medical Exhibitors Association (MEA) in 1930, it has since grown and gone through multiple changes until becoming the HCEA in 1973. The association hosts the annual Healthcare Convention Marketing Summit and has a great searchable database of medical meetings.

During this year’s annual meeting, they announced the president as well as the lineup of officers and directors for the 2014-2015 season. Announcement below:

ATLANTA — Diane Benson, CTSM, Americas Exhibits Leader, GE Healthcare, was named President of the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) for 2014-2015. Benson assumed the role of HCEA President during the 2014 HCEA Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, June 21-24.

Benson’s more than 25-year career in trade show marketing spans both the exhibitor and supplier sides of this industry. Currently President of HCEA and a member of EXHIBITOR magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board, Diane holds a BS degree in Business Marketing from the University of Phoenix. As one of the earliest CTSM’s in the industry, Diane was awarded her Diamond upgrade in 2012, and is currently one of only seven Diamond-level CTSM’s in the world.

During her acceptance speech at the HCEA Annual Meeting, Benson emphasized the importance of sharing knowledge with one another to ensure the continued success of HCEA as an organization and the industry: “HCEA is a community unlike any other. No one else offers the unique blend of corporate healthcare exhibitors, association meeting planners, and trusted business partners, where we collaborate to share best practices, learn whatever is important to move our businesses forward and learn how to compliantly and consistently deliver strong, successful results to our stakeholders.” Benson continued, “In all my years in this industry, I have received more encouragement, more support, more answers to my questions from HCEA than with any other group of people in my professional career.”

Benson has been involved with HCEA since the late 1980s and has served on the HCEA Board of Directors since 2010. Benson served as HCEA President-Elect during 2013-2014.

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) also announced its officers and directors at the 2014 HCEA Annual Meeting, June 21-24, in Cleveland, Ohio.  Diane Benson, CTSM, GE Healthcare, was inducted as President. Other 2014-2015 Board officers are:

President-Elect– Christine Farmer, Sanofi; Vice President – Don Schmid, MBA, CME/H, Hospira, Inc.; Secretary/Treasurer – Christine DiDomenico, MBA; and Immediate Past President – Sue Huff, Medtronic, Inc.

The Association’s 2013-2015 Directors are:

Ann Marie Bermudez, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Cassandra Costello, Actelion Pharmaceuticals; Carol Fields, CME/H, Edwards Lifesciences; and Julie Wojda, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

The Association’s 2014-2015 Directors are:

Laine Mann, Pfizer; Kyle Wood, Group Delphi; Neketa Argrow, Alcon; and Stacey Chandler, CEM, American College of Rheumatology.

The Association’s Appointed Directors serving a one-year term are:

Teresa Lerch, American College of Physicians; and Chip Carman, Blue Telescope.

About HCEA:

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) is the only association solely dedicated to improving the effectiveness and promoting the value of all conventions, meetings and exhibitions for the healthcare industry. HCEA represents organizations involved in healthcare exhibitions and conventions.

Paid Research Study: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is an affliction so bad, Evel Knievel couldn’t even beat it. A serious disease, IPF has no known cause or FDA-approved treatment, and causes lung tissue to thicken and stiffen with scar tissue over time. Over 40,000 new cases are newly diagnosed each year, most of which are fatal.

Though 132,000 Americans are affected, sadly, many have never even heard of it. The documentary “Every Breath You Take” is a powerful and yes, breathtaking, look at the world these people live in and hopefully can make a dent in building public awareness. IPF leads to death in most cases in an average of 3-5 years due to respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, and lung cancer. This tragic and fatal disease is in desperate need of attention in the healthcare industry.

The Medical Panel by Resolution Research is aiming to do just that. We are performing a paid study with patients, including one of the patients from the above documentary, Bill, and caregivers to discuss their experiences with the disease, the treatments, and the accessibility of information in an effort to improve technologies and treatment methodologies.

If you are a patient with IPF or care for a loved one with the disease, we are looking for you and people like you to join our paid study. Details of the study:

– 50-minute telephone/web interviews taking place August 5-7

– Looking for patients and caregivers (together or individually)

– $100 compensation

To see if you qualify, please take our quick screener survey. If you know anybody suffering from this disease, please share the survey or this article with them to help us reach IPF patients and caregivers.

Don’t qualify for this study? You can still participate in paid research opportunities! Please join TheMedicalPanel to participate in paid professional medical studies — which may range from EHR to pharma to disease mgmt or malpractice insurance to everything in between.  You choose whether or not to participate in any study.  In addition, our medical community is built around serving medical professionals – from the best resources, to best connections, to digital diagnoses.  Join The Medical Panel to Connect, Collaborate, Cure!

PrIME @ Industry (PrIME Health Collaborative Statewide Meetup)

Join the Medical Panel by Resolution Research team with PrIME Health Collaborative tonight at the PrIME @ Industry Meetup to discuss the digital health needs of Colorado and learn from fellow health professionals and entrepreneurs at a new and exciting coworking space in Denver.

JeffreyNathansonThe meeting will be moderated by self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Jeffrey Nathanson, who co-developed two health startups, including FitLogix®, an internet-based weight management program utilizing state-of-the-art weight and wireless activity monitoring systems, and “Green” Children’s media company and Big Green Rabbit TV series in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS. He is currently the CEO of Strategic Catalysts and VP of Marketing and Business Development for Vokl, Inc.


About PrIME Healthcare Collaborative

PrIME was founded in July 2012 as a network of health innovators looking to improve healthcare while reducing costs through the promise of emerging technologies. It consists of more than 450 health care administrators, physicians, technologists, academics, entrepreneurs and investors coming together to discuss digital health in Colorado. PrIME believes the implementation of digital health technologies can streamline healthcare delivery, improve patient experience, reduce healthcare costs and improve clinical outcomes in Colorado.

PrIME @ Industry (PrIME Health Collaborative Statewide Meetup)
Thursday June 12, 2014
5:30-8:00 pm

3001 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216

A Panel discussion-What are Colorado’s Digital Health needs?

What are the needs and requirements of healthcare delivery and provider systems
for digital Health products and services?


Susan L. Moore, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Director, Health Services Research, Denver Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Blake Dickeson Director,
Clinical Innovation &
Product Development
Catholic Health Initiatives

Andy Steele, MD, MPH, MSc
Chief Medical Information Officer
eHealth Services, Denver Health

Ron Kubit
Healthcare IT entrepreneur
President, Colorado Healthcare Strategy Management
Past President of the Colorado Neurological Institute
Board of Directors No Barriers ( and Roosevelt University in Chicago.

David N. Gans, MSHA, FACMPE
Senior Fellow Industry Affairs
Medical Group Management Association

TheMedicalPanel™ CEO Speaking at Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) Colorado Chapter Meeting


The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), founded by Dr. Arlen Myers, CEO & President, has invited Nina Nichols, CEO of Resolution Research, to speak at the SoPE Colorado Chapter Meeting this June 5th, 2014.  Nichols, who created and is launching, is excited to share her vision regarding this new online medical community designed for all medical and healthcare professionals which not only provides paid research opportunities but also allows members to gain the latest insights and expertise from the medical community through a number of shared digital resources  (see more here).  The Medical Panel’s slogan is Connect, Collaborate, Cure™ and its goal is to connect the right professionals via the right platforms to do just that!  If you’re interested to participate in this type of community, please send Nichols an email: and she will send you an invite when the site is fully launched.

The SoPE Colorado Chapter meeting will take place Thursday, June 5th and Nichols will be speaking at 8:00 AM. Full schedule below and registration can be found on the SoPE website:

Thursday, June 5, 2014

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Copic Insurance Co

7351 East Lowry Boulevard, Denver, CO

Featuring Speaker – ROBERT D. TRAVER

“Personalized Medicine in Patent Law Update”

7-8 AM Networking and Breakfast

8:00-8:05 Company Presentation

Featuring: Nina Nichols, CEO of The Medical Panel and Resolution Research

8:05-8:45 AM Presentation

About The Medical Panel by Resolution Research

The Medical Panel by Resolution Research® is an online panel designed for the medical and healthcare industries that offers paid research opportunities to medical professionals and allows members to gain insights and expertise from the medical community through market research.

Resolution Research created The Medical Panel solely for the purposes of serving and supporting the medical and healthcare community. Resolution Research is a full-service market research firm headquartered in downtown Denver, Colorado. Nina Nichols, CEO and founder, has nearly 25 years of experience conducting market research studies serving professionals in all fields, including medical professionals, key opinion leaders, decision-makers, corporate executives (C-level), as well as studies with patients for clinical trials and more. Resolution Research has served clients since 1990.