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Paul Meade Accepts Invitation to Speak at AACE Annual Meeting

March 31, 2011 (CHAPEL HILL, NC)—Paul Meade, the president and founder of Thought Leader Select, a Research Triangle, NC company focused on facilitating medical expert collaborations with the biopharmaceutical and other healthcare industries, has accepted an invitation to speak at the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). The 20th Annual Meeting …

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Transparency and the Sunshine Provision – Is This a Good or Bad Thing?

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M.Sc., MPH The Physician Payment Sunshine Provision is a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by the U. S. Congress in March of last year. The provision will go into effect on January 1, 2012. Many people in the healthcare industry are struggling to determine if …

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How Will Healthcare Reform Impact Your Next Investigator or Advisory Board Meeting?

Regulatory Guidance from Aprel Buonpane The main components of the new US healthcare reform legislation will continue to be subjects for debate in the coming months and years, but tucked in among all of the changes for Medicare beneficiaries, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and the effects on small business owners lies a provision that most …

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The Thought Leaders Driving Thought Leader Select–A Blog Series: Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith helped to start Thought Leader Select in 2006 with Paul Meade and Kristen Smithwick. As Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Lisa ensures the company’s highest research standards. She has years of experience leading research and consulting projects for the biopharmaceutical, diagnostic and healthcare industries. Through her work, Lisa has helped scores …

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Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water: ACCME Bans Industry Scientists from CME

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH A recent decision by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to not allow scientists employed by pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and devices companies to give educational presentations to physicians at medical meetings has “stirred up a bee’s nest.” In other words, if you graduated from an accredited university, …

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Fast Facts from Thought Leader Select–Payer KOLs

Key opinion leaders (KOLs) are health care leaders who make a high-impact footprint while advancing medical science. Thought Leader Select specializes in delivering objective, validated data on the skills and experiences of KOLs, so that pharmaceutical companies can seek their appropriate advice and guidance in the development of new medicines. Thought Leader Select measures many …

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