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Success in Educational Initiatives

PMG specializes in the management of professional societies dedicated to advancing medical research in a specific area.  As a continuation of the blog series looking at the organizations we manage and their mission-driven projects, these organizations are working to...

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Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

PMG’s first client was The Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) in 2008.  At that time, SIRS was a fairly new society having only run one meeting on their own with a few hundred attendees.  Interest grew quickly from individuals in the schizophrenia...

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Managing a Journal

As I sat down to write this blog, the first ever Stanley Cup playoff game in Nashville was playing in the background.  The fans are excited, the players have taken all necessary steps for perfecting their performance and the media is watching their every move. This...

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The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health is an international scientific association whose mission is to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders and mental health related to childbearing. Members of the Society...

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PMG’s Experience with Federal Grants

In June of 2014, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), a group that had been managed at that time by PMG for two years, had an opportunity to apply for a large federal cooperative agreement (grant) worth $2.4 million through the Health...

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PMG – A Year in Review

This has been yet another exciting year for PMG.  We continue to see a steady growth in our organization and this growth is not from a masterful marketing plan, but from the excellent service each of our staff members provide to our clients.  In 2008, PMG began with...

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Streamlining Processes with Technology

One thing I’ve learned about growing an association management company is that your technology must work for you, otherwise you will work for your technology. When PMG began in 2008, we were using several separate databases to accomplish the many separate but related...

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Excellence is Our Minimum Standard

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle The above quote from Aristotle is on the wall in our office. Every day we see that quote, and every day we are reminded of the...

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