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Sponsoring VCPDs

Your opportunity to connect with funders, clinicians, DoH and more...

Sponsorship benefits

Corporate Members

Standard Members

  • 6

    Sponsor 6+ sessions per annum

    at a discounted fee

  • Choose topic and presenter

    (Subject to Terms and Conditions)

  • Extend reach with optional recording

    Option with and without CPD accreditation

  • Invite 100 of your own guests

    to attend

  • PTCMA facilitates the session

    on behalf of the sponsor, incl. invitation & registration management, meeting chair & tech support
    – sponsor is included in communication

Watch this space for other sponsorship opportunities

Code of Conduct

  1. The Presenter should be briefed on the topic format and the clinical forum emphasized by the co-facilitator.
  2. A clinical review of the disease should be under-pinned by evidence-based medicine; no marketing (including logo’s) or personal opinions
  3. Clinical discussions should focus on appropriate drug class therapy options and preferably a Case Study presented.
  4. Virtual Continuing Professional Development events are co-facilitated, but the marketing of specific drug therapies will not take place.
  5. The Q&A following the presentation is designed to add further value to understanding the topic. Other issues raised can be discussed on another platform

Statistics

2023 statistics

71 sessions

125 attendees per session

8 849 Overall attendees

Overall

Pharma and MedTech

Total attendance: 920
Average per session: 13.0

Funders

Total attendance: 1 308
Average per session: 18.4

Department of Health

Total attendance: 1 114
Average per session: 15.7

Clinicians

Total attendance: 4 946
Average per session: 69.7

  • Pharma and MedTech

    0%
  • Funder

    0%
  • Department of Health

    0%
  • Clinicians

    0%

Morning sessions

Pharma and MedTech

Total attendance: 694
Average per session: 14.1

Funders

Total attendance: 1 198
Average per session: 24.4

Department of Health

Total attendance: 638
Average per session: 13.0

Clinicians

Total attendance: 3 154
Average per session: 64.4

  • Pharma and MedTech

    0%
  • Funder

    0%
  • Department of Health

    0%
  • Clinicians

    0%

Evening sessions

Pharma and MedTech

Total attendance: 226
Average per session: 10.2

Funders

Total attendance: 110
Average per session: 5.0

Department of Health

Total attendance: 476
Average per session: 21.6

Clinicians

Total attendance: 1 792
Average per session: 81.5

  • Pharma and MedTech

    0%
  • Funder

    0%
  • Department of Health

    0%
  • Clinicians

    0%

2022 statistics

97 sessions

119 attendees per session

11 559 Overall attendees

Overall

Pharma and MedTech

Total attendance: 1622
Average per session: 16.7

Funders

Total attendance: 1913
Average per session: 19.7

Department of Health

Total attendance: 1379
Average per session: 14.2

Clinicians

Total attendance: 6151
Average per session: 63.4

  • Pharma and MedTech

    0%
  • Funder

    0%
  • Department of Health

    0%
  • Clinicians

    0%

Morning sessions

Pharma and MedTech

Total attendance: 1286
Average per session: 18.6

Funders

Total attendance: 1720
Average per session: 24.9

Department of Health

Total attendance: 866
Average per session: 12.6

Clinicians

Total attendance: 4027
Average per session: 58.4

  • Pharma and MedTech

    0%
  • Funder

    0%
  • Department of Health

    0%
  • Clinicians

    0%

Evening sessions

Pharma and MedTech

Total attendance: 336
Average per session: 12.0

Funders

Total attendance: 193
Average per session: 6.9

Department of Health

Total attendance: 513
Average per session: 18.3

Clinicians

Total attendance: 2124
Average per session: 75.9

  • Pharma and MedTech

    0%
  • Funder

    0%
  • Department of Health

    0%
  • Clinicians

    0%

Timelines

Renewal

Dates circulated

With membership renewal, you will receive a link to a reservation form to book dates for the period of your membership.

14 weeks prior

Action Form

The online Action Form, the tool used to receive all the relevant information from the Sponsor (see sample), is sent to the Sponsor for completion.

10 weeks prior

Details submitted

It is requested that the Sponsor submit the online Action Form 10 weeks prior to the event to ensure the rest of the process flows as needed.

1 day before

Reminders

Email reminders will be send automatically from the Portal a day before and an hour before the session. An SMS reminder will also be sent.

5 days prior

Slide deck

We respectfully request that the presenter's slides be sent to the PTCMA 5 days prior to the meeting for compliance review.

4 weeks prior

Invitation

If all documentation is completed and the Sponsor gave permission, we aim to send the invitation 4 weeks prior to the session.

Event
2 days after

Attendance shared

A copy of the attendance register and the recording will be shared within 2 days. Attendance will be recorded on the PTCMA Portal within 7 days.

End of month

CPD points

As per the HPCSA requirements, we send a list of attendees according to activity directly to the HPCSA at the end of the month for CPD point allocation.

4 weeks after

Recording finalised

If approved by the sponsor, we strive to upload the recording with the MCQs to the PTCMA Portal within 4 weeks after the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

The PTCMA Programme Coordinator will circulate available dates around September/October for the next year.

Dates will also periodically be recirculated if there are slots available.

Members may also at any time email the PTCMA to request more dates, upon which the Programme Coordinator will share open dates or communicate with you to see if we can accommodate your request.

For enquiries, please email welcome@ptcma.org.za.

The PTCMA V_CPDs are accredited with the HPCSA through SAMA. Each session attended for at least 45 minutes awards attendees 1 CPD point.

The PTCMA takes responsibility for applying for the accreditation.

Attendance will be captured on the PTCMA Portal from where participants can download their certificates within 7 days.

For individuals registered with the HPCSA, we will be uploading the attendance directly to the HPCSA at the beginning of the month following sessions attended. They will receive confirmation emails from the HPCSA once their attendance has been uploaded.

Representatives from funding, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as Medical Practitioners:

  • Medical Advisors
  • Clinicians
  • Specialists
  • Academics
  • Pharmacists
  • Market Access Managers
  • Pharmaceutical Product Representatives
  • Case Managers

The sponsor may opt for having the session recorded.

  • The recording will be edited to include the presenter introduction and to exclude the Q&A section, unless the sponsor requests that it is included, or the length of the presentation needs to be extended.
  • An MP4 copy of the recording will be sent to the sponsor via WeTransfer - if this platform is blocked on the sponsor's side, or the format does not work, it will be resent as per the sponsor's requirements.
  • The sponsor will need to review the recording and send approval to the PTCMA for it to be published on the PTCMA Portal.
  • Once approved, the PTCMA will upload it to the Portal.
  • If the sponsor opted for the recording with MCQs for CPD accreditation, the PTCMA will compile the MCQs and upload it to the Portal with the MCQs.
    • A certificate of completion will be generated automatically for participants who completed the MCQs.
    • The PTCMA will send notice to the HPCSA of participants who completed the MCQs every second month.

The sponsor MAY NOT publish the recording on a competing platform (e.g. EM Guidance, FPD, MPC, deNovo Medica, etc.) as there are complications with the CPD accreditation should you do so.

As far as we can see there does not seem to be a significant correlation between attendance and loadshedding.

Yes, the Cancellation Policy is stated in the Terms and Conditions and displayed below.

9. Cancellation policy:

In order to protect the income and reputation of the PTCMA against untimely cancellations, this Cancellation Policy applies to all sponsored PTCMA Continuing Professional Development events:

9.1 The Sponsor will be liable for the following fees upon cancellation or postponement of a PTCMA Continuing Professional Development event:
9.1.1  If an event is postponed or cancelled within two (2) business days or less prior to the scheduled event, a cancellation fee of 100% of the facilitation fee, to cover the loss of income and administration involved in informing the registered attendees;
9.1.2  If an event is cancelled between six (6) weeks and two (2) business days prior to the scheduled date, 50% of the facilitation fee will be charged;
9.1.3  If an event is postponed once, and a new date is scheduled within the same calendar year, no cancellation fees will apply, unless clause 9.1.1 applies;
9.1.4  If an event is postponed once, and a new date is scheduled beyond the same calendar year, this will be considered a cancellation and the postponed date will constitute a new booking. In this circumstance, cancellation fees will be charged for the original booking as per clauses 9.1.1 or 9.1.2., whichever is applicable in the circumstance;
9.1.5  If an event is postponed a second time, regardless of how long in advance, this will be considered a cancellation and the postponed date will be considered a new booking. In this circumstance, cancellation fees will be charged for the original booking as per clauses 9.1.1 or 9.1.2 above, whichever is applicable in the circumstance.

9.2  The PTCMA reserves the right to use its discretion in the application of this Cancellation Policy in the event of extreme, unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances, in which cancellation fees may be waived in part or in full.
9.2.1  It should be categorically noted that no such discretion will apply in the event of incomplete standard internal processes or contracts by the Sponsor;
9.2.2  The PTCMA respectfully requests that the Sponsor ensures that all its relevant internal processes are completed before the event invitation is distributed. Should this not be in place by a week before the scheduled event, the PTCMA reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event.

PTCMA is aware of recent security issues with this platform and reassure our members that we are taking every measure possible to keep our virtual meetings secure. As such, the following measures are in place:

  • The PTCMA makes use of the paid service from Zoom with more advanced features
  • We enforce encryption by default and make sure it's end-to-end if possible
  • All delegates need to register for the meetings and are manually approved by the PTCMA host before receiving a link to join the meeting
  • All meetings are password protected
  • To ensure secure meetings, registration will close at 08h00 on the morning of the meeting with no new registrations being approved thereafter.
  • Participants will also only be able to join the meeting until 10 minutes after the presentation has started. Thereafter the meeting will be locked and no new participants will be admitted.
  • All users are held in a waiting room so the PTCMA to prevent unauthorised access
  • We do not give access to “dial-in” participants
  • Each join link will allow the user to join from only one device, so link-sharing will not be possible
  • Only hosts and presenters will have the ability to share a screen.
  • For those participants concerned about security, the option to join from the browser is enabled.

Scheduled Events

Please note that dates, topics and presenters are subject to change.

Apr
25
Thu
8:30 am Virtual CPD – 25 April 2024
Virtual CPD – 25 April 2024
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:15 am
Virtual CPD - 25 April 2024
Programme 08h55: Login and sound check 09h00: Management Updates in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Presented by: Prof. Guy Richards (Pulmonologist and Intensivist) 10h05: Wrap up Link to register Thank you to AstraZeneca for providing the unconditional…
May
7
Tue
8:30 am Virtual CPD – 7 May 2024
Virtual CPD – 7 May 2024
May 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:15 am
Virtual CPD - 7 May 2024
Programme 08h55: Login and sound check 09h00: TbaPresented by: Tba (Tba) 10h05: Wrap up Link to register (Tbc) Attendance free for PTCMA members and HPCSA Medical Practitioners only – not open for Non-Members unless specifically…
May
8
Wed
6:30 pm Evening Virtual CPD – 8 May 2024 @ Zoom - link to register available in the invitation
Evening Virtual CPD – 8 May 2024 @ Zoom - link to register available in the invitation
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Virtual CPD - 8 May 2024 @ Zoom - link to register available in the invitation | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa
Programme 18h55: Login and sound check 19h00: TbcPresented by: Tbc 20h05: Wrap up Link to register (Tbc) Attendance free for PTCMA members and HPCSA Medical Practitioners only – not open for Non-Members unless specifically stated.…

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