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PSM News for August 2019

National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop


    Visit the National Conference page to view the preliminary programs, reserve your hotel room, sponsor the events, and register. Early Bird Registration rates extended to September 30, 2019

    NPSMA Join the NPSMA Board of Directors

    Nominate an NPSMA Member for Election to the Board of Directors: Do you know someone who should be on the NPSMA Board of Directors? Or would you like to serve on the Board for a three-year term? If your answer is YES, submit a nomination package no later than August 31, 2019. A letter of nomination and a curriculum vitae of the nominee (not to exceed 3 pages) should be submitted as a single PDF document to

    The letter of nomination must include: 1) Name and affiliation of nominator; 2) Name and affiliation of nominee; 3) Statement of nominee qualifications; 4) Statement of nominee’s willingness and ability to commit time required for Board service. 

    Read the Call for Nominations Letter for the details. 

    "Ask NPSMA" Webinars

    Join us for these upcoming "Ask NPSMA" sessions:

    • September 26, 2019, 3PM EST. “New PSM Affiliation Process." Speakers: Tim Born, Grand Valley State University / NPSMA President Elect, and Linda Strausbaugh, NPSMA Board Member. Join us to learn about the new simplified PSM affiliation process and how NOW is the best time to be a part of the PSM community. 
    • October 17, 2019, 3PM EST. “Job Posting Data Analysis Demo: Ask Me Anything." Speaker: Deborah Silver, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Join us for a live demonstration & ask your questions on real time job posting data. Come with questions such as: how many biotechnology jobs are listed currently in the US? What are the top skills for postings in Analytics? Where are the environmental job openings? 

      To join, visit on the dates/times listed above. 

      Call for Award Nominations

      President's and Board of Directors Awards Nominations. At the National Conference, the NPSMA will present the President's Award and the Board of Directors Award to outstanding members of the PSM community who have made significant and meritorious contributions to the PSM Initiative. Please nominate your colleagues, corporate partners, staff, faculty, alum, or other collaborators for recognition. View the Call for Award Nominations Letter and the Award Nomination Form for more details. The nomination deadline is October 15,2019.

      Upcoming Deadlines

        • Early Bird Registration rates for the 2019 NPSMA National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop extended to September 30, 2019. Register today to save.

      In Case You Missed It...

      NPSMA Integration of the PSM Commission: FAQs. As the NPSMA assumes several responsibilities previously met by the Commission on Affiliation of PSM Programs at KGI (the Commission ended in June - Joint Communication), there are many questions about what PSM Programs can expect from the NPSMA going forward. View these FAQs and others as the list continues to be updated. Have a specific question? Contact

      PSM Certificates of Completion.The NPSMA is pleased to continue offering PSM Certificates of Completion to graduates of affiliated PSM programs. Program Directors send a list of names of your students, names of program director(s) or other program official(s) and dates to be shown on the certificate to PSM Alumni may also request certificates by filling out the request form for the PSM certificate of completion found at

      Questions? Contact or (508) 471-4487.

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      2019 National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop

      Visit the Conference Registration site for all the details and REGISTER.

       - Early Bird Registration rates end on September 30, 2019 - . 

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