Independent Medical Education

Epizyme is dedicated to developing new epigenetic therapies that have a meaningful impact on patient health, and to serving healthcare professionals, patients, and patient communities through education, support for disease states and research areas of interest to Epizyme. 

Epizyme may support organizations and programs to further this mission, typically in the form of independent educational grants. Epizyme is committed to scientific and educational programs and activities of third-party professional organizations and patient advocacy groups that are independently developed and conducted by qualified education providers. To better support these initiatives, Epizyme has developed a streamlined process for external requestors to submit requests for this type of funding.  

Areas of Focus

Epizyme considers requests to support independently developed programs and activities designed to educate healthcare professionals and/or patients in areas such as: molecularly driven solid tumors such as soft tissue sarcoma and hematologic malignancies such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Requirements

Each educational grant awarded must adhere to and be compliant with:

  • FDA Final Guidance on Industry-Supported Scientific and Educational Activities
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG) Guidelines
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals
  • American Medical Association (AMA) Ethical Guidelines for Gifts to Physicians from Industry
  • Other relevant guidelines and regulations

Requests must be consistent with Epizyme’s funding priorities and appropriate to fund in light of the mix of other entities requesting funding. All requests must be submitted electronically via https://www.epizymegrants.com/. Funding requests must be proportionate in light of the event or activity sponsored. Approved funding will be paid directly to the entity soliciting the request. 

To apply, click here https://www.epizymegrants.com/ 

*First time applicants will need to register a new account upon visiting the Site. 

For general inquiries, please email: MedEdgrants@epizyme.com.

CME Continuing Medical Education Programs – Accredited. Learn more

Bona fide medical education activities that are accredited independently and are designed for health care professionals to receive up-to-date knowledge and clinical skills needed to raise awareness and understanding of the areas of disease of interest to Epizyme. These programs improve the knowledge and clinical skills of health care providers, and address the informational, physical, and psycho-social needs of patients and caregivers.

Funding requests that will not be considered:

  • Requests where payee is an individual or health care professional 
  • Normal institutional overhead, regularly scheduled business meetings, or capital expenditures, e.g., purchase of computer equipment, employee salaries
  • Programs that occur before the grant request was submitted
  • Any other program that does not meet Epizyme’s guidelines

Requirements for Continuing Medical Education Programs and Independent Medical Education Programs

  • All requests must be unsolicited and independently developed
  • Program furthers scientific knowledge/discourse in topics of interest to Epizyme
  • Program complies with applicable laws and regulations, relevant guidelines, and Epizyme policies
  • Program Faculty must be experts in their field
  • Sponsoring organization must be a qualified, reputable organization (e.g., ACCME accredited, national CME/CE conference provider, etc.)
  • All requests meeting the required elements below must be received by Epizyme via https://www.epizymegrants.com/ at least 4 weeks prior to the program/event date or date by which the commitment is requested.  
  • Complete letter of request on company letterhead must be submitted with all the following required elements:
    • Name and full contact information for Applicant/Provider/Medical Education Partner
    • W-9 for US payee, a W-8BEN form or equivalent for ex-US payee   
    • Full details of the request, including learning objectives and needs assessment, purpose for which the funding will be used, other potential sources of funding
    • Agenda (preliminary or final)
    • Details on how educational outcomes will be measured 
    • Itemized budget 
  • Funding is not guaranteed prior to a fully executed agreement and notification of approval
  • Note: Failure to submit the required information in accordance with these guidelines may result in a delay in processing or a denial of your request.

To apply, click here https://www.epizymegrants.com/ 

*First time applicants will need to register a new account upon visiting the Site. 

For general inquiries, please email: MedEdgrants@epizyme.com.


IME Independent Medical Education Programs – Non-Accredited. Learn more

Educational activities aimed at health care professionals, researchers, scientists, and include health-related public conferences, symposia, and community disease awareness campaigns relating to therapy options, disease treatment and management.

Funding requests that will not be considered:

  • Requests where payee is an individual or health care professional 
  • Normal institutional overhead, regularly scheduled business meetings, or capital expenditures, e.g., purchase of computer equipment, employee salaries
  • Programs that occur before the grant request was submitted
  • Any other program that does not meet Epizyme’s guidelines

Requirements for Continuing Medical Education Programs and Independent Medical Education Programs

  • All requests must be unsolicited and independently developed
  • Program furthers scientific knowledge/discourse in topics of interest to Epizyme
  • Program complies with applicable laws and regulations, relevant guidelines, and Epizyme policies
  • Program Faculty must be experts in their field
  • Sponsoring organization must be a qualified, reputable organization (e.g., ACCME accredited, national CME/CE conference provider, etc.)
  • All requests meeting the required elements below must be received by Epizyme via https://www.epizymegrants.com/ at least 4 weeks prior to the program/event date or date by which the commitment is requested.  
  • Complete letter of request on company letterhead must be submitted with all the following required elements:
    • Name and full contact information for Applicant/Provider/Medical Education Partner
    • W-9 for US payee, a W-8BEN form or equivalent for ex-US payee   
    • Full details of the request, including learning objectives and needs assessment, purpose for which the funding will be used, other potential sources of funding
    • Agenda (preliminary or final)
    • Details on how educational outcomes will be measured 
    • Itemized budget 
  • Funding is not guaranteed prior to a fully executed agreement and notification of approval
  • Note: Failure to submit the required information in accordance with these guidelines may result in a delay in processing or a denial of your request.

To apply, click here https://www.epizymegrants.com/ 

*First time applicants will need to register a new account upon visiting the Site. 

For general inquiries, please email: MedEdgrants@epizyme.com.