The Blackwood CME principles are recognized nationally as leaders in CME regulation development, policy implementation, and educational development. With an average of 35 years direct CME experience in all phases of project development, their accomplishments have been noted with numerous awards in testimony to their contributions to the advancement and improvement of healthcare learning in the context of continuing medical education. Their working relationships span the spectrum of industry, academic and private CME organizations.

All activities and contacts are the direct responsibilities of the Blackwood CME principals, helping to ensure they are in accordance with ACCME, PhRMA, AdvaMed, FDA, and client guidelines.

Management Partners

  • Brent Schwartz, BS, Chief Executive Officer

    As co-founder, Brent Schwartz brings over 20 years of experience in the medical education, pharmaceutical and association industries. He has managed and directed CME activities and programs internationally, educational grant programs, satellite symposia, and business development activities.

    Brent brings sales, advertising and marketing experience to the position, having worked in these capacities with several Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies. Brent is experienced with strategic planning and project management, sponsorship programs, multimedia integration activities, internet programming, and organizational collaboration.

    Brent has general management responsibilities, and is the point of contact for client relationships.

  • Robert F. Orsetti, MA, CHCP, FACEHP, Chief Medical Education Officer

    Bob brings almost 50 years of executive-level experience in medical and professional education and publications to the position.  His experience encompasses both domestic and international strategic planning and educational development within the pharmaceutical and private industries, and the academic sector.

    Bob has served on policy-making boards, task forces and committees of CME and national associations and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. His many contributions have been recognized with numerous awards. He publishes and lectures frequently on medical education and publication and is the founder and former editor of CE Measure – The Journal of Outcomes Measurement in Continuing Healthcare Education.

    He is a past-president of the American Medical Writers Association and a Fellow of that organization. He is also a Fellow of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, a founder of the National CME Provider/Industry Collaboration Task Force, and a Certified Continuing Medical Education Professional.

Education Team

Blackwood CME’s education team provides numerous services in support of our clients.

Grant Writers research the marketplace for funding opportunities and topic compatibility, prepare documents, submit grant applications, and reconcile programs.  Additionally, they respond to related supporter and client inquiries.

Project Team functions include satellite symposia and special project management and fulfillment, on-site monitoring of programming, website maintenance and social media communications.

Our network of Needs Assessment and Learning Objective Writers ensure the  utilization of current population, disease state and historical demographics, to define the need, and to explain existing knowledge, skill , behavioral and application gaps in accord with researched evidence-based medical principals and the needs within the targeted population.