Dear CME Colleagues,
It has been a busy year with CME conferences (GAME 2nd India Regional Conference in February; GAME 2nd South American Regional Conference in February and the World Congress in March) but now it is time to shine the light on our annual conference once again being held in conjunction with the AMEE congress which this year is in Barcelona from Saturday 27th to Wednesday 31st August. GAME will be hosting 2 AMEE pre-con workshops on Saturday 27th (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) with our main conference following all day on Sunday 28th August. You can find the full program here
Our annual conference programme has come together well with a mix (as usual) of lectures, panels and workshops so I am hoping to see many of you attending and involving yourselves in this event.
Following the AMEE/GAME conferences we have the European CME Forum in November this year in Amsterdam and as usual Eugene Pozniak the programme director is busy developing a highly interactive programme focused on the ever changing landscape of European CME.
For the first time in January 2017, GAME will be represented at the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) with a 4 hour workshop featuring Don Moore, Lawrence Sherman, Kathy Chappell and myself facilitating an expected audience of anything upwards of 50 to 100 attendees. This is hopefully the beginning of an ongoing relationship with this APMEC conference, the largest of its kind in Asia Pacific which will provide GAME with excellent exposure is this part of the world.
2017 will also see GAME hosting a half day Conference as part of the SACME congress in May in Arizona. When further details are known we will make sure you are all appraised.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Further to the slate for new board members that many of you responded to, I am pleased to announce our three new Board members effective immediately:
Dr Zhimin Jia (China)
Dr Thomas Kellner (Germany)
Pam McFadden (USA)
The voting was incredibly close but I think we have done well to secure these high calibre Board members.
NEEDED - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
We urgently need GAME members to step up to the plate and offer to be part of our Committees. In the first instance we need members of the Program Committee so we can start early planning for both the SACME half day conference and the AMEE full day conference later in August of 2017. As many of you know Jann Balmer has worked tirelessly putting our conference programs together over the last many years and it is time she had some assistance before she steps down from the Board in 2017.
If you don’t want to be part of the Program Committee, I hope you will at least consider writing to me to provide your ideas for conference topics and speakers…you cannot complain about our program content if you are not prepared to help with ideas.
I can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Sullivan BBus- Marketing
Lisa Sullivan is the founder and group managing director of In Vivo Communications where she covers Australia and Asia in both accredited and non accredited education. Lisa has been working in the CPD space for over 25 years.