Upcoming events

    • 18 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency, Jersey City on the Hudson

    2018 Annual Conference


    Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Advance CME, CE, 

    and CPD Globally


    May 18 - 19, 2018

    Hyatt Regency Hotel

    2 Exchange Place

    Jersey City, NJ, USA

    Program Overview

    The 2018 GAME Annual Conference will focus on emerging technologies and their impact on advancing educational research, continuing education (CME/CE), and new approaches in continuing professional development (CPD).  With an increased focus on the linkage of CPD, quality improvement, patient engagement, and outcomes our goal is to empower learners and CPD professionals with the knowledge and skills to harness the technologies, theories and best practices to pioneer innovation in CME/CE globally and locally.  Professionals representing academia, educational research, medical societies, medical education companies, and technology organizations are being challenged to reflect on current practices and develop innovative solutions that maximize efficiencies and effectiveness in learning and optimizing learner enagement.

    The 2018 GAME Annual Conference themes will address:

    • Dynamic eLearning Solutions for CME/CE Programs: Maximizing Learning Engagement and Outcomes
    • Designing Interprofessional Continuing Education to Optimize Team-Based Care
    • Designing Interprofessional Continuing Education to Optimize Team-Based Care
    • The Role of Patients as a Partner in CME/CE activities
    • Learning/teaching principles and best-practices from global partners
    • Designing best-in-class educational needs and practice needs assessments
    • Innovation in CME/CE: Case Studies from Around the World
    • Data on CME Requirements by Country or Region (including CME accreditation and standards for commercial support)
    Program Agenda

    Friday, May 18, 2018 

    7:00 - 8:00 Registration/Morning Buzz Networking Breakfast

    8:00 - 8:30 Opening Session


    8:30 - 10:00 Interactive Keynote: Advances in Continuing Professional

    Development of Healthcare Professionals

    Mary Turco, EdD

    10:00 - 10:30 Break/Exhibit Hall

    10:30 – 12:00 Session 1: Best Practices from Around the World

    Creating a System of Care Through CME
    Matthew Frese, MBA

    Derail Depression: A Quality Improvement Program - The Good, Bad and Ugly

    Stan Pogroszewski 

    Endobronchial Ultrasound Training Programme

    Amy Farr

    Practical Strategies for Designing and Deploying Successful System-based QI CME/CE Programs and the Science of Persuasion

    Sherlyn Celone

    12:00 - 13:00 Poster Session 

    13:00 - 14:00 Sponsored Lunch

    14:00 - 15:30 Session 2: eLearning Solutions for CME/CE Programs

    Blended CME: Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®)

    Laura Winzen, M.Ed. 

    Applying Facebook and Other Social Network Approaches into International Inter-professional Continuing Education

    Alvaro Margolis, MD, MS

    Collaborative Immersive Simulations: A New Frontier for Team-based Classroom Learning How Multi-Player Simulations and Immersing Interactive Teams in Exercises can add Social Learning to Improve Learning in Live Sessions and Close a 20-year Gap Between Classroom and Web-based Instructional Technologies

    Riccardo Saetti, MD 

    Continuing Professional Development: eStrategies to Outreach the Practicing Physician

    Helena Prior Filipe, MD 

    15:30 - 16:00 Break 

    16:00 - 17:30  Session 3: Learning and Teaching Principles: A Global Perspective 

    Deploying International Educational Needs Assessments to Support Medical Specialty Societies Promote Evidence-based Education and Evolve Towards Performance Improvement

    Suzanne Murray


    Engaging in Blended Learning to Plan and Deploy an Interprofessional Educational Programme Across 6 European Countries: Scientific Society Perspective, Journey & Lessons Learned

    Caroline Bennett 

    Implementing a Pre Assessment and Post Evaluation System for Surgeon Education Worldwide

    Miriam Uhlmann, PhD

    Use of an Innovative Educational Design in Physician Board Exam Preparation

    Gary C. Bird, PhD 

    17:30 - 18:30

    Panel: Giving the Stage to Patient Voices: The Perspectives of the Educator, the Clinician and the Patient

    Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC 

    Lilia Zurkovsky, PhD 

    18:30 - 19:30

    Sponsored Networking Cocktail Reception

    Saturday, May 19, 2018 

    7:00 - 8:00

    Registration/Morning Buzz Networking Breakfast

    8:00 - 9:30

    Interactive Keynote: The ECHO Program and its Application Around the World 

    Sanjeev Arora, MD 

    9:30 - 10:30           

    Workshop: Professional Development as a Catalyst for Organizational Change-An International Leadership Continuing Education Program

    Miriam Uhlmann, PhD 

    10:30 - 11:30             

    Workshop: From Continuing Medical Education to Contemporary Stakeholder Learning: A Future-Focused Methodology for Outcomes-based Learning in Complex Health Ecosystems

    David Davenport-Firth, MSc

    Thomas Kellner, MD 

    Jo Varney, MA

    11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break and General Assembly 

    12:00 – 13:30 Session 4: The Role of Patients as a Partner in CME/CE Activities 

    Determination of Global Subpopulation Demographics and Preferences to Optimize Education

    Pamela Peters, PhD

    Patient & Professionals: Budding Collaboration in Programme Building

    Carine Pannetier 

    Brainstorming Ways to Partner with Patients for CME/CE Programming

    Laura Muttini, RPH, MBA, CHCP 

    The Impact of the Patient Voice....A Novel Approach to Inform Healthcare Professional Learning Modules

    Laura Muttini, RPH, MBA, CHCP

    13:30 -14:30 Sponsored Lunch Break and Closing  

    We are looking froward to seeing you in May!

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