Congratulations to the new members of the GAME Board of Directors!

Dean Beals (DKB Med)

In 2002 Dean founded DKBmed, a continuing medical education company operated by an experienced team of medical education professionals. Through the company’s longstanding relationships with accredited academic institutions (Johns Hopkins, Baylor, NYU, Tufts), Dean and his colleagues partner with the country’s finest expert faculty in a variety of specialties. DKBmed’s goal is to provide health care professionals with effective medical education that closes identified practice gaps and helps them deliver optimal patient care.

Currently, Dean is managing the GAME MECC SIG and developing a survey to assess the needs of GAME MECC members. Ideas discussed with the SIG include the development of a comprehensive database of country guidelines, requirements, resources, and local partners for creating effective regional and international CME.

View Dean's full bio here.

Laura Magallan (Hospital Italiano - Argentina)

Laura has a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Cum Laude) from the Universidad de Buenos Aires - Argentina, as well as the Postgraduate program in Education and New technologies (FLACSO). Currently, She is the Academic Coordinator at the Campus Virtual Hospital Italiano - Instituto Universitario - Argentina (2006-present). Most recently, she has become the Education and Technologies Coordinator at Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano – Argentina (2015-present).

As Director of the virtual course “Training in Virtual Learning Environments” and Co-Director of the virtual course “Permanent Education and Continuing Professional Development in Health” at the Campus Virtual Hospital Italiano - Instituto Universitario - Argentina she has many experiences in long distance and online learning.

She also serves as the Educational Advisor at the Surgical Association of Argentina.  She is interested in helping GAME with it's long distance learning offerings to members.  

View her full bio here.

Matthew Frese (Med Learning Group)

Matthew Frese, General Manager for Med Learning Group, is responsible for the development and implementation of the vision and mission of MLG's continuing medical education programming.  Matthew has more than 13 years of experience in the Continuing Medical Education arena. He specializes in the development of innovative approaches to continuing education programming and the development of unique partnerships with academic health institutions, scientific associations, patient advocacy groups and large healthcare systems to provide continuing education and data solutions.  Matthew has also served as a volunteer Site Surveyor for the past 7 years on behalf of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. This professional background provides Matthew with a well-rounded perspective on the Continuing Medical Education enterprise, from innovative program development and accreditation to program implementation and outcomes. Matthew holds a B.A. in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and an M.B.A from Quinnipiac University School of Business.

Miriam Uhlmann (AO Foundation)

Miriam has expertise in the areas of education including leadership and administration, marketing communication, marketing information strategies, educational technology, curriculum and instructional design, measurement and evaluation, faculty development, mobile/social learning, online learning and business operations. Proved ability to work successful with medical doctors from all over the globe and from different specialty societies.  Successful facilitator and educator with experience in designing and delivering faculty development,  educational leadership, and teaching workshops online and face-to-face in different languages and for learners with different cultural backgrounds.  More than 15 years of experience in the health care environment (industry and education).

View Miriam's full bio here.

Suzanne Murray (AXDEV group)

Suzanne’s leadership and innovative approach have guided decision makers in major organizations and in various industries to assess strategies and operational needs for professionals as well as organizational performance excellence. She has presented and published in over 100 international peer-reviewed conferences and over 30 peer-reviewed journals, specializing in human and organizational performance and education. Suzanne is a professional guide for women and men in senior leadership positions dealing with behavioral and performance challenges in international specialty societies, ministries of health, the healthcare industry and fortune 500 companies.

She has served as a board member and expert consultant for: Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME); board member, Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education (CACHE); the International Strategies and Professional Development Committees, Alliance for CME (United States); was appointed by the Minister of Education, from the Government of Quebec as a Board member of a Quebec-based College (CEGEP Édouard-Montpetit), and was the Chair of the Economic Committee for the International CME Congress in 2008 and 2012.

View Suzanne's full bio here.

Celeste Kolanko (Liberum IME)

Celeste has more than 20 years of experience in business and education. She has focused the past 10+ years in IME/CME, delivering large-scale, global programmes across a variety of therapy areas. She has been an active member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp) where she has served as a member of the Steering Group.

Celeste also led the team that won the 2010 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACHP) award for Outstanding Industry Supported CME Activity, and has been a frequent presenter at the European CME Forum. She has made other presentations for the healthcare communications community at a variety of events.

View Celeste's full bio here.

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