As the incoming President I am deeply honoured to be able to help drive this organisation over the coming 2 years but I really must begin by thanking Maureen Doyle-Scharff for the incredible work and commitment she has given to GAME during her years are President Elect and then President. Without Maureen’s dedication we would not be in the strong position we now find ourselves.
So hello to all of you whom I do not yet know and welcome to all our new and ever growing membership. I hope to cement some of the strategies implemented during the last few years and to grow our organisation into an even stronger global group focused on providing the leadership that an organisation such as GAME is designed for.
I would like as part of my welcome, to invite all members to become more involved in helping us grow this organisation through involvement in our various committees. As a reminder, our committee’s include programming, membership, communications and board nominations and each of these committee’s would relish assistance from GAME members to insure we provide you with the information and services you require.
2015 is going to be a busy year for GAME. As you already know we are hosting the 1st Regional Canada meeting this month in Montreal...Suzanne Murray as Program Chair for this meeting has done an excellent job in bringing together some of Canada’s key CPD players for this one day meeting on May 22nd. Our Indian colleagues are planning the 2nd Regional India GAME meeting in Mumbai later this year and of course our ongoing AMEE collaboration provides the backdrop for our annual meeting scheduled to be held just prior to AMEE in Glasgow on Sunday 5th September. Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will have the opportunity to meet over breakfast in Glasgow to augment the other activities they each have planned throughout this year.
Finally I wanted to remind you all of the collaboration we have with the Red Book. Discounted prices for purchasing the Red Book are available to GAME members and we will shortly be commencing webinars that, while covering specific countries within the Red Book, will enable participants to communicate with the locally based leaders in CPD within the selected countries. Feel free to let me know if there are specific countries you would like to see covered in this series so we can plan to have these included?
I look forward to meeting many of you at our various meetings this year and hope to see an ever increasing membership base as we continue to improve our services and offerings to medical education specialists (and beginners) globally.
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.