Since my first communication with you, I am very pleased to confirm that our 1st Canada Regional Conference, held in Montreal in late May, was a huge success. Suzanne Murray as Program Chair did an excellent job in bringing together a diverse array of speakers from Academia, Providers and Industry while Paul Piche worked diligently behind the scenes with the venue and marketing to insure a successful event. Final attendee numbers were around 35 with topics ranging from specific Canadian CME/CPD issues through to discussions around how GAME might assist Canada to move further into the global space. I believe all attendees felt the conference was worthwhile and we are now working collaboratively to plan a second event. With another successful Regional Conference under our belt, I feel more and more confident that our strategy of bringing GAME to the world through regional and locally planned conferences is the right one.
We have four new GAME Board members, Don Moore and Dale Kummerle from the USA, Gita Ashok Raj from UAE and Vaibhav Srivastava from India so with these excellent new additions to our Board, we continue to increase our global footprint and expertise. Dale Kummerle will also be joining the GAME Executive as Chair of the Communications Committee so please join me in welcoming our new Board members.
While speaking about GAME working committees, we are still looking for a Chair of our Membership Committee. We need someone who believes strongly in our strategy and goal so we can increase our membership base not only with individuals but also with corporate and association members. Don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if this might be of interest to you.
Our SIGs continue to extend their reach and will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face over breakfast at our annual conference this year in Glasgow on Sunday September 6th. The Glasgow Annual Conference program is an interesting one so please click here for more details and registration requirements. We really are hoping to see many of you attending this excellent conference attached to AMEE in Glasgow.
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 conferences 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.