2018 Annual Conference

Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Advance CME, CE, and CPD Globally


2 Exchange Place

Jersey City, New Jersey, 07302 USA

May 18 - 19, 2018

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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:

  • 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)

Preliminary 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 

Register now to save on conference registration fees and your hotel stay.

We look forward to seeing you next May 18 - 19, 2018, for our best conference yet! 


Dale Kummerale, PharmD

President, GAME

Alvaro Margolis MD MS

Conference Co-Chair 

Sherlyn Celone-Arnold

Conference Co-Chair 

Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME)

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