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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 engagement.


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)



Friday, May 18, 2018 

7:00 - 8:00               Registration and Breakfast

7:15 - 8:00               CME Impact Awards and Presentations

                                Moderator: Lisa Sullivan

8:00 - 8:30               Opening Session

                                Dr. Dale Kummerle and Dr. Alvaro Margolis


8:30 - 10:00             Interactive Keynote: Advances in Continuing Professional Development of                                                             Healthcare Professionals

                                Mary Turco, EdD

                                Speaker Bio

                                Moderator: Dr. Alvaro Margolis


10:00 - 10:30           Break/Exhibit Hall

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

                                Moderator: Céline Carrera


                                Creating a System of Care Through CME

                                Matthew Frese, MBA, Med Learning Group, United States

                                Lauren Welch, MA, MBA, Med Learning Group, United States

                                Christina Gallo, CCMEP, Med Learning Group, United States



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

                                Stan Pogroszewski, COO, DKBmed, United States

                                Steve Haimowitz, President and CEO, RealCME, United States

                                Phyllis Wojtusik, RN, Director Post-Acute Care, Penn Medicine, Lancaster General                                                         Health, United States



                                Endobronchial Ultrasound Training Programme

                                Amy Farr, European Respiratory Society Educational Programs Manager,                                                                        Switzerland 

                                Carine Pannetier, European Respiratory Society, Director of Scientific and                                                                       Educational Programs, Switzerland 

                                Lars Konge, MD, PhD, Professor, Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and                                                       Simulation (CAMES), Denmark 

                                Felix JF Herth, MD, PhD, Dsc., FCCP, FERS, Chairman and Head Department of                                                             Pneumology and Critical Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik University of Heidelberg, Germany


11:45 - 12:00          Presentation from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP)

                               Steven Kawczak, PhD, CHCP, President ACEHP

                               Moderator: Dr. Dale Kummerle 


12:00 - 13:00          Poster Session 

                               Moderators: Lisa Sullivan and Lew Miller

                               A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Contraception Decision Making in India 

                               Amanda Kaczerski, MS, CHCP, Director of Educational Strategy and Design, ACHL, United States


                               A Global Initiative to Improve the Care of Patients with Cancer at Risk of or with Established                                Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

                               Vivianne Vinet, President, International Centre for Professional Development in Health and                                              Medicine, Canada



                               Experience of the Uruguayan College of Physicians (CMU) in Distance Medical Education 

                               Néstor Campos, MD, President, Uruguayan College of Physicians, Uruguay



                               Improving Oncologist Evidence-Based Decisions in the Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer:                                        Case-based Learning in  Continuing Education 

                               Linda Raichle, PhD, FACEHP, Global Medical Education Specialist-Oncology, Bristol-Myers                                            Squibb, United States


                               Massive Online Courses to Implement National Health Policies on Quality and Patient                                            Safety. Evaluation of  Participation and Satisfaction.

                               Mercedes Viera, Lic. Psic. Profesora Adjunta, Facultad de Medicina Udelar, Uruguay


                               Offering Multiple e-Learning Formats for CME Activities Results in Significant Audience                                        Engagement and  Knowledge Transfer

                               Vivianne Vinet, President, International Centre for Professional Development in Health and                                              Medicine, Canada


                               Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer across Canada through                                Multidisciplinary Case Study Series

                               Vivianne Vinet, President, International Centre for Professional Development in Health and                                              Medicine, Canada



                               Revolutionize Your Data: The ABCs of Data Visualization Concepts 

                               Emily Kitterman, United States 


13:00 - 14:00          Sponsored Lunch


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

                               Moderator: Thomas Kellner

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

                               Laura Winzen, M.Ed., Educational Technology Department Manager, AAFP, United States



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

                               Alvaro Margolis, MD, MS, President and CEO, EviMed, Uruguay



                               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, CEO and Founder, EDUmotion, Modena, Italy, and EDUmotion, LLC, United                                  States 

                               Sandra Haas Binford, MAED, President, Full Circle Clinical Education, Inc., United States



                               Continuing Professional Development: eStrategies to Outreach the Practicing Physician

                               Helena Prior Filipe, MD, Consultant of Ophthalmology, ICO, HFAR/PL-EMGFA, Portugal

                               Ana Gabriela Palis, International Council of Ophthalmology, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires,                                      Argentina



15:30 - 16:00          Break/Exhibit Hall 


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

                               Moderator: Lisa Sullivan

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

                               Suzanne Murray, CEO and Founder, AXDEV Group Inc., Canada 

                               Thomas Reiser, Executive Director, International Society of Thrombosis and Heamostatis, United                                  States


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

                               Caroline Bennett, Educational Program Development Manager, European Society of                                                      Cardiology, France 

                               Celine Carrera, Head of Education, Education Department European Society of Cardiology,                                          France



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

                               Miriam Uhlmann, PhD, Manager, Faculty Development, AO Foundation, AO Education Institute,                                    Switzerland

                               Urs Rüetschi, Director, AO Foundation, AO Education Institute, Switzerland

                               Alain Rickli, Project Manager, AO Foundation, AO Education Institute, Switzerland 

                               Mike Cunningham, Curriculum Development, AO Foundation, AO Education Institute, Switzerland



                               Use of an Innovative Educational Design in Physician Board Exam Preparation

                               Gary C. Bird, PhD, Senior CME Learning Strategist, United States 

                               Elizabeth J. Campbell, Senior Manager, Continuing Professional Development Activities, American                                Academy of Family  Physicians, United States



17:30 - 18:30         Panel: Giving the Stage to Patient Voices: The Perspectives of the Educator, the                                                     Clinician and the Patient


18:30 - 19:30         Networking Cocktail Reception


Saturday, May 19, 2018 

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


8:00 - 9:30             Interactive Keynote: The ECHO Program and its Application Around the World 

                              Sanjeev Arora, MD 

                              Speaker Bio

                              Moderator: Dr. Alvaro Margolis


9:30 - 10:30           Workshop: Professional Development as a Catalyst for Organizational Change-An                   

                              International Leadership Continuing Education Program

                              Miriam Uhlmann, PhD, Manager, Faculty Development, AO Foundation, AO Education Institute,                                     Switzerland 

                              Chitra Subramaniam, MS, PhD, Chief Learning Officer, AO North America, United States


                              Moderator: Helena Prior Filipe 


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

                              Thomas Kellner, MD, Global Head of Medical Education, UCB BioSciences, Germany 

                              Leigh van Wyk, Director of Learning, Brain Sciences Centre at Ogilvy Healthworld, United                                             Kingdom 

                              Jo Varney, MA, Partner, Brain Sciences Centre at Ogilvy Healthworld, United Kingdom


                              Moderator: Dean Beals


11:30 - 12:15         Coffee Break and General Assembly 

                              Coordinated by Dale Kummerle and Céline Carrera 


12:15 – 13:45        Session 4: The Role of Patients as a Partner in CME/CE Activities 

                              Moderator: Suzanne Murray

                              Determination of Global Subpopulation Demographics and Preferences to Optimize                                               Education

                              Pamela Peters, PhD, Director, Quality and Strategy, Medscape Education, United States 

                              Christina Hoffman, MS, Vice President, Quality and Strategy, Medscape Education, United States



                              Brainstorming Ways to Partner with Patients for CME/CE Programming

                              Laura Muttini, RPh, MBA, CHCP, Chief Operations Officer, ProPatient, LLC, United States



                              Patient & Professionals: Budding Collaboration in Programme Building

                              Amy Farr, European Respiratory Society Educational Programs Manager, Switzerland 

                              Isabel Saraiva, ELF Chair, RESPIRA, Portugal

                              Daiana Stolz, MD, MPH, ERS Educational Council Chair, FMH Internal Medicine and Pneumology,                                 Switzerland



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

                              Laura Muttini, RPh, MBA, CHCP, Chief Operations Officer, ProPatient, LLC, United States


13:45 -14:00          Closing

14:00 -15:00           Lunch



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