History of GAME

1990s - The Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) established

  • In June 1995 to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among nonprofit and for-profit organizations involved internationally in the development, marketing, and delivery of CME/CPD and health education programs

  • Launched in a manner similar to that of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME) and shares the same "founding father," Lewis Miller

  • 22 people from the United States and seven other countries attended first meeting in Stamford CT in 1996

  • Second Annual Meeting in 1997 expanded to 50 persons from Europe, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Asia; third Annual Meeting in New York had 70 participants. 


2000s - Evolution and expansion, especially in Europe

  • Attendance and enthusiasm grew, particularly as Europe moved to its own system of CME/CPD through the European Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

  • Annual GAME meeting held every year, rotating between North America and Europe  

  • Presidents during this time included Hervé Maisonneuve (France), Chris West, and Paul Piché (Canada)


2010s - Evolution and expansion, especially to the rest of the world


Under Past Presidents Robert Galbraith (UK) and Maureen Doyle-Scharff (USA), and current president Lisa Sullivan (Australia), the membership, Board, and overall activities have broadened worldwide:

  • Regional GAME meetings (eg, China, India, Argentina) as well as annual meeting

  • Board of Directors expanded to include representation from more parts of the world 

  • Collaboration with other organizations/meetings realized, eg AMEE, ACEhp, CME Congress

  • Expansion of offerings to members, eg, institutional membership, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 

  • Two very active SIG's (iPACME and Patient Engagement) now regularly have meetings and help to drive the overall growth of the organization


For more details, consult the web site or email or contact the Board of Directors.