Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
GAME members are encouraged to participate in unique and stimulating professional communities that foster quality CME/CE/CPD and promote evidence-based approaches to global health. GAME Special Interest Groups provide opportunities for focused discussion and community-building and for greater diversity of opinion, knowledge and skills.
If you would like to participate in a Special Interest Group, please first join GAME.
Current GAME members may sign up for a SIG from their member profile. Click on your name in the top-right corner of this page. See Group Participation.
Under Group Leader Eva Hofstadter-Thalmann, the International Pharmaceutical Alliance for Medical Education (iPACME) SIG is a group of 20 professionals from 17 different companies worldwide. Key initiatives in development include:
An online forum to discuss your key issues with the group, to network, and to ask and answer questions
A Global Lexicon for Medical Education
A publications subcommittee for the development of key positioning statements, definition documents for quality education, and the value proposition of pharmaceutical and medical device company involvement in Medical Education (published independently).
A Medical Education Wiki, with listings of industry resources
If you are interested in joining this SIG and their forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
For information about the Learning Special Interest Group, please contact Don Moore at email@example.com.
Medical Education Companies (Mec's)
For information about the Medical Education Companies (MEC's) Special Interest Group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialty Societies and Associations
For information about the Specialty Societies Special Interest Group, please contact Ellen Cohen at email@example.com.
We will be creating a group of passionate, forward thinking, and patient-centric educational professionals. The goal of this SIG is for global supporters and providers of education to positively impact and seek to improve patient health care outcomes by encouraging the patient to be more participatory in, and more responsible for, their own health care. Initiatives include:
Create a group of global providers and supporters of educational programs with an interest in:
Educating patients and caregivers about disease states that are important to them
Engaging patients and caregivers to participate and take an active role in their own health care outcomes
Empowering patients and caregivers to be comfortable in a shared-decision making role with their HCP
Develop communication channels for members to determine existing patient education activities, share ideas, brainstorm strategies, discuss key issues and global similarities or disparities, via conference calls, online forums, in-person meetings, etc
Define foundational patient education and engagement principles and best practices that the SIG will represent
For information about the Patient Engagement Special Interest Group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.