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The Grant Approval and Profitability Scale

By John McCormick - February 19, 2019

With a managed network of clinicians, scientists and specialists, Global collects advanced intelligence on CME funding sources and opportunities from both commercial and non-commercial sources. 

The Grant Approval and Profitability Scale was developed as a resource for our education partners, as there continues to be a growing need for developing high-quality CME in the face of decreasing commercial supporter budgets. The first version of the scale, developed in 2014, identified 37 successfully funded live and enduring CME activities, and analyzed the top 10-12 budget line items for high, low, and average costs.

Global released an updated version of the scale in 2016 and decided to dig a little deeper into the data. The 2016 Grant Approval and Profitability Scale analyzed a broader range of program format types and budget line items. Global also calculated the total cost per learner at grant funded CME activities as well as the management fees as a percentage of the total program budget.

The 2019 scale will be released soon and will include more robust format and activity types. Our goal is to help our education partners develop CME budgets that are more inline with commercial supporters expectations, thus allowing us to collaborate on more high-quality and impactful CME programs.

If you'd like to request more information about the 2016 Grant Approval and Profitability Scale, we encourage you to fill out a request form on our CME research page. You may also send us an email directly at


NAMEC Awards 2019

By Bethany Fristad - February 15, 2019

Global is pleased to have won the awards for Best Practice in Innovative Education Methods along with Best Practice in Collaboration Among Stakeholders.

NAMEC is a professional association dedicated to providing representation, advocacy, and education for its members. NAMEC supports the advancement of certified education as an integral part of the healthcare community in improving patient health outcomes. NAMEC fosters increased collaboration among certified education stakeholders and serves as a forum for discussion of issues, challenges, and opportunities relevant to both MECs and the certified education companies.

Best Practice in Innovative Education Methods acknowledges evidence of innovative methods for educating an intended audience(s). Audiences include patients, a single health care profession, multiple health care professions, or a combination of these groups. Activities include patient education, interprofessional education, use of technology, and other methods used to address the identified needs of the clinical setting and intended target audiences(s).

Global received the Best Practice Award in Advanced Trauma Training, which was jointly provided with 2SRG. The target audience was primary care providers assigned to high threat U.S. Embassies around the world. The Department of State requested additional combat trauma training for the primary care providers stationed overseas at the U.S. Embassies. Because of this activity learners were able to not only understand the TCCC guidelines as set forth by the committee, but they were able to implement what they learned into real-life simulation of a MASCAL event. 100% of the learners who completed the post-activity evaluations were extremely satisfied with what they learned during this course as well as satisfied with the structure of the course.

Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders acknowledges activities that include policies or procedures to facilitate collaboration, or a unique way to collaborate, or illustrate a collaborative partnership with a CME stakeholder.

Global received Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders by collaborating with Haymarket Medical Education on the activity: Adopting a Patient-Centered Approach to Improve Outcomes and Quality of Life with Overactive Bladder. Despite the existence of effective interventions, management of the condition is frequently suboptimal. In recognition of the global need for quality clinical education about the condition, four prestigious urology organizations from the United States, Europe, and Asia collaborated with Global Education Group and Haymarket Medical Education in 2017 to create the OAB Learning Center, a comprehensive continuing education curriculum designed to convey best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating chronic condition across geographical boundaries.

Global appreciates the opportunity to have accepted these awards. We would like to thank NAMEC for their hard work and dedication to the CME industry. 

Alliance 2019 Recap

By Bethany Fristad - February 4, 2019

The Global team had a wonderful time at Alliance in National Harbor, MD this past month! It was great to see many of our partners, and we thank those of you who were able to set time aside to catch up with us. If we missed you, please call the office and speak to one of our team members. We would love to catch up with you.

Some of our highlights are listed below!

We are grateful to have accepted two different NAMEC Awards, one for Best Practice in Innovative Educational Methods along with 2SRG, and the other for Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders with Haymarket. Congratulations to all!

We were also thrilled to have the opportunity to send two of our team members, Andrea Funk and Bethany Fristad, to the Senate Building on Capitol Hill on behalf of the CME Coalition. They met with staff of Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner, and Diana DeGette. It was a valuable time to discuss the CME industry with our representatives and to bring attention to the advancements and current needs within the industry.

We look forward to Alliance 2020 in San Francisco and will continue to stay in touch until then. And lastly, we wish our partners successful and fulfilling 2019!

Join Global at Alliance 2019

By John McCormick - January 8, 2019

The Global team is looking forward to attending the Alliance 44th Annual Conference, January 23-26 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  We would love for you to stop by and see us in the exhibit hall at Booth #302 during all exhibit hours, where we will be raffling off two $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Drop your business card off at Booth #302 for your chance to win! We look forward to seeing everyone January 23-26th in National Harbor. Joe, David, Andrea, and Bethany will be attending this year. If you’d like to schedule a meeting with any of the Global team, please contact Joe or David, and we will work with you to accommodate a mutually agreeable time to connect at the meeting. 

Joe can be reached by email here, or by phone at 303-395-1782 X 73
David can be reach by email here, or by phone at 303-395-1782 X 77

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Happy Holidays from Global Education Group

By John McCormick - December 19, 2018

Happy Holidays from the Team at Global Education Group! We wish you all a safe, enjoyable and relaxing holiday season and New Year ahead. We look forward to connecting with many of you at the Alliance 2019 Annual Conference, January 23-26th in National Harbor, MD. Stop by and see the Global team at Booth 302 in the exhibit hall. If you still need to register for the Alliance 2019 Annual Conference, registration is still open here: ACEhp Registration.

Here's to a successful 2019!

-The Global Education Group Team