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Med Learning Group: The CARES Initiative Wins the 2018 Global CME Impact Award

Congratulations to Med Learning Group!

By John McCormick - May 21, 2018

Global Education Group (Global) and Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) are pleased to announce that Med Learning Group received the 2018 Global CME Impact Award for their outstanding CME program- The CARES Initiative: New Therapeutic Options and Expert Guidance for the Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Management of T2DM. The 2018 Global CME Impact Award was presented to Med Learning Group on Friday, May 18th at the 2018 GAME Annual Conference in Jersey City, NJ. 

Caption: Lisa Sullivan and John McCormick present the 2018 Global CME Impact Award to Med Learning Group

Pictured from left to right: John McCormick, Director Education Strategy - Global Education Group; Andrew Grzybowski, Sr. VP of Educational Partnerships - Med Learning Group; Lisa Sullivan, Managing Director - In Vivo Academy; Christina Gallo, Sr. VP of Educational Development - Med Learning Group; Matt Frese, General Manager - Med Learning Group

About The CARES Initiative

The CARES diabetes initiative provides valuable information about the pathophysiology and long-term management of type 2 diabetes by employing both live and online CME offerings for healthcare providers. Med Learning Groups's goal is to assist healthcare providers by providing them with high-quality, unbiased information about current and emerging treatments and management techniques that address the chronic, progressive nature of the disease. By gathering together important information about American Diabetes Association standards of care, evidence-based strategies for effective, long-term antihyperglycemic management, and data on existing and investigational therapies for type 2 diabetes, Med Learning Group hopes to improve patient care and the quality of life for the millions of Americans living with diabetes today.

About the 2018 Global CME Impact Award 

The Global CME Impact Award, now in its second year, recognizes excellence, influence, and achievements by organizations and individuals implementing impactful and innovative Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Education (CE) activities that transform healthcare for the greater good.

A panel of six CME / CE professionals served on the judging committee to score each entry in 6 main categories:
  • Innovation
  • Adult Teaching Methodologies
  • Collaboration, Patient Engagement
  • Educational Impact
  • Sustainability
The judging committee included: Celine CarreraThe European Society of CardiologySherlyn CeloneIntegrated Learning PartnersLisa SullivanIn Vivo AcademyAudrie TornowParadigm Medical CommunicationsLaura MuttiniEducational Health StrategiesSuzanne MurrayAXDEV Group

2018 Award Results 

After a thorough judging and review process, the judging committee determined the final order of the finalists, shown below.

The links below will take you directly to the activity page or website for each program. If you'd like to read the abstract that each of the finalists submitted, please continue reading on the award website at
  1. The CARES Initiative: New Therapeutic Options and Expert Guidance for the Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Management of T2DMMed Learning Group
  2. Collaborative Approach to Improve the Cardiovascular Health of Patients With Rheumatoid ArthritisNational Jewish Health
  3. The Evolution of Therapies for NSCLC: Navigating New Therapies & Counseling Patients In Clinical DecisionsThe Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
  4. Adopting a Patient-Centered Approach to Improve Outcomes and Quality of Life: The OAB Learning CenterHaymarket Medical Education
  5. CORE: Hand-in-Hand in Heart FailurePCM Scientific

Med Learning Group, along with two of the other finalists, Haymarket Medical Education and The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, presented their CME program to the GAME conference attendees during the award ceremony and general poster session held on Friday May 18th. Check out pictures from the ceremony below, and we encourage you to learn more about the finalists CME programs at our website

Caption: Lisa Sullivan presents the 4th place award to Scott Scire, VP Educational Strategy/ Head, The Center for Collaborative Partnerships and Angie Ladas, VP Educational Strategy from Haymarket Medical Education

Caption: Lisa Sullivan presents the 3rd place award to Amanda KaczerskiDirector, Educational Strategy and Design from The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning 

Congratulations again to Med Learning Group and each of the finalists for the 2018 Global CME Impact Award! For more information on the finalists and to read more details about their program, visit us at

Join Global at AIS 2018

See you in Baltimore!

By John McCormick - May 3, 2018

Global staff members David Mullins and Ainsley McDaniel will attend the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (Alliance) Alliance Industry Summit, May 7-9, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Global will not be exhibiting this year but we encourage you to contact David or Ainsley to schedule a meeting on-site during the conference.

This year’s theme, All Ships Rise: Navigating through Change to Increase Educational Effectiveness and Improve Patient Care, focuses on honing participants leadership skills to elevate the process of learning and improvement in an evolving healthcare climate. The summit is organized to provide participants with the tips and tools to communicate the evidence of IME effectiveness, inspire confidence among stakeholders and cultivate future innovation.

Learn more about the conference and register today. We hope to see you in Baltimore!

Global CME Impact Award Finalists Announced

By John McCormick - April 24, 2018

Global Education Group (Global) and the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) are pleased to announce that the judging and review for the second Global CME Impact Award is now complete. The Global CME Impact Award, now in its second year, recognizes excellence, influence, and achievements by organizations and individuals implementing impactful and innovative Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Education (CE) activities that transform healthcare for the greater good.

A panel of six CME / CE professionals selected by Global and GAME served on the judging committee to score each entry in 6 main categories: Innovation, Adult Teaching Methodologies, Collaboration, Patient Engagement, Educational Impact, and Sustainability. The judging committee included: Celine CarreraThe European Society of Cardiology; Sherlyn Celone, Integrated Learning Partners; Lisa Sullivan, In Vivo Academy; Audrie Tornow, Paradigm Medical Communications; Laura Muttini, Educational Health Strategies; Suzanne Murray, AXDEV Group. 

The Global CME Impact Award committee is pleased to announce that after two rounds of review, scoring, and subsequent deliberation, the judging committee has selected the following entries as finalists for the 2018 Global CME Impact Award:

The award received seventeen total entries from CME providers from across the world, with submissions from three countries in fifteen therapeutic areas. The finalists will now present their program at the 2018 GAME Annual Conference in Jersey City, NJ, and the winner will be announced during the award ceremony at the conference. 

Global 2017 Team Highlights

January 04, 2018

Happy New Year from the entire team at Global Education Group! With 2018 now upon us, we’d like to take this opportunity to look back at the past year and share with you some of our team members personal highlights. Last year was a year filled with transition and change for many of us, and we look forward to new opportunities and growth in 2018!

Ainsley McDanielManager, Education Partnerships: From the Midwest to the Mountains, Ainsley joined the Global team in May after moving from Illinois. She enjoyed her first Christmas with family in Colorado, and she’s looking forward to many more adventures in 2018!

Julia LynchSpecial Projects Assistant: A recent transplant from New York state, Julia joined the Global team in March 2017. Since arriving in Denver, she’s fostered 2 dogs (Rocky and Beowulf), and Beowulf has now found his forever home with Julia!

John McCormick, Director, Education Strategy: 2017 was a year of travel and exploring new places for John, highlighted by a two week snowboard trip to Japan, camping trips to Moab, UT, Aspen, and Durango, CO, and long weekends in New York City and Austin, TX, seeing his favorite bands and musicians perform.

Andrea Funk, Director, Education: Andrea added to her furry family this year with new Schipperke puppy, Zero.

David Mullins, Director, Education Partnerships: David had several exciting adventures last year, including a move back to Georgia, and even crossed a few items off the bucket list. A few of David's favorites were a family trip to the Baltimore, and their own Georgia Peach experienced some southern snow!

Liddy Knight, Program Manager: Liddy joined the program management team in May of 2017. Liddy and her husband fostered a cat, April, and gave her a safe place for her and her kittens. In addition, they helped April and all 4 of her kittens to be adopted into great homes over the summer!

Joe Bush, Vice President/General Manager: In addition to joining the Global team in January, Joe had some great memories for 2017. His family got a new puppy, Mikey –the silver lab—who is now 10 months old and 65 lbs. They took a family vacation to the happiest place on earth, and Joe has now come to the sad conclusion that his 8 year-old will be a better skier than him come 2018.


Join Global at the Alliance 2018 Annual Conference

Stop by and see us at Booth #616

January 04, 2018

We are excited to announce that later this month the Global team will attend the Alliance 43rd Annual Conference, January 20-23rd in Orlando, FL. The theme at the Alliance 2018 Annual Conference, Destination: Patient Outcomes - Our Journey to Improving Patient Care, primarily focuses on our main responsibility- the patient! We encourage you to stop by and see us in the exhibit hall at Booth #616 during all exhibit hours, where we will be raffling off two $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Simply drop your business card off at Booth #616 for your chance to win! We look forward to seeing everyone January 20-23rd in Orlando. If you'd like to schedule a meeting with any of the Global team, please contact Joe, David, or John, and we will work with you to accommodate a mutually agreeable time to connect at the meeting.