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Global Summer Team Building

Bad Axe Throwing and Top Golf

By Ainsley McDaniel - August 8, 2018

Earlier this summer, Global had our quartlery team building event filled with food, fun, and competitive games among the team. Our two day event started on June 26th with a trip to Bad Axe Throwing Denver for an evening of axe throwing.  After a few practice rounds, we split into two teams for a few rounds of competitive throwing. This was followed by a double elimination singles competition among the entire team to crown the Bad Axe Throwing champion. After it was all said it done, John McCormick took home the gold medal, defeating David Mullins in the championship.

Check out the pictures and videos below to see the team in action!


Andrea Funk lands one on the board

David Mullins lands a bullseye

Liddy Knight hits a nearly perfect shot!

Next up on Global's summer team building agenda was an afternoon at Top Golf in Centennial, CO. Top Golf is a great alternative to spending a day playing 18 holes or practicing at the driving range, with fun and challenging games to try and food/drinks delivered right to your table. The Global team competed against one another in varying games including the standard "Top Golf" game, as well as Quick 9 and Top Score. After tallying up the scores from the afternoon, David Mullins was crowned the champion of Global's Top Golf outing. Check out pictures below to see the Global team in action at Top Golf.

John McCormick lining up a shot at Top Golf

David Mullins swinging for the fences

Andrea Funk showing off her perfect form and follow through


Ultimate Medical Academy Announces the UMA 360 Summit (Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation

2018 UMA 360 Summit: Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation

By John McCormick - August 6, 2018

Presented by Ultimate Medical Academy, the 360 Summit (Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation) will convene passionate healthcare providers and educators to participate in a dynamic conversation on perspectives in healthcare innovation. The summit will feature sessions on expanding access, managing costs, and improving the quality of care and patient outcomes in the face of an aging population and critical staffing shortages. Designed for leaders and practitioners, the summit will focus on collaborative problem-solving through workforce diversity, innovative design, transformative technology, disruptive solutions, and creative alternatives to traditional healthcare offerings.

360 Summit (Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation)

Friday, September 21, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tampa Airport Marriott
4200 George J. Bean Pkwy.
Tampa, FL 33607

If you are interested in learning more about the 360 Summit please contact Joe Bush or Ainsley McDaniel via our contact us page.

2017 ACCME Annual Report

By John McCormick - August 3, 2018

The 2017 ACCME Annual Report data, released on July 13, 2017 shows growth in both physician and non-physician participants at activities, while total CME income increased by 6% from 2016 numbers. Three-year trend data shows that since 2015, the number of physician participants at CME activities has increased by 9% while the number of non-physician participants increased by 10%.

Beginning in 2015, the category of Income from Other Sources was eliminated and replaced with three specific categories: Registration Fees, Government Grants, and Private Donations. Allocations from parent organizations or other internal departments are no longer included in income reporting. Providers are also no longer required to submit information regarding CME program expenses.

To read the official report and analysis from the ACCME, please follow this link

2017 Highlights
  • Total combined physician and non-physician learner interactions at CME activities increased by 4% from 2016 numbers.
  • Total commercial support contributions rose by 5% to an estimated $740 million.
  • Income from advertising and exhibits rose from $411 million in 2016 to $434 million in 2016, a 5 % increase.
  • Commercially supported activities averaged 171 learners per activity in 2017, while non-commercially supported activities averaged 160 learners per activity, a slight increase in interactions per learner group.
  • Of the total attendance at CME activities, 55% of attendees (15,601,498) were physicians and 45%  (12,886,339) were non-physicians.
  • Publishing/Education companies secured approximately 52% ($384,174,646) of the total commercial support income earned by ACCME accredited providers in 2017

Global's detailed analysis of the 2017 ACCME Annual Report is available to download by requesting a PDF copy on our CME research page. If you have any questions about the ACCME report or Global's analysis, please contact us here.


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!