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Global Research Projects Update: Fall 2017

CME Value Survey Phase V, ACCME Annual Report Analysis and More

September 07, 2017

Global is proud of our dedicated research team that explore gaps and unmet needs for CME stakeholders, including funding organizations, medical education providers, healthcare organizations, and patients. Our research and analysis collects valuable data and provides our insight and analysis on topics such as HCP and funder perspectives on CME, accreditation board annual reports, and funding trends at pharmaceutical and medical device companies. We are pleased to announce that two Global research projects are currently underway, and we expect the results to be shared with CME stakeholders later this Fall.

Upcoming Global Research Projects

  • CME Value Survey Phase V: Global’s CME Value Survey launched in 2012 and over the past few years has produced notable results in varying areas of healthcare provider’s perspectives on the value of CME. The fifth phase of the survey focuses on preference and effectiveness of CME/CE activity formats, CME’s importance in practice behaviors and patient care, influence of CME on value-based care incorporation into practice and barriers to care of patients.


    Follow this link to schedule a presentation to learn more about the results and our analysis. We expect the results from our fifth phase of CME value surveys to be available later in November 2017.
  • 2017 Global Funder Insights Analysis: Each year, Global conducts detailed analysis into the drug pipelines of the largest funding organizations in CME/CE. Our dedicated research team provides insights into key therapeutic areas, and includes a breakdown of each molecule/drug and its drug class/target, proposed or approved indications, and the FDA filing status. We also provide a detailed gap analysis of each therapeutic area, and provide a list of targets to work towards for the following year. Global collects and shares this data with our education partners, so that we may maximize our funding success for CME/CE activities. We anticipate this years funder analysis to be available to our education partners in October 2017.


  • 2016 ACCME Annual Report: In case you missed it, the ACCME released their Annual Report on July 12, 20176, and Global provided our own analysis into the numbers. Our analysis shows growth in both physician and non-physician participants at activities, while total CME income increased by 2% from 2015 numbers. Three-year trend data shows that since 2014, the number of physician participants has increased by 10% while the number of non-physician participants at CME activities increased by 5%.

    Follow this link to read more about the 2016 ACCME Annual Report, and to request your copy of Global's analysis.

    To learn more about all of Global's CME research projects, follow this link to our research page. If you have any questions please contact us here.