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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 Carrera, The 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. 

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 T2DM. Med Learning Group
  2. Collaborative Approach to Improve the Cardiovascular Health of Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. National Jewish Health
  3. The Evolution of Therapies for NSCLC: Navigating New Therapies & Counseling Patients In Clinical Decisions. The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
  4. Adopting a Patient-Centered Approach to Improve Outcomes and Quality of Life: The OAB Learning Center. Haymarket Medical Education
  5. CORE: Hand-in-Hand in Heart Failure. PCM 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 Kaczerski, Director, 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