2018 Award Results

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.

MLG Global CME Award

John McCormick and Lisa Sullivan present the 2018 Global CME Impact Award to Andrew Grzybowski, Christina Gallo, and Matt Frese – 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 Group’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.






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 CardiologySherlyn CeloneIntegrated Learning PartnersLisa SullivanIn Vivo AcademyAudrie TornowParadigm Medical CommunicationsLaura MuttiniEducational Health StrategiesSuzanne MurrayAXDEV Group.

After a thorough judging and review process, the judging committee determined the final order of the finalists, shown below. We encourage you to follow the links provided to learn more about each of the finalists and their CME program. Each link includes the abstract that was submitted to the award committee, and you will be able to learn more about each CME program and the outcomes and overall impact that each program achieved.

  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 presentations below:

2016 Award Results

Global Education Group and Global Alliance for Medical Education are pleased to announce that AXDEV Group, The European Performance Improvement in Diabetes Demonstration Project (EPIDD), received the inaugural Global CME Impact Award.

Suzanne Murray-AXDEV Group

Suzanne Murray, AXDEV Group, receiving the 2016 Global CME Impact Award

Presented on January 27th, 2017, at the 42nd Annual Alliance conference in San Francisco, CA, the Global CME Impact Award 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.

AXDEV Group’s EPIDD was one of four finalists selected from 22 applications representing six countries and 15 therapeutic areas. The countries included the United States, Canada, Austria, Qatar, Australia, and India. Therapeutic areas included Ophthalmology, Primary Care, Breast Cancer, Pain, Atrial Fibrillation, Alzheimer’s, IBD, Social Media in CME, Psychosis, COPD, OAB, Diabetes, Hepatology, Migraine, and Obesity.


The EPIDD was a four-phase performance improvement program intended to measurably impact the performance of primary care clinical professional teams in the treatment and care of patients with diabetes. The EPIDD was performed in Santander (Cantabria, Spain) in partnership with local public health authorities and Eli Lilly. Healthcare professionals (physicians and nurses) from primary care centers in the urban/semi-urban area of Santander participated in the project. Participants reported improvements in clinical inertia, communication with patients, management of complications (diabetes foot, hypoglycemia) and complex insulin management and initiation cases.


Global CME Impact Award- Finalists

The other finalists for the award included:

Med Learning Group – The DETECT Initiative
Vital Sims- SiMCare Diabetes
Vindico CME- Obesity Summit for Residents and Fellows

To learn more about the four finalists and their outstanding CME/CE programs, we encourage you to watch this short video presentation, which was shown at the award ceremony in San Francisco.

Global and GAME would like to again congratulate AXDEV Group on their winning entry, and Med Learning Group, Vindico, and VitalSims on their finalists entries.

Stay tuned for more info about the next round of entries for the Global CME Impact Award, which will likely be announced in the Fall of 2017.