Award Criteria Definitions

The Global CME Impact Award committee is seeking proposals that illustrate best-in-class CME/CE initiatives that have provided healthcare professionals with up-to-date, clinically relevant, scientifically rigorous medical information while promoting excellence in all aspects of medical care and coordination, patient safety, and the effective use of resources. Below are six (6) key criteria we’ll be looking for:

  • Innovation: Innovation in education involves constant collaboration with colleagues. It’s about how you made the educational experience real, relevant, interesting, learner-centric and personalized. Furthermore, Innovation in education is about more than just technology. It’s about how you can use technology to empower learners to become lifelong learners who are agents of change.
  • Adult teaching methodologies: Preference will be given to projects that are learner-centric and have demonstrated the use of state-of-the-art adult-learning techniques. Leveraging adult learning principles grounded in science and andragogy are preferred. Proposals should demonstrate effective use of active learning, problem-centric, relevant, experiential, self-guided, emotional learning principles.
  • Collaborative: Collaborative learning can occur peer-to-peer or in larger groups. Peer learning, or peer instruction, is a type of collaborative learning that involves learners working in pairs or small groups to discuss concepts, or find solutions to problems. Also, were the projects collaborative in nature (e.g., were they multi-organizational collaborations?).
  • Patient Engagement: Projects that introduce patient engagement may include but not be limited to information about conditions and treatments or how to navigate the healthcare system. Ultimately, these educational efforts may help empower patients and inspire them to take ownership of their care. Did the project empower patients to become active participants in their healthcare, either during the visit, or in their own self-management?
  • Educational Impact: CME effectiveness must take account of the wider social, political, and organizational factors that play a role in physician performance and patient health outcomes. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly outline an evidence-based approach to designing CME that is more likely to improve physician performance and patient health outcomes using Moore et al., CME Framework or other models that measure change in knowledge, skills, behavior and performance.
  • Sustainability: The project demonstrates strategies for developing learning communities that emphasize sustainability and transformation either at an institutional, organizational, provider, or community level.


How do I submit an activity for the award? What do I need to include with my submission?

Entries must take the form of an abstract submitted online via our secure application portal, and include the following:

Abstract Requirements

  1. Program Details
    1. Activity Title
    2. Partner(s)
    3. Activity Dates
    4. Proof of accreditation, unbiased, and/or evidence-based medical education
    5. Activity Summary (Overview of the design, format, audience, and delivery of the activity)
  2. Outcomes Measurement
    1. Explanation of how the activity outcomes were measured, including methodology, measures and analysis explanation. Outcomes should include at least 3 months of relevant and impactful data.
  3. Evidence of Activity Impact
    1. A clear description or demonstration of why this activity had the greatest impact and deserves recognition. Ultimately, the abstract should demonstrate how the activity made an impact on the healthcare industry, including but not limited to HCP performance, patient outcomes and community change for the better.

To support your entry you may upload back-up material that you feel will enable you to expand on the success of your program. Please keep this succinct and relevant. The aim is to keep the judges fully informed whilst holding their attention.

Formatting Requirements

Abstracts should be submitted with a maximum of six total pages of information. The abstract must be submitted in PDF format with one-inch margins on all sides and a font size of no smaller than 11 point Arial.

If you are unable to upload your submission please contact John McCormick at 303-395-1782 X 75.

May I submit a non-English language application?

Applications, the abstract, and any accompanying details must be submitted in English.

When are applications due?

The entry deadline is Monday, March 5th, 2018

What will I receive if I win the award?

The winner of the award will receive:

  • Recognition at a CME industry conference. The winner will be announced at the GAME 2018 Annual Conference, May 18-19, 2018 in Jersey City, NJ
  • A plaque and virtual certificate acknowledging the winner’s outstanding achievement.
  • Community recognition for your organization’s program, outcomes, and CME impact.
Is there a fee to apply for the award?

There is a $25 application processing fee, and payments can be submitted with PayPal in the application portal.

May I submit more than one entry for the award?

One entry per nominator or nominating organization will be accepted. Any additional entries will be returned to the applicant.

How are entries judged and who will be judging?

A panel of six CME and healthcare professionals will make up the judging and review committee. After entries are submitted, the panel of judges will begin a thorough process that includes pre-scoring to select the top 10, subsequent deliberation, and the ultimate decision of the winner and finalists.

The judges of the Global CME Impact Award include GAME members from medical societies, commercial entities, medical education companies, and professional organizations. Judges will be chosen because of their professional and wide-ranging level of expertise.

Global Education Group staff members are not eligible to be judges and therefore Global will have no control or influence over the judging or awards selection.

For more information on judging and the criteria for scoring, please see the judging page.

Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?

Please contact John McCormick at 303-395-1782 X 75.