Ultimate Medical Academy’s Global Education Group Sponsors PAINWeek Conference
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 11, 2019 – Global Education Group (Global), a division of Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) and an accredited continuing medical education (CME) provider, is the official accreditor for PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners. In that capacity, Global reviewed presentations, vetted speakers, and screened topics, as it has done for the past ten years. In addition, the Global team introduced speakers and moderated various panels throughout the week.
“If you are treating acute or chronic pain, helping people deal with pain, or have questions about the subject of pain management this is the conference for you,” said Joe Bush, Global’s Vice President and General Manager. “Global Education Group is proud to be a trusted partner of PAINWeek, helping to deliver the best pain education in the world.”
For 13 years, PAINWeek has been a single point of access for clinicians seeking continuing pain management education, this year’s gathering drew more than 2,000 people – physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners and nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, psychiatrists, behavioral health professionals, nutritionists and dieticians, dentists, chiropractors and physical therapists, patients, patient advocacy groups and more. Sessions cover all aspects of pain management, including lesser-known treatments like music therapy.
“Especially in the context of the national opioid crisis, continuing medical education on best practices in pain management is more important than ever,” Bush said. “Our whole industry is about teaching clinicians who are committed to delivering better patient care. Global can help create the best education at the highest industry standard to help the medical community do its best to serve patients.”
UMA acquired Global in 2012 to meet a nationwide need for high-quality CME. It has been accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME for physicians and holds additional accreditations from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Psychiatric Association and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.**
“It all fits into UMA’s mission of equipping and empowering students to excel in healthcare careers,” said Geordie Hyland, UMA’s Executive Vice President who oversees the institution’s academic programs. “From training people who are just starting their healthcare careers to helping experienced physicians continue their professional development.”
For more information about Global’s broad spectrum of CME services, visit https://globaleducationgroup.com/.
** UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.