MIAMI--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME), an international non-profit organization dedicated to the continuing education of physicians worldwide, announces a global partnership with EviMed, Latin America’s leading provider of continuing medical education (CME) and online education technology. The partnership will strengthen SWME’s humanitarian efforts to address chronic and infectious diseases worldwide.
The collaboration between SWME and EviMed will greatly enhance SWME’s educational programs through the introduction of pioneering online technologies and new methodologies in CME. New blended educational programs delivered by SWME and EviMed will give doctors the unique opportunity to access programs in person and online. The goal is to produce a global design and local implementation, breaking down the geographical, financial and linguistic barriers that prevent doctors from accessing critical knowledge produced by leading medical associations, hospitals and universities around the world, and then applying this knowledge in the local context of health care. This “glo-cal” approach has been used by EviMed to realize international courses in Latin America for the World Gastroenterology Organization, the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Puerto Rico, among others.
Real-time, interactive web-based teaching and networking platforms delivered by SWME and EviMed give doctors anywhere in the world the ability to attend world-class medical education programs, share knowledge and best practices and network at a global level. Enriched meta-tagging of educational videos, a new proprietary educational technology developed by EviMed, allows doctors to navigate indexed videos to freely explore content and quickly find the most important scientific topics. Finally, EviMed’s interactive multimedia clinical simulations allow doctors to follow concrete medical cases and make decisions that affect a virtual patient, a technique that was recently used by EviMed to enhance a Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) online Dengue course.
SWME’s humanitarian programs focus on improving health care delivery in developing countries, particularly in disadvantaged and/or rural communities, and to expand education in key disease areas together with global medical society leaders. SWME recently provided funding to support the Movement Disorder Society’s, “Neurology Training for Non-Neurologists,” which took place in Accra, Ghana in September 2013.
The partnership will also expand the reach of SWME’s Knowledge Leadership programs, which unite world-renowned medical experts through multidisciplinary forums for discussion and exchange of relevant information across specialties. Online education platforms will provide a unique opportunity for medical experts and scientific leaders across the world to connect, cooperate and share medical knowledge while producing exclusive content to be published in recognized medical journals and shared for the benefit of medical and scientific communities.
The Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME) is an international non-profit organization uniting doctors around the world to advance global health through continuing medical education. Recognizing health as a fundamental human right, SWME works to strengthen health care delivery in developing communities by breaking down barriers to quality medical education. SWME believes that if we take action as a united global medical community, together we can fight diseases, develop cures and save lives. www.worldwidemedicalexchange.org
The leading Latin American company dedicated to continuing medical education, EviMed has a qualified multidisciplinary team, composed of professionals in the educational, technological and medical sectors and aims to establish itself as a worldwide leader in the provision of high-impact online continuing medical education, thus contributing to improving the quality of health care. www.evimed.net