ASAE is proud to recognize the following 2018 Power of A Silver Award winners for their efforts to help resolve problems that impact people around the world.
American College of Cardiology – Global ASCVD Prevention Program
The Global Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program provides clinicians from 10 countries around the world with education on best practices and the latest research for halting the deadliest non-communicable disease of our time. The program centers on a three-part webinar series covering various stages of disease progression, from primary and secondary prevention strategies to ASCVD management in patients with multiple risk factors. Each educational intervention features case-based presentations, panel discussions, and audience Q&A facilitated by leading local and ACC experts. The trainings are presented in front of a live, local audience and are made available via webinar so clinicians throughout the country may participate.
Institute of Real Estate Management – Introducing a Property Management Credential in South Africa
After many years of negotiation, IREM signed an agreement with Wits University and the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners to provide education towards the Certified Property Manager credential in South Africa. The program was established to recognize the education of students who had already received a Postgraduate Diploma in Property Development and Management from Wits University. As a result, these students received the IREM credential by passing the exams and submitting an application demonstrating the required amount of experience in property management to earn the CPM.
ISPOR – ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research
Borne out of a global need to provide healthcare decision makers with reliable evidence on which to base economic and policy decisions, the society created the ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research program. The initiative leverages the diverse expertise, geographies, and perspectives of its members to develop a set of international standards for those conducting clinical, economic, and patient-reported outcomes research. These guidance documents provide researchers with best practices for applying appropriate scientific methods when designing clinical studies and analyzing data. Examples of the topics and methodologies addressed in these reports include Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards, Incorporating the Patient’s Perspective Into Drug Development and Communication, and Good Research Practices for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Alongside Clinical Trials.
PMI – The PMIEF – CARE USA Initiative for Economic Recovery for Earthquake-Affected Producers and Entrepreneurs in Ecuador
In April 2016, Ecuador experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, its most powerful in decades with over 600 fatalities, thousands of injuries, and significant construction damage. The coastal province of Manabi was hit hardest: the cantons of Jama and San Vicente are home to large populations living in poverty (90% and 86%, respectively). Through Project Management Institute Educational Foundation’s support and commitment to equip a PM Ready Workforce, CARE USA is scaling up two previously piloted business and finance training initiatives and integrating project management into them to strengthen Ecuadorian women producers’ and entrepreneurs’ income-generating abilities. CARE USA is designing and delivering additional training content in partnership with Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabí, Universidad Nacional de Educación, and the PMI Ecuador Chapter.
Society of Critical Care Medicine – Fundamental Critical Care Support Program
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Fundamental Critical Care Support program was developed to educate non-intensivist physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals on how to recognize critically ill patients and manage treatment within the first 24 hours of care. This international program comprises five licensed courses addressing care for critically ill adult, pediatric, and obstetric patient populations, as well as patients infected with tropical diseases and those affected by disaster. Each two-day licensed course is led by SCCM-approved instructors and taught at hospitals and institutions across the globe. Participants of the FCCS program receive a textbook; participate in interactive presentations, hands-on learning, and a pre- and post-test to assess what is learned; and a certificate of successful completion. In 2017 alone, nearly 15,000 healthcare professionals participated in FCCS program courses, which were held in 38 countries across 5 continents.
Thank you to all who entered the Power of A Awards, and congratulations to all the winners. Nominations will open in January for 2019 recognition.