NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that ConsultantLive, an online community and resource for primary care physicians and healthcare providers, is hosting a new edition of the "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge."
Debuting in 2012, the "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge" is designed to test the clinical knowledge and diagnostic skills of medical professionals. Available via the ConsultantLive website and mobile web, this new version will guide players through a series of multiple choice questions that test their knowledge of diabetes – from prevention and diagnosis to current guidelines and treatment options. The challenge will include four preliminary rounds, with the top players from each week competing in the final round.
"The 'Diagnostic Champions' Challenge' continues to be very successful with our audience of healthcare professionals," said Susan Kweskin, Group Editorial Director, UBM Medica US. "Presenting educational material in this format provides our users with an engaging, fun, and competitive opportunity to test what they know and learn something new along the way."
Features of the "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge" include:
- Two separate challenge tracks – players who are physicians in the United States play against other MDs; all other US-based health-care professionals play in a separate track.
A new round and new set of questions each week – this feature allows those who may miss a round to stay in the running, and improves players' chances of making it into the final round during the five-week game play.
- A "save your progress" option –players in-between questions who need to save and come back to the game at a later time are able to do so.
UBM Medica has also hosted the "Diagnostic Champions Challenge" in specialty areas outside of primary care since 2012 – including psychiatry and oncology. For more information about the ConsultantLive "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge," visit http://games.consultantlive.com.
About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect which through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital – increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. Headquartered in New York, UBM Connect brings together UBM's US healthcare business, UBM Medica; UBM Canon's advanced design and manufacturing event, online and print brands; UBM Connect New York's catering, cruise shipping, customer management, and fine, specialty and custom chemical communities; and UBM Mexico's concrete show. For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.
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