Appropriate Management of Associated Commercial Promotion

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May 29, 2014
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Educational materials are those materials used by the accredited provider in the transfer of education to learners, as well as information required by the ACCME to be made known to the learner, such as...

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May 29, 2014
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

No. Disclosure of commercial support to your learners cannot include the corporate logos of commercial supporters that are...

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May 29, 2014
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The ACCME has no policy regarding the wearing of a corporate logo of an ...

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April 23, 2014
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The ACCME made these modifications in March 2014 because it determined that the logos of...

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November 3, 2016
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Report any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support received for an activity by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in...

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April 23, 2014
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Friday, November 11, 2011

ACCME insists on the separation of education from all promotional activities, materials and messages. Many providers create a print or text based document that goes along with an activity and provides...

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November 11, 2011

Yes. Distributing promotional material such as save the date cards, and not distributing the actual educational activity, would not be restricted by the ACCME's...

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November 11, 2011

This is a more detailed description of the requirements that must be followed if there is advertising in enduring materials. There can be advertising before and after the CME content of an enduring material but those advertisements...

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November 11, 2011

It would depend on what the program book, with abstracts, is used for in relation to the CME activity. If the abstracts are referenced during the activity or serve as a component of the content, then there can be no advertising in...

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November 11, 2011

Yes. A Provider would not be out of compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support.

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November 11, 2011
  • In journal-based CME there cannot be an advertisement within the pages of the article on which the activity is based. There can be advertisements between articles.
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November 11, 2011

Yes. It contains logistical and organizational information and not education materials. It contains maps and floor plans but not slides and not abstracts.

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November 11, 2011

No, in this scenario the commercial interest is giving commercial support and buying promotional and sales opportunities. The commercial interest should buy advertising and...

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November 11, 2011

No. Communication or distribution mechanisms that are owned or controlled by a commercial interest cannot be used to transmit or distribute continuing medical education activities to learners (e.g., a cable...

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November 11, 2011

Twenty years ago, most CME occurred in a lecture hall. Now, learning activities occur in many different environments including electronic media, and ACCME intends that all of these places and spaces of CME activity need to be...

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November 11, 2011

In SCS 4.5, the ACCME requires that accredited providers to use their own distribution channels for CME activities. To that extent, having a CME enduring material created for the exclusive purpose of use in promotional visits to...

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November 11, 2011

No. The Provider is not accountable to the ACCME for the content of advertising and exhibits. The information transferred in an advertisement or exhibit is not part of the Provider's program of continuing medical education...