Ensuring Independence

Published on:
Thursday, February 16, 2017

No. Standard 3 of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME Activities requires that all commercial support received by an accredited provider for a CME activity be controlled...

Published on:
Monday, February 13, 2017

Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount, which occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that an individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity, and...

Published on:
Thursday, June 25, 2015

A diagnostic laboratory is not considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest if its business is limited to the provision of diagnostic services that provide clinical results or information to healthcare professionals for their...

Last Revised:
May 19, 2015
Published on:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is prohibited, except in the specific situations specified...

Last Revised:
April 30, 2015
Published on:
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Yes. Effective April 2015, providers can use tabs, links, or other electronic mechanisms to make disclosure information available to learners, just as they have always been able to make disclosure available via a tabbed section in...

Published on:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

No. Standard 2.1 requires the provider to identify relevant financial relationships of those who control the content of a CME activity in order to identify conflicts of interest. Two things must be present for there to be...

Last Revised:
May 29, 2014
Published on:
Thursday, May 29, 2014

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

Last Revised:
May 29, 2014
Published on:
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...

Last Revised:
May 29, 2014
Published on:
Thursday, May 29, 2014

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

Last Revised:
April 23, 2014
Published on:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

Published on:
Friday, November 22, 2013

No. The ACCME cannot control what a commercial interest asks of an accredited provider but there is no CME reason for the provider to share the names of speakers/authors with commercial supporters.  An accredited...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013

No. The ACCME does not require that providers use a disclosure form to gather information about relevant financial relationships of all persons in control of the content of an educational activity.  A disclosure...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013

First it is important to understand how the ACCME defines a...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013

No. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.  The ACCME expects that providers will communicate to everyone who is in a position to control...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Disclosure is an expectation in Criterion 7 for both...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013

SCS 2.1 says that providers “must be able to show that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity has disclosed all relevant financial...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013

SCS 2.1 requires that the accredited provider “must be able to show that everyone...

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