Can accredited CME include oral presentations or written reporting of scientific research (e.g., abstracts) conducted by ACCME-defined commercial interests?

Last Revised: 
May 19, 2015

Yes, as long as the CME activity complies with the ACCME's Accreditation Criteria, including the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME ActivitiesSM.

For more information, please see this ACCME News Release.

The ACCME provides guidance regarding exceptions when employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests may be involved in accredited CME via a website tutorial that includes Ask ACCME frequently-asked-questions, and provider examples of compliance and noncompliance.

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