The syllabus for our accredited CME activity includes an agenda, PowerPoint presentations, and disclosures. If we accept commercial support for an activity, we include the names and logos of the supporting companies on the last page. Can we continue to print the logos of supporting companies on the very last page? Can we print the names and logos of exhibitors on the last page of our syllabus, if they are not providing commercial support?

Published Date: 
May 29, 2014
Last Revised: 
May 29, 2014

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

With respect to the corporate logos of your exhibitors, if they are ACCME-defined commercial interests, and since the syllabus you describe includes educational materials, the logos cannot be included even on the last page, per Standard 4.3 of the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities.

Logos of commercial supporters and exhibitors could be included in non-CME materials per Standard 4.4, which states that “print or electronic information distributed about the non-CME elements of a CME activity that are not directly related to the transfer of education to the learner, such as schedules and content descriptions, may include product-promotion material or product-specific advertisement.”

For more information, see Accreditation Council for CME Prohibits Commercial Interest Logos in Disclosure of Commercial Support.

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