I watched ACCME’s video on the changes to the Standards for Commercial Support, and I recognize that the changes only apply to disclosure of commercial support and the mixing of educational and promotional materials. However, I want to double-check that this does not apply to exhibitors. The Commercial Exhibits and Advertisements definition states that commercial exhibits are not commercial support, but are subject to Standard 4.

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

You are correct that the 2014 modifications to the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities are focused on prohibiting the corporate logos of ACCME-defined commercial interests when making disclosure of commercial support to learners or in educational materials. How you choose to list or acknowledge your exhibitors is not prescribed. Per Standard 4.3, if you include your list of exhibitors in your educational materials, you cannot include their corporate logos. Per Standards 4.2 and 4.4, what happens outside of the educational materials and/or space may include advertising, including the corporate logos of ACCME-defined commercial interests.

 

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