Ensuring Independence

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No. If there is any relevant financial relationship, there is a conflict of interest. A mechanism to resolve conflicts of interest must be implemented in all such cases.

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Yes. It is appropriate for an accounting of how the commercial support has been spent to be included in the written agreement between the Provider and the commercial supporter.

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

In accredited CME, when an individual's interests are aligned with those of a commercial interest, the interests of the provider are in "conflict" with the interests of the public. The interests of the...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Meals or social events compete with educational events when they happen at the same time in a different location or when they are the main attraction at the educational activity.

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