At our annual meeting, we have sessions that include procedure-based training using surgical devices. We sometimes use technical representatives who are employees of device companies to demonstrate the equipment from their firms under the supervision of our own faculty. Is it permissible for those employees to wear clothing that includes their company logo during the demonstration?

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

The ACCME has no policy regarding the wearing of a corporate logo of an ACCME-defined commercial interest by an employee (of an ACCME-defined commercial interest) who is demonstrating a device to the CME activity participants inside the CME activity teaching/learning space. What you describe would not be prohibited by the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities℠. This situation would be dictated by your own organizational policy.

 

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

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