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If meeting planning staff are part of your CME team, then education/training for them about how to be more effective meeting planners would fulfill the expectation of continuous professional development. 
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Yes. Accredited CME providers can base their activities on the FDA blueprint and be in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities....
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All of the users associated with your organization in PARS have the ability to edit organizational contact information on the “Profile” tab in PARS.  Contact information for individual users may...
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All funds that originate from ACCME-defined commercial interests and are paid to reserve space to hold accredited CME activities (sometimes called satellite symposia) in conjunction with other organizations’ meetings are...
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The ACCME views the FDA ER/LA Opioid Analgesic  REMS as an important initiative for addressing  a critical public health and patient safety concern. The ACCME believes that accredited CME can...
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The ACCME appreciates that the FDA recognizes the value of accredited education and chose to leverage the CE system to carry out this important public health initiative. The ACCME has...
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In the Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics REMS, one of the elements to assure safe use is an education program for prescribers about the risks of opioid medications as well...
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The FDA delivered its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics to the manufacturers in 2012.  According to the FDA news release the REMS...
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No. For CME activities in which the learner participates electronically (e.g., via the Internet), all required ACCME information specified in Standard for Commercial Support 6: Disclosures Relevant to Potential Commercial...
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Each year, information is collected, summarized, and published as a service to accredited providers, other members of the community, and the public via the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). At the conclusion of...
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Internet searching and learning activities are based on a learner identifying a problem in practice and then accessing content in search of an answer from sources on the Internet that are...
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Performance improvement activities are based on a learner’s participation in a project established and/or guided by a provider in which a learner identifies an educational need through a measure of his/her performance...
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Committee learning is an activity that involves a learner’s participation in a committee process where the subject of which, if taught/learned in another format would be considered within the definition...
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Test Item Writing activities may consist of either of the following processes:   When questions are written for an ‘item pool’ from which they are later drawn to build a variety of...
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Test item writing is an activity based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication development and review of any type of test-item (e.g., multiple choice questions, standardized patient cases). Related FAQs:How...
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Manuscript review is based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication review process of a manuscript. Related FAQs:How do I report manuscript review  in PARS?What kind of activity types can be...
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A journal-based activity includes the reading of an article (or adapted formats for special needs), a provider stipulated/learner directed phase (that may include reflection, discussion, or debate about the material...
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An internet enduring material activity is available when the learner chooses to complete it.  It is “enduring,” meaning that there is not just one time on one day to participate in it. ...
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An enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a planned activity. In an enduring...
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After evaluating over 300 accredited providers, using the 2006 Accreditation Criteria, we find that about 50% of providers are out of compliance with one of the Criteria one through fifteen,...

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