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Yes. Please see the Rule Making Policy at ACCME for information about this process.
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This allows the learners to distinguish between missing disclosure information and the circumstances where there is nothing to disclose.
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CME must be free of commercial bias. CME must not promote products or services. CME must promote improvements in healthcare. A "balanced view" means that recommendations or emphasis must fairly...
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The nature of the relationship means the role they play or service they provide in exchange for some form of compensation (e.g., independent contractor including contracted research, consulting, promotional speaking...
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CME exists to support the physician change and learning -- so as to increase their ability to participate in providing quality healthcare or improved healthcare. ACCME expects that providers will...
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Yes. Distributing promotional material such as save the date cards, and not distributing the actual educational activity, would not be restricted by the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.
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It would depend on what the program book, with abstracts, is used for in relation to the CME activity. If the abstracts are referenced during the activity or serve as...
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No. Communication or distribution mechanisms that are owned or controlled by a commercial interest cannot be used to transmit or distribute continuing medical education activities to learners (e.g., a cable...
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In SCS 4.5, the ACCME requires that accredited providers to use their own distribution channels for CME activities. To that extent, having a CME enduring material created for the exclusive...
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Discussion of off-label uses are certainly allowed in CME activities. However, providers are no longer required to have a mechanism in place to ensure that off-label or investigational uses are...
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Yes. A Provider would not be out of compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support.
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Yes. It contains logistical and organizational information and not education materials. It contains maps and floor plans but not slides and not abstracts.
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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.
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In journal-based CME there cannot be an advertisement within the pages of the article on which the activity is based. There can be advertisements between articles. In a print enduring material...
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No, in this scenario the commercial interest is giving commercial support and buying promotional and sales opportunities. The commercial interest should buy advertising and promotion opportunities with resources designated for...
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ACCME expects to be able to review income and expense statements for all CME activities. These statements must reflect: Significant sources of income: Including income from commercial support, advertising and exhibit...
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This is a more detailed description of the requirements that must be followed if there is advertising in enduring materials. There can be advertising before and after the CME content...
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No. The ACCME has no specific policy on this matter. The decision is an organizational one for the provider.
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Twenty years ago, most CME occurred in a lecture hall. Now, learning activities occur in many different environments including electronic media, and ACCME intends that all of these places and...
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No. The Provider is not accountable to the ACCME for the content of advertising and exhibits. The information transferred in an advertisement or exhibit is not part of the Provider's...

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