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No they are not prohibited. Working and learning through meal time is an efficiency often included in bona fide CME activities.
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No. All commercial support must be stipulated by a written agreement and must flow through the Provider and/or its educational partner. Only the Provider and/or its educational partner can make...
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Commercial support underwrites the provider's expenses for developing and presenting an activity. Commercial support can be used to pay for the expenses of teachers and authors as well others who...
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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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The ACCME intends for the CME Provider to be the one to decide how much people are paid for their services as planners, faculty, and authors in CME activities.
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Yes. ACCME considers meals arranged by the Provider in conjunction with an activity to be an appropriate part of the expenses of a meeting and can be paid for out...
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Using commercial support to pay for modest meals and social events at CME activities has been allowed for years. However, providers must avoid making meals or social events longer or...
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Yes - but CME providers need to be sure that these people have bona fide teaching roles. In the United States, physician learners are not to be given compensation or...
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Yes. Scholarships for Residents and Fellows fall under the purview of other organizations' guidelines and standards (e.g., See the Ethical Opinion 9.6.2 (d) of the Council of Ethical and Judicial...
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The ACCME expects that the provider makes decisions related to the planning and implementation of CME activities without being directed or influenced by commercial interests. A provider will be found in...
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Yes. The agreement must describe the terms, conditions and purposes of the commercial support grant and be signed by the commercial supporter and the accredited provider.
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When there is commercial support there must be a written agreement that, Itemizes how the Provider will use the commercial support in the development and presentation of the CME activity; Itemizes the...
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Yes. The funds from commercial support may be used by the Provider to pay for the cost of the activity including for example, the distribution of certificates and other mailings,...
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The ACCME expects that written agreements for commercial support will: be between the accredited provider and commercial supporter. (This means that the accredited provider's name and commercial supporter's name must be...
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No - commercial support does not have to be in a single payment or grant.
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Yes. An accredited provider can fulfill the expectations of SCS 3.4 to 3.6 by adopting a previously executed agreement between an accredited provider and a commercial supporter and indicating in...
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No. This stipulation implies a control of content and would be cause for Noncompliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standard 1 (Independence).

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