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Yes. Effective April 2015, providers can use tabs, links, or other electronic mechanisms to make disclosure information available to learners, just as they have always been able to make disclosure...
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No. Standard 2.1 requires the provider to identify relevant financial relationships of those who control the content of a CME activity in order to identify conflicts of interest. Two things...
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No. Providers may now submit evidence of performance-in-practice using one of two methods: ACCME Performance-in-Practice Structured Abstract ACCME Performance-in-Practice Labels The ACCME Structured Abstract is intended to simplify, clarify and make more explicit...
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Yes. Regarding C7 (SCS 2.1), the abstract is designed to simplify demonstration of a provider’s identification of relevant financial relationships for all individuals in control of the content of CME...
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Yes. The Structured Abstract is intended to streamline, clarify and make more explicit ACCME’s expectations for verifying Performance-in-Practice. Using the fill-form fields on the structured abstract, the provider should state...
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No. The Structured Abstract is intended to streamline, clarify and make more explicit ACCME’s expectations for verifying Performance-in-Practice. A single Structured Abstract can be used to for complex activities, however,...
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The 2006 Accreditation Criteria are founded on Shewhart and Deming’s “Plan, Do, Study, Act” model for continuous improvement. This is reflected both in those accreditation criteria that are concerned with...
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You are correct that the 2014 modifications to the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities are focused on prohibiting the corporate logos of ACCME-defined...
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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...
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Yes. The organization you describe is not an ACCME-defined commercial interest. Standard 6.4 of the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities says that, “Disclosure...
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Yes. The 2014 modifications to the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities are about the separation of promotion and education. Standard 4 outlines the...
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No. Logos of ACCME-defined commercial interests are not permitted in the disclosure of commercial support. The ACCME considers the disclosure of commercial support, as well as other information required by...
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No. Disclosure of commercial support to your learners cannot include the corporate logos of commercial supporters that are ACCME-defined commercial interests. With respect to the corporate logos of your exhibitors, if...
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Educational materials are those materials used by the accredited provider in the transfer of education to learners (for example, handouts, slides, educational content, abstracts that are part of the education...
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The changes to Standard 4.3, Standard 6.4 , and the Commercial Support Acknowledgement Policy are effective immediately. However, accredited providers are not expected to change or reprint any materials that...
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The ACCME made these modifications in March 2014 because it determined that the logos of ACCME-defined commercial interests —as a form of corporate branding —are not appropriate in either educational...
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Criteria 14 and 15 were eliminated in February 2014 as part of the changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process because they were redundant to Criteria 11-13. This change...
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Criterion 4 was eliminated in February 2014 as part of the changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process because it was redundant to Criterion 2, which requires providers to...
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Yes. Accredited providers can choose to include components in their CME mission statements in addition to those specified in Criterion 1. However, during the accreditation process, providers’ mission statements will...
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Some of the special requirements for journal-based CME were eliminated as part of the February 2014 changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process. The requirements that support the Standards...

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