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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, as well as information required by the ACCME to be made known to...
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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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Some of the special requirements for Internet 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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Some of the special requirements for enduring materials were eliminated as part of the February 2014 changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process. The requirements that support content validity...
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Yes. Providers may choose any quality assurance method that works for them in order to ensure that their regularly scheduled series (RSS), and all their activities, are planned and presented...
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No. There are no special requirements for regularly scheduled series (RSS). For RSS, as with any activity type, providers are expected to demonstrate compliance with all applicable ACCME accreditation requirements...
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No. Organizations applying for Provisional Accreditation are not required to have an on-site survey. Surveys are required; conference calls are the standard interview format the ACCME currently uses. Initial applicants...
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CME providers have the option of using the Performance-In-Practice Structured Abstract or to continue using labeled evidence to verify performance-in-practice. The ACCME Structured Abstract is intended to simplify, clarify and make...
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The ACCME expects accredited providers to discontinue the use of the term “sponsor” (e.g., jointly sponsored, joint sponsorship, directly sponsored, direct sponsorship) for new materials published after January 1, 2015....

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