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Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding...
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SCS 2.1 says that providers “must be able to show that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity has disclosed all relevant financial...
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The ACCME Definition of a Commercial Interest is found within the ACCME Policies and Definitions pages on our Web site.
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Yes. There is no ACCME prohibition against including product-specific content in accredited CME. Accredited providers can develop and distribute product-specific content for activities based on the FDA blueprint for the...
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No. An accredited CME provider cannot use content developed by an ACCME-defined commercial interest in CME activities because that would be noncompliant with Standard for Commercial Support 1: Independence. It is...
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No. The ACCME information applies only to the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS. The ACCME appreciates that the FDA recognizes the value of accredited  education and believes that accredited CME should...
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The ACCME defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider...
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Yes.  The American Medical Association (AMA) and ACCME developed a shared glossary of terms and definitions since both organizations regulate the shared system of accreditation and credit.  
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You are required to complete the following fields regarding commercial support at the individual activity level. Commercial Support Received? – indicate by clicking “Yes” or “No” whether commercial support was received for...
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An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course...
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A course is a live activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. Examples: annual meeting, conference, seminar. For events with multiple sessions, such...
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Learning from teaching is a descriptive label for a type of activity. (The identification of activity types allows the reporting of data and information on the range of educational formats offered nationally.  This helps...
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No, you do not. Some Criteria address your overall CME program, while others relate to CME activities. For each CME activity, you need to demonstrate compliance with Criteria 2 -...
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No, according to Standard 6.4 of the Standards for Commercial SupportSM; Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities, the acknowledgment of commercial support cannot contain the corporate logo of an ACCME-defined commercial...
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ACCME insists on the separation of education from all promotional activities, materials and messages. Many providers create a print or text based document that goes along with an activity and...
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A directly provided activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-provided activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are...
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There is no specific "co-provided" accreditation statement. If two or more accredited providers are working in collaboration on a CME activity, one provider must take responsibility for the compliance of...
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An important concept in PARS is that of “open” and “closed” activities.  Open activities are those that have a minimum set of data entered for them:  specifically, activity name, activity...
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Report any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support received for an activity by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in-kind support. The following are the...
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A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have a series with multiple sessions that  occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly)...

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