We make disclosure of commercial support as required by Standard 6.4 to our learners on our online registration portal. The opening screen includes the names and logos of our commercial supporters. Is that acceptable?

Published Date: 
May 29, 2014
Last Revised: 
May 29, 2014

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 the ACCME such as disclosure of relevant financial relationships, to be part of the educational materials.

Standard 6.4 of the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities states that “Disclosure must never include the use of a corporate logo, trade name or a product-group message of an ACCME-defined commercial interest.”

For more information, see Accreditation Council for CME Prohibits Commercial Interest Logos in Disclosure of Commercial Support.

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