Medical Meetings Article Features ACCME Response to Pew Report on Conflict of Interest Policies

December 20, 2013
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Tamar Hosansky

ACCME CEO Comments on Pew Conflict of Interest Report

“ACCME Responds to Pew Conflict of Interest Report,” by Sue Pelletier, published in Medical Meetings, December 19, 2013, features a Q&A with Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and CEO, commenting on the Pew Charitable Trusts Report “Conflict of Interest Policies for Academic Medical Centers: Recommendations for Best Practices. ” Dr. Kopelow describes the successful, widespread adoption of the ACCME 2004 Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities as “one of the great successes of medical education in the 21st century.” He notes the federal government’s recognition of the value of the Standards in safeguarding independence and points out that only 18% of activities presented by ACCME-accredited providers received commercial support in 2012.