Q&A about Use of Commercial Interest Logos in Disclosure of Commercial Support

May 29, 2014
Posted by: 
Tamar Hosansky

Q&A about Modifications to Standards for Commercial Support

As we announced last month, the ACCME has modified its requirements to prohibit the use of ACCME-defined commercial interest logos in disclosure of commercial support. The changes include modifications to Standards for Commercial Support℠: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities (SCS) 4.3, SCS 6.4, and the Commercial Support Acknowledgment Policy, as shown in this news release.

The modifications are effective immediately. However, accredited providers are not expected to change or reprint any materials that currently exist. Accredited providers will be expected to make any necessary changes to CME materials by May 2015.

To support providers’ understanding of the modifications and compliance, we have published new Q&A:

The Q&A are aggregated here: Ask ACCME Q&A about Use of Commercial Interest Logos in Disclosure of Commercial Support Logos

For more resources, please visit our Simplification and Evolution Web Page.