As part of their responsibility for the oversight of any program or industry affecting seniors, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has requested that the ACCME provide information on “the accreditation process for CME courses; any criteria the ACCME uses, as part of the accreditation process, regarding the scientific validity of course content; any mechanisms the ACCME has in place to ensure that no undue influence by any industry is being exerted through CME courses; and any further plans the ACCME may have in place to develop such mechanisms.”
Please click here to view the letter from the Senate Special Committee.
The ACCME looks forward to responding to this request by the Senate Special Committee on Aging’s deadline of July 7, 2008.
UPDATE (July 15, 2008)
The ACCME has submitted its response to the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Please click here to view this response.