The ACCME is committed to facilitating dialogue with the CME community and other stakeholders about issues concerning the current and future CME environment.
The ACCME convened a roundtable in December 2009 and a dialogue session in March 2011, which brought together a spectrum of CME leaders and the ACCME Board of Directors to address the challenges and opportunities facing accredited CME. Participants included the ACCME Board of Directors and executive staff; the ACCME’s seven member organizations; other accrediting organizations, including recognized accreditors, and the other stakeholder organizations.
Town Hall Meetings: Throughout the year, the ACCME conducts a series of town hall–style meetings for different types of accredited organizations and other stakeholders. The purpose of the town halls is to facilitate open discussion among the ACCME and participants about issues and questions related to specific provider groups.
Commercial Supporters’ Forums: The ACCME hosts meetings bringing together education and regulatory staff from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to discuss their strategies for supporting accredited CME that is independent from commercial influence. These forums provide an opportunity for the ACCME and participants to address emerging issues related to funding and to reinforce their commitment to ensuring that commercially supported CME advances public health and serves the public interest.