conflicts of interest

Last Revised:
February 15, 2017
Published on:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yes. Patients/families who serve as planners or faculty in CME would be in a position to control content and therefore the requirements for identifying and disclosing relevant financial relationships and...

Published on:
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, offers accredited CME providers strategies and reminders to help ensure compliance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities...

Published on:
Monday, March 23, 2015
 
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Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A computer-based speaker registration system is used to identify potential conflicts of interest. Directors, review committee members, and staff also complete the same information in the registration system...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The provider collects disclosure information from all individuals in control of content. Those who refuse to disclose this information are disqualified from participating. For any person who reports a...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The provider ensures that everyone in a position to control content discloses relevant financial relationships prior to the activity, utilizing a mixture of online- and paper-based processes. These...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The provider collects disclosure information from all persons in control of content, including planners, course directors, and faculty. The staff of the Office of CME reviews the information to identify any...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Course directors, planners, and faculty disclose to the provider every 12 months to ensure information regarding relevant financial relationships is current. At times, institutional conflict of interest...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

After identifying all relevant financial relationships for its planners and faculty, the provider resolves conflicts of interest using methods that include modifying the individual’s control over the content...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The provider’s CME committee reviews disclosures and recommends strategies to resolve conflicts of interest. The committee documents its findings and then sends a letter to the faculty informing them of the...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The provider has developed a database that tracks financial relationship information as well as areas of expertise. The provider collects disclosures of relevant financial relationships from all those in a...

Last Revised:
October 26, 2011
Published on:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The ACCME received a complaint about a live CME activity. One faculty member was listed as having nothing to disclose; however, the complainant claimed that the person did indeed have relevant financial relationships with a...

Published on:
Friday, August 29, 2008

Call for Comment Responses Regarding Teachers and Authors August 2008
 

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

The ACCME considers financial relationships to create actual conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect...

The ACCME participated in the meeting Harmonizing Reporting on Potential Conflicts of Interest: A Common Disclosure Process for Healthcare & Life Sciences, held by the Institute of Medicine (IOM)...

Compliance Reminders about the Standards for Commercial Support

When we conduct accreditation reviews we seek to identify recurring issues that need to be...

Resolving Conflicts of Interest

When obtaining disclosures from all those in a position to control the content of a CME activity, make sure that your...