employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests

Last Revised:
February 23, 2017
Published on:
Thursday, February 23, 2017

ACCME created this flowchart to help accredited CME providers navigate the identification of relevant financial relationships and the resolution of conflicts of interests in CME activities (Criterion 7). Use...

Last Revised:
February 23, 2017
Published on:
Thursday, February 23, 2017

ACCME created this PowerPoint Slide Presentation as a teaching tool to accompany the ACCME Flowchart for Identifying and Resolving Personal Conflicts of Interest. The flowchart helps accredited CME providers...

Published on:
Thursday, February 23, 2017

ACCME requirements are designed to ensure that accredited continuing medical education (CME) provides a safe place for learning—independent of...

Published on:
Friday, July 22, 2016

In two instances, the provider presented information to distinguish owners from employees for an ACCME-defined commercial interest whose company’s products are not sold in the United States....

Published on:
Friday, July 22, 2016

The provider stated that if employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests are used as faculty, the provider would not include the activity as part of its accredited CME program. However, three employees of...

Last Revised:
May 19, 2015
Published on:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is prohibited, except in the specific situations specified...

Published on:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The accredited provider plans an intensive hands-on course to train physicians to perform vascular interventions using new FDA-approved medical devices and equipment....

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest participates as a teacher in an accredited CME activity whose content is about the drug discovery process, itself,...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The accredited provider uses an employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest—a company that distributes pharmaceuticals—as faculty for a CME activity. From its...

Published on:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is prohibited, except in the...

Published on:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest participates as an author and presenter in an accredited CME “Scientific Poster Session” where the content of their...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The accredited provider uses employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as members of a CME committee that determines topics and speakers for accredited CME...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest participates as a planning committee member, author, and trainer in an accredited CME activity on disaster...

Published on:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The accredited provider uses employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as authors and speakers in CME activities related to the business lines and products of...

Last Revised:
May 29, 2014
Published on:
Thursday, May 29, 2014

The ACCME has no policy regarding the wearing of a corporate logo of an ...

Published on:
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The ACCME received a complaint regarding a CME course. The complainant questioned the CME provider’s compliance with the...

Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Revised May 19, 2015

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) has provided ...

Published on:
Friday, February 18, 2011

An individual received a brochure from an accredited provider for an upcoming course and forwarded the brochure to the ACCME, pointing out that one...

Last Revised:
October 9, 2012
Published on:
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Damon Marquis, Director of Education and Member Services for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, talks with ACCME Past President Murray Kopelow about how his organization plans and conducts education on the use of surgical devices...

>>KOPELOW: Hello, I’m Murray Kopelow the chief executive of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. 

>>MARQUIS: Hi my name is Damon Marquis, I’m the Director of Education and Member Services...

Ensuring Independence: A Tutorial for Accredited CME Providers

The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position...

Last Revised:
May 19, 2015

Yes, with specific limits and expectations. Education on devices is a special-use case in accredited CME. Some equipment contains labeling requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...