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What is the Program Summary?

The Program Summary is a summary of financial data attributable to your entire Program for the year. It includes the following data fields that the provider is required to manually complete:

1. Total advertising and exhibit income received in support of your Program. Advertising and exhibits are promotional activities and not continuing medical education. Therefore, monies paid by commercial interests to providers for these promotional activities are not considered to be commercial support

2. Total registration fees received (includes registration, subscription or publication fees received from activity learners)

3. Total government monetary grants received (monetary grants received from federal, state, or local governmental agencies in support of your Program)

4. Total private monetary donations received (monetary donations received from the private sector, including foundations, in support of your Program)

Please note that commercial support information must be entered for individual activities, and is summarized automatically on the Program Summary page. Commercial support is defined as any monetary or in-kind contributions given by an ACCME-defined commercial interest that is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CME activity.

If your organization is the accredited provider for a jointly provided activity, you are required to report the same financial data that you do for directly provided activities, even if the joint provider was the recipient of the funds.

Deleted related FAQ: "How should income associated with jointly provided activities be reported?"