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What is the Program Summary?

The Program Summary is a summary of financial resources available to your Program of CME/CE. Report data for the most recent 12-month period you have available. 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.

Accredited providers must provide the following information on the Program Summary:

1. Total advertising and exhibit income received in support of your Program. Advertising and exhibits are opportunities for promotion (like advertising space, exhibit booths, etc.) and not continuing medical education. Therefore, monies paid by ineligible companies to providers for these promotional opportunities are not considered to be commercial support and should be reported as advertising and exhibit income. These funds must comply with Standard 5 of the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

2. Total registration fees received from participants in your CME/CE activities.  This can include registration, subscription, or publication fees.

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

4. Total private monetary donations received. This includes monetary donations received from the private sector, including foundations, in support of your Program. Commercial support is not considered to be a private monetary donation.

Please note that commercial support information is reported at the individual activity level. Commercial support is defined as any monetary or in-kind contributions given by an ACCME-defined ineligible company that is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CME activity. You must report commercial support information, including the commercial support source(s) and amount received, for each individual activity that received commercial support.

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