Call for Feedback: Protecting the Integrity of Accredited CE

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our call for feedback to review the rules that protect the independence and integrity of accredited continuing education (CE). We greatly appreciate your input about updating the rules on independence to address the changing healthcare environment. We also thank those who contributed their perspectives during our feedback sessions: we have convened in-depth discussions with Recognized Accreditors, volunteer surveyors, and members of our Accreditation Review Committee. To gather more input, we are holding focus groups at the ACCME 2019 Meeting, and discussions with the members of the Committee for Review and Recognition and our colleague accreditors in the health professions. We look forward to continuing to engage in dialogue with stakeholders at multiple forums.

Resources 

Accreditation Council for CME Opens Call for Feedback about Protecting the Integrity and Independence of Accredited Continuing Education: This news release describes the call for feedback, background and purpose, Task Force on Protecting the Integrity of Accredited CE, and includes comments from leadership.

Call for Feedback PDF: Information package, including an introduction, the Standards and related policies, and questions that were asking in our survey. 

Standards for Commercial Support Resources Webpage: Tips and tools about the Standards and related policies, including FAQ, videos, and examples of compliance and noncompliance. 

Call for Feedback Commentary: Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and Chief Executive Officer, describes the call for feedback.