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Criterion 7: #164979 - Noncompliance

The provider allowed employees of a pharmaceutical company to teach in sessions related to their firms’ products. Because the companies were based outside the US, the provider thought it would not impact the independence of its activities.   Rationale: The expectations of independence articulated… More

Criterion 7: #164982 - Noncompliance

The provider did not consistently disclose the nature of in-kind commercial support for its activities to learners.  Rationale: The provider must disclosure the nature of in-kind commercial support to learners. 

Criterion 7: #180515 - Compliance

The provider describes using a brief checklist during a pre-planning orientation call as a mechanism to identify relevant financial relationships of the members of its Annual Meeting Committee. Committee members who have financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests that are… More

Criterion 7: #180516 - Compliance

The provider describes that it reaches out to the planners of its case conferences annually to ask them to update a spreadsheet of financial relationships that they, or their spouse/partners, have with ACCME-defined commercial interests. The provider ensures that any decisions about topics and… More

Criterion 7: #180517 - Noncompliance

The provider describes that it uses peer-review of instructional content as a mechanism to resolve conflict of interest for planners, reviewers, and speakers. Rationale: Peer-review of content is not an acceptable approach to manage conflicts of interest of planners because the provider has not… More

Criterion 7: #180518 - Noncompliance

Prior to the planning of a CME activity, the provider obtains disclosure of relevant financial relationships for the members of its CME committee who will be involved in the selection of the topics, content and presenters. If a committee member discloses a financial relationship with a commercial… More

Criterion 7: #55969 - Compliance

After identifying all relevant financial relationships for its planners and faculty, the provider resolves conflicts of interest using methods appropriate to their role, such as independent review of planning decisions for planners, and, for faculty independent content validation, if necessary. 

Criterion 7: #55972 - Compliance

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 conflicts of interest. The provider uses a disclosure form that asks the person completing… More

Criterion 7: #55977 - Compliance

The provider’s final program for its Annual Meeting includes disclosure of relevant financial relationships for all faculty and members of the Program Planning Committee. For those who have no relevant financial relationships, the program lists those individuals with a notation that they, as a… More

Criterion 7: #55978 - Compliance

A standard CME information page that includes all disclosures is provided to participants prior to the educational activity. Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) are reviewed on a regular basis for compliance through site visits by CME office staff. For all RSS, a CME coordinator is assigned to ensure… More