Standards for Commercial Support

Published on:
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, offers accredited CME providers strategies and reminders to help ensure compliance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities...

Published on:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The accreditation and reaccreditation decision-making process assesses a CME provider’s compliance with the accreditation requirements. Based on these compliance...

Last Revised:
March 22, 2017
Published on:
Thursday, May 28, 2015

The ACCME has prepared this resource to assist continuing medical education (CME) providers and other stakeholders in communicating the value of accredited CME. You...

Published on:
Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Executive Summary of the March 2015 Meetings of the ACCME Board of Directors includes information on accreditation decision-making, maintenance of recognition, the international substantial equivalency process, consistency in...

Published on:
Monday, March 23, 2015
 
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Published on:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The ACCME has instituted a process for verifying that continuing education (CE) accreditors in the health professions adhere to ...

Published on:
Friday, November 22, 2013

No. The ACCME cannot control what a commercial interest asks of an accredited provider but there is no CME reason for the provider to share the names of speakers/authors with commercial supporters.  An accredited...

Published on:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The ACCME adopted changes that included the simplification, elimination, and modification of some of the accreditation requirements. The purpose of the changes was to streamline the accreditation...

Published on:
Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and the accredited and certified continuing education systems have received important validation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (...

Published on:
Tuesday, September 28, 2004

The following is the orginial ACCME News Release as issued on 9/28/2004. Where possible, we have preserved links to tools that still exist at www.accme.org.
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The ACCME has published a new Web page, The CME Accreditation Statement: What It Means for You, which explains the value and benefit of...

Last Revised:
August 27, 2012

Yes. Accredited CME providers can base their activities on the FDA blueprint and be in compliance with the...

ACCME Participates in Caribbean, European CME Events

The ACCME participated in the following international events during the past few months, as part of...

Make Sure You Comply with Commercial Interest Definition; New Q&A

Please read–and check to ensure that your organization is in compliance. The ACCME expanded the definition...

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) hosted a Standards for Commercial Support Users Group meeting on February 21. The meeting followed up on discussions the participants held in August about the role of accreditors in...

OK CME Meeting Discusses CME's Contributions to Public Health

The ACCME gave a presentation at the ...

Last Revised:
February 7, 2012

On September 28, 2004, ACCME announced its adoption of the "2004 Updated ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM," effective for all CME activities after May 2005. 

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Resource Assists Stakeholders in Promoting the Value of CME

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