Yes. The ACCME’s policies support live activities to be designed, wholly or in part, for virtual participation.
A tutorial designed to guide providers through the process of changing an activity type can be found here.
This depends on the type of activity that you had planned. You should only report data for activities if learners had an opportunity to participate. For example, if you made an Internet enduring material available to learners in early March, but then removed the activity in late March, and no one had yet participated, you should still report this activity in PARS. Alternatively, if you planned and then canceled a live course, you should not report this activity in PARS.
Determining the correct activity type for a virtual activity will depend on whether the learners participate in real-time or can access the activity at any time. Activities where the learners participate in real-time on the Internet, such as an interactive webinar, should be reported as Internet Live Courses. Activities where the content is accessible online at any time, such as a recorded presentation, are considered Internet Activity Enduring Materials.
In activities that blend in-person and virtual interaction, the activity type will depend on whether learners participate in real-time or can access the activity at any time. If learners participate in real-time, whether in person, virtually, or both, report this as a single activity. For the activity type, choose course or regularly scheduled series, whichever is most appropriate.
More details about activity types in PARS can be found in this FAQ.
It is the responsibility of the accredited provider to ensure that all activities, regardless of format, meet the ACCME expectations. While accommodations and mechanisms to meet these criteria may vary slightly depending on the modality through which a learner participates, in most cases the ACCME accreditation expectations are the same across activity formats. Please keep in mind that enduring materials must be reviewed at least once every three years or more frequently if indicated by new scientific developments.