By collaborating with ACCME
, ABIM will open the door to even more options for physicians engaged in MOC and will allow them to get MOC credit for high-quality CME activities they are already doing," Dr.
The letter harshly criticized the ACCME
for poor oversight of CME activities and failure to adequately limit bias in big pharmaceutical companies' CME activities and indicated that the ACCME
focused on the
Over the years, the ACCME
has modified its policies to ensure that all forms of CME are developed independently to ensure the lack of commercial influence or bias.
The OIG and ACCME
guidelines prohibit the use of prescription data to measure the effect of a CME program.
In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME
, the authors of this CME tutorial are required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or provider(s) of any commercial service(s) discussed in this program.
Recently the ACCME
has risen to the challenge of closer supervision of the educational message.
In future issues of PsychEd Up, we will explore other controversial topics, such as the concern over atypical antipsychotics and weight gain and ACCME
regulations of who can teach therapeutics in CME courses.
Details of the ACCME
proposed standards can be found on the ACCME
web site at http://www.
accreditation with commendation, or Level 3, means that The France Foundation is among the top tier of all CME providers, including some of the nation's most prestigious medical schools and professional societies.
The petition calls on ACCME
to change the rules and eliminate pharmaceutical industry funding from Continuing Medical Education (CME) events.
In accrediting continuing medical education, the ACCME
asks each program to do a needs assessment test.
This is fantastic news for our organization, and the positive decision from the ACCME
reflects our commitment to continual improvement in educational programming for oncologists," said Diane Gambill, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer.