On Jan. 23, 2020, the CME Coalition held a webinar on the proposed changes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, which were released on Jan. 7, 2020.
It was 2009 and conversations had begun regarding whether becoming jointly accredited would be positive for the continuing education (CE) program at my university. Becoming jointly accredited can be positive for an organization.
As the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) expands collaboration with American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards to simplify the integration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC), accredited providers have increased opportunities.
It is one thing to support impactful and meaningful education initiatives and have powerful data to back up a program’s impact, but it’s equally important to tell a compelling story to grab stakeholders’ attention.
Identification and resolution of conflict of interest remains one of the biggest areas of non-compliance in the process of re-accreditation — and an area of most confusion by accredited providers.