Standards for Commercial Support Toolkit
Standards for Commercial Support Toolkit

The following materials are being used by colleagues in their attempts to address the elements of disclosure and conflict of interest (COI). What may work for one group may or many not work for another. Readers should refer to the ACCME (www.accme.org) website and determine if the sample being reviewed will meet the intent of the Updated Standards of Commercial Support as well as their organization's needs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The Alliance gratefully acknowledges the University of Alabama School of Medicine's Division of Continuing Medical Education for its generous support of the tool kit and also the CME Professionals who have contributed their time, expertise and documentation in creating it.

ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support Disclosure Policy

  • Sample Policy 19 – Subject: Disclosure Policy

Schools of Medicine

  • Medical School Sample Policy 3 – Subject: Mechanism for Resolving Conflict of Interest
  • Medical School Sample Policy 4 – Subject: Conflict of Interest Policy for Program Planners, Speakers and Authors of CME Activities
  • Medical School Sample Form 10 – Subject: Faculty Disclosure and Attestation Form
  • Medical School Sample Policy 13 – Subject: Letter of Agreement
  • Medical School Sample Policy 14 – Subject: Planning Committee/Faculty/Author Disclosure
  • Medical School Sample Form 1 – Subject: Faculty Disclosure Form

Medical Education Companies

  • MECCA Sample Form 16 – Subject: Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships Form
  • MECCA Sample Policy 17 – Subject: Identification and Resolution of Conflict of Interest Policy
  • MECCA Sample Form 18 – Subject: Identification and Resolution of Conflict of interest Form

Federal Education Systems

  • Federal Education System Sample Policy 5 – Subject: Conflict of Interest Policy for Federal Education System Continuing Medical Education Activities
  • Federal Education System Sample Policy 6 – Federal Education System Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Federal Education System Sample Form 8 – Subject: Faculty Disclosure Form
  • Federal Education System Sample Form 11 – Subject: Disclosure Form Instructions
  • Federal Education System Sample Form 12 – Subject: Disclosure Form

Specialty Society

  • Specialty Society Sample Policy 1
  • Specialty Society Sample Form 2
  • Specialty Society Sample Policy 7
  • Specialty Society Sample Form 9
  • Specialty Society Sample Policy 20
  • Specialty Society Sample Form 21
  • Specialty Society Sample Policy 22

References and Resources

  • Alliance for Continuing Medical Education
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®)ACCME's Policies
  • Tools to Support Implementation of the ACCME's Updated Standards for Commercial Support
  • The Standards for Commercial Support - Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities
  • ACCME Search Results for Standards for Commercial Support
  • Revised "Identifying and Resolving Conflicts of Interest in CME" – ACCME
  • Updated policies and definitions for Commercial Support and Disclosure - ACCME

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