continuing medical education

Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water: ACCME Bans Industry Scientists from CME

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH A recent decision by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to not allow scientists employed by pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and devices companies to give educational presentations to physicians at medical meetings has “stirred up a bee’s nest.” In other words, if you graduated from an accredited university, …

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CME Demanding Greater Compliance through Faculty Selection Criteria Consistency

With heightened scrutiny on the objectivity of Continuing Medical Education meetings in recent years, pharmaceutical companies have placed more emphasis on understanding skills and experiences of physician Thought Leaders who may serve as CME faculty. In addition to publishing grant databases which outline monies paid to speakers, CME faculty and other advisors, leading companies are …

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