For journal-based CME, do we need to collect information about relevant financial relationships from the authors (in addition to identifying, resolving, and disclosing those relevant relationships?)

For journal-based CME activities, the ACCME does not have the expectation of providers identifying and disclosing to learners the relevant financial relationships of the article’s authors or editors – in fact, this process should be handled by the journal editors.  The responsibility of the CME provider is to identify, resolve, and disclose relevant financial relationships for the planners and any individuals involved in choosing the article and writing the evaluation mechanism.


Weekly Compliance Tip

Can we use links to comply with Standards 3.5 and 4.4 (re: transmitting disclosure information to learners)? 

Yes – the ACCME has stated that providers can use…

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