I keep hearing the phrase: “Commercial Interest”. What does this mean?

According to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, a commercial interest is: “Any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.”

For more information about what a commercial interest is or isn’t, visit the ACCME’s webpage here:

http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/definition-commercial-interest

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If we don’t provide CE credit for the abstracts, are we allowed to include advertising in handouts (print or digital) that DO contain abstracts?

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