Online Medical Education

Furthering Education in the Medical Field

In association with CMEsolutions.org


CMEsolutions, LLC and Online Medical Education are dedicated to education for physicians, pharmacists, and others involved in the health care field. Our mission is to provide high-quality continuing medical education opportunities that promote lifelong learning for practicing physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals.

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Faculty Letter of Agreement

A. Between:
Accrediting Institution:
(Herein “CMEsolutions”)
CMEsolutions
P.O. Box 68680
Tucson, AZ 85737
Faculty Name/Title:
Faculty Position:
Faculty Address:
Faculty City, State:
Faculty E-mail:
Faculty Phone:

B. Regarding:
Activity Title:
Type of Activity:
Activity Date:
CMEsolutions Contact:
Honoraria:$

This letter is written to affirm an agreement between CMEsolutions and the aforementioned Faculty personnel in regards to the aforementioned CME Activity. The conditions of this agreement are outlined below and all parties agree that:

1. Statement of Purpose: This activity is for scientific and educational purposes only and will not promote specific products, directly or indirectly. The activity will be developed in a cooperative effort with CMEsolutions maintaining full control over all aspects of the program and assuring compliance with the ACCME Criteria, Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities, and the ACCME Policies, the AMA Physician Recognition Award and Credit System and any known relevant FDA or AMA policies, ACPE Standards and CMEsolutions’ mission and goals.

2. Disclosure of Financial Relationships: The audience will be informed of the existence of any financial support of the program. This support will also be recognized, wherever possible, on brochures prepared for the program. At the beginning of the program, the audience will be informed of the existence of any relevant financial interest and/or other relationship(s) [e.g., employee, consultant, speaker's bureau, grant recipient/research support, etc.] a faculty member or spouse has to include the following information: The name of the individual, the name of the commercial interest, the nature of the relationship the individual has with each commercial interest.

3. Involvement in Content: There will be no "scripting" or targeting of content for emphasis or direction by the commercial support company or its agents.

4. Ancillary Promotional Activities: No promotional activities will be permitted in the same room or obligate path as the educational activity. No product advertisements will be permitted in the educational activity.

5. Objectivity & Balance: CMEsolutions will make every effort to ensure that data regarding the commercial support company products (or competing products) are objectively selected and presented, with favorable and unfavorable information and balanced discussion of prevailing information on the product(s) and/or alternative treatments fairly represented.

6. Limitations on Data: When known, CMEsolutions will ensure, to the extent possible, meaningful disclosure of limitations on data and other information that is presented in the program - e.g. ongoing research, interim analysis, preliminary data, or unsupported opinion or assumptions.

7. Discussion of Unapproved Uses: CMEsolutions will require that the Faculty disclose when a product is not approved in the United States for the use under discussion.

8. Educational Methods: The Faculty shall use a method of delivery that shall allow for and encourage active participation and involvement on the part of the participants. During live activities, the Faculty shall provide for meaningful opportunities for discussion or scientific debate.

9. Clinical Content: All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for the indications and contraindications in the care of patients.

10. Sponsor Use of Contributed Funds: CMEsolutions shall pay the Faculty honoraria from the educational grant. No other funds from the commercial support company will be paid to the Faculty.

11. Program Records of Live Meetings: Videotapes, audiotapes, or other forms of recording media shall not be made without the prior written consent of CMEsolutions.

12. Scientific Research: All scientific research referred to must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis and must promote improved patient care.

13. Withdrawal of Credit: If the ACCME Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support are not followed, CMEsolutions reserves the right to withdraw CME credit designation.

CMEsolutions Policy on Honoraria and Reimbursement of Expenses for Planners, Teachers, and/or Authors

CMEsolutions makes all decisions regarding the disposition and disbursement of commercial support.

CMEsolutions accepts no advice or services concerning teachers, authors, or participants, or other education matters, including content, from a commercial interest as condition of contributing funds or services for any CME activity.

All terms, conditions, and purposes of the commercial support are documented in a signed agreement between the commercial supporter and CMEsolutions and may be signed by any joint providers.

Each commercial support agreement specifies the commercial interest that is the source of commercial support.

CMEsolutions has written policies and procedures governing honoraria and reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses for planners, teachers, and authors. CMEsolutions pays all honoraria or reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses directly to any teacher or author unless arranged in advance with Joint Provider.

CMEsolutions’ written policies and procedures prohibit any other payments to the director of any activity, planning committee members, teachers or authors, joint provider, or any others involved with the supported activity. CMEsolutions allows teachers or authors listed on the agenda as facilitating or conducting a presentation or session to participate in the remainder of an educational event as a learner, but will be reimbursed for expenses and honoraria for their teacher or author role only.

CMEsolutions does not allow social events or meals at CME activities to compete with or take precedence over the educational events. CMEsolutions does not use commercial support to pay for travel, lodging, honoraria, or personal expenses for non-teacher or non-author participants of any CME activity.

Expenses of teachers or authors are paid for their teacher or author role only when they are a participant of a CME activity All commercial support funding is accurately documented as to receipt and expenditure and copies are made available for the commercial support company.

By signing and submitting this document to CMEsolutions, you are affirming your concurrence in all of the above.

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