There is Support for Industry Support of CME

September 23, 2008 at 5:50 am Leave a comment

Here is an interesting blog reporting on a meeting sponsored by the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) on industry support of continuing medical education (CME). Thanks to Marissa Seligman for actually presenting some data to support her point. However, I understand that some of the early speakers couldn’t present their data because of a technical problem with projection. Something the author of the report left out (thanks to Tom Sullivan of Policy in Medicine for pointing that out.) The author is correct. We don’t need name calling. We need evidence supporting all positions taken on this important issue. And the evidence needs to be from studies completed since ACCME instituted standards and guidance related to commercial support of CME to accredited CME providers. The Cervero study commissioned by the ACCME is a good start in this regard. If you have not read the Cervero review make a point to take the time to see what the evidence says.

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Entry filed under: ACCME, CME, CME Issues, Continuing Medical Education, Pharma Funding.

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