¨ Department of Continuing Medical Education¨
Clinical Content Guidance Form
Dear Prospective Planner/ Faculty Member,
As an important contributor to our accredited education, we would like to enlist your help to ensure that educational content is fair and balanced, and that any clinical content presented supports safe, and effective patient care. This includes the expectations that:
- All recommendations for patient care in accredited continuing education MUST be based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning, while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options.
- All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
- Although accredited CME is an appropriate place to discuss, debate, and explore new and evolving topics, these areas need to be clearly identified as such within the program and individual presentations. It is the responsibility of accredited providers to facilitate engagement with these topics without advocating for, or promoting practices that are not, or not yet, adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning.
- Content cannot be included in accredited education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.
These expectations are drawn from Standard 1 of the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (CE). For More information, see accme.org/standards. If we can help you understand/apply these expectations, or answer questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strategies to Consider:
Consider using the following best practices when presenting clinical content in accredited CE:
Best Practices when Presenting Clinical Content:
We encourage, discussion, debate, and exploring new and evolving topics!
When presenting topics with a lower (or absent) evidence base, should include the following strategies: