The CME/CPD section at HAAD is committed to keep all Continuing Education activities free of commercial interest. To avoid any commercial bias, the CME/CPD section maintains absolute control over all CME/CPD activities and makes sure HAAD guidelines and Standards for Commercial Support of
CME/CPD are adhered to prior to any activity being awarded Category 1 Credit. All records are maintained in the CME/CPD office. The CME/CPD section at HAAD adopts the ACCME standards for CME Commercial Support. Compliance with this process; forms and justification as appropriate are required as part of the CME process.
Each faculty member and CME planner should review this policy and the other documentation (faculty disclosure form & letter of agreement with commercial support) through the CME process, and through consultation with the CME/CPD section.
The CME/CPD section will accept educational grants from commercial companies for continuing medical education and continuing professional development (CME/CPD) activities under the following guidelines:
The CME/CPD section, in reviewing the CME/CPD Evaluation Summary report and/or monitoring report will discuss the speakers’ compliance with commercial support guidelines. In part, this consideration shall be based on the monitoring report or whether 10% or more of participants indicate there was commercial bias in the presentation, which will be interpreted as non-compliance with these guidelines.
In the event an activity has been determined to be non-compliant, letters shall be sent to the activity planner and the faculty of speakers informing them of the findings of the CME/CPD section. HAAD has the authority to withhold or withdraw an organizer’s/speaker’s privilege to designate activities for HAAD Category 1 Credit. Decisions may be appealed to the CME/CPD section at HAAD. The speakers and/or the planners shall not be considered for future CME activities. The period of ineligibility will be linked directly to the degree of violations
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Gifts to Health Professionals from
Commercial Support for CE (including support for social events)
CE Publicity and Publications