The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, an affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association, is a growing organization dedicated to promoting the practice of dermatology on a national level. The AOCD is the organization responsible for Residencies and Continuing Medical Education nationwide. We are committed to providing up-to-date information and instruction for our members.
Disclosure of Commercial Support of CME
As you undoubtedly know from the national media, there has been much discussion concerning the relationships between CME sponsors, faculty and commercial companies providing support of CME.
Both the American Osteopathic Association and the Committee on Continuing Medical Education have adopted regulations for ethical actions in this area which the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology endorse and have adopted for all our educational activities. Please be assured that having an affiliation with a company does not imply in any way that something is wrong or improper; however, we want to inform attendees that such a relationship exists.
The Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology will support, enhance and advance new models of academic excellence and community health care.
The content of CME activities produced by the AOCD is determined and initiated by its members. The CME program approves the activities based upon needs assessment data to ensure that all offerings present current, state-of-the-art information. Specific areas of emphasis include:
State-of-the-art clinical information
Health systems administration
Public health issues
Professionalism in medicine
The primary target audience of the CME activities conducted by the AOCD are the dermatologist physician members. The program serves community physicians, volunteer clinical faculty, academic clinicians, and students affiliated with the AOCD. The program will also actively seek to broaden its audience through developing affiliations with CME providers on the national level.
Types of Activities
The core activities presented by the CME program are live conferences. The program actively encourages member to develop enduring materials as an evolving tool for continuing education. The program is committed to exploring the development of its capacity to expand resources in other educational techniques, including Web-based activities and point-of-care technologies.
As a result of participation in the AOCD Continuing Medical Education program, practicing clinicians will: Improve competency, maintain specialty board certification and cultivate lifelong learning.
These objectives will be achieved in a setting which is evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and free of commercial bias.
The AOCD is committed to the practice of continuing program improvement, and will actively explore new educational technologies, develop collaborative relationships with other CME providers, and seek to build the capacity to evaluate competency-based outcomes among the clinicians we serve.
Should you have any questions regarding the facilities, handouts, program content, or concerns about CME compliance with the AOA "Uniform Guidelines,” feel free to contact the AOCD representative:
Marsha A. Wise, B.S. Executive Director
P.O. Box 7525
Kirksville, MO 63501
Unresolved issues regarding compliance with the AOA "Uniform Guidelines” can be brought to the attention of the AOA Division of CME by calling:800-621-1773, extension 8262 or by writing:
AOA CME Office
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
A refund of the registration fee less $100 will be made upon receipt of a written request.
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