As an accredited CME provider of the American Osteopathic Association and its Council on Continuing Medical Education, the AOCD has adopted regulations for ethical action concerning the relationships between CME sponsors, faculty and commercial companies providing support for CME programs.
It is the policy of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs.
All faculty participating in any AOCD sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.
The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition of the conclusions presented.
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Contact The AOA:
If you would like to speak with a CME Service Representative about your CME Activity Report, call (800) 621-1773, ext. 8262, or send an email to the CME department.
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Fax your CME credits to (312) 202-8202, Attention: Division of CME, or email attachments to the AOA. Be sure to include your name and AOA ID.
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Grantor Attendance Policy
Representatives of commercial supporters may attend an educational activity, but may not engage in promotional activities while in the room where the CME activity takes place. No commercial promotional materials shall be displayed or distributed in the same room as the CME activity. Exhibits are permitted at AOCD meetings, however, they shall not influence nor interfere with the presentation of the CME activity.