All educational activites are expected to be planned, implemented, and evaluated in compliance with the ACCME Essential Areas and their Elements and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
Please complete all sections of the Continuing Medical Education Application. You will be required to create a profile.
Certification of continuing education activities incurs the following four types of industry-standard fees: 1) Application, 2) Certification, 3) Database Management, and 4) optional Management Fees.
There are also differing fee structures that correlate to the level of involvement or management from the CEPD staff. Some clients will prefer to manage all aspects of their conferences or series. If that is the case, please view Certification Only Fees for a description of the services included with these fees. However, some clients do not have the infrastructure or support staff to plan and manage a conference or series on their own. If this applies to you, please view Full-Service Fees.
The Documentation Checklist will help you keep track of all the forms and information needed by our office in order for your course to be certified. Although course applications may be approved for certification, credits cannot be certified for individual attendees until all documentation has been forwarded by the course director to Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) and verified by the CME Coordinator.
Completed disclosure forms are required for any person able to control the content of an activity certified for continuing medical education credit. This includes course directors and coordinators, planning committee members, speakers, moderators, and contributors.
The ACCME requires full disclosure for each speaker. The intent of this policy is neither to restrain nor prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation, only to openly identify any potential conflict and allow the audience to make an informed determination about the content presented. Those who refuse to disclose will not be allowed to plan or present for a CME-certified activity.
Speakers will supply CEPD and the course director with their presentation slides and/or materials at a date set at least two weeks prior to the course date. Course Directors are required to review each speaker's presentation content prior to the presentation of the materials to the participants and prior to the printing of handout materials.
Compliance standards require that certified activities "measure the effectiveness of each activity in meeting the identified educational need in terms of satisfaction, knowledge, or skills." A variety of evaluation methods can be used to comply with certification standards. CEPD can advise course directors about evaluation methods, including the use of Audience Response Systems (ARS) for participant surveys.
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
phone - 865-305-9190
fax - 865-305-6823
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 | 865-305-9290
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