CME

ACCME tables logo ban again

ACCME tables logo ban again

By

After a wave of feedback, the accreditor has deferred a ban on use of corporate logos in disclosures of commercial support.

ACCME closer to revising criteria

The accreditor wants comments on its new accreditation plan, but a new commendation proposal is yet to come.

Proposed guidelines kick industry off campus

Proposed guidelines kick industry off campus

By

Pew Charitable Trust's proposed conflict of interest guidelines could mean even less face time for sales reps and less industry money for CME programs.

OPDP expands "Bad Ad" with CME

OPDP expands "Bad Ad" with CME

By

The agency made good on a pledge to expand Bad Ad with a web-based CME course and case studies representing common problems.

Rebound seen in HCP meeting turnout: report

Rebound seen in HCP meeting turnout: report

By

Attendance by physicians crept up in 2012, said the trade group HCEA, but overall turnout was flat, likely because exhibitors brought less personnel along to meetings.

CME compliance trends up among some outfits

By

Some providers of CME are getting better at complying with accreditation criteria, data show, yet many are still struggling to meet a stricter set of requirements.

CME income rises, despite steep pharma cuts

By

Pharma's med-ed cut was its fifth in a row. But other income surged, filling the void as the funding picture for CME continued to even out.

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

By

With a clear buffet exemption in-hand, the agency's position with respect to CME meals seems pretty clear. Industry is pushing for more clarity around the treatment of accrediting bodies.

Study says CME leads to million-dollar savings

By

The estimated cost savings for only 10% of participants changing their practice is somewhere in the million-dollar range, according to a study.

Medscape looks to fill docs' diabetes-testing gap

By

A CME activity was associated with increased testing that could head off neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

BI, Lilly go simple in new SGLT med-ed effort

BI, Lilly go simple in new SGLT med-ed effort

By

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly rolled out a pre-launch SGLT campaign that breaks ranks with branding for J&J's SGLT2 inhibitor Invokana.

Navidea deploying MSLs in launch of new diagnostic agent

Navidea deploying MSLs in launch of new diagnostic agent

By

Medical science liaisons will educate nuclear-medicine clinicians as part of the launch of a new Navidea diagnostic agent for use in breast and skin cancer.

Sunshine spawns fresh questions for med ed

By

New transparency rules set to lay bare financial ties between physicians and pharma will be a mixed bag for medical education, providers say.

CMS releases "Sunshine" final rule: federal preemption, August start date

CMS releases "Sunshine" final rule: federal preemption, August start date

By

CMS issued its long-delayed final rule for collecting data on industry payments to physicians, ordering data collection to begin in August and asserting that the federal law preempts state laws.

M3 Group extends reach in Iberian and Latin American markets with partnership

M3 Group extends reach in Iberian and Latin American markets with partnership

By

MDLinx owner M3 Group is partnering with Argentine online CME firm Medcenter on a content-sharing deal that will expand its in-language reach to Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Pri-Med in deal to buy EHR firm

By

The med-ed company is buying Amazing Charts, a tie-up the firms say will enable them to deliver customized education to physicians and then assess the patient-level impact.

Most docs don't know about FDA's opioid safety plan: survey

By

Only 35% of physicians are aware of the FDA's class-wide safety plan for certain opioids, a survey showed, suggesting an awareness challenge as the plan gets under way.

Sunshine Act could scare docs away from commercially-supported CME

Sunshine Act could scare docs away from commercially-supported CME

By

Physicians are reconsidering their participation in industry-sponsored CME, fearful that their inclusion in Sunshine Act databases as having received payments from companies will tarnish their reputations and fuel perceptions of conflicts of interest, a survey has found.

Pharma slashed CME funding again last year: report

By

The drug industry dialed back its continuing medical education (CME) grant-giving in 2011, continuing a negative trend of the last few years.

People news: ACEHP and Preventice

The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) named a new executive director, and mobile health app firm Preventice hired a director of global business development.

FDA opioid plan directs funding for CME

By

The FDA's opioid REMS safety plan is challenged on two fronts: getting CME providers to offer courses and getting doctors to attend them. Can the agency's scheme educate enough physicians to curb an epidemic?

Success seen in fighting CME bias

By

Progress in keeping commercial bias from industry-based certified CME is at hand, say those who produce and fund it.

New president has 'big tent' vision for CME association

By

Damon Marquis wants to make one thing clear: CME is not the only important form of medical education.

Video reflects struggle to keep bias out of CME

Video reflects struggle to keep bias out of CME

By

Those who produce and fund certified medical education acknowledge that conflict of interest is one issue that seems to constantly crop up. But while conflict is inevitable, bias doesn't have to be, they insist in a new video.

Pfizer to hand some med-ed grant decisions to external advisors

By

Pfizer is changing the way it funds medical education to make smarter use of a shrinking pool of funds and to enhance the impact of activities it supports.

Pri-Med sold; John Mooney returns as CEO

By

Pri-Med founder John Mooney and his former management team have returned to the firm, which is under new ownership following M|C Holding's sale of Pri-Med's US assets to Canadian event and media producer Diversified Business Communications.

Stanford research center could elevate CME

By

It probably won't have the same ability to tap industry for support, but a new med-ed center at Stanford has some other interesting parallels with the school's CME program.

No CME-pocalypse, data show

No CME-pocalypse, data show

By

Doctors are still getting their CME, but mostly the non-commercially supported kind.

Steep drop seen in providers of community-based CME

Steep drop seen in providers of community-based CME

By

State-accredited CME providers continue to decrease, with 68 dropping out as of last year, but so far the trend has not posed a threat to physician education, one official says.

Company news: Lighthouse Learning and Shire

The ACCME awarded provisional two-year accreditation to Lighthouse Learning, the educational content provider which develops and sells CME curricula without accepting commercial funding.

Email Newsletters