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The chair of ACC's annual spring meeting, ACC.11, said some attendees were under the impression that RFID chips, embedded in their badges, could be used to award CME credit. All attendees must submit for credit online using the honor system, he said.

NIQIE executive director Nancy Davis, PhD, was elected to the National Board of Medical Examiners. The NBME has a membership of approximately 80 drawn from national medical organizations, healthcare professions, medical education and regulation communities.

Questions have arisen over whether standards and oversight for academic detailers should equal the rules enforced on sales reps, writes Dr. Joshua Lenchus in a WLF Legal Backgrounder: do studies they provide need to be peer reviewed and/or evaluated by federal health authorities, must materials offer clear and balanced risk and benefit information, and what level of expertise and training must they have?

ReachMD said its professional medical news, information and CME satellite radio channel is moving from XM 160 to XM 167 as part of an XM Satellite Radio channel reordering. The change will have no impact on programming, ReachMD said.
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