Shape CME's Future

For the first time, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is initiating a review of the entire commercial support system, considering options ranging from leaving the process intact, all the way to prohibiting industry funding entirely. The ACCME outlined the action plan in a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, in response to the committee's concern that the pharmaceutical industry is controlling educational content. (See story, page 16.)

Since providers rely

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