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ACCME Webinar Outlines New Procedures

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has posted an archive and transcript of a recent webinar explaining the changes to its accreditation process. In the webinar, ACCME Chief Executive Murray Kopelow, MD, outlines the changes the board of directors adopted, including simplifying and removing some of the more onerous accreditation criteria and policy requirements, clarifying terminology, and providing a new tool to make verifying performance in practice easier.

Still awaiting further discussion are somewhat controversial proposed changes to the Standards for Commercial Support that would prohibit the use of commercial interest logos in the acknowledgment of commercial support. The ACCME also is still working on a new menu for accreditation with commendation criteria, which it will share with stakeholders when completed. What do you think of the new process? Please leave a comment below or e-mail Sue Pelletier at [email protected].

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