New CME Rules Create Firestorm

In a move that caught many continuing medical education professionals by surprise, the Accreditation Council for CME released implementation guidelines for its new Standards for Commercial Support that many say are far too restrictive. The guidelines--issued just a week after the new Standards had been approved by the CME community--unleashed a firestorm at the American Medical Association’s conference on CME provider/industry collaboration, held at the end of September in Baltimore.

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