UCAOA Speaker Guidelines - Fall 13
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The Urgent Care Association of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. 

The following are UCAOA's Speaker Guidelines


Disclosure Information

In Advance of the Course: All individuals engaged in course planning, content development, or presentation (i.e., course directors, planning committee members, moderators, speakers, etc.) must complete and submit a financial disclosure form for review and approval well in advance of the course. A review process is in place to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest.

At the time of the Course: Each confirmed faculty must share their disclosure information verbally and with a slide to the course attendees at the beginning of the presentation. A statement must be made even if there are no financial relationships to disclose.

Please see the Conflict of Interest page to learn more. 

Fair Balance

Presentations should be free of commercial bias for or against any product. Statements about products should be objective and based on evidence drawn from generally accepted scientific methods in the medical community.

To facilitate fair balance, speakers should:

  • Disregard any attempts by commercial supporters to influence the content of their presentation (to include selection of topics, speakers, and/or learning objectives).
  • Use generic, rather than trade names of products.
  • When using data from published studies, reference the source and highlight the study design and its limitations.
  • When using data from unpublished studies on file with a commercial entity, confirm that the study methodology is sound, and be prepared to produce the study if requested to do so by the CME provider.

Discussion of Off-Label

  • CME courses provide an educational forum in which off-label uses may be discussed. However, speakers discussing off-label uses should indicate that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Additional Information
More information on accreditation requirements can be found in the ACCME document "Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education." To view or download the complete text, go to the ACCME Web site at http://www.accme.org/.

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