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Requirements for Continuing Medical Education

This meeting will be jointly sponsored by ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS and, for the purpose of providing continuing medical education (CME) credit, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).

CMSC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of CME for physicians. Any CME accredited activity must serve to maintain, develop, or increase knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.  The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of healthcare to the public.

The rules governing eligibility of scientific meetings for CME are complicated and continually evolving, in particular the rules related to submissions involving commercial interests (as defined by the ACCME).  Please note the following policies concerning abstracts for this meeting, some of which may differ from those of other scientific meetings you may have attended.

Abstracts accepted for platform presentations, for which CME credits will be offered, will be designated as such and will be clearly distinguished from non-CME work.  For your submission to be included in a plenary session that meets the requirements for AMA Category I credit and adheres to ACCME guidelines, it must meet each of the following criteria:

  1. No author may be an employee of a commercial interest, except under certain very specific circumstances that will require prior approval by our joint sponsors.
  2. The abstract, presentation, or slides may not be written, prepared, or produced by a commercial interest.
  3. The submission must be non-promotional in nature.
  4. The content must be appropriate in depth and scope for the intended physician audience.
  5. All authors must complete and sign the disclosure form

Submissions accepted for posters will not be categorized into those eligible for CME and those that are not.  Thus, CME will not be offered for the poster sessions.




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