Updated October 3, 2023
Dear Prospective Planner/Presenter:
We look forward to the opportunity to include you as a planner or presenter in Continuing Medical Education.
Why am I receiving this communication?
Institute for International Medicine (INMED) is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association. We appreciate your help in partnering with us to follow accreditation guidelines and help us create high-quality education that is independent of industry influence. For more information on the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education, please visit accme.org/standards.
Why do we collect this information?
Since healthcare professionals serve as the trusted authorities when advising patients, they must protect their learning environment from industry influence to ensure they remain true to their ethical commitments. Many healthcare professionals have financial relationships with ineligible companies. By identifying and mitigating relevant financial relationships, we work together to create a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from organizations that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.
What are the next steps in this process?
After we receive your disclosure information, we will review it to determine whether your financial relationships are relevant to the education. Please note: the identification of relevant financial relationships does not necessarily mean that you are unable to participate in the planning and implementation of this educational activity. Rather, the accreditation standards require that relevant financial relationships are mitigated before you assume your role in this activity.
If you have questions about these expectations, please contact us at CME@inmedce.com