Faculty/Speaker Guidelines for CME Presentations
As an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), AANA must ensure that all CME programs meet all ACCME Essential Elements and Guidelines while maintaining the highest standards and expectations of its audience. Listed below are faculty/speaker guidelines to assist you in developing the highest quality educational content and materials. These guidelines also ensure compliance to the AANA’s CME policies.
As it is essential for the Arthroscopy Association of North America to maintain its ACCME accreditation, all presenters must review and acknowledge the following guidelines regarding potential bias and/or conflict of interest prior to uploading their presentation(s):
Disclosure of Interest(s)
All presenters need to make sure their disclosures are up to date at the AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program. http://www.aaos.org/disclosure
Mandatory Speaker Disclosure Slide
AANA requires presenters to project their mandatory financial disclosure on the second slide of their presentation for a minimum of 3 seconds. The slide must name any relevant financial relationships and the nature of the relationship (i.e. Paid Consultant, Stock options, Employee, etc.). Presenters must also indicate if their presentation contains any off-label or investigational use information.
Presentations for CME credit must be free of commercial bias/conflict. All presentations must avoid inappropriate visual and spoken content.
Please find below a list of common presentation errors to avoid:
Slides with company names and/or logos
Presentations using Company slides and/or videos
Verbal or visual use of Company named procedures
Proprietary names of equipment. For example:
"flip cutter" instead of retrograde drill
"endobutton" instead of cortical button
"Scorpion" instead of suture passing device
Patient photos with identifying features (e.g. visible face or tattoos)
Exception is if signed release is obtained from patient
Sexually, ethnically, politically, or ethically inappropriate slides or comments
Please note that if multiple (three or more) proprietary products, Company names/logos, or procedures are listed as options within a presentation, then no bias/conflict is perceived as multiple companies are represented.
AANA realizes that presentations are prone to last minute modifications to provide the most updated information and to that end, additional review for potential conflicts/bias will also be evaluated by speaker monitors as well as participant evaluations at the event. However, it is the ultimate responsibility of each presenter to ensure that their presentation is compliant with ACCME guidelines. Failure to comply with the above may result in the withdrawal of this or future activity participation if deemed appropriate by the AANA Education Committee.