CME Expectations for Presenters

 All presenters will be expected to present an unbiased, content validated, evidence based presentation. 

 “The content or format of a CME activity or its related materials must promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.”

Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the CME educational material or content includes trade names, where available trade names from several companies should be used, not just trade names from a single company.”

“Educational materials that are part of a CME activity, such as slides, abstracts, and handouts, cannot contain any advertising, trade name or a product-group message.” (ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support)

  • All presenters must complete a disclosure form to identify any potential conflicts of interest as soon as it is received.  If the CME office determines there is a potential conflict of interest, you may be asked for more information or to preview your presentation.

  • Commercial companies cannot provide slides, biased data, nor pay direct expenses to presenters such as honoraria, travel expenses, etc.   (from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, Opinion 8.061, “Gifts to Physicians from Industry” & ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support)

  • Please respect the time allotted for your presentation and allow for question and answer.

  • Please send in your presentation when requested (especially important for courses when a syllabus is prepared).

  • For grand rounds:  If your presentation is to be broadcast, please bring your presentation on a thumb drive as it must be run from an EVMS computer connected to our network.   

  • Keep all original receipts for reimbursement.

  • Keep open communication with the CME Office and your host department (Contact CME at (757) 446-6140 or if you have any questions or requests.