CME Accreditation & Disclosures

Disclosure Policy | Committee & Staff Disclosures | Faculty Disclosures | Credit for Physicians | Credit for Sonographers
Documenting CME Credits | Role of CME Committee

Accreditation Statement

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME activities for physicians.

The ACCME evaluates the overall continuing medical education programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards.

AIUM's CME Mission

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity so that the AIUM may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity.

Committee and Staff Disclosures

As a provider accredited by ACCME, AIUM must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Committee members and AIUM staff involved in planning this CME activity have completed a Disclosure of Financial Relationship. Disclosures, if any, are listed under the speaker's name. Otherwise, the speaker has indicated that he or she does not have any relevant financial relationships. All completed disclosure forms are on file and available for review upon request.

Faculty Disclosures

All faculties participating in an educational activity provided by the AIUM is required to disclose to the provider and to the learner any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AIUM must determine if the faculty's relationships may influence the educational content with regard to exposition or conclusion and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent faculty with relevant financial relationships from serving as faculty, but rather to provide members of the audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Disclosures, if any, are listed under the speaker's name. Otherwise, the speaker has indicated that he or she does not have any relevant financial relationships. Disclosure forms are available for review upon request.

Credit for Physicians

Designation Statement

The AIUM designates this xxxxx activity for a maximum of xxxx AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit for Sonographers

Sonographers participating in AIUM educational activities may earn credits toward maintaining their professional certification from the following organizations:

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). These educational activities are approved by the AIUM for XXXX ARRT Category A Credits.

Documenting CME Credits

The AIUM provides CME certificates to those who have participated in an AIUM educational activity. The AIUM does not submit credits to regulation bodies or certifying organizations on behalf of the participant. It is the participant's responsibility to submit proof of credits on his or her own behalf.

CME Committee

The role of the CME Committee is to develop the policies and procedures for the review and approval of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ continuing medical education credit. The committee is responsible for maintaining the procedures and records as required by the ACCME to ensure retention of this privilege and authority.

 

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