PDF icon (Verbatim per the ACCME) ... determine whether each person’s financial relationships with ineligible companies are relevant to the content of the education you are planning. Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the prospective person who will control content of the education:

  • A financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company.
  • The content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship.
  • The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months.

Determine which mechanism appropriately resolves the specific financial conflict of interest and indicate how the resolution was conducted.  If a financial conflict of interest cannot be resolved, the person with the conflict cannot control content of the accredited continuing education or credit may not be awarded for the content presented by said individual.

Choose a mitigation strategy for each person who has a relevant financial relationship and implement that strategy before the person assumes their role.
Mitigation steps for planners (choose at least one)

  • Divest the financial relationship
  • Recusal from controlling aspects of planning and content with which there is a financial relationship
  • Peer review of planning decisions by persons without relevant financial relationships
  • Use other methods (please describe):

Mitigation steps for faculty and others (choose at least one)

  • Divest the financial relationship
  • Peer review of content by persons without relevant financial relationships
  • Attest that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias (e.g., peer-reviewed literature, adhering to evidence-based practice guidelines)
  • Use other methods (please describe):



The ACCME asks that you please provide your rationale for your decision.