St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As such, the CME program strictly adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support.
The CME program has policies in place to ensure independence from commercial interests for all its CME activities. Everyone in a position to control educational content (CME committee, faculty, planners, reviewers, and others who control content) must disclose to our organization any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to CME activities, which includes disqualifying individuals who refuse to disclose.
CME Committee members, planners and staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Faculty-specific disclosure is posted for learners prior to the beginning of each CME activity. Individually signed disclosures (CME committee, faculty, planners, reviewers and staff) are maintained in the CME program office.
To learn more about the Standards for Commercial Support, go to www.accme.org
For accreditation or other questions about the CME program at St. Charles, feel free to contact CME Program Staff.
Sheila S. Jordan, MMGT, CHCP
Manager, Continuing Medical Education & Clerkship