Continuing Medical Education

Policies

The Office of Continuing Medical Education maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for healthcare professionals.

Use of Brown Logo

Use of the Brown Logo in Conjunction with Formal CME Activities (January 16, 2008)

Formal continuing medical education (CME) activities are those activities for which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is awarded. CME activities include regularly scheduled conferences (e.g. grand rounds, M & M, etc.), live conferences (single or multi-day), enduring materials (e.g. newsletters, monographs, CD-ROM), and internet activities.

Use of the Warren Alpert Medical School name and/or logo is restricted to those CME activities and conferences that are directly or jointly sponsored by the medical school's Office of Continuing Medical Education. Activities sponsored by affiliated hospital CME programs may not use the medical school name or logo or in any other way imply that the medical school is the sponsor or responsible for the educational content of the activity. Faculty who wish to use the medical school's name or logo should contact the Brown CME Office at the earliest stage of the planning process for assistance with compliance with this policy as well as national accreditation policies and standards.

Brown CME Disclosure Policy

The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education state that an ACCME accredited provider is responsible for identifying relevant financial relationships between individuals in control of educational content and ineligible companies and managing these to ensure they do not introduce commercial bias into the education. Financial relationships of any dollar amount are defined as relevant if the educational content is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

All faculty and planners of Brown CME sponsored activities are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies to the CME office so that potential conflicts can be mitigated, if necessary. Faculty and planners are advised that (1) All recommendations for patient care in accredited continuing education must be based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options. (2) All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

(2/1/2021)

Brown CME Event Cancellation Policy

Brown CME reserves the right to cancel or delay a CME event due to any unforeseen circumstances.  If an event is cancelled, Brown CME will refund your registration fee.  Brown CME will  not be held responsible for registrant's travel, hotel or other costs incurred resulting from the cancellation.

Registration Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the conference. An administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. (Administrative fees vary based on conference. Please see specific conference registration page for correct fee.) “No shows” are subject to the full conference fee. Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing. No refunds or credits will be issued once the conference has started.