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CME PROGRAM INFORMATION


Please review carefully the CME information including Program Requirements, Financial Disclosure, AOCR Reimbursent Policies and PowerPoint presentations. We value your participation in the AOCR CME Program and should you have questions about these policies, please contact the Rhonda at (800) 258-2627 or email rhonda@aocr.org.

Faculty must complete the following forms.  Just click on the link & follow the instructions.

1.  Disclosure Form
2.  Faculty & Lecture Form               
3.  Travel Reservation Form
4.  Objectives and References

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
The AOCR is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA.) To assure that this CME activity is of the highest standard for the practice of CME please carefully adhere to the following:

  • It is imperative that your CME presentation address treatment options in a scientifically sound and thorough manner. Each presentation should include a meaningful discussion of the various treatment options available, to include the advantages and disadvantages of each. This CME activity is designed to be educational and not promotional.
  • Requirement for the use of generic names rather than trade names. The AOCR policy is that when discussing therapeutic options, only generic names should be used, unless there is an overwhelming reason to use a trade name. If it is necessary to use a trade name, then those of several companies must be used. The use of generic names helps contribute to a fair and balanced presentation.
  • The requirement to provide off label or investigational disclosure. This is another very important issue. Each faculty member is charged with telling the audience if the FDA has not approved the product for the indication being discussed, or if it is investigational.
  • The requirement to disclose financial interest. The AOCR requires disclosure of any affiliations between a presenter and any organization that may have a direct interest or financial involvement (i.e., providing commercial support) in the educational activity. In addition, faculty is required to disclose any financial relationships they may have with the manufacturer of any product or class of products they plan to discuss in an educational activity.
  • Please submit a minimum of two objectives and two references for each lecture that you present. 

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support require that all accredited providers must collect commercial interest information from CME activity faculty for identifying conflicts of interest, and for resolving those conflicts of interest.

The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients. Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria for promotional speakers’ bureau, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. The ACCME has not set a minimum dollar amount for relationships to be significant.

The following is a brief description of how these rules may affect you as a planner or faculty member for the American Osteopathic College of Radiology. 

  • All planners and faculty are required to complete a Full Disclosure.
  • The Full Disclosure form must be completed by all persons in a position to affect the content of the CME activity.
  • Any planner or faculty member who refuses or fails to submit relationship information will not be permitted to participate in planning or implementing the activity.
  • The AOCR is required to identify and resolve conflicts of interest held by planners and faculty members.
  • All financial relationships disclosed must be shared with the program participants.

REIMBURSEMENT POLICY
  • Honorarium – Speaker will receive $250 per lecture hour
  • Per Diem – Speaker will receive one (1) day per diem (hotel room expense plus a $50 food allowance) for each day of lecture. 
  • Reservations:  AOCR staff will make airline and hotel reservations.  Airline schedules will be emailed to speaker for review and upon approval, reservations will be confirmed.  If a speaker elects to book his/her own airfare, reimbursement will be limited to the amount of the airline ticket emailed for approval. 
  • Mileage – Travel from home to the airport will be reimbursed at the IRS allowable mileage rate. Travel by car to the CME Activity will be reimbursed at the IRS allowable mileage rate and is not to exceed the cost of coach air fare.
  • Taxi – Reimbursement will be made for taxi fare from the airport to the hotel and return.  If a speaker elects to rent a car, he/she will be reimbursed at the taxi fare rate.
  • Cancellation/Change Fees – Any fees or charges incurred as a result of changes or cancellation of confirmed reservation will be the responsibility of the speaker.  If a change is required to a confirmed reservation, AOCR staff should be contacted to make the revisions.
  • Other Expenses – Speakers will be reimbursed airport parking for each day they lecture and reimbursement for airline baggage fees for one (1) checked bag.  Receipt required.  Tips will not be reimbursed. 
  • Voucher Submission – Please submit vouchers within 30 days from meeting date.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

  • Must use a 16:9 format for PowerPoint presentations.
  • Syllabus Material: All PowerPoint presentation(s) will be included in the course syllabus and distributed to course participants.  Presentations will be saved as pdfs with 6 slides per page to be included in the course syllabus. The deadline for PowerPoint(s) submission is 3 weeks prior to the meeting start date 
  • To Upload your PowerPoint presentations the AOCR will use Dropbox and you do not have to have a Dropbox account. I will email instructions to upload your presentations just prior to the meeting.
  • Copyright Material:  Be sure that your presentation(s) does not contain any images, tables, etc., that have copyright protection.
  • Video Files:  If you have video clips included in your presentation, please make sure that you embed the video files and bring them on a thumb drive to the meeting.
  • MAC Users:  If you will be using a MAC or program other than PowerPoint, please contact me to discuss.
 
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American Osteopathic College of Radiology
119 East Second Street
Milan, MO 63556-1331



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