Information for Course Directors and Conference Planners
If you are interested in providing AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for your live educational activity, please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) early in the planning process. The OCME has an experienced staff to guide you through the application and planning process to ensure that ACCME expectations are met and your event is successful.
It is important to ensure compliance with ACCME Essential Criteria and policies, Standards for Commercial Support, as well as UAMS policies. Therefore, please contact us as early in the planning process as possible. Applications received 31-45 days before the activity will incur a rush fee to facilitate an expedited approval process. Applications received 30 or fewer days before the activity will not be reviewed. Credits cannot be awarded for activities that have already occurred.
You can call the OCME at 501-661-7962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
OCME Fees 2013/2014 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014)
OCME Fees 2014/2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015)
Application and Planning Forms
|Perform a Needs Assessment to Identify Practice Gaps||Needs Assessment Worksheet|
|Data Sources||Gap Analysis Data Sources|
|Plan the CME Activity||Guide to Planning ACCME Compliant CME Activities|
|Pre-Application for Joint Sponsors (not an UAMS College of Medicine Department||Pre-application for Jointly Sponsored Activities|
|Application||CME Application and Planning Worksheet Live Activities|
|Joint Sponsorship Policy||UAMS Joint Sponsorship Policy and Procedures|
|Joint Sponsorship Agreement||JOINT SPONSORSHIP AND FEE AGREEMENT|
|Write Measurable Learning Objectives||Learning Objectives|
|Verbs for Writing Measurable Objectives|
|Inform Speakers of Responsibilities||Speaker Letter Template|
|Collect information about financial relationships and resolve conflicts of interest for Planners/Speakers/Moderators/Authors||UAMS Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution Policy|
|Disclosure of FInancial Relationships and Conflict of Interest Form|
|Plan the Budget||Projected Budget Template|
|Prepare Promotional Materials|
Please Note: Promotional materials may not be printed or disseminated without OCME approval. If required statements are not used or contain errors and prior approval was not obtained, reprinting and dissemination of corrected materials will be necessary.
|UAMS Guidelines for Promotional Materials|
|Properly Manage Commercial Support|
Please note: Commercial Support must be carefully documented. It must also be acknowledged properly to the participants.
|ACCME Standards for Commerical Support|
|UAMS Policy for Commercial Support|
|Letter of Agreement||Letter of Agreement|
|Closing Report||Closing Report and Documentation Required|