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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.

Application Deadlines

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 flemingkarend@uams.edu  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

PlanningForm
Perform a Needs Assessment to Identify Practice GapsNeeds Assessment Worksheet
Data SourcesGap Analysis Data Sources
Plan the CME ActivityGuide to Planning ACCME Compliant CME Activities
Pre-Application for Joint Providers (not an UAMS College of Medicine DepartmentPre-application for Jointly Sponsored Activities
ApplicationCME Application and Planning Worksheet Live Activities
Joint Providership PolicyUAMS Joint Sponsorship Policy and Procedures
Joint Providership Agreement JOINT SPONSORSHIP AND FEE AGREEMENT
Write Measurable Learning ObjectivesLearning Objectives
Verbs for Writing Measurable Objectives
Inform Speakers of ResponsibilitiesSpeaker 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 BudgetProjected 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 AgreementLetter of Agreement
Closing ReportClosing Report and Documentation Required