The ACCME defines commercial support as monetary or in-kind contributions given by an ACCME-defined commercial interest to a CME provider that is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CME activity.
All commercial supporters are asked to carefully review the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and will be asked to sign a Commercial Support Agreement.
Non-accredited CME providers jointly providing activities with Suburban Health Organization (SHO) are required to report any plans to receive commercial support for a CME activity at the time of planning. SHO holds the right to approve or deny the plan to obtain commercial support. All parties involved will be expected to abide by the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and to sign a Commercial Support Agreement.
Individuals interested in providing commercial support for CME activities should contact Terri Neaderhiser, CME Program Administrator, by telephone at 317-692-5222, extension 283, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.