JOINT SPONSORSHIPSBelow you will find documents and descriptions to aid you in your request for Joint Sponsorship of your event. Many of these files are in PDF format. To view or print conveniently, we suggest saving these files to your local computer. To do so, simply right-click on any of the links and select "Save Target As" (or similarly worded) option that appears in your browser's
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Joint Sponsorship FAQ
Answers to many of your Joint Sposorship questions can be found here.
Link to sample Joint Sponsorship Policy and Application for your review prior to submission. Please contact Deborah Naser at: email@example.com or (800) 998.6030 ext. 118 for the most current JS Policy and Application.
Link to sample Joint Sponsorship Policy and Application for your review prior to submission. Please contact Deborah Naser at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 998.6030 ext. 118 for the most current JS Policy and Application. Completed application, all supporting materials, and deposit must be received no later than eight (8) weeks prior to the activity. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all required information is received.
Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essential Areas and their Elements (Link to PDF file)
All continuing medical education (CME) activities must comply with these guidelines.
ACCME Standards of Commercial Support (Link to PDF file)
Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities
Verb Worksheet for Preparing Learning Objectives (Link to PDF file)
Learning objectives should be stated in terms of what the attendee can expect to “take away” from the activity and implement in the practice setting. Objectives should be derived from the needs assessment, relate to the intended audience, and be able to measure post-activity in terms of physician/clinician learning and/or practice change or patient heath care outcomes. This worksheet is a great tool to assist in developing knowledgeable objectives.
Examples of Desirable Physician Attributes (Link to PDF file)
Listing of Institute of Medicine Core Competencies, ACGME/ABMS Competencies, and ABMS Maintenance of Certification examples.
Faculty/Planning Committee Disclosure Form(Link to PDF file, For A Word Document file, CLICK HERE)
All joint sponsors must communicate to speakers that correspondence will be sent to them by the accrediting provider (ABQAURP). The speaker must complete and return the Faculty Disclosure Form and provide a copy of presentation to ABQAURP. Joint Sponsor must submit completed Committee Disclosure Forms for each committee member.
Sample Faculty Disclosure Slide(Link to PDF file)
All speakers must insert a disclosure statement on the title slide of power point presentations.
Written Agreement for Commercial Support (Link to PDF file)
Commercial Support is financial, or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest, which is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CME/CE activity. The terms, conditions, and purposes of the commercial support must be documented in a written agreement between the commercial supporter that includes the provider and its educational partner(s).
Expense and Honorarium Policy(Link to PDF file)
ACCME requires written policies and procedures governing honoraria and reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses for planners, teachers, and authors. The Joint Sponsor has the option of using the ABQAURP’s policy or their own policy. If using your own policy, a copy must be provided with the application.
Commercial Support Reconciliation Income & Expenses (Link to EXCEL file)
The accredited provider (ABQAURP) must be able to produce accurate documentation detailing the receipt and expenditure of the commercial support. To comply with this, a spreadsheet has been developed and joint sponsors must submit completed worksheet 60 days post-conference.
Activity Evaluation-Attendance Verification flyer (Link to PDF file)
ABQAURP will provide, at least one week prior to activity, a one-page flyer providing instructions to obtain continuing education credits. Joint Sponsor must reproduce the flyer and provide it to attendees. The link provided above is a sample of this document.
Activity Checklists (Link to PDF file)
Checklists for joint sponsors to use ensuring all items for each stage of accreditation (PRELIMINARY, FINAL, POST-ACTIVITY) are submitted.
ACCME Enduring Material requirements (Link to PDF file)
In order to have your activity approved as an Enduring Material, you must adhere to ACCME policy: Because there is no direct interaction between the provider and/or faculty and the learner, the provider must communicate the following information to participants so that they are aware of this information prior to starting the educational activity. How does the ACCME define an enduring material activity? An enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented CME activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a planned activity. In an enduring material the provider creates the content.
ACCME Internet CME requirements (Link to PDF file)
In order to have your activity approved as an Internet Material, you must adhere to ACCME policy: Internet CME - there are special requirements for Internet CME because of the nature of the activities. Activities that are provided electronically, whether they have live or enduring activities, must comply with all accreditation requirements. How does the ACCME define an internet searching and learning activity? Internet searching and learning activities is based on a learner identifying a problem in practice and then accessing content in search for an answer from sources on the Internet that are facilitated by a provider. For the purpose of ACCME data collection, the ACCME includes AMA-defined point of care CME as a form of internet searching and learning.
CME/CE Verification request form (Link to EXCEL file)
Request for CME-CE link to certificate: If you attended an ABQAURP accredited activity, and did not claim your CME-CE credits and print your certificate before the 30 day time limit expired, you may request the activity attendance verification and evaluation site be re-established, in order to print your certificate. Once your attendance is verified with the activity director, and the administrative fee is received along with the completed form, we will email you the re-established link so you can claim your credits and print your certificate.
For more information, contact Deborah Naser at: email@example.com or (800) 998.6030 ext. 118.