Thank you planners and faculty for sharing your expertise and time in developing/presenting accredited education. Your participation helps to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships of healthcare professionals.

Need help? Please contact the Office of CPD at 215-955-6992 or via email with questions.

Accreditation Requirements

JOINT ACCREDITATION IN INTERPROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION™

Thomas Jefferson University Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) is jointly accredited to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. We are accredited to offer continuing education credit for the following professions: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, PAs, and dietetics.

Disclosure

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, authors, presenters, and content reviewers are required to disclose any financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interest entities within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure statements are valid for 12-months after the date of completion. It is the professional responsibility of the individual to update the disclosure as needed during the 12-month period.

Jefferson Employees: To access the disclosure form, login to this website. After login, click 'My Account' at the top right corner and then select 'COI Disclosure System'.

Non-Jefferson Employees: Create an account using 123456 as a campus key. After login, click 'My Account' at the top right corner and then select 'COI Disclosure System'.

Accredited Content

Many healthcare professionals have financial relationships with ineligible companies. These relationships must not be allowed to influence accredited continuing education. As the accredited provider, OCPD is responsible for identifying relevant financial relationships between individuals in control of educational content and ineligible companies, in addition to investigating these relationships to ensure they do not introduce commercial bias into the education. As such, OCPD may request to review content (presentations, handouts, articles, ect.) prior to the scheduled activity date and/or request additional information about any financial relationships.

Please review the Continuing Education Content Guide.

Forms

Blank W9 Form

Additional AudioVisual Requirements Form

Travel/Reimbursement

Jefferson Travel Expense Guidelines/Policies

Philadelphia Business Tax (if you live outside the city)


Non-Accredited Education

Thomas Jefferson University Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) is responsible for ensuring non-accredited education is separate from accredited continuing education. To meet this requirement, learners must be able to easily distinguish between accredited education and other activities.

Live continuing education activities: Non-accredited education developed by or with influence from an ineligible company or with planners or faculty with unmitigated financial relationships must not occur in the educational space within 30 minutes before or after an accredited education activity. Activities that are part of the event but are not accredited for continuing education will be clearly labeled and communicated as such to learners.

Educational materials: Educational materials that are part of accredited education (such as slides, abstracts, handouts, evaluation mechanisms, or disclosure information) must not contain any marketing produced by or for an ineligible company, including corporate or product logos, trade names, or product group messages.

Learner Disclosures

Prior to the start of the activity, OCPD will disclose to the learners the following:

  • Name(s) of the ineligible company(ies) that provided commercial support, and the nature of the support if it was in-kind, prior to the learners engaging in the education.
  • Individuals that have a financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies, the name(s) of the ineligible companies in which they have a relationship, and  the nature of the relationship.
  • The absence of any relationship with ineligible companies by planners, faculty, and others in control of content.

Exceptions

OCPD does not need to identify, mitigate, or disclose relevant financial relationships for any of the following activities:

  1. Accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training.
  2. Accredited education where the learner group is in control of content, such as a spontaneous case conversation among peers.
  3. Accredited self-directed education where the learner controls their educational goals and reports on changes that resulted, such as learning from teaching, remediation, or a personal development plan. When Thomas Jefferson University serve as a source of information for the self-directed learner, the learners will be directed only to resources and methods for learning that are not controlled by ineligible companies.

 

Last updated 11/19/2021

 

 

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