New Event Development
Suburban Health Organization (SHO) is interested in developing new continuing education (CE) activities to meet the needs of our physicians, nurses, social workers, and allied healthcare professionals. As an accredited/approved provider of CMEs, CNEs, Health Facility Administrators, and Behavioral Health and Human Services CEs, SHO's CE team is responsible for the development and oversight of CE activities to ensure the applicable accreditation boards’ requirements are met. Individuals interested in developing a new CE activity, should contact Terri Neaderhiser, CE Program Administrator, as early as possible in the planning process. Terri can be reached by telephone at 317-692-5222, or by email at email@example.com.
It is recommended requests be made no less than two weeks prior to the date promotional materials will be distributed and no less than eight weeks prior to the activity date. Conferences, symposiums, and enduring materials (self-studies) may require additional time to plan and process for CEs. Intake information will be collected, and information will be provided on the steps required to certify the activity for CEs. SHO’s CE team will make every effort to make the process as simple as possible. Activities certified for CEs must be in compliance with SHO’s and the applicable accreditation board requirements. SHO reserves the right to withhold CEs from any activity not in compliance with the regulations.
Individuals interested in requesting development of a CE activity are encouraged to review and/or complete SHO’s CE Intake Form. The form will help prepare for the intake discussion when planning an event.
All planners, speakers, moderators, and anyone with the ability to control content of the CE activity is required to complete and disclose any financial relationship with an ACCME-defined ineligible company. Individuals refusing to disclose this information are disqualified from planning, speaking, or otherwise contributing to the development, implementation, or evaluation of CE activities.
Joint provider opportunities are available for ACCME defined eligible companies. A joint provider relationship occurs when an activity is developed by one accredited/approved and one non-accredited/non-approved organization. The accredited/approved provider is responsible for the activity and ensuring the compliance with all accreditation board requirements.
Commercial support is when monetary or in-kind contributions given by an ACCME defined ineligible company to a CE provider that is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CE activity.
All commercial supporters are asked to carefully review the ACCME's Standards for Independence and Integrity. Commercial Supporters will be asked to sign a Commercial Support Agreement.
Non-accredited CE providers jointly providing activities with SHO are required to report any plans to receive commercial support for a CE 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 applicable board regulations and to sign a Commercial Support Agreement.
Exhibitor or Advertisement Opportunities
Exhibits and advertisements are considered promotional and not continuing education. No exhibits or advertisements will be allowed in the educational area. More information on exhibits and advertisements are available on the ACCME and ANCC website. SHO may consider exhibit or advertising opportunities to be conducted in non-educational areas before or after CE activities. Non-accredited organizations jointly providing CE activities with SHO are required to notify SHO of the plan to have exhibits and/or advertisements in connection to CE activities. All parties will be required to sign an Exhibitor and/or Advertisement Agreement.
The following documents are available to guide planning committees in the development and implementation of quality continuing education (CE) activities. Contact SHO’s CE team by calling 317-692-5222, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to obtain further guidance.
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