Getting Started

Contact us! To start providing CME for an educational activity, the first step is to set up an hour long meeting with our office.  We’ll discuss the activity in detail and would like to meet with the activity director and anyone else who will be helping with the planning or coordinating.  We will use that meeting to fill out the education plan for you (it’s faster & less work for you).


Following the meeting, the next steps to getting CME credit for an activity are:

  1. We’ll take our notes from our meeting with you & turn it into an educational plan. 
  2. We’ll send that plan to you and ask that the director, coordinator and anyone else involved in the planning review and make any edits. 
  3. At the same time, we will most likely need to collect disclosure information from all  those in control of content (speakers, planners, moderators, etc.). Disclosure must be received & any conflicts resolved prior to the activity.
  4. We will then provide specific statements that must be included on publicity and be given to learners prior to activity start. 
  5. We’ll explain how learners can claim their credit and provide some instructions for you to share with your learners. 
  6. Once a year or at the end of the course, we’ll ask you to reflect on how the activity went and provide us with a completed form of those thoughts.  
Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible and to work with you to create an excellent, engaging educational experience for your learners.  Let us help you today!


Your Role and Responsibilities

UUCME operates using a decentralized model. For details of expectations of both the department and UUCME, see UUCME Expectations.

Prior to the Event

  • Publicity
  • Registration list
  • Disclosure & resolution of conflicts of interest
  • Letters of agreement for commercial support
  • Syllabus/course materials
  • Honorarium

After the Event

  • Evaluation / commitment to change
  • Attendance roster
  • Electronic rendition of all web pages
  • Payment of any UUCME fees
  • Complete the end of course review
  • Post-activity meeting

Julian date calendar

For more details, see UUCME Expectations, UUCME Policies, or contact us

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships by those in control of content

UUCME Disclosure Policy

The University Of Utah School Of Medicine's CME Office (UUCME) policy is that everyone in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.  UUCME follows all Accreditation Criteria and Standards of Commercial Support set forth by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  

Please see UUCME's Disclosure Policy for more information. 

UUCME Disclosure Tool

Complete your Disclosure if you are in control of content (Planner, Speaker, Moderator, etc) for any CME Activity.  

If you prefer there is a paper form. Please complete this paper form in its entirety (all 6 pages).  The link above is the easiest way to complete disclosure and most encouraged.


Commercial Interest

A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Financial relationships

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership or advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  We consider relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Relevant financial relationships

The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Any relationship that is related to the content of your presentation is considered relevant. The ACCME has not set a minimum dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship. Providers must resolve conflicts of interest prior the educational activity. A conflict of interest depends on the situation, and not on the character or actions of the individual.

Identifying and resolving conflicts of interest