The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) definition of joint sponsorship is sponsorship of a CME activity by two institutions or organizations when only one of the institutions or organizations is accredited. The accredited provider must take responsibility for a CME activity when it is presented in cooperation with a non-accredited institution, or organization and must use the appropriate accreditation statement. A commercial interest cannot take the role of non-accredited entity in a joint sponsorship relationship.
In order to be considered for joint sponsorship, you must meet each of the following requirements:
If you do meet the above criteria, final approval will come from the AANS Joint Sponsorship Council. Should AANS jointly sponsor the meeting and find that the criteria ultimately weren’t met, we reserve the right to charge an additional fee to the group above and beyond the regular joint sponsorship fee.
Please contact AANS via email at email@example.com with questions regarding joint sponsorship.
Joint Sponsorship Fee Structure (PDF)
AANS' Role in Joint Sponsorship
Your Organization's Role in Joint Sponsorship
Glossary of Terms & Abbreviations
Joint Sponsorship Application
Application Supporting Documents/Resources for Planning:
AANS CME Activity Planning Worksheet (PDF)
Preliminary Budget Template
Physician Attributes (PDF)
Required Documents Needed:
Disclosures & Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Letter of Agreement for Educational Grant (If applicable) (PDF)
CME Verification Form (sample) (PDF)
Requirements for Preliminary Program/Promotional Materials
Requirements for Final Program
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