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.
AANS is accredited by the ACCME to offer CME activities and is pleased to consider jointly sponsoring your continuing medical education (CME) activity. Requests for joint sponsorship must be submitted to the AANS office in writing and requires completion of the joint sponsorship application at least six months in advance of the activity date.
In order for AANS to jointly sponsor your activity, we must work in partnership with you to ensure that the ACCME Essential Areas and policies and the Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education have been met. We are only able to consider requests for joint sponsorship which meet our specific requirements which are outlined in the Joint Sponsorship Guidelines and that complete the entire application process. AANS accreditation may be withdrawn at any point in time if the requirements are not met.
Please contact AANS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding joint sponsorship.
JOINT SPONSORSHIP GUIDELINES
The Joint Sponsorship Guidelines listed below outline the steps to be followed.
JOINT SPONSORSHIP GENERAL INFORMATION
Joint Sponsorship Requirements
Joint Sponsorship Fee Structure
Joint Sponsorship Services
CME Mission Statement
Glossary of Terms & Abbreviations
JOINT SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Joint Sponsorship Application Instructions
AANS CME Activity Planning Worksheet
Professional Practice Gaps
Preliminary Budget Template
Once your joint sponsorship application has been reviewed and approved, you will be sent a timeline and checklist to follow during the joint sponsorship process.
ONGOING PROGRAM PLANNING CORRESPONDENCE
The joint sponsoring organization is to send copies of all educational activity planning materials and correspondence to AANS including planning / committee meeting minutes and copies of speakers/faculty invitation letters.
Send all promotional materials to AANS for review and approval prior to printing / distributing.
DISCLOSURES & RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Requirements for Disclosures and Resolving Conflicts of Interest
Updated Standards for Managing Conflicts of Interest
Resolution of Conflict of Interest Form
COMMERCIAL SUPPORT INFORMATION
ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
Letter of Agreement (LOA) for Educational Grant
EXHIBIT INFORMATION / ADVERTISING
Rules and Regulations Regarding Conduct of Exhibit Personnel and Company Representatives
POST ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS