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Commercial Independence in CME

Commercial Independence in CME

How to Participate and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this activity, you must read the objectives, watch the webinar recording, and complete the evaluation. The webinar recording will take 15 minutes to complete.

Evaluation & Credit Claim

Please complete this evaluation after viewing the recorded webinar. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to a credit claim form and a printable certificate for your records.

Learning Objectives

After completing the activity, learners should be able to:

  • Gather disclosure information from individuals in control of educational content
  • Identify relevant financial relationships and determine when they are unresolvable
  • Mitigate relevant financial relationships appropriately
  • Disclose the presence or absence of relevant financial relationships to your learners

Release date: July 28, 2022

Expiration date: July 27, 2025

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined ineligible company; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Educational Resources

PowerPoint Slides

ACCME Definition of Ineligible Companies

ACCME Standards FAQ

ACCME Standards Resources

For Further Reading:

Ronald M. Cervero, PhD, Julie K. Gaines, MLIS. “The Impact of CME on Physician Performance and Patient Health Outcomes: An Updated Synthesis of Systematic Reviews.” Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, vol 35, no. 2, 2015, pp. 131-138.
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Mingzhou Yu, Fang Liu & Julie Anne Lee. “Consumers’ responses to negative publicity: the influence of culture on information search and negative word-of-mouth.” Journal of Brand Management, vol. 26, 2018, pp. 141-156.
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