Activity Planning

Whether you are considering, a live conference, an Internet enduring program, a regularly scheduled series (e.g., grand rounds), a live Webinar, a journal program, a combination of these, or something else, we can help. If you are new to CME, most planners will tell you that developing a successful CME program takes longer than you might expect. As an accredit provider of CME, we can hep you offer AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditTM to your learners. In order to do this, we need to assure that you:

  • Have a well-defined process for deciding what you intend to accomplish and that you communicate your educational goals to everyone involved.

  • Collaborate with appropriate experts to present a high-quality, evidence-driven, continuing medical education activity.

  • Eliminate commercial bias from your activity.

  • Present the information to your learners that is required for CME providership.

  • Evaluate the eduational effectiveness of your activity.

  • Maintain appropriate records to document the activity, the CME credits awarded, and uses of commercial funding.

Your CME planning process will probably begin before you contact us about providership, but we will need at least 60 days to review your application. Remember, you cannot mention CME credit in your marketing materials until you have received our approval. If you want more information about processing times, read more about our deadlines.

If you are ready to apply for CME providership, start by downloading a fillable New Activity Proposal Form on our Fees and Forms page. The Proposal Form explains what we need to know to evaluate your proposed CME activity. After completing the Proposal Form, including the signature (which can be digitally attached), save it with a descriptive name and send it to us via e-mail at uofacme@email.arizona.edu. You can learn more about our fees as outlined in our fee schedule, which is at the top of the Fees and Forms page. 

We must have a completed New Activity Proposal Form to consider your request for sponsorship. We must also have completed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms for all Planning Committee members. Depending on your activity type, we might also require additional information. We recommend that you review one of our downloadable Planning Guides early in the CME sponsorship application process. These guides will help you anticipate questions we might ask or requirements with which you might not be familiar.

If you want more information or have general questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.