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 educational effectiveness of your activity.

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

We require at least 60 days to review your application, though rushed applications are sometimes available for additional fees. Remember, you cannot mention CME credit in your marketing materials until you have received  CMEapproval. If you want more information about processing times, read more about our deadlines.

We recommend that you review one of our 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. In order to complete an application for CME providership, you must have completed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms for all Planning Committee members, including your Activity Director. Depending on your activity type, you will also need other items, such as a draft agenda with topics, speakers, and times identified.

When you are ready to apply for CME providership, click the CAMS link at the top of this site to either sign into CAMS (CME Activity Management System) with UA Net ID or to request an account.

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