Use of Brown Logo

Use of the Brown Logo in Conjunction with Formal CME Activities (January 16, 2008)

Formal continuing medical education (CME) activities are those activities for which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is awarded. CME activities include regularly scheduled conferences (e.g. grand rounds, M & M, etc.), live conferences (single or multi-day), enduring materials (e.g. newsletters, monographs, CD-ROM), and internet activities.

Use of the Warren Alpert Medical School name and/or logo is restricted to those CME activities and conferences that are directly or jointly sponsored by the medical school's Office of Continuing Medical Education. Activities sponsored by affiliated hospital CME programs may not use the medical school name or logo or in any other way imply that the medical school is the sponsor or responsible for the educational content of the activity. Faculty who wish to use the medical school's name or logo should contact the Brown CME Office at the earliest stage of the planning process for assistance with compliance with this policy as well as national accreditation policies and standards.

Brown CME Disclosure Policy

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that may create a conflict of interest. The ACCME considers financial relationships to create actual conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest.

All faculty and planning members of Brown CME sponsored activities are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships to the CME office prior to the date of the activity so that such conflicts can be resolved if necessary. All speakers are advised that (1) recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients (2) all scientific research referred to, reported or used in the presentation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Brown CME Event Cancellation Policy

Brown CME reserves the right to cancel or delay a CME event due to any unforeseen circumstances.  If an event is cancelled, Brown CME will refund your registration fee.  Brown CME will  not be held responsible for registrant's travel, hotel or other costs incurred resulting from the cancellation.

Registration Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the conference. An administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. (Administrative fees vary based on conference. Please see specific conference registration page for correct fee.) “No shows” are subject to the full conference fee. Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing. No refunds or credits will be issued once the conference has started.