Commercial Support and Sponsorship

Commercial Support

Financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of an educational activity.

Sponsorship 

Financial or in-kind contributions from an organization that does not fit the category of a commercial interest and that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of an educational activity. 

Compliance

In order to be in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support, which have been adopted by the ACPE and ANCC, AADE does not review, co-provide, or approve continuing education programs developed by commercial entities. In addition, AADE does not permit educational materials developed by commercial entities, such as slides and handouts, to be used in educational programs.

When your educational program is receiving commercial support from a commercial interest or sponsorship from a not-for-profit entity, the following documents must also be completed and submitted to AADE:  

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