Joint Provider CME
ASAM is an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide and joint provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Applying for CME for an Educational Activity
As the accredited provider, ASAM must ensure that all direct and jointly provided activities are in full compliance with the ACCME Essentials and Guidelines.
- Visit the ACCME website to familiarize with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as the ACCME Guidelines and Standards for Commercial Support). The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) ensures that all CME activities are independent and free of any ineligible companies. To read the definition of an ineligible company, visit ACCME Eligibility.
- Submit completed disclosure form(s) for the activity planning committee to the ASAM CME Department. The disclosure requirements apply to all involved in the planning of an activity; planning committee and faculty.
- Upon approval of the activity planning committee disclosures, submit the Joint Provider CME Application with required documents to the ASAM CME Department.
All planning committee disclosures must be submitted 60-90 days prior to the submission of your CME application (application fees apply). Please contact the ASAM CME Department with any questions.
Accredited with Commendation
The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been awarded the highest level of Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ASAM delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence from ineligible companies.
The ACCME System employs a rigorous process for evaluating institutions' CME programs according to standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in healthcare. Through participation in accredited CME, clinicians and teams drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide and joint provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ASAM CME Committee Mission and Charge
The ASAM CME Committee’s MISSION is to ensure that all direct and joint provided CME educational activities are in full compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Guidelines, Essentials and Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Specifically, the ASAM CME Committee reviews all directly and jointly provided educational activity CME application to ensure that all direct and joint provided CME educational activities are in full compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Guidelines, Essentials and Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education while aiming to maintain accreditation with commendation.
The ASAM CME Committee is charged with identification, mitigation and disclosure of potential relevant financial relationships for the ASAM Medical Education Council, activity planning committees and activity faculty (anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity) in order to produce balanced, and scientifically based CME products that are free of ineligible companies (as defined by the ACCME).
Finally, the ASAM CME Committee reviews collected data from activity evaluations, annual needs assessment, and practice gap surveys and provides recommendations to the ASAM Medical Education Council (MEC) to ensure compliance with the ACCME.
Reviewed and Approved: June 25, 2020
Cara Poland, MD, MEd, FACP, DFASAM, Chair
Catharina Armstrong, MD, FASAM
Subhadeep Barman, MD, FASAM, FAPA
Benjamin Bearnot, MD
R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM
Noel Ilogu, MD, FASAM
Herbert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM
Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM
ASAM Staff and Consultants
Marcia Jackson, PhD
ASAM Medical Education Council
Michael I. Fingerhood, MD, FACP, DFASAM, Chair
Peter L. Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DFASAM
Anika A. H. Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM
Jonathan Avery, MD
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM
William S. Jacobs, Jr, MD, FASAM
Cara A. Poland, MD, MEd, DFASAM
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM
Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM
Mark A. Weiner, MD, DFASAM
Questions? Contact ASAM’s CME DepartmentAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine
11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301.656.3920 | Fax: 301.656.3815 | Email: cme@ASAM.org