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   The ACCME’s Decem-
   ber board meeting will
                                   CME restriction bid rebuffed, again
   feature a roundtable on         A third attempt by an AMA
   the future of CME, with         ethics council asking physicians
   the council’s seven mem-        and medical institutions to curb
   ber organizations, as well      industry funding for profes-
   as national membership          sional educational activities was
   groups, weighing in. The        rebuffed last month.
   meeting is intended to             the proposals, contained in
   bring together differ-          a report from AMA’s Council
   ent facets of the CME           on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
   community “to establish         (CEJA), would have required
   direct communications           CME providers to only accept
   with the ACCME board,”          funds from “sources that have
   said Dr. Murray Kopelow,        no direct financial interest in
   executive director.             a physician’s clinical recom-
                                   mendations,” except in certain       AMA’s interim meeting featured debate about the CEJA proposal
   Chris Bolwell, VP,              cases. At the AMA’s semi-annual
                medical            policymaking meeting, its house      to the vote, 25 speakers repre-       sought to delineate “ethically
                affairs &          of delegates voted to send the       senting 24 organizations spoke        preferable” or “ethically permis-
                compliance         entire report back to CEJA for       against adoption of the CEJA          sible” CME funding practices. A
                officer,           further study.                       recommendations, according to         2008 proposal—also shelved—
                Imedex,               “the rejection by the house of    Sullivan, while in favor were 10      had called for an all-out ban on
                was voted          delegates shows a commitment         speakers representing CEJA, the       commercial support.
   president-elect of North        to CME funding and academic          AMA’s Council on Medical Edu-            in a statement, AMA chair
   American Association            freedom,” wrote rockpointe           cation and other organizations.       dr. rebecca Patchin said CEJA
   of Medical Education            president thomas Sullivan in           the last time delegates sent a      “will re-examine the issue and
   and Communication               the blog Policy and Medicine.        CEJA proposal back to commit-         present a revised report at a later
   Companies (NAAMECC).               At a committee meeting prior      tee was in June. that proposal        meeting.” —Marc Iskowitz
   He will succeed the cur-
   rent president, Sandra
   Weaver, next October.
                                   After probe, physician lands new post NAAMECC backs
                                   dr. ChArlES nemeroff, the extraordinary psychiatrist and conduct code
   In the third quarter,
   1.6 million CME pro-
                                   psychiatrist whose undisclosed scientist” who “got into serious
   grams were completed
                                   financial ties m
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