Well prepared brochures address the audience while meeting legal and ethical requirements. Use the guidelines below to develop text for your brochure.
Brochures announcing CME activities should:
- Identify objectives and intended audience.
- Provide disclosure information for all speakers and contributors.
- Clearly state the amount of CME credits offered - NOT that "credit has been applied for."
- Receive the approval of the CME Executive Committee.
- Include the Disabilities Statement and one of the Accreditation Statements below.
- Joint Sponsored events must state "The ideas and opinions expressed during this educational event do not necessarily reflect those of Wright State University or the Boonshoft School of Medicine" on marketing and/or activity materials.
Include the following Disability Statement on all CME brochures:
"As an organization accredited for continuing medical education (CME), Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act rules and regulations. If any participant is in need of accommodations, written requests should be submitted at least one month in advance."
AMA Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements
Use of the phrase "AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™"
The phrase "AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™" is a trademark of the American Medical Medical Association. Accredited CME providers must always use the complete italicized, trademarked phrase. The phrase "Category 1 Credit" must never be used when referring to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The learning format listed in the Credit Designation and Accreditation Statement must be one of the following AMA approved learning formats:
- Live activity
- Enduring material
- Journal-based CME activity
- Test-item writing activity
- Manuscript review activity
- PI CME activity
- Internet point-of-care activity
Include one of the following Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements on all CME brochures:
Directly sponsored activities - an activity planned and implemented by Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine - should use the following:
"Wright State University (WSU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WSU designated this [see above for learning format] for a maximum of [number of approved hours] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."
Sponsored activities - an activity planned and implemented by Boonshoft School of Medicine working in partnership with an entity that is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education - should use the following:
"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Wright State University (WSU) and [Non-accredited provider]. WSU designated this [see above for learning format] for a maximum of [number of approved hours] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."
After you have written the text for your brochure and at the time of applying for CME credit, contact Karen Bertke, CME program administrator, to have your brochure designed and printed. Using your text, she will work with the Boonshoft School of Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications to edit, design and prepare the brochure for printing at no charge to you. Marketing and Communications staff can work with WSU Printing Services to have your brochure printed and charged to your account or provide you with a print-ready PDF that you can take to your printer.
WSU has contracted with a vendor to provide a secure way to collect registration fees. This service is integrated into the WSU Banner financial system. No credit card information is accessed by the department only registration details. Contact the CME program 3 months in advance of open registration to arrange for this service to be available.