Continuing Medical Education (CME) currently not available through Keystone Symposia
For several years we made it possible for physician participants to obtain CME credit from the University of Colorado, an accredited institution, for attending certain Keystone Symposia meetings with appropriate content. Over the past few years the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), has added some policies directed at eliminating influence of commercial interests on CME programs. Although their objective was to eliminate abuses of the CME system, some of the new policies have had consequences, perhaps unintended ones, for Keystone Symposia.
Hence, we have chosen not to offer CME credit at our 2010 and future conferences, but will seek to clarify apparent variances between ACCME policies, in particular on industry participation, and our peer review and programming practices. We have engaged ACCME in discussions and, hopefully, the current situation can be resolved in the future, at which time we might once again be able to offer CME credit at appropriate conferences.Keystone Symposia will provide certification of attendance following the meeting, upon request. Certification is usually available within a month of the meeting's close. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.