Commercial Support Process for Certified CME Activities

Per Stanford Medicine Industry Interactions Policy (SMIIP), Stanford School of Medicine allows designated financial commercial support of certified continuing medical education (CME) conferences and workshops and online activities if the following conditions have been met: 

  • Support is limited to activities in areas previously designated by Stanford Medicine for curricular development;
  • Activity planning is independent of commercial control;
  • Review by the CME Strategic Advisory Committee (which consists of leadership at Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health, and the School of Medicine) and the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education (SCCME) finds the activity to be free of commercial bias; 
  • Industry support is sought in collaboration with and under the auspices of the SCCME.


Note that certified Regularly Scheduled Series (e.g. grand rounds, journal clubs, etc.) may not receive commercial support.

Stanford CME will maintain absolute independence from industry. By following the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, as well as the direction of the Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC), Stanford will continue to maintain its independence. 

If you are looking for additional information or have questions, please contact CME Grant Specialist at