CME FAQs: https://med.stanford.edu/cme/about/faqs.html
Is the Departmental RSS Coordinator considered a Planner?
A Planner plans content and selects speakers for the RSS Activity. Typically, Departmental RSS Coordinators plan the logistics of the series so they are not considered to be Planners. However, if the Departmental RSS Coordinator has a role in planning the content for the RSS Activity, s/he will need to be disclosed as a Planner. An example of this could be an RSS Coordinator who helps select cases and/or topics for the activity.
When does the RSS activity planning process start?
RSS renewal emails for an upcoming fiscal year will be sent out by the CME department in April/May of the previous year.
What is required for RSS session compliance?
- Required session information added to CME RSS dashboard – topic, faculty & slides, if applicable
- Completion & submission of a disclosure form for all faculty (i.e. speakers, moderators, panel members, etc.) 3 days prior to session
- Relevant conflicts of interest mitigated by peer reviewer prior to the session, if applicable
- Session approved by CME office
- RSS activity accreditation link provided to learners prior to start of the session
How do I know if a disclosure has been submitted?
Stanford CME uses an online portal to collect disclosure forms. All disclosures are valid for 24 months from the date signed. Access the reports screen in the CME portal, open disclosures report and search by last name, first name.
What is the procedure if we would like a patient to present/participate at a RSS session?
In addition to the session management process for faculty/speakers, the patient completes a patient presenter authorization form and/or a video release, if applicable.
Can medical students or someone with a bachelor’s degree be a presenter?
Yes, anyone can be a presenter, from a patient to a medical student to a non-credentialed community health worker, except for individuals who are employed by or are owners of an ACCME defined ineligible company.
What constitutes non-compliance for a session?
- Disclosure forms for speakers/moderators not obtained and submitted prior to the session
- Speakers with a COI not reviewed/mitigated prior to the session
- Course Directors, planners, speakers, etc. financial relationships not disclosed to learners prior to the session
What if the Course Director wants to pay an honorarium over $1000?
Per SCCME policy, any honoraria amount exceeding $1000 must be approved in advance by the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education.
Where can I find the text code/activity ID for a session?
Each session has a Child ID associated with it, this is the code/activity ID learners will need to record their attendance via text or online for a session. It can be found on the RSS dashboard in the details column of each respective session.
How do learners text in their attendance
- Text their email to 844-560-1904 (first time only)
- Text activity code to 844-560-1904
What a learner receives a “user not found” response?
They may not have a profile in our CME portal. They can try re-texting another email address or go to our CME portal, http://stanford.cloud-cme.com and click sign to create a new profile.
What if a learner receives a “Service Access Denied” response?
Their cell phone does not allow the texting of “short codes” or 800 numbers. They will need to contact their cell phone provider to allow this feature.
How long is the texting window open?
60 minutes before the start of the activity and 24 hours after.
What if a learner does not receive a “thank you…” response?
Text in their email and/or the activity code again. If using an iPhone, they must use SMS texting (green messages), not an iMessage (blue messages).
What if a learner prefers not to text in their credit?
Learners can claim credit online using our CME portal,
https://stanford.cloud-cme.com/. They will need to sign in and enter the code for the corresponding session.
What if a learner forgets to text in their credit?
Learners will need to claim credit online using our CME portal, https://stanford.cloud-cme.com/. They will need to sign in and enter the code for the corresponding session.