Enduring Materials

Enduring Materials

What is an Enduring Material?

An Enduring Material is a printed, recorded or computer-presented activity that can be used over time, in various locations and is a planned activity.

It is a discrete and separate activity from any live presentation or RSS and requires a separate application and approval process.

Enduring Materials are accredited for a 3 year period of time.

Enduring Materials may not reside on a pharmaceutical or device manufacturer website, include links within the activity to a pharmaceutical or device manufacturer’s website or contain product specific references to advertising.

Commercial interests may not provide or distribute Enduring Materials to learners.

For questions or to arrange a consultation, please contact 501-661-7962 or cmeconf@uams.edu

Directions to Apply

Documents required for accreditation of an Enduring Material include the following:

  • Application
  • Disclosure for each planner, presenter and peer reviewer
  • Documentation of any commercial support
  • Documentation of peer review from at least 1-3 content experts
  • Needs assessment documentation
  • Post Test or other assessment of learner achievement
  • Evaluation

All Enduring Materials must be reviewed by two Peer Reviewers to give feedback on these items using a peer review form:

  • Appropriateness of the content
  • Sound educational design
  • Presentation that is free from commercial bias, objective, evidence-based and is scientifically rigorous
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Learner assessment is appropriate
  • Amount of time to complete the Enduring Material.

There is specific information that must appear before the educational content of the Enduring Material can be accessed.  We call this the “landing page”.  The landing page must contain the following items to be in compliance with accreditation standards:

PLEASE NOTE: On the landing page of your enduring material, learners must be provided with the information below in order to participate in the educational activity.

  • Knowledge gap addressed by the activity
  • Target Audience
  • Release and Expiration dates
  • Objectives
  • References used in material
  • Speaker Biography
  • Disclosure of financial relationships for speakers, authors, planners, peer reviewers, and anyone who made content decisions
  • Disclosure of commercial support, if applicable
    • Acknowledgement of the Commercial Supporter(s), without logos, before the content is accessed
    • No product specific references, links to commercial entity websites, or advertising within the content of the EM
  • Listing of planners and peer reviewers
  • Instructions on how to obtain credit
    • How to access activity
    • Assessment (including passing score)
    • Evaluation
    • Certificate
  • Accreditation statements
    • Direct/Joint Provider statement
    • Designation statements
  • UAMS disclosure policy statement