Perinatal Resources, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. All of Perinatal Resources, Inc.’s activities are planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) by Perinatal Resources, Inc.
Mission Statement: CME Purpose
Perinatal Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit medical educational corporation established over 30 years ago, provides continuing medical education to practicing obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States and its territories. The CME program ensures that obstetricians and gynecologists are knowledgeable in the latest nationally accepted clinical guidelines within in its multiple subspecialty areas in order to effectively diagnose, treat, manage illnesses and promote as well as foster women’s health. The goal of Perinatal Resources, Inc. is to improve the obstetrician gynecologist physician’s competency and enhance performance-in-practice. Educational outcome measurement is completed on a continuous basis that facilitates clinical improvement and quality assurance.
The content of Perinatal Resources’ CME program encompasses general obstetrics and gynecology, urogynecology, oncology, maternal fetal medicine, obstetric anesthesia, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, primary care, infectious diseases, genetics and ultrasound. The broad range of topics is determined through a comprehensive needs assessment process. This includes the needs of learners, expert recommendations, changes in national guidelines, and observed quality indicators within the health system. All of determine the professional gaps in the specialty.
Practicing obstetrician and gynecologist and related subspecialty physicians.
Type of Activities
Live activities including large group lectures, large group case discussions with interactive components, small group study sessions, and online case-based self-study all of which immerse the participant in an unbiased and commercial-support free environment.
As a result of their involvement in the CME program, learners should be able to demonstrate changes in competence and clinical performance. Metrics for determination of success include the following: For increasing competence, use of case-based vignettes determines the ability to apply knowledge to potential patient scenarios. Receiving specialty board certification and/or continued maintenance of certification indicate a professionally accepted ability to practice safe and effective medicine. To measure improvement in performance we analyze a six month post-activity outcome survey regarding participant’s changes made in practice. By analyzing the activity evaluations and outcome surveys, we are able to identify potential barriers and perceived practice gaps which allow us to focus on content for future activities.
In accordance with the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) Standards for Commercial Support, it is the policy of Perinatal Resources, Inc. to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME activities. All faculty and staff participating in PRI – sponsored CME activities are required to disclose to the program audience any relevant financial interests or other relationships they, or their spouse/partner have with the manufacturer of any commercial product discussed in their educational presentations that they have, or have had, in the past 12 months. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation. The intent of this policy is to make the audience aware of the faculty’s interest prior to the presentation(s). All conflicts of interest must be resolved before the beginning of the activity. Faculty disclosure is available online prior to the start of the conference and mailed in the pre-conference packet.
All coordinator’s and planners, faculty and staff involved with the planning of the activities disclose any relevant financial relationships at the beginning of the first planning meeting. Speaker’s disclosure statements are located on the schedule pages of this website. Click the topic name and the objectives & disclosure will appear.
Resolving Conflicts of Interest
All materials submitted for presentation are reviewed for validation of clinical content for accuracy, clarity, objectivity (no commercial bias), fair balance & evidence-based recommendations , completeness & relevancy of cited references and copyright infringements. Those speakers who have disclosed a potential conflict of interest are required to sign an attestation form stating that their lectures are evidence-based and not biased. After review of the material, if a conflict is found, the speaker either edits the material or is asked to withdraw from participation. Furthermore, the moderator and a coordinator are in the audience to evaluate the live presentations to ensure that the lectures are bias free. The attendees are also asked to review for any commercial bias during the activities.
Certificates will be issued after the course. Credits will be adjusted accordingly for participants not attending the full course or evening sessions. For the participants who are not physicians, a certificate of attendance will be issued. Perinatal Resources, Inc. maintains credit records for a minimum of 6 years. PRI strictly adheres to all guidelines set by the AMA when awarding continuing medical education credit.
Perinatal Resources, Inc. does not accept commercial support in any context, including exhibit fees.