Peer Review

The UCSF CME Governing Board has identified peer review of presentations and handout materials as the only allowable mechanism to resolve conflicts of interest (COI) resulting from disclosed financial relationships of anyone in a position to influence content of a CME activity.

  • All speakers who disclose relationships with a commercial interest must have their presentations peer reviewed by a non-conflicted planning committee member (e.g., one who has no financial relationships).
  • Peer Reviews must either indicate the changes needed or explicitly approve the content with no changes.
  • A commercial interest is: “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.”