After the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery expressing concern over the new Standards for Commercial Support and their guidance documents, earlier this week met with officials at ASCRS. As part of the discussion, Laura Johnson, ASCRS Director of Education, says in a press release, ACCME Executive Director Murray Kopelow, MD, "agreed to hold an audio conference to clarify some of the apparent contradictions and vagaries of the implementation guidance. ASCRS takes the position that written amendments are necessary to assure that all elements of the CME community can have a common understanding of what is expected of them in dealing with conflict of interest and bias issues."
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