Course Budget and Promotion
Budget and Commercial Support
Financial Arrangements & Faculty Honoraria
The ALSO course director is responsible for the course's financial arrangements and takes all financial risk. A budget worksheet(80 KB XLS)(80 KB XLS) is available to help the course director determine the course's projected revenue and expenses. The course director decides which faculty expenses (transportation, lodging, meals) will be covered by the course and what faculty honoraria will be offered. The ALSO Advisory Board recommends the following faculty honoraria:
- Advisory Faculty: $500 - $750
- Approved Instructor: $500
- Instructor Candidate: $350 - $500
- Other Faculty: $300
In keeping with the ACCME "Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education" and the "American Nurses' Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation / Missouri Nurses' Association operational requirements for commercial support," funds from a commercial source should be in the form of an educational grant for the support of programming and the terms, conditions and purposes of such grants should be documented by a signed agreement.
Any commercial support must be acknowledged in printed materials, including the course brochure and course handouts, though reference must not be made to specific products.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
CME faculty and the coordinating institution's affiliations and relationships with commercial supporters should be disclosed to participants in program materials prior to the educational activities or from the podium. In compliance with the ACCME Standards and the ANCC COA/KSBN operational standards, copies of all faculty conflict of interest/disclosures must be kept on file with the course sponsor.
Please note: While promoting an ALSO Provider Course, the course director must agree to abide by all copyright and trademark laws as they apply to the ALSO name, logo, and course materials. The ALSO acronym and logo may only be used for course promotion. Any other use such as gift items or give-away items (e.g., mugs, t-shirts, buttons) requires written approval in advance from the AAFP.
ALSO Promotional Brochure
A promotional brochure for the course must be designed, produced and sent to potential attendees at least 3-6 months prior to course. The brochure will also be uploaded in the online CME application and a copy emailed to the ALSO staff if the course is open to nurses, per the Kansas State Board of Nursing requirements.
A standard ALSO course brochure template(2 page DOC) is available and must be used when creating the course brochure.
The brochure must contain the following:
- Course Objectives
- Course Schedule
- Course Disclaimer
- Faculty Roster
Use of CME Credit Statement
If CME credits are awarded by the AAFP, the brochure must contain the following statements worded exactly as presented here:
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to _____ Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This Activity conforms to the AAFP criteria for evidence-based CME clinical content.
The evidence-based CME content developed for this activity was based on a current clinical question that identifies gaps in learners’ knowledge, competency and/or performance in medical practice as identified in the current evidence available at the time this activity was approved. Since clinical research is ongoing and new evidence to supporting practice improvement is constant, the AAFP recommends that learners verify sources and review these as well as practice recommendations prior to implementation into practice.
Misuse of the statement above may result in withdrawal of AAFP credit hours and / or denial of future application to the AAFP for program approval.
The Kansas State Board of Nursing has awarded continuing education program approval to the ALSO Provider Course. The Nurse Roster(2 page DOC) must be completed, scanned, and emailed to the ALSO staff within ONE WEEK of course completion before continuing education can be awarded. The following accreditation statement must be used when awarding CEUs for nurses:
The American Academy of Family Physicians is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for ______ contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number; SP1243-1013