Industry Collaborations at Congress

 

Co-Developed Symposia - Section 1 Group Learning

The CNSF is open to co-developing educational symposia with Industry in adherence with the Section 1 Standards of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To qualify for Section 1 MOC Credits:

  • The Activity needs to be developed or co-developed by a physician organization.
  • The Chair of the planning committee is to be selected by the CNSF.
  • The planning committee must be reflective of the target audience.
  • Learning activities are created based on needs as identified on CPD surveys of the target audience.
  • Needs assessments from past CNSF CPD Events, related to a specific topic (e.g. Epilepsy), must be utilized by the planning committee. 
  • Planning process is to be in the control of the profession to ensure no undue influence of commercial interests and to ensure that content meets the highest standards of academic integrity and balance.
  • The planning committee is responsible for identifying topic, audience, learning format, learning level, learning objectives, and CanMED roles.
  • The CNSF Secretariat will be responsible for providing past CNSF Congress Needs Assessments and CPD Evaluations, templates for disclosure forms and statements, templates for Course Notes, evaluation forms.
  • Learning objectives are provided from the learners perspective.
  • The Activity integrate didactic and interactive learning strategies.
  • The Activity utilizes 25% interactive learning
  • Content presented was evidence-informed and met the highest standards of academic integrity.
  • The Planning Committee, representing the target audience is to ensure the scientific content within the Course Notes and presentation is not biased and evidence-based.
  • Courses Notes are to be approved by the CNSF to ensure no undue influence of commercial interests including, but not limited to: placement of logos, co-developed statement, use of colours (eg drug colours may not be used in the promotion of an educational event), other subliminal messaging.
  • The following accreditation statement must be utilized on the first page of the Program Timetable, Advertising, Course Descriptions, Course Notes and Power Point presentations (if different for course notes submitted for distribution): "This [program, workshop or seminar] was co-developed with (name of organization) and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance." This statement may only be used upon the MOC Applications being accepted.
  • Evaluation of:
    • Were Learning Objectives met?
    • Was content perceived as balanced and free from conflict of interest?
    • Was time to reflect on learning provided?
    • Was sufficient time for interaction provided?

See sample of the questions contained within the online 2013 Specific Course Evaluation.

 

The MOC Application process for Co-Developed Symposia is outlined below.

STEP I

CNSF and Collaborating Partner agree to a Needs-Based Group Learning Activity. And the standards above are agreed to.

STEP II

Collaborating Partner Completes Education Event Checklist (Due December 1).

CPD Event Checklist »

Step III

Planning Committee Chair (CNS or CNSS member) Submits MOC Application Submission (Due March 1)

Co-Developed MOC Application »

 

Lunch 'n Learn Policy

Lunch 'n Learns are learning activities which are not eligible for Section 1 MOC Group Learning credits. The following Standards are to be followed when participating and organizing a Lunch 'n Learn session at the CNSF Congress:

    • The Lunch 'n Learn is not required to be developed by a physician organization, though it is strongly recommend that the Chair be a CNSF member in good standing.
    • Learning activities are created based on needs as identified on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) surveys of the target audience; if available.
    • The CNSF Secretariat will provide past CNSF Congress Needs Assessments and CPD Evaluations, templates for disclosure forms and statements, templates for Course Notes, and evaluation forms;if and where available.
    • Needs assessments from past CNSF CPD Events, related to a specific topic must be utilized by the planning committee, where available.
    • Learning objectives should be provided from the learners’ perspective.
    • Course content is to be presented as educational and not promotional or biased, ensuring no undue influence of commercial interests and to ensure that content meets the highest standards of academic integrity and balance.
    • The Lunch 'n Learn must integrate didactic and interactive learning strategies.
    • The Lunch 'n Learn must utilize 25% interactive learning.
    • Content presented must be evidence-informed and meet the highest standards of academic integrity.
    • All costs associated with this event (including Chair & Speaker Registration) is the responsibility of the partnering organization
    • Evaluations will attempt to determine:
      • Were Learning Objectives met?
      • Was content perceived as balanced and free from conflict of interest?
      • Was time to reflect on learning provided?
      • Was sufficient time for interaction provided?

Lunch ‘n Learn Guidelines

Speakers Contact List 

Speaker Disclosure Form

Course Write-Up template

 

Congress registration opens in February, please try to ensure a write-up (even if draft) is provided by January 25, 2016.