Continuing Medical Education Committee

Continuing Medical Education Committee


The Continuing Medical Education Committee (CME) is advisory in nature and serves to ensure that ARVO’s continuing medical education program meets or exceeds the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association’s rules for their Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA).


  • Reviews and recommends policies for the CME Program. Serves as an advisory resource to ARVO staff for any CME program related grievances. Reviews and recommends the CME Mission Statement and its subsequent revisions on an annual basis, with substantial revisions forwarded to the ARVO Board of Trustees.
  • Reviews and approves sessions and proposals against CME eligibility criteria.
  • Reviews the annual report and self-analysis of the CME Program and its effectiveness; discusses this report and recommends improvements to the process, if needed.
  • Retrospectively, reviews each CME activity prepared by ARVO.
  • Reviews content of CME activities, if requested and falls within expertise.
  • Provides general guidance and advice on clinical areas of interest, and recommends expansion of program regarding topics and types of educational methodology utilized to deliver education to prospective participants. 


In compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines, CME committee members may not be owners or employees of ACCME defined commercial interests


The committee meets during the Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, e-mail and conference call during the year.