AME Continuing Medical Education Course

Update: Disclosure and Research

This online, enduring material was developed for physicians and was designed to educate physicians in the areas of disclosure, conflicts of interest, evaluation of levels of evidence, and evaluation of RCT designs.

Course fees for Update: Disclosure and Research are $45 per person.

Update: Disclosure and Research

Course Agenda

  • The Association for Medical Ethics and its genesis
  • Goals of this course
  • Disclosure and the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act
  • What to consider in your practice
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Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify conflicts of interest in everyday medical practices and in reading research
  2. Be aware of the transparency requirements mandated by the Physicians Payment Act
  3. Assess the validity and deficits of present in random clinical trials

Physicians completing this online, self study course are eligible for a letter of completion.

Faculty and Disclosure

Charles Rosen, MD

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine.
Dr. Rosen is the Associate Editor of the J. of Ethics in Biology, Engineering, and Medicine. He is a nationally recognized authority on transparency and disclosure, and responsible for Congressional testimony on this for passage of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. He is the former President and co-founder of the Association for Medical Ethics

General Disclosure Policy Statement

UCI OCME requires that the content of CME activities and related materials provide balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Planning must be free of the influence or control of a commercial entity, and promote improvements or quality in healthcare. It is the policy of the UCI Office of Continuing Medical Education to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in UCI sponsored CME programs are expected to disclose to the activity participants any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing medical education activity. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the activity content. The intent of this policy is identifying potential conflicts of interest so participants can form their own judgments with full disclosure of the facts.

It remains for the participants to determine whether the speaker’s outside interests reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

The following speakers/planners have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Charles Rosen, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Expiration Date

December 31, 2019

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact the accredited provider for the CME/CE activity noted above. For technical assistance, contact

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Association for Medical Ethics. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AB 1195 Compliance Statement

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information and resources regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please contact the Association for Medical Ethics on or before Dec. 31, 2019.

Association for Medical Ethics
14 Monarch Bay Plaza, Suite 405
Monarch Beach, CA 92629
Phone: 215-322-6654