Since 1994, ASPS has served as the accredited provider for jointly-sponsored meetings held with other regional and sub-specialty plastic surgery organizations. If you are interested in applying to ASPS for joint sponsorship, information and forms are provided below. If your application is approved, ASPS, as the accredited provider, must ensure that the jointly sponsored activity is in compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria and the Standards for Commercial Support. At this time, ASPS will only consider joint sponsorship of live activities.

Important Information
If you are interested in partnering with ASPS to jointly sponsor an activity, contact ASPS as early as possible in the planning process. We recommend you first contact ASPS 12 months before the activity start date: ASPS can not accredit an activity with less than four months' notice.

ASPS is your partner and your resource in planning an accredited activity. Our accreditation team will work with your staff and volunteers to plan the educational program and to secure commercial support and educational grants. As the accredited provider, ASPS must review and approve all contracts with companies providing educational grants or other commercial support before they are finalized.

Upon review of the activity educational program, ASPS will determine how many AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM physicians will be able to claim for participation.

For additional information, contact Andrea Hoffman at, (847) 228-3340; or Melanie Stanton at, (847) 228-3362.

General Information
: ASPS must approve ALL materials (printed or electronic) that pertain to registration, educational program content, exhibits and marketing PRIOR to materials being printed, posted or distributed outside the joint sponsor organization. Failure to abide by this can result in a cancellation of the joint sponsor agreement and forfeit of application fees.

Joint Sponsor Activity Timeline
ASPS Education Mission Statement
Schedule of Joint Sponsorship Fees
ASPS Disclosure Policy

Accreditation Forms
Gap Analysis/Needs Assessment

Templates and Samples
Disclosure Form for Faculty, Planners, Authors and Staff (Ask Accreditation Staff about online disclosure option, available at an additional fee)
Conflict Resolution
Notice of Resolution (This is to be sent to the faculty member/author/planner, along with an explination of how the conflicts is being managed to ensure transparency)
Registration Brochure/Preliminary Program Sample and Checklist
Letter of Agreement for Commercial Support
Sample Credit Claim Form (ASPS will provide unique form for your meeting)

Attendee Upload Worksheet

Helpful Links
ACCME Website
AMA CME Providers Resources