Supporting Innovation and the Dissemination of Knowledge
WELCOME TO ACRE
Association of Clinical Researchers and Educators (ACRE) is an organization of medical professionals dedicated to the advancement of patient care through productive collaboration with industry and its counterparts. ACRE seeks to define and promote balanced policies at academic medical centers and within government that will enhance rather than interfere with our highly valued collaboration. In addition, ACRE will identify and train next generation of researchers and educators.
The Association of Clinical Researchers and Educators was established entirely with member funding.
ACRE Responds to CEJA 2011 Report on CME
ACRE Response to American Medical Association Council on Judicial and Ethical Affairs (CEJA) Report on Financial Relationships with Industry in Continuing Medical Education (CME) 1-A-11.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists issues Statement Supporting Physician-Industry Collaboration and Education
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists issued a statement this week endosring their support of physician-industry collaboration and education by noting that endocrinologists have a greater responsibility than ever to educate physician colleagues, allied health professionals, and patients on the most up-to-date treatments and guidelines in endocrinology.
Defending Interactions Between Physicians and Industry
Restrictions on physicians working with industry are becoming commonplace in academic medical centers, professional organizations, and institutions. Recent media coverage of the relationships between physicians and industry portray such partnerships in a negative light. These practices are harmful to patients and the training and education of health care providers in America. In response to recent trends and news coverage, ACRE has closely examined the beneficial nature of physician-industry collaboration.
This week, ACRE issued a press release objecting to the media approach taken by the recently published report, “Dollars for Docs” because the report failed to highlight the enormous benefits to patients when there is a successful collaboration.
Previously, ACRE also submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recommending that NIH not adopt proposed rules and recommendations that would hinder physician-industry collaboration.
ACRE has also submitted comments to the American Medical Associaion Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) rejecting their report on financial relationships with industry in continuing medical education (CME).