Commitment to Learners

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge, skill or performance. As part of AACE’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with AACE includes:


  • Promotes improvements or quality in healthcare.
  • Is valid, reliable, and accurate.
  • Offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias for or against a product/service.
  • Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interests of planners, teachers, or authors.
  • Is driven and based on learning needs, not commercial interests.
  • Addresses the stated objectives or purpose; and
  • Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need.


  • Supports learners’ ability to meet their individual needs.
  • Respects and attends to any special needs of the learners.
  • Respects the diversity of groups of learners; and
  • Is free of promotional, commercial and/or sales activities.


  • Relevant financial relationships planners, teachers and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity; and 
  • Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of the activity.

AACE asks learners to provide feedback on the extent to which any commercial bias is perceived in the CME activity. The Learners’ Bill of Rights, coupled with asking learners to report any commercial bias, helps learners know that AACE is committed to valid CME content that is free from commercial bias.