The American College for Advancement in Medicine is committed to developing an educational program that is based upon the most current, comprehensive and scientifically sound evidence available. ACAM programs are consistently of the highest caliber, attracting thought leaders in the field of integrative medicine from around the world. Continuing medical education (CME) credits are available for pre-conference workshops and conference programs. ACAM is approved to grant CME by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
We encourage ACAM faculty to evaluate the evidence that underlies their materials, selecting the most valid and reliable evidence for the topic being addressed; topics may include philosophy, principles, basic science, and clinical applications. For clinical applications, a hierarchy of evidence (highest to lowest validity) can help to select the best science available. An example of such a hierarchy might include: meta-analysis; randomized clinical trials; non-randomized controlled trials; well-designed cohort or case-control analysis; expert consensus; epidemiological and descriptive studies; expert opinions and case reports. We work with our presenters to identify the level(s) of evidence used in preparing materials for lecture, so that we, in turn, can report our level of scientific rigor to our accrediting agency, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).