The American College of Cardiology has announced a new series of education programs for industry employees. The ACC claims that the program will provide “a comprehensive, thorough and non-biased education in the field of cardiology” so that the employees “can become partners to health care providers — supporting positive health outcomes for patients.”
…graduates of the program will be granted the use of an American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) industry training logo and notation as having received “ACCF Industry Training” on their business card, resume and promotional materials, and recognition of employee participation may appear on your company website.
The program, according to the ACC, will also benefit health care professionals and will “ensure” that their “interactions with pharmaceutical and medical device company representatives are effective and efficient.” The ACC informs its members that the program is not a one shot deal: “industry representatives will be required to stay current by participating every two years, ensuring that they stay up-to-date on the most important topics.”
The ACC advises its members:
Look for the ACCF Training logo on your representatives’ business cards.
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