Code for Interactions & Code Signers

Code for Interactions with Companies

The following CMSS Member Organizations have agreed to be listed as signers to the Code for Interactions with Companies:
Additional member and non-member societies will be added as leadership reviews and approves the Code.

What Signing on to the Code means:

From Article II:
“The purpose of the Code is to guide Societies in the development of policies and procedures that safeguard the independence of their programs, policies, and advocacy positions. Because Societies can vary in their activities and corporate structures, these policies and procedures need not be uniform. Each Society that chooses to sign on to the Code is encouraged to adopt policies and procedures that are tailored to meet its individual organizational needs. Societies may choose to adopt policies that are more rigorous than the Code.”

From Article V:
“Societies that sign on to the Code should adopt policies and procedures to guide Society‐Company interactions in accordance with the Code. Societies will interpret and implement the Code in the context of their organizational structure and their policies and procedures.”

CMSS Member Societies that have formally signed on to the Code:

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACRh)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American Epilepsy Society (AES)
  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)

Non-member Societies that have formally signed on to the Code:

  • AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS)
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI)
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS)
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
  • American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
  • The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

Organizations that have announced their support for the Code:

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
  • Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)