The International Panel Physicians Association is in a joint providership with CDC to plan, implement, and evaluate this educational activity. CDC, in conjunction with ACCME and ANCC accreditation criteria, allows accredited providers and non-accredited organizations to collaborate in the planning and implementation of CE activities through a joint providership, as long as no commercial interests are identified. A joint providership can be two or more organizations working together to plan, implement, and evaluate an educational activity. In a joint providership, CDC is referred to as the provider of the educational activity; and the other provider is referred to as the joint provider. If the joint provider is a non-accredited organization, then CDC must maintain responsibility over all areas of course development.
CDC is responsible for awarding credit or contact hours and for ensuring compliance with the accreditation criteria.