PowerPoint Slides - Copyright Criteria

PowerPoint Slides – CPD and Copyright Criteria 

To meet CPD standards, please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Potential conflict of interest disclosure (CoI) slide: Include a CoI slide at the beginning of your presentation (oral and visual disclosure slide mandatory). Check the COI guideline document.
  • Learning objectives (LO): Include a slide indicating the learning objectives you have created that align with the content covered in your presentation and with the overall course learning objectives.

- LOs must be created using the following criteria: Bloom Taxonomy - Action VerbsRoyal College - Quick Tips on Learning Objectives / CFPC - Quick Tips on Learning Objectives and begin by: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to …

  • CanMEDS Framework: As a presenter you are encouraged to discuss CanMEDS competencies outside of the Medical Expert Role during your talk. Please include a slide listing the CanMEDS competencies you will be addressing. You can check the following resources: CanMEDS Roles OverviewRoyal College - CanMEDS FrameworkCFPC - CanMEDS Family Medicine Framework.
  • Use your own materials: Avoid copying images, videos, tables, cartoons, and graphs from copyright publications.

- If you do need to do so, it is best to redraw graphs and tables and fully reference the source on the slides.
- No patients’ images permitted, unless you have written consent and/or the patient cannot be identified. Also there should be no names, hospital numbers or other patient IDs on your content.

  • Promotion: Do not use company logos or commercial product/device names throughout the presentation. Only generic names are to be used. If brand names must be used, place the name in parentheses after the generic name.
  • Please ensure content is scientifically valid and include full references on each slide.
  • Off-Label Use: Information claims or recommendations for use of a drug, therapeutic agents, or medical devices that are not approved in Canada or differ in any way from the product monograph must be declared verbally and on printed materials. In addition, the content must provide information concerning limited evidence for a recommendation and possible harm from products, drugs or devices.

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