Joint Sponsorship

NASS is pleased to consider your request to jointly sponsor your continuing medical education activity.


The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines a joint providership as the providership of a CME activity by one accredited and one nonaccredited organization. The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Jointly provided activities must be consistent with the North American Spine Society’s CME Mission Statement and must meet the criteria of the Essential Areas and Elements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Applications for joint providerships must be received by NASS at least six months prior to the activity/meeting date.

NASS will NOT approve applications for joint providership from the following types of organizations:

  • Medical device/drug companies

  • Medical Education Companies (MECs)

Initial Applications

To begin the process, please submit the Application for Joint Providership​ and Activity Planning Form​. You must review the Joint Providership CME Policies and Guidelines before submitting your application.

Approved Activities

Complete the Joint Providership Activity Documentation​ form. Return the form and supporting documentation to NASS no later than 30 days after the activity.

Other Resources

Other resources are available to assist you in your planning process.

Submit applications, materials and questions to Erica Kruse.

Current & Past Joint Providers

spine foundation
national association of spine specialists
Arab Spine