Astellas Independent Medical Education

Independent Medical Education: High-quality, unbiased, evidence-based, healthcare provider education, and/or patient education – both accredited and non-accredited – that is independently developed to aid in ongoing continued professional development and improve knowledge, skill, and competence and advance patient outcomes.

All grant requests must be compliant with current guidelines including: AMA Guidelines on Gifts to Physicians, the AMA Ethical Opinion on Continuing Medical Education, the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s December 3, 1997 Final Guidance for Industry Supported Scientific and Educational Activities, the OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals.

For accredited activities, Astellas requires that the accredited provider submit the request. When the requestor is a hospital, medical center, or medical school, the CME Office must submit the request.

Entities eligible to apply for support include:


Astellas is currently accepting applications in the following therapeutic areas:


Independent scientific and career development awards administered by national level professional medical associations and organizations including: