Continuing Education Credits & Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
We are pleased to offer continuing education credits and MOC points as a result of attending the Annual Assembly. In order to receive your credits and MOC points, you will need to complete an evaluation after the Assembly has concluded.
In addition to providing valuable feedback on your experience at the Annual Assembly, the evaluation is designed to further enhance your learning through reflection. You will be asked about key take-aways from each session that you can use in your practice. You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to reinforce your learning.
Deadline for Claiming CE Credits
The deadline to claim continuing education credits for the 2019 Annual Assembly is April 30, 2019. Please ensure you complete and submit the online overall evaluation as well as the corresponding session evaluations in order to obtain your credits.
Poster CE Credits
In order to earn 2.0 CME credits or 2.0 contact hour credits/award for poster review and presenter engagement, you must attend one or both of the faculty-attended poster sessions indicated below:
- Faculty-attended Poster Session 1: view four posters on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30-7:30pm
- Faculty-attended Poster Session 2: view four posters on Thursday, March 14 from 6-7pm
No CE is offered for viewing digital posters presented by fellows and scholars or poster presented by AAHPM Fellowship Grant awardees and Cambia Health Foundation Sojourn Scholars.
Continuing Medical Education Credits
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AAHPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Preconference events: Up to 7.5 credit hours
- Annual Assembly: Up to 20.75 credit hours
American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
This live activity has been ABPLM pre-approved for a total of 26 Management credit hours and 23.75 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (CMD). The CMD program is administered by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (Formerly the American Medical Directors Certification Program). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
American Academy of Family Physicians
This Live activity, 2019 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, with a beginning date of 03/13/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 28.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
American Board of Anesthesiology
AAHPM is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Assembly was part of the American Board of Anesthesiology® Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®) known as MOCA 2.0®.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®
American Board of Internal Medicine
"Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 28.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit."
Other Certification Boards
The availability for MOC points through other certification boards is under review.
Deadline for Physicians Claiming MOC Points
Physicians have until April 30, 2019 to claim MOC points. Please ensure you enter the correct board certification ID number and birth information during the evaluation process.
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 28.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society and AAFP prescribed credit.
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation under provider number P0284. Successful completion of continuing nursing education (CNE) conference offerings, which include (1) attestation to attendance and (2) participation in the evaluation component, enables the RN participant to earn up to 28.25 CNE hour award. CNE award is valid through December 31, 2020.
- Preconference events: Up to 7.5 CNE hour award
- Annual Assembly: Up to 20.75 CNE hour award
To receive CNE hours and completion certificate, the participant must be in attendance for the entire course registered and complete and submit an attestation of attendance and the online evaluation form(s) within the time frame required. CNE certificates will delineate pharmacology hours earned in addition to CNE hours awarded for the conference courses attended.
The 2019 Annual Assembly offers APN/CNS participants Category 1 Designated Pharmacotherapeutic Credit Hours specific to national ANCC recertification of the APN/CNS, which includes drug-specific informstion, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, new regulations, and/or similar content.
Application for continuing education credits is being filed with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Determination of credits is pending. The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Application for formal social work continuing education approval is being filed with the National Association of Social Workers. Determination of credits is pending.
Certificate of Attendance will be available.
AAHPM and HPNA endorse the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center standards for disclosure and commercial support and endeavor to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited products and programs. All who are in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.* Disclosure documents were reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and, if identified, they were resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity.
*A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. (Exclusions at the time of this writing included: 501(c) not-for-profit organizations, government organizations, liability and health insurance providers, non-healthcare related companies, group medical practices, for-profit healthcare providers, blood banks, and diagnostic laboratories.)