Continuing Education Credits & Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
Continuing education credits and MOC points are available to those who attend the Annual Assembly. In order to receive your credits and MOC points, you will need to complete an evaluation after the Assembly has concluded.
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.
Attendees of the Annual Assembly have until May 4, 2020 to claim CE credits. Please ensure you complete the overall evaluation, along with session evaluations to print or save your certificate.
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
Application for Certified Medical Director (CMD) credits is being filed with the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Determination of credits is pending.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Application for prescribed CME credits is being filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credits is pending.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
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."
American Board of Pediatrics
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 28.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP 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 May 4, 2020 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 (60 minutes per CNE award hour). 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
CNE certificates will delineate pharmacology hours earned in addition to CNE hours awarded for the conference courses attended.
The 2020 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 information, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, new regulations, and/or similar content.
Application for continuing education credits is being filed with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Determination of credits is pending. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is pending social work continuing education approval from the National Association of Social Workers.
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 18 13 from 6:30-7:30pm
- Faculty-attended Poster Session 2: view four posters on Thursday, March 19 14 from 6-7pm
No CE is offered for viewing digital posters presented by students, residents, and fellows or posters presented by AAHPM Fellowship Grant awardees.
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.)