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 or 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 2018 Annual Assembly was April 30, 2018. Please ensure you completed and submit the online overall evaluation as well as the corresponding session evaluations in order to obtain your certification.
Continuing 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 25.75 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 7.0 credit hours
- Annual Assembly: Up to 18.75 credit hours
American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
This live activity has been ABPLM pre‐approved for a total of 24.75 Management credit hours and 21 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, 2018 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, with a beginning date of 03/14/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.75 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 2018 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 25.75 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
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, 2018 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and/or an MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
Psychiatry & Neurology
Note: This activity has not been granted MOC approval by the American Boards of Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Surgery. Following an audit, AAHPM learned that the Assembly currently does not meet the criteria for the American Board of Pediatrics MOC points. ABP requires that each learner receives individual feedback in order to obtain MOC. This will be resolved for future assemblies.
Deadline for Physicians Claiming MOC Points
Physicians had until April 30, 2018 to claim MOC points. Please ensure you enter the correct board certification ID number and birth information during the evaluation process.
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 26.25 CNE hour award. CNE award valid through December 31, 2020.
- Preconference events: Up to 7.5 CNE hour award
- Annual Assembly: Up to 18.75 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 2018 Annual Assembly offered 21 Pharmacotherapeutic Category 1 designated contact hour sessions specific to ANCC NP/CNS national recertification, which may include, but is not limited to, drug-specific information, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies or guidelines, and/or new regulations or similar content or treatment management guidelines. Designated Pharmacotherapeutic hours will be identified for eligible sessions. CNE Award certificates will delineate Pharmacotherapeutic Category 1 designated contact hours earned in addition to CNE hours awarded for the conference courses’ successful completion for a maximum of 21 hours in Pharmacotherapeutic Category 1 contact hour award.
The following sessions have been selected and approved for ACPE credit for pharmacists. Pharmacist attendees may use this form to track their sessions attended. Select no more than one session per time slot. Pharmacists must submit their NABP e-Profile ID number and four-digit date of birth code (MMDD) with their other identifying information when completing the online activity evaluations in order to have their CE credit processed. CE credit will be posted to your NABP profile within six weeks after completion of the conference.
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886509117-0318) for 25.75 continuing education contact hours.
View additional social worker data. (Please hyperlink to the PDF titled, “Additional Social Work Info”.)
Certificate of Attendance is 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.)