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CME Accreditation 2017

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Accreditation Statement

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 VCU Health Continuing Medical Education and the National Neurotrauma Society.  The VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

To claim CME / CEU credits after the symposium has ended, please click the following link:  Claim CME / CEU credits

AMA Credit Designation Statement

UHS-PEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 45.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credits are designated as follows:

  • UHS-PEP designates a maximum of 37.75 CME credits for the NNS & AANS/CNS sponsored portion of the entire symposium.
  • The optional WINTR lunch workshop is designated for a maximum of 1.5 CME credits.
  • The Women in Neurosurgery sponsored program is designated for a maximum of 6.5 CME credits

CEU Credit Designation Statement

This continuing education activity meets the criteria of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 4.6 CEUs will be awarded and recorded with the University (if all sessions are completed as described above).

ADA Statement

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.  

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FAQ: What is the difference between CMEs and CEUs?

  • VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • CME credit for physicians only (AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM ) is computed and awarded on an hour for hour basis for participation in the content, exclusive of housekeeping, instructions and social amenities (e.g, welcome announcements, coffee breaks, etc.)
  • Non-physicians who attend a CME-designated activity are provided a Certificate of Participation which delineates that they attended an activity with so many CME credits; they do not actually GET CME credit, only a certificate which verifies how much that activity was designated for, and they take that documentation to their own professional body for determination of equivalency.  In this case, we only report the number of CME credits and do not undertake any equivalency verification or computation. This documentation is generally sufficient for most non-physician participants.
  • In addition, each activity is also certified for generic CEU credits, which according to the CEU accreditation framework, are computed on the basis of 10 hrs of participation = 1.0 CEU credit. 
  • VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is not accredited to designate "Nursing Contact Hours" as defined by the American Nurse Credentialing Center, or ANCC nursing contact hours. ( http://www.nursecredentialing.org/ ),  However, ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME for your CME contact hour requirements for recertification.  ANCC recognizes credit in terms of hours so 1.0 Category 1 Credit is equal to ANCC 60 minutes (1 hour) of learning.  Check with your credentialing center on how to report your credit received from this activity.