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CME Accreditation 2019

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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 35.75 CME credits for all NNS & Biomarker Pre-conference workshop portion of the entire symposium.
  • UHS-PEP designates a maximum of 7.0 CME credits for the entire AANS/CNS program including the breakfast lecture.  A maximum of 3.5 credits can be claimed if attending the Biomarker pre-conference workshop II on Sunday.

These optional ticketed sessions are designated for a maximum of additional credits as follows:

  • Lunch workshops (3 days) are designated for a maximum of 1.5 CME credits each for a total maximum of 4.5 CME
  • TEAM-building & Mentoring Event is designated for a maximum of 1.0 CME
  • Reflections on Peter Safar PITT Neurotrauma Family Tree / "Freedom House" documentary screening & discussion is designated for a maximum of 1.0 CME

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.
  • 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.