ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 38.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 38.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points and 1.50 patient safety MOC credits in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) 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 points.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS
This Live activity, Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine 2019, with a beginning date of 03/11/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 38.50 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.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 13.25 hours of Risk Management Study. This includes 3.75 Credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training and 2.25 Credits of End-of-Life Care Studies. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.
NURSE PRACTITIONERS and REGISTERED NURSES
For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.
Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.
This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties and Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism.
This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine competencies: provide patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, apply quality improvement, and utilize informatics.
A Note on Education about Medical Marijuana
This activity covers topics required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to be included in continuing professional development programs that physicians registered with the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program must complete as a condition to issuing written certifications to qualifying patients.