Continuing Education Information
CME and CEU Credit
The cost of CME and CEU credit is included in the overall registration fee.
CME and CEUs are reported by each attendee seeking credit at the conclusion of the meeting via the Computerized Self-Reporting system. Instructions for utilizing the computers in the on-site Cyber Cafe or the attendees own computer will be provided in the registration materials handed out on-site.
The American College of Medical Genetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MDs and PhDs
The College designates the 2012 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting for a maximum of 24.5 hours and the ACMG Educational Workshop (CME Short Courses) for a maximum of 4.5 hours for the CME Short Course: Clinical Cancer Genetics: New Paradigms and Concepts for Understanding Cancer Susceptibility or maximum of 6.5 hours for the CME Short Course: Next Generation Sequencing: Clinical Utility, Laboratory Implementation and Bioinformatics Analysis each in AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Genetic Counselors and Nurses
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the American College of Medical Genetics to offer up to 3.5 CEUs or 35.5 contact hours (Category 1) for the 2012 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting and the ACMG Educational Workshop (CME Short Courses) for a maximum of .5 CEUs or 5 contact hours of Category I credit for completing CME Short Course: Clinical Cancer Genetics: New Paradigms and Concepts for Understanding Cancer Susceptibility or a maximum or .7 CEUs or 7 contact hours of Category I credit for completing CME Short Course: Next Generation Sequencing: Clinical Utility, Laboratory Implementation and Bioinformatics Analysis. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification.
CEU Credits for Clinical Laboratory Scientists
ACMG is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. The College designates the 2012 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting for a maximum 31.5 contact hours of continuing education. A maximum of 34.0 contact hours of continuing education will be awarded to participants attending the CME Short Courses offered in conjunction with the annual meeting. ACMG is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel as CE Provider # 50-11878
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the policy of the American College of Medical Genetics, before their presentations, all faculty, speakers and moderators must disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) they might have with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or service(s) to be discussed during their presentation: receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected. Disclosures will be included in the on-site Program Guide and in speakers slide presentation.
Verification of HIPAA Authorization
The ACMG supports medical information privacy. While the ACMG is not a “covered entity” under HIPAA 1996 and therefore is not required to meet these standards, ACMG wishes to take reasonable steps to ensure that the presentation of individually identifiable health information at ACMG-sponsored events has been properly authorized. Before their presentations, ACMG requires all faculty, speakers and moderators to confirm that they either will not present any individually-identifiable health information or that they have obtained and maintained the appropriate executed HIPAA forms for the individual health information they intend to present.