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Continuing Education Information

CME, P.A.C.E®,. NSGC and Certificate of Attendance 

Educational credits are included in the registration fee.

Educational Credits

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Certificate of Attendance

The American College of Medical Genetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Medical Association (AMA) defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.

Physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are also eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Non-physicians may request a certificate of attendance for their participation.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Genetic Counselor Credit (NSGC CEU's)

This event has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs.
P.A.C.E.® CEU's 

ACMG is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program. 

This activity has been approved for P.A.C.E.® CEU's.
 

ACMG Conflict of Interest Policy 

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. All educational programming is developed and must be presented in compliance with all ACCME accreditation requirements.

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics must insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Planning must be free of the influence or control of a commercial entity, and promote improvements or quality in healthcare. All scientific research used to support patient care recommendations must conform to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, everyone (speakers, moderators, oral abstract presenters, all authors, committee members, and staff) who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests within the past 12 months. Individuals who do not disclose are disqualified from participating in a CME activity. Should the speaker’s presentation include discussion of any off-labeled/investigational use of a commercial product, he/she is also required to disclose this to the activity participants.

Conflict of interest is created when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. The potential for maintaining or increasing the value of the financial relationship with the commercial interest creates an incentive to influence the content of the CME—an incentive to insert commercial bias. This may include 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 and clinical trials), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected.
A Commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Relevant financial relationships as defined by the ACCME requires anyone in control of CME content to disclose relevant financial relationships to the accredited provider. Individuals must also include in their disclosure the relevant financial relationships of a spouse or partner. The ACCME defines relevant financial relationships as financial relationships in any amount that create a conflict of interest and that occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that the individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. The ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount—any amount, regardless of how small, creates the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria for promotional speakers’ bureau, 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 from which remuneration is received, or expected.ACMG will identify, review and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. 

How to Claim Education Credits or Request a Certificate of Attendance
In order to claim educational credit points or to request a Certificate of Attendance, you must complete the online education program evaluation. The evaluation can be accessed once the meeting is underway at any of the Internet stations available at the Charlotte Convention Center. 

Questions regarding CE credit should be directed to education@acmg.net