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Continuing Education Information

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

Educational Credits

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Accreditation
The American College of Medical Genetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
(20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ if you are not attending a Short Course)

The American Medical Association (AMA) defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.
Non-physicians may request a certificate of attendance for their participation.
 
Genetic Counselor Credit (NSGC CEU's)
Deadline to claim NSGC credit hours is June 15, 2018.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized ACMG to offer up to 3.35 CEUs or 33.5 Category 1 contact hours for the activity 2018 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting (Live Meeting). The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification. (33.5 CEUs if attending a Short Course and 29 CEUs if you are not attending a Short Course).
ABMGG Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment(MOC Part II)

ABMGG diplomates must demonstrate involvement in continuing education as part of the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part II) requirement of the ABMGG Continuing Certification (Maintenance of Certification) program. The ABMGG has approved participation in the short courses offered at the 2018 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting as alternative activities for the ABMGG literature review modules. Successful completion of a short course, including participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn a certificate of completion for submission via the ABMGG Portal to fulfill this requirement.
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.

ACMG is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel as CE Provider (50-11878). This course is registered # 20-639270 with CEBroker. ACMG is approved by the California Department of Health Services through the ASCLS P.A.C.E.®.

This activity has been approved for 29.5 P.A.C.E.® CEU's. (25 CEU's if you are not attending a Short Course) 

Deadlines:

  • NSGC credits must be claimed by June 15, 2018. Credits claimed after this deadline will be reported at the end of December 2018 and individuals will pay the processing fee billed by NSGC.
  • All other credits must be claimed by December 1, 2018.

How to Claim Educational Credit:   
Steps:

  1. Go to www.acmgmeeting.net and click on the Education tab and then 2018 Continuing Education Self-Reporting. This link takes you to the CE Self Reporting site.
  2. Login with your badge number. If you have misplaced your badge number then follow the instructions via “Forgot your badge number” and technical support will help you.
  3. There are two links for claiming credit: 1) Select Sessions to Evaluate and 2) Continuing Education Credit Claim
  4. Click on "Select Sessions to Evaluate" 
    Select sessions you attended and complete the evaluation –  evaluation of a session opens shortly after the session concludes 
           a. Select the amount of time you are claiming in the drop-down box when evaluating each session.
  5. Click on "Continuing Education Credit Claim"
    Complete the Overall meeting education evaluation after the entire meeting concludes on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
  6. Claim the type of credit/certificate needed and email the certificate and transcript (be sure to check spam if you do not receive the email). Completion of both: 1)Select Sessions to Evaluate and 2) Continuing Education Credit Claim is required before you are awarded a certificate.

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. 

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