Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Harvard Medical School is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


PHYSICIANS
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND REGISTERED NURSES
Harvard Medical School is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is approved for 21.00 contact hours, of which 1.00 is eligible for pharmacology credit. Contact hours are awarded commensurate with participation and completion of the online evaluation and attendance attestation. We suggest claiming your hours within 30 days of the activity date; after this time, the attendance attestation will still be required to claim your hours.
 

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS and OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
This educational activity has been approved for continuing education credit (CEUs). Please click here to view the accreditation documentation. Please click here to view the faculty disclosures documentation.
 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
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.
 

CANADIAN ACCREDITATION
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.
 

EUROPEAN ACCREDITATION
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Additional information regarding this agreement may be found on the American Medical Association (AMA) website.
 

ABMS/ACGME COMPETENCIES
This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties and Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
     

IOM COMPETENCIES
This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine competencies:

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Employ evidence-based practice

Disclosure Policy

In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relationships they have to companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.

Disclaimer

CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgement before making clinical decisions of any kind.

Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.