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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 38.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists

Harvard Medical School designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 38.25 hours. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion. UAN#: JA0000216-0000-23-001-L01-P
 

AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 38.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points 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

The AAFP has reviewed Infectious Diseases in Adults and deemed it acceptable for up to 38.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 05/01/2023 to 05/05/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

RISK MANAGEMENT

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 5.75 credits of Risk Management Study. This includes:

  • 2.75 credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training.

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.
 

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 here: https://www.ama-assn.org/education/ama-pra-credit-system/agreement-european-union-medical-specialties-uems
 

ABMS/ACGME COMPETENCIES

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
  • interpersonal and communication skills
  • professionalism
  • systems-based practice
     

IOM COMPETENCIES

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

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

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 judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.