Earn up to 24 CME Credits for MD/DOs and Other Professions*

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

Accreditation

Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of twenty-four (24) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Rush University designates this live activity for twenty-four (24) Continuing Education credit(s).

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (24) Continuing Education credit(s).

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Rush University Medical Center are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

*What other professions can claim ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™?

Registered Dieticians: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) does not require Live activities to be prior approved as long as the activity follows the Professional Development Portfolio Process in the PDP Guide, it can be eligible for CPEUs for CDR. The International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC) is a live activity and follows the guidelines; therefore, it is eligible for Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for CDR.

However, please be mindful that certain states have their own rules and regulations for what they find acceptable as CPEUs. Please check with your state governing body to be sure the PBNHC is acceptable. State licensure and state certification are entirely separate and distinct from registration or certification by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Physician Assistant: The American Academy of Physician’s Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 24 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Certified Nurse Midwife: The American Midwifery Certification Board accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME, as credits towards CEU’s for certification. Please visit www.amcbmidwife.org/certificate-maintenance-program/ceu-policy for more information.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

MAINPRO® (Maintenance of Proficiency) is the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) program designed to support and promote the continuous professional development for family physicians. Mainpro serves three key functions. (1) To provide CPD participation guidelines and standards for Canadian family physicians, (2) To enable family physicians to conveniently track and monitor their CPD participation, (3) To ensure high-quality, ethical CPD programming through a rigorous peer-review accreditation process.

The CFPC does accept AMA Category 1 CME credits towards the MAINPRO® program and 1 AMA Category 1 hour/credit is equivalent to 1 MAINPRO-M2 credit. For more information, please visit http://www.cfpc.ca/MainproEligibleActivities.

Many other disciplines including but not limited to researchers, PharmD’s, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers request credit memos for re-licensure or recertification. Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as equivalent CE or CEU as long as the topic is in the applicant’s field or discipline. However, it is advisable that if an individual is unsure whether their attendance can be used towards certification or re-licensure, they should check with their governing body.

American Academy of Family Physicians

The CME application for the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference has been submitted to the AAFP and is awaiting approval.  We anticipate that our application will be approved shortly and that we will be able to offer Prescribed credits just as we have done with all of our previous conferences.  Once approved, the following statement applies:

This Live activity, International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, with a beginning date of 09/30/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 24.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please contact us at or 203-594-1632 with questions about CME credits.