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.
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).
Registered Dieticians: This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 24.5 CPEUs.
This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.
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™?
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.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Below are the details regarding the 2015 Conference and 2016’s details, while not guaranteed to be, are expected to be almost identical. Once we receive official accredidation, we will update this page with finalized CME details for the 2016 conference. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
American Academy of Family Physicians: 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.