Earn up to 24 CE Credits for MD/DOs and other Healthcare Professionals*

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 Plantrician Project is in the process of submitting our application for CE credits for the 2018 International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference.  This process will take a few months while we gather all of the information, forms and documentation necessary to be approved for credits.  With that said, all previous IPBNHC's were approved for CE credits.  Also, below are the CE details of the 2017 IPBNHC and we expect that the 2018 IPBNHC have similar CE credits.



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.


In support of improving patient care, Rush University 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.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses:  The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 24 contact hours.

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 23 contact hours for pharmacists. (Plant Powered Athlete session was not approved for pharmacist contact hours).

Rush University designates this live activity for 24 Continuing Education credit(s).

This activity is being presented without bias and without 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.  Clinicians MAY be eligible to claim CE credits for these specialty areas.  Please check with YOUR GOVERING BODY to confirm CE credit eligibility.

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 24 CPEUs.

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

American Academy of Family Physicians:  

This Live activity, International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, with a beginning date of 09/24/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 31.00 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. 24 of these credits are for the IPBNHC and the remaining are for the optional workshops.

Twenty Four (24) of these Prescribed Credits are available for the full International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare conference and the remaining are available based on attendance at optional workshops. 

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.  Please check with your medical society/credentialing agency/governing body to confirm CE eligibility.

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, 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.


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