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 submitted our application for CE credits for the 2018 International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference and the details are below.  In summary, MD's, Nurses and RD's were approved for 22 of the 24 credits we applied for.  We have resubmitted our application in an attempt to secure the remaining 2 credits.  For Pharmacists,  we received 7 of the 24 credits we applied for.  We have resubmitted our application in an attempt to secure the remaining 17 credits. The resubmission process will take a few weeks while we gather all of the information and references needed to prove the efficacy of approving the remaining sessions.  With that said, we have had to resubmit in the past and were successful in getting remaing credits approved.  We anticipate a similar outcome this year.  We will update this page as soon as we have more information.

 

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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

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 22 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 22 contact hours.

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 7 contact hours for pharmacists.

Rush University designates this live activity for 22 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 22 CPEUs.

* 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.  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.

CFPC members and other Mainpro+ users may claim the equivalent number of Mainpro+ certified credits for any AMA PRA Category 1 credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits. For more information on Mainpro+ or to confirm credit eligibility please visit www.cfpc.ca/MAINPRO or call 1-800-387-6197 +1, ext 560.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada members can claim credit for this CPD activity under  guidelines.  To learn how to claim credit for this unaccredited activity, please contact the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada directly or refer to the following web page for information.

http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/moc-program/cpd-activities-can-record-e

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.

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