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CME ACCREDITATION

Earn 21 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 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.

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching

Quality continuing education courses are critical to the ongoing development of NBC-HWCs, both to further professional practice as well as to stay on top of current trends. The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) Approved Continuing Education Courses are utilized by NBC-HWCs to review, advance, and enhance professional knowledge, practice, and skill in the intentional practice of coaching with clients and patients.

The 2024 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference has met the NBHWC published standards for the continuing education of NBC-HWCs. 

This course has a total CE VALUE of 34 (21 for FULL PBNHC, 7 CE for Optional Workshop 1, 3 CE for Optional Workshop 2 and 3 CE for optional Workshop #3)  and completion of these courses may be applied towards recertification.  CLICK HERE for listing on NBHWC website.

The Plantrician Project is in the process of submitting our application for CME credits for the 2024 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 PBNHC’s were approved for CE credits and we fully expect to be approved again.  In the meantime, see below for the CME details of the 2023 PBNHC.  We expect the 2024 PBNHC to have similar CME credits, timing, processes, etc.

2023 CME Credit Details

FULL Conference Accreditation Activity # LA1508-0923-1 (Live Conference-9/8/23-10/7/23 = 23 Hrs.)

Optional WORKSHOP 1 Accreditation Activity # LA1508-0923-2 (Live Optional Workshop 1–9/8/23 = 3 Hrs.)

Optional WORKSHOP 2 Accreditation Activity # LA1508-0923-3 (Live Optional Workshop 2-9/8/23 = 3 Hrs.)

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Credit Designation Statements for Live Conference

For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

 

For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 nursing contact hour(s).

 

For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based live activity for a maximum of 23.00 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.

 

For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for 23.00 CE credits in psychology.

 

For Dieticians: This live activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 23.00 CPEUs.

 

For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 23.00 general continuing education credits.

 

For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University Medical Center is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000378) and occupational therapy (224.000220) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

 

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for 23.00 continuing education credits.

 

Credit Designation Statements for Live Optional Workshops (WS 1 and 2)

For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

 

For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 nursing contact hour(s).

 

For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based live activity for a maximum of 3.00 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.

 

For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for 3.00 CE credits in psychology.

 

For Dieticians: This live activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3.00 CPEUs.

 

For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 3.00 general continuing education credits.

 

For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University Medical Center is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000378) and occupational therapy (224.000220) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

 

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for 3.00 continuing education credits.

REFER TO THE AGENDA PAGE FOR SPECIFICS ON EACH PRESENTATION’S APPROVED CE CREDITS

* 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 21 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 https://www.amcbmidwife.org/certificate-maintenance-program/continuing-education-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.

 

Please contact us at info@pbnhc.com or (561) 810-6713 with questions about CME credits.

FOR THOSE THAT REGISTERED FOR AND ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE AND ARE SEEKING CME’S, below is general information regarding claiming CME’s as well as details regarding approved CME credits.

On or before October 7, 2023, you will receive an email with specific instructions for claiming CME’s.  You must follow the instructions in that email to claim credit.  However, listed below are a few general points.

For any sessions attended IN-PERSON, watched via LIVE-STREAM or watched ON-DEMAND before October 7, 2023:

  • We encourage you to attend as many sessions as possible IN-PERSON (for those attending in person) or watch as many sessions as possible via LIVE-STREAM at the time of streaming.  However, you may also watch ON-DEMAND sessions and submit for CME credit.
    • All sessions viewed IN-PERSON, via LIVE-STREAM or ON-DEMAND BEFORE October 7, 2023 will automatically be eligible for LIVE CME’s and WILL NOT require you to pass a multiple-choice assessment (quiz) at the completion of the sessions.
    • For any ON-DEMAND session viewed AFTER October 7, 2023, you WILL be required to pass a multiple-choice assessment (quiz) after viewing all the sessions (see below) in order to claim ENDURING MATERIAL CME credits.  On-Demand videos watched after October 15th are not eligible for LIVE CME’s.
  • After evaluating the content and execution of the conference, you will need to enter the type and number of credits you are claiming. Make sure you claim credits properly.  Some notes:
    • If you attend sessions IN-PERSON or watch via LIVE-STREAM, you are all set to submit for LIVECME’s.
    • You may submit credits for any on-demand session you watch BEFORE October 7, 2023. If you watch ALL sessions on-demand BEFORE October 7, 2023, you are all set to submit for LIVE CME’s.
    • You may submit credits for any combination of IN-PERSON, LIVE-STREAM and ON-DEMAND sessions so long as you watch the ON-DEMAND sessions BEFORE October 7, 2023. If you watch some combination of IN-PERSON, LIVE-STREAM and/or on-demand sessions BEFORE October 7, 2023 you are all set to submit for LIVE CME’s.
    • If you watch on-demand sessions AFTER October 7, 2023, you may still submit for CME credits. However, you will be required to take and pass (75%) an assessment (quiz) after viewing all of the sessions and these sessions will not be considered LIVE CME’s rather, they will be ENDURING MATERIAL CME’s.
    • WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND WATCHING ALL LIVE AND/OR ON-DEMAND SESSIONS BEFORE OCTOBER 7, 2023 AS IT IS BY FAR THE EASIEST WAY TO SUBMIT AND RECEIVE CME CREDITS.
  • All sessions viewed IN-PERSON, via LIVE-STREAM or on demand between September 8, 2023 and October 7, 2023 are considered “LIVE”. You may only submit for these credits ONE TIME.  Once you claim THESE credits, you will not be able to go back and claim additional credit for sessions watched between September 8 and October 7.  After the submission of credits, the only way to claim additional credit would be by following the instructions for “enduring material credit” as outlined below.  So please wait until after you have viewed all intended sessions before submitting for “LIVE” credit.  Again, since the conference is considered a live event up until October 7, 2023, attendees should only claim credit once they have finished all of the “LIVE” activities.
  • Also important to note is that pharmacists only have 60 days from September 8, 2023 to report your credits. So we need pharmacists to claim credit for the courses they attended by October 17, 2023.  This gives us a little cushion to upload the data and make sure there are no loose ends that need follow-up.
  • All attendees need to complete a short on-line evaluation regarding the content and execution of the conference (different from the session quiz). After this, your certificate will be generated.

For sessions watched ON-DEMAND after OCTOBER 7, 2023:

  • If you wish to submit ON-DEMAND sessions for CME credit, you will need to take and pass (75%) a short, multiple-choice assessment at the conclusion of viewing all of the sessions.  This assessment will appear at the conclusion of the final session.  This is a CME requirement to confirm that content has been viewed and absorbed.
  • At the conclusion of viewing an ON-DEMAND session AND passing the assessment, you will be given instructions on how to submit for CME credits for the conference.
  • Additionally, you will need to complete a short on-line evaluation regarding the content and execution of the session. After this, your certificate will be generated.
  • These credits are considered ENDURING MATERIAL CME and are NOT considered LIVE CME.

Please contact us at info@pbnhc.com or (561) 810-6713 with questions about CME credits.