Continuing Education Credit Information will be located in the front of each Postgraduate Course syllabus and the Final Program.
CE/CME Credit reporting is done online. You will receive an email requesting you to log-in to complete evaluations of the Postgraduate and Scientific Programs and claim your AMA, ACOG, NASW and Nursing credits, or to request a Certificate of Attendance. The Website contains detailed instructions on how to complete the report and you will be able to print or email a certificate to the email address you provided at registration. Final date to report credit is December 31, 2013.
Credits other than those specified below are the responsibility of each attendee.
Commercially Supported Symposia
Commercially Supported Symposia presented at the Annual Meeting of the ASRM are a part of the Scientific Program, unless otherwise noted.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Scientific Program Designation Statement
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Postgraduate Program Designation Statement
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Postgraduate Course 27 is approved for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Tthe American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned 25 cognates to the Scientific Program and 7 cognate to the one-day Postgraduate Program.
American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB)
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has applied to provide Professional Enrichment Education Renewal (PEER) credit through the American Board of Bioanalysis. PEER CEUs will be recognized for the Scientific Program. CEUs will be recognized for postgraduate courses 1, 4, 11, 12, 17, 21, 22, 24 and 27. PEER credit forms for eligible postgraduate courses and for the Scientific Program will be available at the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) booth in the Exhibit Hall. ABB certification exams will be administered Friday, October 11, 2013.
American Psychological Association (APA)
The Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG) of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The MHPG maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Application for credits has been made.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Mental Health Professional Group postgraduate course 10 has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval #886496548-2006) for 6.5 Social Work continuing education hours.
The Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health has approved the Scientific Program for 23.25 contact hours of continuing education credit, including 15 of pharmacology. Postgraduate Course 03 has been approved for 6.50 contact hours of continuing education credit, including 2.0 hours of pharmacology.
Genetic Counselor CEUs
Postgraduate Course 09 has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification. Approval for the requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending.
Note: No credits will be given for Association of Reproductive Managers Continuing Education Course PG8.
Continuing education/continuing medical education credit is not offered during meals, breaks, receptions/cocktail parties, training sessions, satellite meetings or any private group meeting (e.g., council meetings, invitation-only meetings, editorial board meetings, etc.). In addition, CME credit is not offered during poster sessions, oral abstract presentations, or roundtable luncheon discussions.
Continuing medical education is a lifelong learning modality enabling physicians to remain current with medical advances. The goal of ASRM is to sponsor educational activities that provide learners with the tools needed to practice the best medicine and provide the best, most current care to patients.
As an accredited CME provider, ASRM adheres to the Essentials and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). CME activities now must first, address specific, documented, clinically important gaps in physician knowledge, competence or performance; second, be documented to be effective at increasing physician knowledge, skill or performance; and third, conform to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
ASRM must not only obtain complete disclosure of commercial and financial relationships pertaining to reproductive medicine but also resolve any perceived conflicts of interest. All postgraduate course faculty members and all organizers, moderators and speakers in the
Scientific Program have completed disclosures of commercial and financial relationships with manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, laboratory supplies and medical devices and with commercial providers of medically-related services. The disclosures were reviewed by the Subcommittee for Standards of Commercial Support of the ASRM CME Committee, which resolved perceived potential conflicts of interest.
The next few years will be an exciting time for the community of reproductive medicine practitioners as we adapt to the changing environment of healthcare and CME. The American Medical Association is advancing a transition of CME from a system of credits based on hours of attendance to a system based on improvement in physician performance.
Certificate of Attendance
Proof of attendance is available on request from J Spargo at the registration desk. Continuing Education Credit information is located in the front of the Postgraduate Course syllabi, and the Final Program and online.
Name badges will be issued for the Postgraduate and Scientific Programs and are required for admission. Spouse/guest badges will be issued and are required for admission to spouse/guest activities and the Exhibit Hall.
Photographing or audio/video recording of any session for personal or commercial purposes without permission is prohibited.