American Society of Hematology

CME and Certificate of Attendance

ACCME LogoThe American Society of Hematology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Hematology designates this live activity for a maximum of 37.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Employ the knowledge gained regarding the diagnosis and treatment of non-malignant and malignant hematologic disorders to improve patient care
  • Discuss state-of-the-art research in hematology
  • Analyze the potential contribution of novel, not-yet-approved modalities of therapy to current evidence-based management of hematologic disorders
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CME Certificate Eligibility

ASH is accredited to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to physicians only. The American Medical Association (AMA) defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.

Physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are also eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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How to Obtain a CME Certificate

If you plan to claim CME credit for your participation at the meeting, please check the appropriate box during the registration process. Attendees may complete the process to claim their CME credits and print their CME certificates by completing the annual meeting program evaluation on site at any of the Internet stations available at the San Diego Convention Center. The evaluation can also be accessed online once the meeting is underway. Additionally, non-physicians may indicate the accredited sessions they've attended and print out a course listing with hours of participation. A processing fee of $25 will be charged for CME certificates.

The online process for claiming CME credits and printing a CME certificate for the 58th ASH Annual Meeting must be completed no later than April 14, 2017. For questions or more information, contact cme@hematology.org.

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ABIM Maintenance of Certification

Participation in this CME activity enables the attendee to earn up to 37.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Attendees will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

You will be asked to submit a reflective statement on how you intend to change your practice based on the knowledge you gained from participation in the meeting. Upon review and approval, your points will be submitted to the ABIM by ASH.

In order to receive ABIM MOC points for the 58th ASH Annual Meeting, the online process for claiming CME/ABIM MOC credits must be completed by December 31, 2016. Credits will be posted to your ABIM account by early January.

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How to Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

Non-Physicians and other health-care professionals attending the meeting may complete the process to claim Certificate of Attendance by completing the annual meeting program evaluation on site at any of the Internet stations available at the San Diego Convention Center. Alternately, the evaluation can be accessed online once the meeting is underway. There is no charge to meeting registrants for this service. Additionally, non-physicians may indicate the accredited sessions they have attended and print a course listing with hours of participation.

The online process for receiving a Certificate of Attendance for the 58th ASH Annual Meeting must be completed no later than April 14, 2017. For questions or more information, contact cme@hematology.org.

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European Board of Accreditation in Hematology CME

ASH is applying for CME accreditation with the European Board of Accreditation in Hematology (EBAH). If you plan to claim EBAH-CME credit for attending the meeting, please check the appropriate box during the registration process or after the meeting in the online evaluation site. There is no fee required in order to be eligible for EBAH-CME Credit Points. For information about claiming EBAH-CME for the 58th ASH Annual Meeting, please stop by the ASH CME desk at ASH Central or email cme@hematology.org.back to top

CME/MOC credit for Hematology 2016

ASH will be offering CME credit and MOC points to physicians who complete a multiple-choice test through ASH Academy based on Hematology 2016, the ASH Education Program. More information will be available on ASH Academy this fall.back to top

Conflict-of-Interest Policy for the ASH Annual Meeting

ASH is committed to providing quality, objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous continuing medical education activities that are free from commercial and non-commercial bias. In accordance with the rules of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all meeting session chairs, speakers, and moderators are required to disclose any conflicts they may have in writing prior to the meeting. All poster presenters are required to disclose any conflicts they may have in writing prior to the meeting and display their disclosures on their poster boards. If bias, actual or perceived, occurs during the presentations, session attendees are encouraged to address such bias during the question-and-answer periods following the presentations.

Annual meeting contributors are asked to disclose any relationships of the following types: employment, consultancy, equity ownership, research funding, honoraria, patents and royalties, speakers bureau, membership on an entity's board of directors or advisory committee, and any other financial relationship.

Any questions about this policy or concerns regarding disclosures should be directed to the ASH Meeting and CME Information Desk in ASH Central located in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center or by emailing cme@hematology.org.

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