American Society of Hematology

CME, MOC, and Certificates of Attendance

ACCME logo Each year, the ASH annual meeting features the highest-caliber science in the field of hematology as well as invaluable information on the most important areas of clinical progress.

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

ASH designates this live activity for a maximum of 36.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASH Annual Meeting 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 and Certificates of Attendance

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™.

Non-physicians may request a certificate of attendance for their participation.

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ABIM Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points. Attendees will earn ABIM MOC points equivalent to the number of CME credits claimed for the activity.

If you are an ABIM diplomate, 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 of your statement, your points will be submitted to the ABIM by ASH.

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How to Claim CME/MOC Credits or Request a Certificate of Attendance

If you plan to claim CME credit for your participation at the meeting, please check the appropriate box during the registration process. In order to claim CME credit and ABIM MOC points or to request a Certificate of Attendance, you must complete the online program evaluation. The evaluation can be accessed once the meeting is underway at any of the Internet stations available at the Georgia World Congress Center. 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 credits/ABIM MOC points.

The online process for claiming ABIM MOC points for activities that have occurred or will be occurring before the end of this year is Sunday, December 31, 2017. Points will be posted to your ABIM account by early January 2018.

The online process for claiming CME credits or printing a Certificate of Attendance for the 59th ASH Annual Meeting must be completed by April 13, 2018.

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 59th ASH Annual Meeting, please stop by the ASH CME desk on-site in ASH Central or email cme@hematology.org.

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CME/MOC Accreditation of Hematology 2017

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ASH will be offering CME credit and MOC points to physicians upon completion of multiple-choice questions based on the manuscripts in Hematology 2017, the ASH Education Program.

ASH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians may earn up to 40 credits by taking two 20-credit exams: one on malignant hematology and the other on non-malignant hematology. Visit ASH Academy for more information.

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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 on-site in ASH Central or by emailing cme@hematology.org.

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