American Society of Hematology

Continuous Professional Development

ASH offers a number of mechanisms to support hematologists with both continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of board certifications (MOC).

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

CME and MOC Offerings

ASH facilitates self-directed, practice-based education to support hematologists' commitment to lifelong learning through a variety of activities that offer CME and MOC credit including meetings, knowledge testing, and practice improvement modules.

ASH Academy

The ASH Academy, the eLearning platform for hematologists, provides the most current practice tools, clinical support, and educational products in hematology to meet your continuing education needs including each of the resources listed below.

  • ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)
    CME Test:
    • Maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
    • 50 Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for the American Board of Pathology MOC
    • 50 Category 1 Self-Assessment CME Credits for American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) MOC

    MOC Module (optional):

    • 20 ABIM Medical Knowledge points
    • Accredited by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for up to 5 hours credit in Section 3 of their MOC program

The ASH-SAP is a high-quality educational product offering up-to-date information in the field of hematology for internists, hematologists, pediatricians, and hematology-oncology fellows. It includes a textbook available in print and online and an accompanying exam that contains more than 220 questions in adult and pediatric hematology. The American Medical Association has determined that physicians who are not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Pathologists and Physician Assistants who complete the CME Test can also claim credit for their maintenance of certification needs. A 60-question MOC Module is also available and is approved for 20 part II MOC points for the ABIM and is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for up to 5 hours credit in Section 3 of their MOC Program.

  • Practice Improvement Modules (PIM)
    CME:
    • 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMper PIM

    MOC:

    • 20 Practice Assessment points per PIM

    ASH now offers two, new, entirely self-contained PIMs in the areas of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes through the ASH Academy. These new resources for quality improvement, provide comparative data for users, and give groups of practitioners the option of completing a PIM together.

  • ASHTest: Malignant Hematology
    CME:
    • 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMper test
    • 2 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME Credits per test
    • 2 American Board of Pathology SAM Credits per test

    MOC:

    • 10 ABIM Medical Knowledge points per test
  • ASHTest: Non-Malignant Hematology
    CME:
    • 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMper test
    • 2 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME Credits per test
    • 2 American Board of Pathology SAM Credits per test

    MOC:

    • 10 ABIM Medical Knowledge points per test
  • ASHTest: Pediatric Hematology
    CME:
    • None

    MOC:

    • 10 American Board of Pediatrics Part 2

    ASHTest on Malignant, Non-Malignant, and Pediatric Hematology, are new testing modules developed by subject- matter experts that offer both MOC and CME credit for hematologists and others working in hematology-related fields.

  • Small Meeting Evaluations
    CME: Credits vary based on meeting
  • Complete evaluations to claim CME credits for ASH's small meetings including:

    • Highlights of ASH (HOA)
    • Meeting on Lymphoma Biology (MLB)
    • State-of-the-Art Symposium (SAS)
    • Consultative Hematology Course (CHC)
    • Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI)
    • Training Program Directors' Workshop (TPDW)
    • Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH)

ASH Annual Meeting CME and Attendance Certificate

CME: Maximum of 36 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

The ASH Annual Meeting is the largest medical meeting that supports hematology-related research and advances the practice of hematology. The meeting features numerous sessions specifically geared toward researchers and clinicians and provides the highest quality oral, poster, and plenary presentations based on abstract submissions and review.

Blood Articles

CME: Credits vary depending on the article

ASH has partnered with Medscape to provide hematologists with an opportunity to earn CME credits by testing their comprehension of clinical articles published in Blood. A CME article will appear in the journal in the fourth week of every month. Medscape is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME for physicians, and this activity is administered by Medscape. There is no charge to participants to earn CME credits through this program.

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    Have a Question?

    ASH keeps a rolling record of the past six years of claimed continuing medical education (CME) credits for its CME-accredited activities.

    CME Certificates are issued to physicians (MD, DO) only. Non-physicians may request certificates of attendance for their participation in any of ASH’s CME-accredited activities. All certificates are issued in PDF format.

    In order to claim CME credit or to request a certificate of attendance, participants must complete the online program evaluation associated with the activity.

    ASH Academy is the source for all evaluations of ASH’s CME activities in 2014 and beyond, except for the Annual Meetings. Once an evaluation on the ASH Academy has been completed, you may return at any time in the future to make duplicate copies of your certificate.

    Inquiries about prior claimed credit, or duplicate certificates, for all annual meetings or any activity that took place prior to 2014, please send an email to cme@hematology.org.

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    MOC Information

    For information on MOC requirements for time-limited certificates, please consult with the appropriate certifying board:

    American Board of Internal Medicine
    American Board of Pathology
    American Board of Pediatrics

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