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CME and MOC Information

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 Live Events Offering CME/MOC

ASH Annual Meeting

ASH designates this Other [blended live and on demand] activity for a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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 participant to earn up to 25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

How to Claim CME/MOC or Request a Certificate

To claim CME credit or ABIM MOC points for your participation at the meeting, please complete the online program evaluations. For ABIM MOC points, you will be asked to submit a reflective statement on intention to change practice based on the knowledge gained from participation in the meeting. Upon review and approval of the statement, points will be submitted to the ABIM by ASH. A processing fee of $30 will be charged for CME credit/ABIM MOC points. The deadline to claim Certificates/Points for the 63rd ASH Annual Meeting will be April 15, 2022.

Claim CME/MOC Request a Certificate of Attendance

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

CME and ABIM MOC Accreditation of Hematology 2021

ASH will be offering CME credit and ABIM MOC points to physicians upon completion of multiple-choice questions based on the manuscripts in Hematology 2021, 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.

More information will be available this fall at academy.hematology.org.

European Board for Accreditation in Hematology CME

ASH applied for CME accreditation with the European Board for Accreditation in Hematology (EBAH). To claim EBAH-CME credit for attending the meeting, please check the appropriate box on the online evaluation site. There is no fee required to be eligible for EBAH-CME credit. For information about claiming EBAH-CME, please stop by the CME Desk in ASH Central or email cme@hematology.org.

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 ACCME, all meeting session chairs, speakers, moderators, and poster presenters are required to disclose any conflicts they may have in writing prior to the meeting. Additionally, poster presenters are required to display their disclosures on their poster boards. If bias, actual or perceived, occurs during a presentation, session attendees are encouraged to address such bias during the question-and-answer period following the presentation.

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 staff in the Speaker Ready Room located in the Georgia World Congress Center, International Boulevard Registration Hall or by emailing cme@hematology.org.

CME Certified Sessions for the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition – Presented virtually December 2-11, 2020

This guide indicates which sessions in ASH’s programming are certified for CME credit. Not listed here are the Satellite Symposia, Product Theatres, and other programming that are not organized directly by ASH.

Attendees do not need to attend the live sessions as they air in order to claim credit for them. Attendees can view live sessions as they are broadcast or “watch again” after they have concluded; the play button on those sessions will change from Watch Now to Watch again a few minutes after the conclusion. Attendees have the duration of their meeting registration package to view content. The deadline to claim credit for the CME-certified portions has been extended to June 18, 2021.

Thursday, December 3: Pre-Conference
Time  CME/Credit Session
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 1.5 Special Symposium on Quality: Blood, Debt, and Tears: Tackling Burnout in Hematology
Saturday, December 5: ASH Annual Meeting Begins
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 0.5 Fireside Chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
1.5 Special Session on Race and Science
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
.75 Education/Scientific Spotlight Session Live Q&As
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
1 Ham-Wasserman Lecture
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
Sunday, December 6
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 2 Plenary Scientific Session
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
1.5 ASH-EHA Joint Symposium: Failure of Targeted Cellular Immunotherapy and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant: Mechanisms and Mitigating Strategies
1.5 The 2020 Pandemic: Latest Insights on COVID-19
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
1.5 Special Scientific Symposia Live Q&A
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
.75 Education/Scientific Spotlight Session Live Q&As
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
1.5 Blood & Beyond
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
.75 Joint Scientific and Education Symposium: Hormones and Hematology Live Q&A
 Monday, December 7
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Sessions
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As

.75 Education/Scientific Spotlight Session Live Q&Aa
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
1 Ernest Beutler Lecture
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
.75 Education/Scientific Spotlight Session Live Q&As
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
.75 Junior Faculty Career Development Education Session Live Q&A
.75 ASH Choosing Wisely Campaign: 2019 ASH Choosing Wisely Champions Live Q&A
.75 Education/Scientific Spotlight Session Live Q&As
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 1.5 Simultaneous Oral Abstract Sessions
1 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture
.75 Education/Scientific Program Live Q&As
Tuesday, December 8
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 1.5 Late-Breaking Abstracts Session
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1.5 Modeling COVID-19: From the Lab to the World
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 1.5 Best of ASH

Bolded credit hours are counted towards calculated maximum number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

NON-CME SESSIONS

Program Categories: sessions in the following programs are not accredited content

  • Scientific Workshops @ ASH
  • ASH Wellness Studio Content
  • ASH-a-Palooza Events (except Special Symposium on Quality which IS certified for CME)
  • ASH Poster Abstract Presentations and ASH Poster Walks

On-Demand Presentations for the Education Program; Scientific Program; Spotlight Sessions, Special Scientific Symposia, and the ASH Choosing Wisely® Champions Session

  • CME credit is available for participation in the Live Q&A Sessions scheduled across December 5-7. View the corresponding on-demand presentations, available beginning December 2.

Individual Sessions

Due to stricter ACCME guidelines regarding who may be allowed to control/present accredited content, the following individual sessions will not be certified for CME credit because one or more presenters has an employee or ownership relationship with an ACCME-defined commercial interest. https://www.accme.org/accreditation-rules/standards-for-commercial-support/standard-1-independence

General Sessions

  • Presidential Symposium: Universal Donor Solutions in Hematology

Special-Interest Sessions

  • ASH Practice Partnership Lunch Program
  • Grassroots Network Lunch
  • How to Get Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal
  • How to Peer Review a Scientific Paper

Scientific Program

  • RNA in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis Live Q&A
  • Getting the Most from Minimal Residual Disease Live Q&A
  • Gut Microbiome and the Endothelium Live Q&A
  • Challenges in Cell Therapy: Relapse and Toxicities Live Q&A

Special Scientific Symposia

  • Scientific Symposium: Friend or Foe: The Microbiome, Antibiotics, and Death after Transplant Live Q&A
  • Special Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis Live Q&A

Education Program

  • Understanding How to Manipulate the Immune System in Immunotherapy for Lymphoma Live Q&A
  • Aggressive Lymphomas: What Novel Approaches Are Ready for Prime Time? Live Q&A

Attendees may complete the Annual Meeting Evaluation Surveys to claim their CME credits and print their CME certificates through the ASH website by clicking the CME links from the Home Page.

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

ASH designates this Other [blended live and on demand] educational 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.

2021 Course

Intended for clinical hematologists based in community practice in North America, the ASH Consultative Hematology Course covers commonly encountered clinical problems that arise in everyday practice and require the expertise of a hematologist. The course focuses on non-malignant hematology and uses case-based presentations and interactive discussions.

ASH designates this Other (blended live and on demand) educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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 participant to earn American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points equivalent to the number of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

How to Claim CME/MOC or Request a Certificate

To request a Certificate of Attendance, CME Credit, or ABIM MOC points, attendees must complete the program evaluation surveys through the online evaluation module. To request ABIM MOC points learners will be asked to submit a reflective statement on intention to change practice based on the knowledge gained from participation in the meeting. Upon review and approval, MOC points will be submitted to the ABIM by ASH.

Attendees do not need to attend the live sessions as they air in order to claim credit for them. Attendees can view live sessions as they are broadcast or “watch again” after they have concluded; the play button on those sessions will change from Watch Now to Watch Again a few minutes after the conclusion.

The deadline to claim CME/MOC or request a certificate of attendance is December 31, 2021.

2022 Meeting

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.

CME Credit and Certificate of Attendance

ASH designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 and other health care professionals attending the meeting may receive a Certificate of Attendance to document their participation in an accredited activity.

To claim CME credit or request a Certificate of Attendance, attendees must complete the online program evaluation surveys through ASH Academy. Instructions can be found in the mobile provided for meeting.

ABIM MOC Points

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

To claim ABIM MOC points, attendees must complete the online program evaluation surveys through ASH Academy. During the survey, attendees will be asked to submit a reflective statement on intention to change practice based on the knowledge gained from participation in the meeting. Upon review and approval of the statement, points will be submitted to the ABIM by ASH.

2021 ASH Meeting on Hematologic Malignancies

ASH designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 claim a Certificate of Attendance documenting their participation in the accredited CME activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

The deadline to claim CME/MOC or request a certificate of attendance is December 31, 2021.

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2020 Meeting

ASH designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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 participant to earn up to 23.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

2021 Workshop

ASH is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Society intends to offer continuing medical education (CME) credit for eligible physician participants in the workshop; other workshop participants will be eligible for a certificate of participation.

Workshop participants certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Pediatrics who earn CME credit for the workshop will also be eligible to earn maintenance of certification credit for the workshop upon successful completion of a brief additional assessment.

2018 Meeting

ASH designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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 participant to earn up to 12 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

How to Claim CME/MOC or Request a Certificate

To claim CME/MOC or request a certificate of attendance, you must complete the online program evaluation surveys. For ABIM MOC points, you will be asked to submit a reflective statement on intention to change practice based on the knowledge gained from participation in the meeting. Upon review and approval of the statement, points will be submitted to the ABIM by ASH.

Please note that the CME/MOC/Certificate of Attendance deadline for the meeting has passed.

Other CME/MOC Opportunities

ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)

This comprehensive educational resource offers up-to-date information in adult and pediatric hematology for internists, hematologists, pediatricians, and hematology/oncology fellows. The ASH-SAP, 7th Edition, includes a textbook with 25 chapters, as well as 258 case-based, multiple-choice questions grouped into six themed tests. The tests combine to offer 75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 75 ABIM MOC Medical Knowledge Points. Learn more.

Hematology, the ASH Education Program

ASH offers CME credit and MOC points to physicians for completion of multiple-choice questions based on the manuscripts in Hematology, the ASH Education Program. Hematology 2018 is a peer-reviewed collection of 96 articles, six evidence-based mini-reviews, and more than 700 full-color pages written by the 2018 ASH Education Program speakers and the Ham-Wasserman Lecturer. Learn more.

Blood Articles

Through a partnership with Medscape, ASH provides an opportunity for hematologists to earn CME credit by testing their comprehension of clinical articles published in Blood. A new CME article appears in the journal the third week of every month. Credits vary depending on the article, and there is no charge to participants to earn CME credit.

Please note that CME for this activity is not administered through ASH Academy On Demand. This activity is administered by Medscape, a continuing medical education company.

ASH Academy On Demand

ASH Academy On Demand, the eLearning platform for hematologists, provides the most current practice tools, clinical support, and educational products to meet the continuing education needs of hematologist professionals at every stage in their careers.

In order to claim CME/MOC credit or to request a certificate of attendance, participants must complete the online program evaluation associated with the activity. ASH keeps a rolling record of the past six years of claimed credits for its CME-accredited activities.

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. Non-physicians may request a certificate of attendance for their participation in a CME activity. All certificates are issued in PDF format.

Questions?

For questions or requests for additional information, please contact cme@hematology.org.

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