The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 34.75 contact hours.
Respiratory Therapist (CRCE) Credit
Application will be made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
Physician Assistant Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 34.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
For European Attendees
The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) will recognize certificates obtained by European physicians who attend cardiovascular medicine activities offered by U.S. providers accredited within the ACCME system. Those physicians would submit their CME certificate from CHEST directly to EBAC in order to have EBAC credit awarded.
CHEST will apply for additional continuing education credits. Check back for updates.
ABIM MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 34.75 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 points.
Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow three to five business days after claiming for points to appear on your ABIM record.
CHEST remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest. It is not the intent of CHEST to disqualify anyone from participating in this educational activity, but to resolve any conflicts of interest that may arise from financial relationships with commercial interests. All conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Professional Standards Committee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available on-site during all educational activities.
CME/CE/COA Claiming Instructions
To evaluate CHEST 2018, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates or Certificates of Attendance (COA), follow the instructions below.
*International (outside the US/Canada) attendees can pick up their printed Certificate of Attendance at the Help Desk.
The evaluation system will open the last day of CHEST 2018, Wednesday, October 10. You must complete your evaluation and complete the claiming process by February 28, 2019.
*For US-/Canada-based attendees needing a Certificate of Attendance, follow these instructions and select COA for the credit type being claimed.
**If you are a Sleep Medicine physician, and claim Sleep CME, your certificate will specify how many hours Sleep Medicine was part of the overall activity. Your MOC points will be sent automatically to ABIM.
ABIM Maintenance of Certification Information
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for CHEST 2018. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.
After you complete the CME claiming process, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points.
Please allow three to five business days after claiming CME for MOC points to be reflected on your ABIM record.