Accreditation

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Physicians Accreditation Statement

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)

European physicians will now be able to claim CME credit for their participation in Heart Rhythm 2017! The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) have recognized each other’s accreditation systems as substantially equivalent. European physicians simply submit evidence (CME Certificate) of their participation in Heart Rhythm 2017 directly to EBAC in order to have EBAC credit awarded. Learn more.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 23 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.

American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 23 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 23 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists/American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Category A continuing education credit is pending approval by the ASRT for select sessions. 

National Society of Genetic Counselors/Genetic Counselor CEUs

This event has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs.

 

Contact Hours for Non-Physicians

The Heart Rhythm Society has approved this activity for 23 contact hours for non-physicians.

 

Program Overview

The sessions described in this program are organized by the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Program Committee and led by world-renowned faculty who have been invited to speak at the 38th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify and analyze the latest scientific advances and innovations in the field of heart rhythm disorders.
  2. Select appropriate, evidence-directed pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
  3. Recognize alternative perspectives regarding areas of controversy for which scientific evidence is insufficient, controversial or confusing. 
  4. Utilize quality improvement measures, methods and tools to foster systems-based improvements in care, outcomes, and value for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
  5. Recognize the value of interprofessional teams to optimize patient- and family-centered care.
  6. Explain the importance of care coordination and enhanced communication to reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety.
  7. Describe the role of access to care and patient education in enhancing adherence to medical therapy and improving outcomes.
  8. Assess the impact of health care reform on the care delivered to patients with heart rhythm disorders.

Disclaimer: The Annual Scientific Sessions provides a forum for the open exchange and discussion of research results and scientific advancements in the field of cardiovascular pacing and electrophysiology; however, the Society makes no representation or warranty as to the truth, originality, or accuracy of the information presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions or in materials distributed in connection with them. Nor are the views expressed by the individual speakers necessarily the views of the Society. The Heart Rhythm Society supports the ACCME’s policy on evidence-based content and encourages faculty to adhere to these standards when planning a presentation.

Disclosure of Faculty's Commercial Relationships: It is the policy of the Heart Rhythm Society to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its certified educational activities. Everyone involved in the planning and participation of continuing medical education activities is required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of his or her presentations and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during his or her presentations. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The Heart Rhythm Society implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners. Detailed disclosure information will be available prior to the activity and in the activity slides.

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