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.
ABIM MOC STATEMENT
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.
ABP MOC STATEMENT
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 21 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.
By attending the 2018 Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions, participants can claim credit directly from HRS for a maximum of:
- 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 23 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points
- 21 American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification points
- 40.5 American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)/American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Category A+ CE credits
- National Society of Genetic Counselors/Genetic Counselor CEUs (amount TBD)
A Credit Certificate (for physicians) or Certificate of Participation (for non-physicians) will be provided to individuals seeking credit from the following organizations which accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ or have identified credit awarded by ACCME accredited providers as being “substantially equivalent” to their own. Note that participants are advised to contact their certifying body for specific information regarding credit submissions:
- American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) for elective credit
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for Category 2 credit
- Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (Canada)
- European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
- European CME Credits (ECMEC)
- German Chambers of Physicians
- Oman Medical Specialty Board
- Qatar Council for Health Practitioners
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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 39th Annual Scientific Sessions.
- Identify and analyze the latest scientific advances and innovations in the field of heart rhythm disorders.
- Select appropriate, evidence-directed pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
- Recognize alternative perspectives regarding areas of controversy for which scientific evidence is insufficient, controversial or confusing.
- Utilize quality improvement measures, methods and tools to foster systems-based improvements in care, outcomes, and value for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
- Recognize the value of inter-professional teams, care coordination, patient engagement, and enhanced communication to optimize patient- and family-centered care.
- Assess the impact of healthcare 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.