CME Information

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statements

The ACCP designates the live activity, CHEST 2012, for a maximum of 36.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CHEST 2012 is a separate CME education event. Additional CME is offered individually for the postgraduate course package and the two additional Saturday courses.

The ACCP designates the live activity, CHEST 2012 postgraduate course package, for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ACCP designates the live activity, Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography, for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ACCP designates the live activity, 20th Annual Assembly of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 36.75 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

Disclosure Statement

The ACCP 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 potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the ACCP to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the ACCP to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, or the Conflict of Interest Review Committee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The ACCP 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 ACCP CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.

ACCP Learning Categories and Objectives

CHEST 2012 will support the following learning objectives to complement the ACCP Learning Categories.

  1. ACCP Learning Category I: Lecture-Based Discuss original chest medicine investigative research from around the world.
  2. ACCP Learning Category II: Self-Directed Research independent self-study of current topics in chest medicine.
  3. ACCP Learning Category III: Evidence-Based Apply clinical practice recommendations from ACCP evidence-based guidelines to advance patient care in daily practice.
  4. ACCP Learning Category IV: Case- and Problem-Based Examine solutions to real-world clinical problems through case-based learning sessions.
  5. ACCP Learning Category V: Simulation Simulation Demonstrate the application of clinical practice standards by participating in patient-simulated exercises.

Maintenance of Licensure

“Maintenance of Licensure” (MOL) areas are noted on your CME certificate, so you can identify and document CME activities that meet state, institution, or certification requirements. MOL areas include:
Scope of Practice-Pulmonary Education
Scope of Practice-Critical Care Education
Scope of Practice-Sleep Medicine Education
Pain Management and End-of-Life Care
Risk Management
Medical Errors and Patient Safety
Medical Ethics
Geriatrics

Get Your Credit at chestnet.org

Report your CME credit for CHEST 2012 through any Internet access location. To get credit for sessions, you will need to complete an evaluation of each session attended. You are encouraged to keep track of the sessions you attend, so you can evaluate and record the CME credit for each one. If you attend a session but do not evaluate it, you will not receive the CME credit. You can evaluate and record credits for sessions anytime after their conclusion.

After completing the online CME process for each day you have participated at CHEST, you will have the option to electronically create a CME certificate. Do not create the certificate until you have completed evaluating each day of your participation.