CME/CE Credit and MOC Points


CME/CE Credit and MOC Points

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 36.25 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 36.25 contact hours.

Respiratory Therapists
This program has been approved for 36.25 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

Physician Assistant Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 36.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

European Attendees
The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) will recognize certificates obtained by European physicians who attend cardiovascular medicine activities offered by US 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.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Under the terms of this agreement, European physicians can earn ECMEC® by attending live events worldwide, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Critical Care Nursing Credit
This Program Has Been Approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 28.75 contact hours, File Number 00019874.

Other Credit
CHEST will apply for additional continuing education credits. Check back for updates.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for CHEST 2016. 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 10-15 business days after claiming CME for MOC points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

Disclosure Statement
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 Conflict of Interest Subcommittee 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.

Learning Goals

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

Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses offer both Physician and Nursing credit. Please refer to your course materials and/or pocket guide for exact credit counts.

Postgraduate Courses also offer ABIM MOC equivalent to the CME claimed for each activity.

Education Curriculum

The rich curriculum at CHEST 2016 includes a robust range of topics relevant to chest medicine, so you can easily find sessions to match your clinical interests and needs.

Allergy and Airway
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiovascular Disease
Chest Infections
Critical Care
Cultural Diversity
Diffuse Lung Disease
Disaster Medicine
Disorders of the Mediastinum
Disorders of the Pleura
Education, Research, and Quality Improvement
Genetic and Developmental Disorders
Lung Cancer
Lung Pathology
Obstructive Lung Diseases
Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues
Practice Management and Administration
Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Pulmonary Physiology
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Respiratory Care
Signs and Symptoms of Chest Diseases
Sleep Disorders
Tobacco Cessation and Prevention