CME/CE Credit and ABIM MOC Points

How to claim CME Credit/MOC Points for CHEST 2019

To evaluate CHEST 2019, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE, follow the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and complete the claiming process by February 29, 2020.

  1. Visit and log in using your CHEST email address and password.
  2. Find  CHEST 2019 Comprehensive Conference Evaluation in your course list.
  3. Complete the evaluation, and click the Claim Credit Now link.
  4. To complete the claiming process, Click “Claim” next to the corresponding activity under Claimable CME Activities.
  5. Select the type of credit you want to claim, and enter the number of hours you are claiming, commensurate with your participation.
  6. If claiming MOC, please verify/enter your ABIM ID in the field provided.
  7. Finalize by clicking the final Claim button.
  8. Your certificate and transcript can be viewed under Claimed CME Activities on your dashboard.


How do I get my Certificate of Attendance?
For US-/Canada-based attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance, follow these instructions and select COA for the credit type being claimed.

Can I claim CME for Sleep Medicine?
If you are a sleep medicine physician, you can claim physician credit, and the certificate will indicate the number of hours of sleep medicine credit available. Sleep physicians do not need a separate certificate, as the CME certificate accounts for credits for the entire meeting but specifies the number of sleep-specific credits. 

Will postgraduate courses provided in New Orleans offer ABIM MOC?
Yes. All postgraduate courses will offer ABIM MOC. After completing the CME claiming process, your information will be submitted on your behalf, to ensure you receive ABIM MOC points.

Physician Credit
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 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 33.5 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 33.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioner Credit
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

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 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.

ABIM MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 33.5 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 3-5 business days after claiming for points to appear 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 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.