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ASN Society News - January 2015

American Society of Nephrology Awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

After a comprehensive survey of ASN's educational activities, ACCME awarded ASN its Accreditation with Commendation status, which will be in place through July 2020. ASN's CME activities provide nephrology physicians with the latest nephrology research and advances to meet their learning and practice needs.

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ASN provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports U.S. health care quality improvement.

In order to receive Accreditation with Commendation, ASN demonstrated compliance with all 22 of ACCME's Accreditation Criteria through regular reporting and performance documentation. ASN is now among the top 16% of accredited organizations that have received Accreditation with Commendation.

ASN's CME activities provide nephrology physicians with the latest research and clinical advances to enhance their practice and patient care. Delivered through live events, enduring materials, print and online resources, and distance learning courses, ASN provides nephrology physicians with the information they need to make informed decisions about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease.

To learn more about ASN's educational programs and services, please visit http://www.asn-online.org/education/

About ACCME

The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.