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Kidney Week

Kidney Week 2019: Accreditation, CME, CNE, CPE, MOC

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will have increased their knowledge in the field of nephrology and will be able to:

  • Identify recent discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical research in nephrology;
  • Construct new research questions based on updated scientific and clinical advances in nephrology-related disciplines; and
  • Translate recent advances in the areas of general nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and hypertension into new standards and approaches to clinical care of patients with kidney diseases and related disorders.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Researchers
  • Medical and Other Trainees-Including medical students, residents, graduate students, post-docs, and fellows
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Other Health Care Professionals

CME Credits—Annual Meeting (November 7 - 10)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASN designates this live activity (Annual Meeting) for a maximum of 28.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants 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. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 28.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

CNE and CPE Credits—Annual Meeting

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and the American Society of Nephrology. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is awarded up to 28.0 ANCC contact hours and 28.0 contact hours of pharmacy education credit.

Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New! Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points

The Kidney Week Annual Meeting now offers MOC points for ABIM Diplomates with the completion of a reflective statement and commitment-to-change questions in this activity's evaluation.

ABIM MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 28.0 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.

Statement from ABIM

This course has been developed as an original and independent educational offering based on the public ABIM examination blueprint and is not approved or endorsed by ABIM. In accordance with ABIM policy, no ABIM Board members have been involved in the development of this course. ASN cannot guarantee that attending this course will result in passing the ABIM examination.

CME, CNE, and CPE Credits—Early Programs (November 5 - 6)

Each Early Program offers CME credits. Select Early Programs offer CNE or CPE credits. Please check each Early Program listing for more information.

How to Claim Credits

ASN values each participant's review and comments on the quality of ASN's educational activities. Click here to evaluate the Annual Meeting and claim CME/CNE/CPE/MOC.

Deadline to Claim Credits

  • CNE/CPE Expiration Date: 12/13/2019
  • CME/MOC Expiration Date: 12/31/2020