APC Online Learning - CME-eligible, on-demand recordings from APC 2018
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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information

Claiming CME Credits

All CME credits for Online Learning must be claimed at once; learners are unable to submit more than one CME evaluation form for this activity. Please use your CME workbook (PDF) as a reference when completing the online CME Evaluation Form.

The deadline for all CME evaluations is September 30, 2019.

The cost of CME credits is included in your Online Learning enrollment fee; there is no additional fee.

For 2018 Meeting Attendees: These recordings are considered a different educational format than the live annual meeting; thus, after an attestation of completing their review of the recordings, CME may be claimed by all learners, regardless of their attendance to, and CME claims from, the APC 2018 Annual Meeting.

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CME Accreditation Statement

This activity ("Recordings from the APC 2018 Annual Meeting Programs") has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC). ASCP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this "enduring" educational activity ("Recordings from the APC 2018 Annual Meeting Programs") for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meeting Objective/Target Audience

The online, web-based recordings of presentations synchronized with audio provide educational online activities for four target audiences:

  1. chairs of academic departments of pathology and laboratory medicine;
  2. program directors and associate directors of pathology residency training programs;
  3. medical student educators of pathology in accredited medical schools; and
  4. faculty members aspiring to these positions.

The objective of the online recordings is to facilitate knowledge acquisition to enable departments to fulfill their missions in teaching, clinical service, and research. Content focuses on issues such as the development of educational programs and curricula for the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing pathologists (especially those in academic medical centers) to provide cost effective, high-quality clinical service to patients. The recordings also feature content related to research on and implementation of cutting-edge practice tools, such as informatics, molecular diagnostics and genomic medicine, and workforce development and business model realignment to support current and new skill sets required to practice pathology and laboratory medicine now and into the future.

The target audience is professionals (MD, DO, PhD) and others who serve as the academic, medical, scientific, and administrative leaders of departments of pathology and laboratory medicine in the United States and Canada.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities, and in accordance with ACCME Standards, the ASCP requires all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of ASCP CME activities to disclose to the ASCP and subsequently to learners whether they do or do not have any relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services that are discussed in CME activities. Faculty are asked to use generic names in any discussion of therapeutic options, to base patient care recommendations on scientific evidence and to base information regarding commercial products/services on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All ASCP CME activities are evaluated by participants for the presence of any commercial bias and this input is used for subsequent CME planning decisions. The primary purpose of this activity is educational and the comments, opinions and/or recommendations expressed by the faculty or authors are their own and not those of ASCP.

None of the organizers of this educational activity (as listed below) disclosed a relevant financial relationship.

The following presenters have indicated relationships that have been reviewed, and their commercial conflicts of interest have been resolved. In all cases, it was determined that the financial relationship did not relate to the educational assignment. If a presenter is not listed, then he/she had no commercial interest to disclose.

Invited Speaker Disclosures:

  • John Tomaszewski, MD, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Commercial Interest: Inspirata
    Role: Member, Scientific Advisory Board
    Compensation: Fees and stock options

CME Organizing Committee for Recordings from the APC 2018 Annual Meeting Program

CME Administrators for Recordings from the APC 2018 Annual Meeting Program

Mel Limson, PhD
Director of Programs & Development, Association of Pathology Chairs

Priscilla Markwood, CAE
Executive Director, Association of Pathology Chairs

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