Continuing Education, May and June 2021

We are pleased to offer affordable opportunities for health professionals.  Our May 21-23 and June 25-27 Live Webinars offer identical continuing education credits, and below are the details applicable for either "Full" 16-hour conference.  In the case of Saturday-Sunday-only ("Short") registration, 12 credit hours are the maximum available, rather than 16.  Partial attendance below what is registered for would result in pro-rating of credits.


CME:   16 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™

This activity is designated for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.  St. Joseph Mercy Health System is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and is accredited at ACCME's highest level, Accreditation with Commendation.  Credits are awarded to physicians, and recognizable (subject to their own credentialing requirements) for physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.  Some state boards recognize these credits for pharmacists, optometrists or certified registered nurse anesthetists.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

16 Credit Hour Certificate of Attendance

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor also can provide a comparable Certificate of Attendance, reflecting a maximum of 16 credits (16 contact hours), to some participants in this activity from professions such as social work for which the CME / CPEU / CNE credits described on this page may not apply directly.

CNE:  pending  Continuing Nursing Education contact hours

CNE:  This activity has been submitted to the Virginia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CPEU:   16.25 CPEUs (Dietetics)

CPEU:  Each 2021 P-POD Conference has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for awarding 16.25 CPEU credits for full participation or 12 CPEU credits for Saturday-Sunday participation.  CPEUs apply to Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDs, RDNs), and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (DTRs, NDTRs).

ABLM:  still to be resolved, for CME in Lifestyle Medicine

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine approves every IN-PERSON P-POD Conference as an IN-PERSON-learning CME provider, via our AMA PRA Category 1 (TM) credits.  It has been our intention since 2018 that P-POD will be available to satisfy the 10-hour in-person-learning requirement for candidates for EVERY annual American Board of Lifestyle Medicine certifying examination (credentialing for Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine or Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine).

For the 2020 pandemic-launching year, ABLM made a crisis exemption when in-person events generally disappeared, and allowed VIRTUAL conferences to satisfy the 10-hour in-person-learning requirement.  For 2021, although in-person conferences have again been disappearing from society, ABLM thus far states that it will accept only in-person format activity for the 10-hour prerequisite for November-December 2021 exams.

If, after a reasonable time, ABLM still restricts 2021 exam access only to persons who completed the 10 qualifying hours in-person, then P-POD will discuss creation of a separate special 10-hour in-person CME event just before the November 2021 exam opening, just for this qualifying purpose.


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