Continuing Education, June and October 2021

We are pleased to offer affordable opportunities for health professionals.  Our June 25-27 Live Webinar and our in-person October 23-24 Lifestyle Med. 10+ conference (Orlando FL) offer different levels of credits that are disclosed separately below.  [For the October conference, its complete agenda may be downloaded HERE, speakers may be viewed HERE, and detailed info is HERE.]

Regarding the June event:  Shown below are details applicable for "Full" conference registration, providing between 16 and 16.75 credit hours depending upon the credential involved.  In the case of Saturday-Sunday-only ("Short" or "Weekend") registration, 12 to 12.5 credit hours will be the maximum available in each case.  Partial attendance below what is registered for would result in pro-rating of credits.


SEE SPECIAL STATEMENT REGARDING ABLM AND LIFESTYLE MEDICINE.

CME:  AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™

Both 2021 P-POD Conferences have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.  The June live webinar activity is designated for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.  The October in-person activity is designated by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for 10 or more AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and exact maximum number (between 10 and 11.5) will be disclosed here very soon.

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.

Credit Hour Certificate of Attendance

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor also can provide a comparable Certificate of Attendance to some participants in these activities from professions such as social work for which the CME / CPEU / CNE credits described on this page may not apply directly.  A Certificate of Attendance for the June live webinar activity would reflect a maximum of 16 credits (16 contact hours), and for the October in-person activity it would reflect a maximum number of credits and contact hours (between 10 and 11.5) that will be disclosed here very soon.

CNE:  (Continuing Nursing Education):  approved 16.75 contact hours for June, pending contact hours for October

CNE:  The June 25-27 Live Webinar nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  The October 23-24 activity (P-POD Lifestyle Med. 10+ Conference) has been submitted to the Virginia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.

Participation in the full June Live Webinar will be equivalent to 16.75 contact hours, and registrants utilizing the “short” conference option, skipping Friday completely, may earn up to 12.5 contact hours based upon their actual participation.

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CPEU in Dietetics:   approved 16.25 CPEUs for June, 11.5 CPEUs for October

CPEU:  The Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved the June live webinar conference for awarding 16.25 CPEU credits for full participation or 12 CPEU credits for Saturday-Sunday participation, and has approved the October 2021 in-person conference for awarding 11.5 CPEU credits for full participation.

CPEUs apply to Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDs, RDNs), and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (DTRs, NDTRs).  All P-POD CPEUs are at Levels 2 or 3.

ABLM, October conference only:  In-person CME in Lifestyle Medicine, for ABLM/ACLM Diplomate Credentialing

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) CME Credits™.  The Oct. 23-24, 2021 P-POD Conference ("Lifestyle Med. 10+", Orlando FL) is one of 2 U.S. events in 2021 qualified to satisfy the 10-hour in-person-learning requirement for candidates for the 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, as applicable to physicians, nurses, dietitians and other practitioners).  That exam for 2021 is scheduled for dates beginning November 27.

[Registration is open for P-POD's Oct. 23-24, 2021 conference, and its complete agenda may be downloaded HERE, speakers may be viewed HERE, and detailed info is HERE.]

As stated near the top of this page, AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ for the Oct. 23-24, 2021 P-POD Conference have been approved 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.)  The October "Lifestyle Med. 10+" conference includes 11.5 educational hours, excluding breaks.  The exact number of AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ approved for this activity (10 to 11.5) will be disclosed here very soon.

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, though, ABLM has clearly and consistently stated that it will accept only in-person format activity for the 10-hour prerequisite for November-December 2021 exams.  Therefore, the P-POD live webinar on June 25-27 CANNOT be counted on for ABLM qualification (although it carries AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™).  The Oct. 23-24 conference WILL fulfill this requirement.

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