Continuing Education Credits, October 2021

We are pleased to offer affordable opportunities for health professionals.  Our October 23-24 Lifestyle Med. 10+ virtual conference offers different types of credits that are disclosed separately below.  [The complete agenda may be downloaded HERE, speakers may be viewed HERE, and detailed info is HERE.]  Partial attendance would result in pro-rating of credits.

SEE SPECIAL STATEMENT REGARDING ABLM AND LIFESTYLE MEDICINE.

CME:  12 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ approved, one additional credit pending approval

The Oct. 23-24, 2021 P-POD Lifestyle Med. 10+ Conference has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.  This virtual conference activity is designated for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for full participation.  One additional credit is pending approval.

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.

12 Credit Hour Certificate of Attendance approved, one additional credit pending approval

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor also can provide a comparable Certificate of Attendance 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.  A Certificate of Attendance for the Oct. 23-24, 2021 virtual conference activity would reflect a maximum of 12 credits and contact hours for full participation.  One additional credit or contact hour is pending approval.

CNE (Continuing Nursing Education):   approved for 13 contact hours for October

CNE:  The October 23-24, 2021 P-POD Conference nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved by Virginia Nurses Assn., an accredited approver by American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Participation in the full conference will be equivalent to 13 contact hours, and contact hours will be awarded commensurate with your actual participation in this activity.

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CPEU in Dietetics:   approved 13 CPEUs for October

CPEU:  The Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved the October 23-24, 2021 P-POD Conference for awarding 13 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:  12 Hours for In-person CME requirement in Lifestyle Medicine, for ABLM/ACLM Diplomate Credentialing, approved, and one additional hour pending approval

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has now approved every P-POD Conference since 2018 for satisfying its 10-hour "In-person CME" prerequisite for candidates for its annual 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/professionals).  That exam for 2021 is scheduled for dates beginning November 27.  ABLM specifically recognizes for its credentialing purposes the 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ approved for the Oct. 23-24, 2021 P-POD Lifestyle Med. 10+ virtual conference.  (One additional CME credit is pending approval.)

[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, a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ (equivalent to 12 hours) for the Oct. 23-24, 2021 P-POD Conference, for full participation, have been approved by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.  One additional AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ is pending approval.  (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.) 

Normally, only qualified in-person conferences are recognized by ABLM as satisfying its 10-hour "In-person CME" prerequisite.  For the 2020 and 2021 pandemic years, ABLM has also recognized qualified virtual conferences, including the P-POD Conferences, for this purpose.

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