CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation. The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Echocardiography designates State-of-the-Art Echocardiography: Echo Southwest for a maximum of 38.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for attending both the Main Conference and Learning Lab and a maximum of 29.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsfor attending both the Main Conference and the Maintenance of Certification session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASE designates the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography: Echo Southwest Learning Lab for maximum of 13 hours, the Maintenance of Certification session for 3.75 hours, and a maximum of 25.75 hours for the for the Main Conference. Attendees must be registered for the Learning Lab to claim full credit.

Daily breakdown of CME credits:

February 12, 2016 = 8.25                 February 13, 2016 = 9                       February 14, 2016 = 8.5

February 15, 2016 = 9                      February 16, 2016 = 4

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn a up to 38.75 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.

ARDMS, CCI, and Sonography Canada recognize ASE’s certificates and have agreed to honor the credit hours toward their registry requirements for sonographers.

All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirement for IAC Echocardiography accreditation.

This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

The American Society of Echocardiography is committed to ensuring that its educational mission and all educational programs are not influenced by the special interests of any corporation or individual, and its mandate is to retain only those speakers whose financial interests can be effectively resolved to maintain the goals and educational integrity of the program. While a monetary or professional affiliation with a corporation does not necessarily influence a speaker’s presentation, the Essential Areas and policies of the ACCME require that any relationships that could possibly conflict with the educational value of the program be resolved prior to the educational session and disclosed to the audience.