Note: For the following categories: Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician, Veterinarian, as well as CHES credits, the evaluation and certification process occurs online. See instructions at the CE table near registration. YOU WILL ONLY HAVE 30 DAYS AFTER THE CONFERENCE TO COMPLETE THIS PROCESS. AFTER THAT TIME CE CREDIT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
Continuing Education forms for other categories will be available in the Registration Area at the Symposium and in the Exhibit Hall through Thursday. Pick up the form specific to your category or discipline. Each attendee should only count the number of hours for each activity attended. There is no partial credit. Attendees must attend an entire session to obtain credit. Cancelled sessions should not be counted. An evaluation must be completed to qualify for credit.
There are two types of CE credit available at the Symposium -- ADA (American Dental Association) and AGD (Academy of General Dentistry). There are specific requirements to obtain each type of CE credit. An instruction sheet with directions on how to obtain ADA and/or AGD CE credit will be available at the CE table near registration and in the Exhibit Hall. Please be sure to review the process for the CE applicable to you.
The American Association for Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp. Session Objectives: Objectives for each session will be posted/announced prior to the start of each session. They will also be listed appropriately on the session evaluation. Disclosure: All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with: the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation, and any commercial supporters of the activity.
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program (NDTP) is accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to sponsor continuing professional education for Registered Dietitians. Each attendee should only count the number of hours for each activity attended.
ENGINEERS/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS:
Professional Development Hours will be issued for approved Symposium sessions.
HEALTH SERVICES OFFICERS:
For social workers and CHES, see separate entries. Others may apply for general credit (see next page).
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
In 2013 this activity provided 18.1 contact hours.
CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In 2013 this program was a designated event for pharmacists to receive 2.05 Contact Hours (20.5 clock hours) in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number was 0387-9999-013-099-L04-P. This is a knowledge based activity.
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated this live educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
May Apply For General Credits (See Below).
For social workers see separate entry. Others may apply for general credit (see below).
In 2013 this program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886441607-1952) for 13.5 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
May Apply For General Credits (See Below).
In 2013 this program was submitted for 25.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.
Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. In 2013 this program was designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 22 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.
Certified in Public Health (CPH):
CPH recertification credits are available for this program. For more information about the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential, see www.nbphe.org
In addition to the above-listed continuing education credits, which will be issued by the specified organizations, any Symposium attendee can apply for general education credits for sessions and hours attended, which can be submitted to the appropriate body (e.g. licensing or certification agency) for a discipline not covered by the above-listed organizations. This general education certificate will be issued by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation.