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Continuing Medical Education Information and Policies

The goal of the AABB Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program is to support the AABB mission to advance the practice and standards in the area of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management to optimize patient and donor care and safety. This goal is accomplished by producing relevant, high quality, and cost-effective continuing education that increases the knowledge, competence, and performance of physicians and other healthcare professionals.

ACCME AccreditedAABB is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Target Audience and Meeting Objectives
The CME sessions at the 2018 Annual Meeting are designed to provide insights and solutions for physicians and other health care professionals who practice in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies, and to help them maintain and enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

By actively participating in the continuing education programming at the 2018 Annual Meeting, physicians and other health care professionals should be able to:

  • Disseminate the latest developments in laboratory, clinical, and administrative practices in transfusion medicine, patient blood management and cellular therapies.
  • Foster conversations with colleagues to stimulate scientific research, enhance clinical practice and improve quality management to improve donor and patient safety in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.
  • Evaluate state of the art innovations in transfusion medicine related technologies and equipment.

Education Independence
AABB abides by the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. These standards require that all CME activities are planned independent of commercial interest and content is delivered with full disclosure and equitable balance.

All instructional materials for continuing education sessions at the 2018 Annual Meeting undergo an intensive review process to ensure compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support. Disclosures of relevant financial relationships for all parties involved in the planning or delivery of continuing education sessions will be included in slides and announcements at the beginning of each session. AABB has a mechanism in place for ensuring that any actual conflicts of interest are resolved prior to any continuing education session taking place.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits are offered for all educational activities. Certificates for continuing education credit will be provided to physicians and applicable nursing and clinical laboratory personnel.

For general attendees who do not require continuing education credits, certificates of attendance may be provided.

Access 2017 Annual Meeting CE sessions via the CE Manager. Additional information available here.

Questions regarding continuing education credits should be directed to the AABB Education, Professional Development and Meetings department at +1.301.215.6482,