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Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits 

Continuing education credits are offered for all AABB educational activities. Documentation for continuing education credit will be provided for each program for which continuing education credit is available to physicians, perfusionists and applicable nursing and clinical laboratory personnel.

For those general attendees to whom continuing education credit does not apply, certificates of attendance may be provided.

All continuing education credit and attendance information will be tracked electronically and stored online. Participants may access their personalized continuing education and attendance records at any time via the Live Learning Center.

Questions regarding continuing education credits should be directed to the AABB Education and Professional Development Department at +1.301.215.6482 or by email at professionaldevelopment@aabb.org.

Physicians

AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider number 0000381) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Each physician should claim those credits that he/she actually spends in those activities.

NOTE: By reading the journal TRANSFUSION, physicians may earn CME credits through ACCME provider Wiley-Blackwell. For details go to www.wileyhealthlearning.com/trf.

Perfusionists

AABB is an approved provider by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) to provide continuing education credits for perfusionists for participation in educational activities.

California Nurses

AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider number 4341) by the California Board of Registered Nursing, as a provider of continuing nursing education programs. California nurses must provide a personal signature and other required information on the attendance log at each event.

California Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider number 0011) by the California Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel as a provider of continuing education for California-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. California clinical laboratory personnel must provide a personal signature and other required information on the attendance log at each event.

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider number 50-4261) by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel.

American Board of Pathology Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits

AABB is an approved provider of American Board of Pathology Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits.
American Board of Pathology (ABP) requirements for maintenance of Certification Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment: As of January 1, 2006, all primary and subspecialty certificates issued by the ABP are time-limited and expire on December 31 ten years after they are issued. The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process must be completed no later than ten years after a certificate (primary, subspecialty, or recertification) is awarded and may be completed as early as the eighth year. Regardless of the date at which the process is actually completed, the anniversary dates for recertification will be derived from the initial certification date in the primary specialty.
 
Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credits will be offered on select AABB educational products. For more information on these credits, please contact the AABB Education and Professional Development Department, professionaldevelopment@aabb.org or +1.301.215.6482.

General Attendees

Administrators, nurses (other than California-licensed nurses), clinical laboratory personnel (other than California- and Florida-licensed personnel), and other health-care professionals may receive a certificate of attendance for participation in those AABB educational activities for which they do not qualify for continuing education credit.

Faculty Disclosures

Current guidelines state that participants in ACCME and CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect a speaker’s/author’s presentation and/or discussion of off-label therapies. Each speaker is asked to complete a Faculty Disclosure form. Written faculty disclosures will be provided to participants in each program syllabus. Any undisclosed information should be reported on an evaluation form.

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