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 is designed to increases the knowledge and/or competence of physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC, and AABB. CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Planning Committee Disclosures

In keeping with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) standards for commercial support, AABB asks everyone who is in position to control the content of a continuing medical education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The disclosures for the planning committee can be found here.

Target Audience and Meeting Objectives

The CME sessions at the 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.

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

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