Continuing Medical Education Information and Policies

In support of AABB's mission to advance transfusion medicine and biotherapies worldwide, the Association offers a variety of educational opportunities. Our education programs are led by world-renowned experts and offer practice-advancing information for professionals at every career level. AABB offers the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credits through a variety of activities, including the AABB Annual Meeting, eCasts, courses and certificate programs. Information below pertains to the 2022 AABB Annual Meeting, live/enduring activity, to be held Oct. 1-4, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. After the live event, attendees will have the opportunity to continue to learn asynchronously and earn credit on a virtual platform through Dec. 8, 2022.

Claiming CE/CME Credit

In order to claim CE or CME credit, participants will need to complete an evaluation for the overall activity (full meeting) and for each session that they attended and for which they would like to claim credit. Evaluations will be available until Dec. 8, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. After the posted deadline, evaluations will close and participants will not be able to claim CE/CME credit.

Program & Credit Expiration Dates:

  • Live Activity Program Date: Oct. 1-4, 2022; Credit Expiration Date: Dec. 8, 2022.
  • Enduring Activity Program Dates: Oct. 1-Dec. 8, 2022; Credit Expiration Date: Dec. 8, 2022

Credit types provided include:

Physicians

The goal of the AABB Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program is to support the AABB mission to advance the practice and standards in transfusion medicine, biotherapies 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.

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving donor and patient care, these activities have been planned and implemented by Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB) and CME Outfitters, LLC. CME Outfitters LLC. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live/enduring activity for a maximum of sixty-five (65) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Education Integrity and Independence

    AABB abides by the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. 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 programs undergo an intensive review process to ensure compliance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Disclosures of the 2022 Annual Meeting Planning Committee and Peer Reviewers can be found here. Disclosures for all faculty are displayed to the learners at the beginning of each educational session. AABB has a rigorous peer-review process in place for ensuring that all potential conflicts related to any financial relationships with an "ineligible company" (as defined by ACCME) have been mitigated prior to any continuing education activity taking place.

    Financial Support: There is no financial support for this activity.

California Nurses

AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing as a provider of continuing nursing education programs (Provider Number 4341).

California Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is an approved accrediting agency for continuing education by the California Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Provider Number 0011).

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel (Provider Number 50-23253).

General Participation

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. Certificates can be used for self-reporting to oversight agencies. For more details, check with your licensing or credentialling agency or organization.

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

AABB educational programs satisfy the “formal education” option of the ASCP Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).

Questions

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.