Continuing Medical Education Information
The 2018 AIUM Convention and Preconvention Postgraduate program is the most comprehensive, cutting-edge meeting for the entire medical ultrasound community. Our unique multidisciplinary program provides a collaborative environment for all specialities and disciplines, from beginner to advanced.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians.
Designation Statement for the 2018 Convention
The AIUM designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Designation Statement for the 2018 Postgraduate Program
The AIUM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is designed to meet the needs of ultrasound professionals from various medical disciplines and specialty areas who perform and interpret ultrasound examination.
On completion of this learning activity, participants should be able to:
Activity Designed to Change
This activity is designed to change knowledge and competence.
Patient Care and Medical Knowledge
As a provider accredited by ACCME, AIUM must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.
The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of the AIUM.
Documenting CME Credits
The AIUM provides CME certificates to those who have participated in an AIUM educational activity. The AIUM does not submit credits to regulating bodies or certifying organizations on behalf of the participant. It is the participant’s responsibility to submit proof of credits on his or her own behalf.
Disclosures for this Activity
All planners and faculty members for this CME activity have completed a Disclosure of Financial Relationship. Disclosures are listed under the individual’s name. Disclosure forms are available for review upon request.
Planner and Faculty Disclosures will be updated in early 2018.
Credits for Sonographers and Radiologic Technologist Participants
Sonographers participating in AIUM educational activities may earn credits toward maintaining their professional certification from the following organizations:
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT): The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the ARRT. This educational activity is approved by the AIUM for 29.5 ARRT Category A Credits.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT): The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the ARRT. This educational activity is approved by the AIUM for 6.5 ARRT Category A Credits.
The ABR defines “self-assessment CME” as interactive learning opportunities that use self-assessment tools to help learners reflect on their practice and identify their individual needs. Approved courses are indicated with a symbol that reads “SAMS”.
The Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio is a joint initiative from ASA and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) designed for anesthesiologists who wish to distinguish themselves in the field and provide evidence of training and experience to share with employers. The program guides participants through specific criteria to demonstrate knowledge and achievement in UGRA procedures. The program requires participants to progressively build knowledge through participation in specific CME activities and validate experience via case log documentation. The completed portfolio contains data that defines all UGRA achievements, the criteria required to meet the achievement and evidence of how those criteria were met. Approved courses are indicated with a symbol that reads “UGRA”.