Continuing Education Credits


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USF Health will provide continuing education credits for the 20th Annual International Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association, including credit for physicians, nurses, registered dieticians and psychologists as well as Florida-licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and occupational therapists.  Any attendee wishing to obtain continuing education credits from attendance at the meeting must indicate such an interest at the time of registration for the Annual Meeting or by completing an USF Continuing Education Attendance Verification Form online at: https://cmetracker.net/USF/login?formname=GetCertificate.

To obtain your CE certificate online:
  1. Visit https://cmetracker.net/USF/login?formname=GetCertificate
  2. Enter your email address and password as a new user or existing user
    (If you don’t have an existing password, click the ‘Forgot Password’ link and you will receive an auto-generated password via e-mail). 
  3. Please do not create a new profile as you will not be able to claim CEUs under this added profile.
  4. Enter CME Code 338874 (unique to this event; do not copy and paste from an email.  Enter this code manually). For APA credit, enter CME Code 339124.
  5. Attest to the number of hours you attended (see PDF online for calculation assistance).  Be sure to enter in the following format XXX.XX
  6. Print your certificate (and save it to your desktop as a PDF).
  7. Reminder - You must complete the online certificate and evaluation process within 30 days after the conference is over, or a $35.00 fee will be accessed. 
  8. APA credit: All those wishing to claim the APA credit must complete a separate survey prior to claiming credit. Copy and paste the link below into your internet browser: https://usfhealth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dcfDdhUzk9wxmHXTo claim credit, follow the same directions as above, except enter CME Code 339124.
Important: Any individual who registered after April 21st will not be able to claim credit until 72 hours after Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Please contact cpdsupport@health.usf.edu or 1-800-852-5362 with questions or if you require assistance claiming credit.

ATA’s Twentieth Annual International Meeting and Exhibition is the premiere forum for the healthcare industry to discuss clinical and business issues related to telemedicine. Throughout the meeting there will be courses and concurrent sessions focusing on educating healthcare professionals and the public about telemedicine. 

OBJECTIVES

The following objectives apply to nursing ANCC credit

After attending this conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Develop pathways for the productive use of telemedicine by employing successful business models.
  2. Implement a strategy to overcome key barriers to the deployment of telemedicine by addressing legal, financial and administrative issues.
  3. Network and collaborate with colleagues in the field of telemedicine to build an international base for ongoing collaboration and knowledge building.
  4. Improve patient safety and outcomes by understanding and implementing current clinical and industry policies, standards and best practices to maximize the effectiveness of their telemedicine program.

APA Level of Learning (intermediate).

Target Audience
ATA’s educational courses are designed for clinical, technical and administrative professionals who work in the field of telemedicine. No prerequisite knowledge or skills are required to participate in these activities. The target audience includes physicians, nurses and psychologists as well as Florida-licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and occupational therapists. For ANCC credit there are no prerequisites to this program. Participants must attend each session and complete an evaluation for credit hours. 

Faculty Disclosure
USF Health adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education.  It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved and that speakers disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Detailed disclosures will be made available onsite with meeting materials.

Physicians
This activity has 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 USF Health and the American Telemedicine Association.  USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

A maximum of 21.75 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

Psychologists
USF Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. USF Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This activity is approved for up to 21.75 credit hours. Full attendance to the conference is required.  Partial credit will not be awarded. APA Level of Learning (intermediate).

Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors
USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education credits for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 25.8, 50-minute contact hours. 

Florida Licensed Occupational Therapists
USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education for Occupational Therapy Licensees. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 25.8, 50-minute contact hours. Licensee numbers are required prior to the issuance of certificates.

ATA 2015 Continuing Education Credits Available*


  Physicians   Nurses   Psychologists   Social Work   Mental  Health Occupational Therapists
MAXIMUM
CE Credits
Available
 21.75 21.75 21.75
25.8
25.8
 25.8

*Maximum number of CE credits earned may vary, depending on which educational activity attended. CE credits earned for attending full- or half-day courses are prorated based on scheduled breaks and time allotted for lunch. 
*Credit is calculated down to the nearest quarter hour.


Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits for Pre-Meeting Courses**


 

Physicians

Nurses

Psychologists

Social Work

Mental Health

 Occupational Therapists

Saturday AM
Half Day Courses

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.6

3.6

3.6

Saturday PM
Half Day Courses

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.6

3.6

3.6

Sunday AM 
Half Day Courses

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.6

3.6

3.6

Sunday PM 
Half Day Courses

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.6

3.6

3.6

Sunday PM
Half Day Courses

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.6

3.6

3.6

MAXIMUM CE Credits Available  


12.0


12.0


       12.0


14.4


14.4


14.4

**CE credits earned for attending pre-meeting courses differs from concurrent sessions due to scheduled breaks and lunch times. CE credits available for attending courses are prorated based on scheduled breaks and time allotted for lunch. 

Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits for Concurrent Sessions

 

Physicians

Nurses

Psychologists

Social Work

Mental Health

 Occupational Therapists

Sunday Concurrent Sessions

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.6

3.6

3.6

Monday Concurrent Sessions

5.0

5.0

5.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

Tuesday Concurrent Sessions

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.8

4.8

4.8

MAXIMUM CE Credits Available

12.0

12.0

12.0

14.4

14.4

14.4