Category 1 CREF CME and CEU credits were available for the 36th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, a continuing medical education and perfusion conference. Continuing-education credit is available for nurses, perfusionists, physician assistants, and physicians. The 2016 CREF meeting offered the following continuing-education credits:
- Category 1 CREF CEUs for perfusionists and nurses
- Category 1 CREF CME credits for cardiac surgeons and physician assistants
CREF CME and CEU policies require that participants (1) show a photo ID when they check in and (2) sign in once each day to verify attendance.
CEUs for CCPs and RNs
The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP9793, allot 41.7 Category 1 CEUs to perfusionists and nurses in attendance. CEU credits were awarded on the following days:
- Wednesday, February 24: 9.9
- Thursday, February 25: 14.1
- Friday, February 26: 12.6
- Saturday, February 27: 5.1
- TOTAL: 41.7
CREF CME Credits for MDs and PAs
CME Accreditation Statement
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 The Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and Aligned Management Associates, Inc. IMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Designation Statement
The Institute for Medical Studies designated this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
PHYSICIANS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: CME credits were awarded on the following days:
- Wednesday 3.0
- Thursday: 7.0
- Friday: 7.25
- Saturday: 2.5
- TOTAL: 19.75
All attendees have received attendance certificates for the 2016 meeting. Your CREF CME or CEU certificate states the total number of hours attended. Your total is based on the number of days you sign in. If you did not receive your CME or CEU certificate, contact CREF to have a replacement sent.