Professional Accreditation

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and are free from the control of commercial interests.

Designation Statement

The American Thoracic Society designates this live course for a maximum of 48.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Most of the major symposia, postgraduate courses, workshops and seminars are eligible for category 1 credit(s)Please refer to the Final Program for the number of credits per session. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ATS is unable to offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ credits for sessions that include presentations made by industry-employed speakers if the topic of their presentation relates to a product or business line of their employer.

Nursing Contact Hours

The American Thoracic Society is pleased to announce that it has partnered with National Jewish Health®, a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number, CEP 12724, to provide Nursing Contact Hours for selected sessions. For more information, click here.

How to claim CME and Nursing Contact Hours

After you attend an accredited session, complete an online evaluation which may be accessed from any computer with internet access or you may use the designated computers located in Grand Hall (200 Level) Pennsylvania Convention Center. Certificates are created upon completion of the evaluation for all accredited sessions attended. Once completed, attendees will have the option to email themselves a copy of the certificate.

Follow this link to claim CME and Nursing Contact Hours: http://www.thoracic.org/go/cme-evaluation. Please use your email address and ATS 2013 badge number to log in.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points

The ATS Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Core Curriculum Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Modules, which focus on select sessions at the 2013 ATS International Conference, will allow participants to obtain a total of 34 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part II points. The Pulmonary Module, which is worth 10 MOC Part II points, consists of a pre-test and post-test with 31 multiple-choice questions. The Critical Care module, which is worth 13 MOC Part II points, consists of a pre-test and post-test with 40 multiple-choice questions. The Sleep Module, which is worth 11 MOC Part II points, consists of a pre-test and post-test with 33 multiple-choice questions.

The modules are completely free of charge to all ATS 2013 registrants.

To participate in these modules:

  1. Take the module as a pre-test by 12 pm, Saturday, May 18 by logging into the ATS 2013 Registration Resource Center and select the Professional Accreditation link.
  2. Attend the relevant sessions (listed below).
  3. Take the module post-test, which will be available from May 23 to June 23 via the ATS 2013 Registration Resource Center (make sure to select the Professional Accreditation link)

Participants must achieve a score of at least 70 percent to receive ABIM MOC Part II points.

These module sessions will be presented in the Grand Ballroom (Above Grand Hall), except for CC6 which will be held in Room 107 A-B (100 Level) Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Pulmonary Core Curriculum Sessions:

    • CC1: Vascular Diseases, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:00 am-8:30 am
    • CC3: Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Monday, May 20, 2013, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Critical Care Curriculum Sessions:

    • CC5: Renal/Endocrine/Metabolism, Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 am-8:30 am
    • CC6: Surgical/Trauma/Transplantation, Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm – Moved to room 107 A-B (100 level), Pennsylvania Convention Center

Sleep Core Curriculum Sessions:

    • CC2: Sleep Evaluation, Monday, May 20, 7:00 am-8:30 am
    • CC4: Hypersomnolence Unrelated to SRBD, Tuesday, May 21, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Questions? Please send an email to MOC@thoracic.org

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit

The ATS Pediatric Core Curriculum Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Module will focus on select sessions at the 2013 ATS International Conference and has been submitted to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for consideration for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II credit.

The Pediatric module consists of a pre-test and post-test with 35 multiple-choice questions is worth 10 ABP MOC Part II credits. This module is completely free of charge to all ATS 2013 registrants.

This module is completely free of charge to all ATS 2013 registrants.

To participate in this module:

    1. Take the module as a pre-test by 12 pm, Saturday,  May 18 by logging into the ATS 2013 Registration Resource Center and selecting the Professional Accreditation link.
    2. Attend the relevant sessions (listed below).
    3. Take the module post-test, which will be available from  May 23 to June 23 via the ATS 2013 Registration Resource Center (make sure to select the Professional Accreditation link)

Sessions related to this module are:

    • PCC1: Pediatric Asthma, Sunday, May 19, 6:45 am-7:45 am, Room 103 B-C (100 Level) Pennsylvania Convention Center
    • PCC2: Interstitial Lung Disease and Diffuse Alveolar Hemmorrhage Syndromes, Monday, May 20, 6:45 am-7:45 am, Lecture Hall 114 (100 Level) Pennsylvania Convention Center
    • PCC3: Sleep and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Tuesday, May 21, 6:45 am-7:45 am, Room 119 A- B (100 Level) Pennsylvania Convention Center

Postgraduate Courses related to this module are:

ATS 2013 Postgraduate Course Registrants can earn ABP MOC Part II credit at:

    • PG7: Pediatric Respiratory Physiology: What’s Right And When It Goes Wrong, Friday, May 17, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
    • PG17: The Cellular Foundation Of Pediatric Respiratory Disease, Saturday, May 18, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

The PG7 module consists of a pre-test and post-test with 29 multiple-choice questions and is worth 10 MOC Part II credits. The PG17 module consists of a pre-test and post-test with 27 multiple-choice questions and is worth 10 MOC Part II credits. ATS 2013 Postgraduate attendees who score at least an 80 percent on the module test may earn MOC credit.

Questions? Please send an email to MOC@thoracic.org

Past Online Evaluation and CME Application

You may return to this online evaluation as many times as you wish; your responses will be saved and you will have the ability to edit previous responses. Once you click the “Create Certificate” button, you will not be able to change your responses and your CME certificate will be created.