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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

Please browse the sections below for more details on 2021, 2020, and 2019 CME.

View ATS Accreditation and Other Statements.


2021 CME


Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation Statement***

The American Thoracic Society designates this other activity <internet live activity and internet enduring material> for a maximum of 226.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Criteria for Success for CME Designated Activities:

CME certificates of credit/attendance will be awarded based on the participant viewing the activity, completing and submitting the pertinent evaluations and attesting to the credits earned by July 2, 2021. A CME certificate will be available upon successful completion of all three components.

Conference Disclosure Summary:

Please find a full disclosure summary of planners and presenters here: http://conference.thoracic.org/speakers/resources/2021/disclosure.pdf

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of the ATS to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. As an accredited CME provider, the ATS requires that its planners, reviewers and presenters comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.  The ATS also requires specific disclosure of relationships with companies and organizations associated with tobacco or cannabis and prohibits or limits participation of faculty in official ATS activities, including CME, if any tobacco industry relationship or some types of cannabis industry relationships is present. The most recent policies regarding potential conflicts of interest as well as the mechanisms to resolve such conflicts can be found here: COI Policy for Official ATS Activities (thoracic.org)

*** The designation of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per session is listed on individual session pages. The ATS is unable to offer AMA PRA Category 1 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.

2020 CME


CME credits are not available for the ATS 2020 Virtual Program.

For questions about CME for the ATS 2021 Conference, please contact education@thoracic.org.

2019 CME


CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF 2019 ACCREDITED SESSIONS

Please Note: Mini Symposia, Poster Discussion Sessions and Thematic Poster Sessions are not eligible for CME Credit



The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 ACCME and are free from the control of commercial interests. The ATS designates this activity for a maximum of 43.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The ATS is unable to offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 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.

The designation of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ per session is listed in the session pages. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.