Contemporary Forums’ Continuing Education Policy - Contemporary Forums is designated as a provider of continuing education by the ANCC as well as several other accrediting agencies. We are required by these organizations to adhere to their guidelines for awarding CE credit. Attendance at this educational program is documented on the honor system, believing that it is reasonable for adult learners to verify their attendance by completing the online evaluation following the conference.

Accreditation - Participants are responsible for registering their credit with the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies.

In support of improving patient care Contemporary Forums is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours

Main Conference: 17.5 ANCC/21 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.

(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Contemporary Forums is a continuing education organization recognized by the National Certification Corporation.

NCC Maintenance Codes have been assigned and are posted at www.contemporaryforums.com on the conference webpage.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference: 7 hours

Main Conference: 3.75 hours available

Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Physicians

Preconference: 7 credits

Main Conference: 17.5 credits

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 25.25 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Physician Assistants

Preconference: 7 hours

Main Conference: 17.5 hours

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Pharmacists

Preconference: 7 hours/.7 CEUs

Main Conference: 16.75 hours/1.75 CEUs available

This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity.

Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at www.MyCPEmonitor.net in order to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online post-conference evaluations.

Respiratory Therapists

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

Case Managers

Preconference: 7 contact hours

Main Conference: 17.5 contact hours

This offering has been approved by the Commissionfor Case Manager Certification for a total of 25.25 contact hours for thePreconference, Main Conference and Lunch Presentation. Certified Case Managers must call CCMC customer service to adjust their credit since the CE hours shown on the separate Preconference, Main Conference and Lunch Presentation Certificates of Attendance are different from the total number approved by CCMC.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 36 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.