Continuing Education - Scientific Sessions 2021

Joint Accreditation Statements

Complete Joint Accreditation Statements (PDF)

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association 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.

 

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CE activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 24.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CE credits claimed for the activity. It is the CE activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 9.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit

**MOC Credit must be claimed by December 15, 2021. MOC credit will no longer be able to be claimed after that date.


AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants

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 24.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.


AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after May 15, 2022.


ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 24.0 contact hours.

**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CE credit will no longer be available to claim after May 15, 2022.


ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists

ACPE credit for this program is designated on a session-by-session basis, as indicated below.

ACPE Credit: Maximum of 24.0 Contact Hours.

**ACPE Credit must be claimed within 30 days of participation. ACPE credit will no longer be available to claim after December 15, 2021.


Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 24.0 Advanced CEHs, activity number 21-AMHA-F1-0049.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after May 15, 2022.

Disclosure Policy

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Scientific Sessions 2021 Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the adaptation and testing of fundamental scientific discoveries to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease in patients.
  2. Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in heart failure, atherosclerosis, stroke, cardiovascular genetics, molecular biology and arrhythmias.
  3. Discuss basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry with cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  4. Recognize the promises and pitfalls of cell and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease.
  5. Translate emerging clinical science to clinical practice in patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  6. Evaluate and implement new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for treating cardiovascular disorders and stroke.
  7. Recognize emerging trends in the distribution of cardiovascular disease and stroke and their impact on public health.
  8. Evaluate the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health costs and outcomes.

Instructions for Claiming CE Credits for Scientific Sessions 2021

Download these instructions for claiming credits (PDF)

  1. Log in
    1. Go to AHA's Lifelong Learning and Education
    2. Click Activities in Progress
    3. Enter your username and password and Sign In.

  2. Select the Scientific Sessions 2021 activity.
    1. Select the Scientific Sessions 2021 activity
    2. Review the Activity Overview, scroll to the bottom and click Continue.
    3. View the contents of the Activity Material page and click Continue
      1. Pharmacists will select the specific sessions attended, click Register Selected Sessions and click Continue.

  3. Claim Credit
    1. Complete the conference evaluation, which is required to claim credit. Once complete, click Submit and Continue.
    2. Click the Claim button for the appropriate accreditation.
    3. Click Continue to generate your certificate.
    4. Move your cursor into the preview window to display the links to print or save the certificate.
    5. Click Finish. The activity is stored under Transcript.