CE/CME Credit and Certificate of Attendance

OVERVIEW

The 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, held in partnership with the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC), brings together the global laboratory medicine community and provides the latest education to meet the changing needs of laboratory professionals. Participants have two opportunities to connect with global leaders, learn about cutting edge technology, and stay up to date on best practices and advances in laboratory medicine:

2021 AACC Atlanta All Access

This is for individuals who want to attend the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting educational sessions from Sunday, September 26 – Thursday, September 30, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. All Access registrants will also get access to Digital Pass Select registration content from October 1 – November 1, 2021.

2021 AACC Digital Pass Select

Individuals who choose this option will have online access to a select suite of 23 scientific sessions, as well as the ePosters. Digital Pass Select grants access to sessions via livestream, with live Q&A, or on-demand 24 hours after each session first airs. View the full list of sessions included in this registration option.

 

Claim credit and print certificates

 

Watch this short tutorial video to navigate the portal or read this help document to assist you.

ACCREDITATION FOR 2021 AACC ATLANTA ALL ACCESS

(As of September 21, 2021, total may be subject to change.)

AACC offers ACCENT® credit to laboratory professionals to document their continuing education and meet requirements for licensure or certification. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for laboratory professionals in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. Florida clinical laboratory professionals requesting ACCENT® credit must provide their license number in the demographic form for credit to be reported to CE Broker. This educational activity (all access pass which includes all live courses and recorded virtual pass courses) is designated for a maximum of 63.0 ACCENT® credits. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For information about ACCENT® credit per session, visit the mobile app.

ACCMEAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This educational activity (all access pass which includes all live courses and recorded virtual pass courses) is designated for a maximum of 47.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For information about AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per session, visit the mobile app.

ACCREDITATION FOR 2021 AACC DIGITAL PASS SELECT

(As of September 21, 2021, total may be subject to change.)

AACC offers ACCENT® credit to laboratory professionals to document their continuing education and meet requirements for licensure or certification. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for laboratory professionals in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. Florida clinical laboratory professionals requesting ACCENT® credit must provide their license number in the demographic form for credit to be reported to CE Broker. This educational activity (virtual online meeting and recorded sessions) is designated for a maximum of 36.5 ACCENT® credits. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For information about ACCENT® credit per session, visit the mobile app.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This educational activity (virtual online meeting and recorded sessions) is designated for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For information about AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per session, visit the mobile app.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss state-of-the-art research and technologies in laboratory medicine.
  2. Apply updated knowledge of laboratory protocols, practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements in laboratory medicine.
  3. Incorporate laboratory management strategies that ensure staff competency, enhance workflows, and support accurate and effective testing to improve treatment decisions and patient outcomes.
  4. Implement up-to-date laboratory testing methods, technologies, and data-driven approaches in preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical phases of sample handling.
  5. Select appropriate testing methods and advise clinicians on appropriate testing that takes benefits, limitations, and patient outcomes into consideration.
  6. Facilitate interprofessional communication with the broader healthcare team to demonstrate the value of laboratory medicine and role in treatment decisions and patient outcomes.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting is a global scientific/medical conference designed for clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and other professionals from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of progressing laboratory science and medicine.

STATEMENT OF INDEPENDENCE

As a provider of continuing education, AACC has a policy of ensuring that the content and quality of this educational activity are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The scientific content of this activity was developed under the supervision of the AACC’s Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (AMOC).

DISCLOSURE POLICY

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to AACC and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the continuing education content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers’ bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivering content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. AACC has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following Annual Meeting Organizing Committee members reported relevant financial relationship(s):

Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich
Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards:
Roche Diagnostics

Vilte Barakauskas
Grants (received or pending), Including Contracted Research:
Roche Diagnostics, reagent donation (2018)

Dennis Dietzen
Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards:
Roche Diagnostics - Point of Care; Danaher Diagnostics

Paul Jannetto
Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards:
Roche Diagnostics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Breath Diagnostics

Patricia Jones
Patents or Royalties Received or Pending:
McGraw-Hill publishing for a textbook

Vathany Kulasingam
Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards:
Abbott Diagnostics

Sihe Wang
Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards:
Tellgen Corporation; Kingmed Diagnostics, Inc.

Y. Victoria Zhang
Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards:
Leidos Biomedical Research

The following Annual Meeting Organizing Committee members reported no relevant financial relationships:

Linnea Baudhuin (2021 AMOC Chair), Steven Cotton, Elizabeth Frank, Dina Greene, and Nathalie Lepage

View a summary of all 2021 faculty disclosures. All faculty will display their disclosure information at the beginning of each session, verbally, and/or on their PowerPoint slides. You may also view faculty disclosures via mobile app.

All AACC staff reported no relevant financial relationships.

CONTENT VALIDITY

All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

DISCLAIMERS

The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of AACC.

Use of Professional Judgment

The educational content in this activity relates to basic principles of clinical laboratory medicine and does not substitute for individual assessment based on the healthcare professional’s examination of the patient, laboratory data, and other factors unique to the patient. Standards in medicine change as new data become available.

Drugs and Dosages

When prescribing medications, the physician is advised to check the product information sheet accompanying each drug to verify conditions of use and to identify any changes in drug dosage schedule or contraindications.

POLICY ON UNLABELED/OFF-LABEL USE

AACC has determined that disclosure of unlabeled/off-label or investigational use of commercial product(s) is informative for audiences and therefore requires this information to be disclosed to the learners at the beginning of the presentation. Uses of specific therapeutic agents, devices, and other products discussed in this educational activity may not be the same as those indicated in product labeling approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AACC requires that any discussions of such “off-label” use be based on scientific research that conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and data analysis. Before recommending or prescribing any therapeutic agent or device, learners should review the complete prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

AACC will record learners’ personal information as provided on continuing education evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CE certificates. AACC may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its continuing education program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected from evaluations will be shared with third parties.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This activity is not supported by educational grant(s) or other funds from any commercial supporter.

ELIGIBILITY TO EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

You must be registered for the Annual Scientific Meeting* to be eligible to earn continuing education credit (ACCENT® or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™) for the following scientific sessions of the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting: AACC University, Plenary, Symposia, Roundtables, and Meet the Experts. CE/CME certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, including the activity evaluation.

*Individuals registered as Guest/Spouse or Expo Only are not eligible to earn credit for these sessions.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

To claim continuing education credit, participants must have access to a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection and use an up-to-date version of any major web browser, such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox 32+, Safari, or Google Chrome 37+. In addition, cookies and Javascript must be enabled in the browser’s options. Also, allow pop-ups from our websites on your browser.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CLAIM CE/CME AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

  1. To claim your credits and/or to obtain your Certificate of Attendance, click the CE/CME icon on the AACC mobile app or login here.
  2. Log in using your last name and AACC Customer Number (or AACC Annual Scientific Meeting badge number). You MUST enter your customer number or badge information to access the evaluation.
  3. For CE and CME credits, you will be required to evaluate each session attended; then print (or save) your Verification of Participation (credit) certificate.
  4. For sessions you attend where your name badge is scanned, sessions will automatically appear in your session list. You may add more sessions and you may delete sessions.
  5. Credits may be claimed at any time, i.e., at the end of each session, each day, or after the meeting ends.
  6. Credits may be claimed using a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.
  7. Credits for the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting must be claimed by November 30, 2021.

Watch this short tutorial video to navigate the portal or read this help document to assist you.

CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA LICENSED LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS RECEIVING ACCENT® CREDIT

If you would like AACC to report your credits to your state licensing agency, you must:  

  • claim your credits by the November 30, 2021 deadline; and
  • enter your California or Florida license number in the appropriate box when claiming your ACCENT® credits.

CLAIMING CREDIT FOR ONLINE DIGITAL PASS SELECT SESSIONS IF YOU’RE AN ALL ACCESS REGISTRANT

All Access registrants will receive access to online Digital Pass Select sessions from October 1 – November 1, 2021. Visit the mobile app and evaluate each session you viewed to update your credits. You may not claim credit for a single session twice.

RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2021
EXPIRATION DATE: November 30, 2021 (date after which this activity is no longer certified for continuing education credit)

For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].

Register for 2021 AACC

Join us in Atlanta, Georgia, September 26-30 to explore the cutting-edge science and technology shaping the future of laboratory medicine.

AACC’s COVID-19 Safety Plan

Check out the latest updates as of September 13 on onsite COVID-19 testing at the meeting and how to mitigate your COVID-19 risk while traveling.