CE/CME Credit and Certificate of Attendance

2022 AACC Participants Can Claim Credit Through November 1 

The 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo brought together the global laboratory medicine community and provided the latest education to meet the changing needs of laboratory professionals. Participants learned about cutting-edge technology, stay-up-to date on best practices and advances in laboratory medicine. Details on claiming CE and/or CME credits are below. Claims must be made by November 1, 2022.

Claim CE/CME Credit

Log in using your meeting badge number or AACC ID number to evaluate and claim a certificate of participation, ACCENT credit, and/or CME credit.

2022 AACC Chicago All Access

This is for individuals who want to attend the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting educational sessions from Sunday, July 24 – Thursday, July 28, at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. All Access registrants will also have access to the online Digital Pass Select content from July 29 – August 29, 2022.

2022 AACC Digital Pass Select

Individuals who choose this option will have online access to a select suite of 17 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.

ACCREDITATION FOR 2022 AACC CHICAGO ALL ACCESS

(As of May 19, 2022, 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 56.0 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, which will be available for download later this summer.

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 40.5 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, which will be available for download later this summer.

ACCREDITATION FOR 2022 AACC DIGITAL PASS SELECT

(As of May 19, 2022, 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 27.0 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, which will be available for download later this summer.

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 19.5 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, which will be available for download later this summer.

 

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 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 financial relationship(s) of the individual that have occurred within the last 24 months with any ineligible entities whose products are related to the continuing education content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the ineligible entities 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 activity planning members reported relevant financial relationship(s):

  • Robert H. Christenson
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Babson Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, Becton Dickinson, Instrumentation Laboratories, Medscape, PixCell Medical, Quidel Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, and SphingotechLecture Fees (Honoraria, Speakers Bureau, etc.): Beckman Coulter, Becton Dickinson, Medscape, PixCell Medical, Quidel Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, and Sphingotech
    Grant support: Abbott Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, Becton Dickinson, Biokit Diagostics, Greiner, Instrumentation Laboratories, Medscape, PixCell Medical, Quidel Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, and Sphingotech.
    Patent holder: Patent holder of 2 patents on non-invasive detection of reperfusion, myoglobin; cardiac troponin; 1 patent on risk stratification of STEMI patients after reperfusion with biomarkers; and 1 patient on a tool for predicting heart failure in asymptomatic individuals using biomarkers.
    Stock ownership: Babson Diagnostics.

  • Christina Lockwood
    Stock ownership: Bayer Healthcare

  • Daniel Holmes
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Dian Diagnostics
    Grant support: AB Sciex

  • Mark Cervinski
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Roche Diagnostics
    Patent holder: Patent holder of patent number 10338085, “Devices and Methods to Determine Whether to Calibrate a Laboratory Analyzer”

  • Amy Karger
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Roche
    Grant support: Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

  • Maria Alice Willrich
    Lecture Fees (Honoraria, Speakers Bureau, etc.): Siemens Healthineers
    Grant support: The Binding Site, Sebia Inc., and Siemens Healthineers
    Patent holder: Patent holder of patent number PCT/US2015/042580, "Quantifying Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics by LC-MS/MS"

  • Melanie Yarbrough
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards: Arkray and Roche Diagnostics

  • Brenda Suh-Lailam
    Advisory Boards: Instrumentation Laboratory

  • Joe Wiencek
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Roche
    Grant support: Abbott
    Patent holder: Patents on COVID-19 Antibody Testing

  • Amy Saenger
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Radiometer

  • Stephen Master
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Indigo BioAutomation and MEDACorp

  • David Alter
    Consultancy(ies), Advisory Boards, etc.: Siemens Healthineers
    Expert Witness: MooreHall LL

The following activity planning members reported no relevant financial relationships:
Linnea Baudhuin, David Koch, Mary Kay Liggins, Nathalie Lepage, Clayton Wilburn, Saswati Das, Anna Merrill, and Edmunds Reineks

View all faculty disclosures as of June 7, 2022. Faculty will also disclose verbally or through their PPT presentation at the beginning of their sessions.

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, Safari, or Google Chrome. 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 go to www.aacc.org/asmcredits22. (Both the mobile app and the credits website will be available later in the summer.)
  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 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting must be claimed by November 1, 2022.

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 1, 2022 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 July 29 – August 29, 2022. Visit the mobile app or www.aacc.org/asmcredits22 (both the app and credits website will be available later this summer) and evaluate each session you viewed to update your credits. You may not claim credit for a single session twice.

RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2022
EXPIRATION DATE: November 1, 2022 (date after which this activity is no longer certified for continuing education credit)

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

Submit a Session Proposal

We are seeking session proposals for 2023 AACC that will engage audiences and highlight the latest innovations and advances in the field.

2022 Session Recordings

Experience the best of 2022 AACC with the session recordings, which feature more than 150 hours of the meeting’s plenaries and scientific sessions.