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The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Liability Prevention for Physicians and Health Care Professionals: A maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court: A Survival Guide: A maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Risk Management Credits
The Massachusetts Registration Board in Medicine requires Massachusetts physicians to include 10 hours of "risk management study" as part of their 100 hours continuing medical education, with a minimum of 4 hours in AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. "Liability Prevention for Physicians and Health Care Professionals" meets the criteria for 7 credit hours, "Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court: A Survival Guide" meets the criteria 6.5 credit hours and both programs meet the criteria for 13.50 credit hours. Risk management credit(s) were determined based on criteria outlined by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Please check with your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming risk management credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conference and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, maintains responsibility for the program and content.

Continuing Education Credits for Nurses

The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts, (244CMR).

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.