CME/MOC and Disclosures

ACCME PARS Upgrade Update for Credit Claiming

Learners attempting to claim MOC points may experience issues related to the recent ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) system upgrade. Learners can claim credits on the My Educational Activities page; however, post the PARS system upgrade, learners may experience a delay in seeing MOC points appear in the accrediting boards ABIM and ABP systems.

MOC point claiming for the calendar year of 2021 was due on December 31, 2021. ABIM has extended the 2021 MOC points submission deadline until December 31, 2022, and to date ABP has not provided an extension.

The ACR team is working diligently with the team at ACCME PARS to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the ACR Education Team at education@rheumatology.org.

See important information about ACR Convergence 2021 continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) and disclosures.

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. See the ACR’s CME Mission Statement. For more information, download the AMA PRA Booklet.

Designation Statement

The American College of Rheumatology designates this Other activity (blended credit encompassing both Live Virtual and On Demand views) for a maximum of 143.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit must be claimed by November 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

Maintenance of Certification

MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 143.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and 143 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 ABIM or ABP MOC credit.

After submitting a reflective statement with key takeaways from the meeting, MOC points will be applied for ABIM & ABP diplomates to the ABIM & ABP number and date of birth provided when you registered. Points are sent nightly to ACCME and then transferred to the ABIM & ABP Physician Portal.

By completing this activity, you provide the ACR permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

MOC points must be claimed by November 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

ABIM CME MOC Certified Part 2 ABP MOC

2021 CME/MOC Credit

As a courtesy, ACR Convergence 2021 participants will be sent an email with a list of sessions they joined. The list of sessions included the associated maximum amount of credit that can be claimed, but the AMA requires that you claim credit only for time spent actively participating in educational sessions. Credit must be claimed in increments of 0.25, with the maximum of 143.0 credits for the entire meeting. Credit should be claimed all at once after you finish participating in the activity. If you attempt to claim credit that exceeds the maximum available AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, the system will default to the maximum credit(s) available for the entire meeting. Please contact education@rheumatology.org with any credit claiming questions.

Instructions to Claim 2021 CME/MOC Credit

  • Login to your My Educational Activities page.
  • In the Active section, locate ACR Convergence 2021 and click Claim Credit. Enter the amount of credit commensurate with your participation. (To view or update your credit, select View Credit.)
  • After claiming CME, you will be asked if you wish to claim ABIM MOC and/or ABP MOC. If you select Yes, you will be prompted to enter or confirm your MOC Diplomate Number and date of birth. Then you will select areas of key learning and enter a reflective statement.
  • After you claim credit, you will have the option to print a CME Certificate.

The deadline to claim CME credit and MOC points for ACR Convergence 2021 is November 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.