The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ACR designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants can claim the following amount of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing the pre-and post-assessments
- Up to 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ hours for attending the FIT at SOTA pre-conference
- Up to 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ hours for attending the E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training
- 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attending the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.75 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 CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
The State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium program is based on educational need derived from an analysis of practice gaps. Diverse content relevant to rheumatologists, physicians, healthcare providers, as well as clinical investigators, physician-scientists, and researchers has been developed. Exposure to best practices in evidence-based treatment and the latest research findings are essential to expanding the medical knowledge base of those directly caring for patients or engaged in research of rheumatic diseases.
Of the ACR Core Competencies, the 2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium primarily addresses medical knowledge – the understanding of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate sciences and to the application of this knowledge to patient care.
Participants are encouraged to reflect on current practice in light of knowledge gleaned and report whether the education received will cause them to change the way they currently practice/work within their respective settings.
Fellows-in-Training Educational Session at the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
The FIT Educational Session at SOTA is based on the educational needs of fellows-in-training. These educational needs, resulting from practice gaps and survey data, are identified by the ACR Fellows-in-Training Subcommittee who represent the rheumatology FIT population.
Research has shown that FITs have little guidance in navigating the job market and lack patient physical examination skills as the teaching of these are not standardized and vary by each fellowship training program. In addition, research has shown that FITs are hesitant to enter academic positions post-fellowship due to concerns including student loans, grant funding, and salary support. Content to address these educational gaps and lack of knowledge will be presented to participants.
FITs are encouraged to attend to explore career opportunities and participate in hands-on workshops designed to further their understanding and expertise in essential rheumatologic areas.
E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training
The E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training will provide guidance from expert coders on the changes to the 2018 payment policies3 and insight into difficult E&M coding situations using case scenarios, tried-and-true tactics, and group study to ensure participants gain the knowledge and skills to be an E&M professional.