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Continuing Education Credits

General Information

Most 2018 Annual Meeting sessions are eligible for continuing education credit. If a specific session is not eligible, it is noted in the conference program. Conference attendees who wish to receive continuing education credits and a continuing education certificate of attendance at the 2018 Annual Meeting must:

  • Purchase continuing education credits, either using the 2018 Annual Meeting registration form or in person at the registration desk. The purchase price is $80 per credit type for SBM members and $100 per credit type for non-members.
  • Complete an online evaluation within 30 days of the Annual Meeting (by Monday, May 7, 2018). Registration packets distributed on site will include a link to the evaluation website. SBM national office staff will also email the link to attendees. On the evaluation website, attendees will find a general meeting evaluation as well as session-specific evaluations; both types of evaluations must be completed to receive continuing education credit. Each session-specific evaluation asks questions pertaining to the session, so it may be helpful to take notes during the session. Be sure to attend each session in its entirety as the session evaluation will include an attestation statement indicating attendance for the entire session.

Immediately after attendees complete the online evaluation, continuing education certificates will be emailed to the address they indicated on the evaluation. Alternately, attendees can print their own certificates from the screen that appears immediately following completion of the online evaluation.

Available Credit Types

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)
This program has been submitted for approval to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc.

Dietitians
Please see the Professional Development Portfolio guidelines at www.cdrnet.org for further explanation of requirements.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physicians
Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and SBM. The Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Psychologists
SBM is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SBM maintains responsibility for this program.

Public Health Professionals
This program has been approved by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). NBPHE offers the certified in public health (CPH) credential as the only voluntary core credential for public health professionals.

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