Continuing Education Information

General Information

Most 2015 Annual Meeting sessions are eligible for continuing education credit. If a specific session is not eligible, it is noted in the session’s description in the conference schedule section of the Final Program. Conference attendees who wish to receive continuing education credits and a continuing education certificate
of attendance must:

  • Purchase continuing education credits, either using the 2015 Annual Meeting registration form or in person at the registration desk.
  • Complete an online evaluation within 30 days of the Annual Meeting (by Monday, May 25). 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 in order 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. Alternatively, 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 can earn a total of up to 32.25 CPEUs by attending this conference. Please see the Professional Development Portfolio guidelines at
for further explanation of requirements.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
The Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This course is co-provided by IAHB and SBM. Maximum of 32.25 contact hours.

Accreidtation 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 the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and SBM. The IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement - The IAHB designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SBM is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SBM maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Maximum of 32.25 hours.

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.