Accreditation
Physicians
The City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
The following may apply CME Category 1 credit for license renewal:
 
Registered Nurses
Nurses may report up to TBD credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). CME may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
 
Physician’s Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants states that AMA accredited Category 1 courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.

Core Competencies
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have embarked on a joint initiative to quantify and evaluate a set of 6 physician core competencies by which the individual physician will be measured for Residency Certification, Board Certification and more recently, Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Individual hospitals and other health care delivery organizations will now also be evaluated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) on their practice and demonstration of the 6 core competencies.
 
In brief the actual term “core competencies” refers to those 6 abilities (competencies) that are central (core) to the practice of medicine, specifically: 1) Patient Care, 2) Medical Knowledge, 3) Practice Based Learning, 4) Interpersonal and Communication Skills, 5) Professionalism, and 6) Systems-Based Practice.
 
To assist our conferees in demonstrating their completion of continuing medical education in the 6 core competencies the educational content of each presentation in this conference will have been reviewed by the program directors. Core competencies addressed in the educational content of each presentation will be noted by numbers 1-6 adjacent to the title of the individual presentation in the conference syllabus. CME Certificates for this activity will reflect those core competencies addressed by the educational content of the overall conference.