Maintenance of Certification



 

The American Board of Allergy and Immunology’s (ABAI) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program offers evidence of highly qualified physicians who use best practices and evidence-based standards for care. Linking the educational content of the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meetings to the MOC program is one way ACAAI helps its members provide ABAI with evidence of their commitment to lifelong learning.

IMPORTANT: PART II of the ABAI’s MOC program requires diplomates to obtain a minimum of 25 CME Credits in allergy and immunology on an annual basis. The CME Credits for the Annual Meeting can be used to satisfy this requirement.

In addition to this requirement, the ABAI recommends that 6 of the 25 credits be designated as Self-Assessment Credit. CME activities eligible for Self-Assessment Credit involve a written or electronic question-and-answer exercise that assesses learners’ understanding of the material presented in the CME program. The College will designate specific sessions for Self-Assessment Credit.

ACAAI has a streamlined process for earning Self- Assessment Credit at eligible sessions:

  • Arrive prior to the start of the session to pick up an Audience Response System (ARS) keypad.
  • Follow the instructions for entering your identification.
  • Answer 4 pretest AND 4 posttest questions on your ARS keypad.
  • Remain in attendance for the entire session.
  • Return your ARS keypad at the end of the session.
  • Complete the CME Evaluation form via the Annual Meeting website
  • Participation for Self-Assessment Credit is on a first-come, first-served basis – sorry, no exceptions.

The ABAI will award Self-Assessment Credits that satisfy the recommendation for MOC Part II to diplomates who appropriately participate in any of the designated sessions and are currently enrolled in ABAI’s MOC program.

ACAAI will submit the required reports that include Self-Assessment Credits to the ABAI. ABAI will enter Self- Assessment Credits for MOC Part II requirements onto the ABAI web portal page. The amount of Self-Assessment Credits earned are always equal to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed for the session. (Partial Self-Assessment Credit is not available.) Faculty cannot earn CME or Self-Assessment Credit for their presentations.

Ultimately, CME activities for which Self-Assessment Credit is awarded may be cross-referenced to the ABAI examination content outline, available on the ABAI website. Details of the six Core Competencies are also located on the ABAI website. The six Core Competencies are: Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Medical Knowledge; Practice-based Learning and Improvement; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; and System-based Practice.

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