CME & Evaluation

CME accreditation

The following sessions have been approved for CME credit:

  • The Microbiome and HLA-B*27-Associated Spondyloarthritis, Mark Asquith, PhD
  • Keynote presentation: Is value really value in healthcare? Dennis Hagemann
  • Axial Spondyloarthritis: Issues and controversies, Atul Deodhar, MD
  • Disease modification in axial spondyloarthritis, Atul Deodhar, MD
  • Immuno-autonomics: the clinical and economic impact of ANS stress on rheumatoid arthritis, Andy Holman, MD

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and the Washington Rheumatology Alliance. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 4 hour(s) of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Additional CME Program CME Credit Information

The educational activity Biosimilars Management Considerations: What Do You Know, What Would You Do? presented by Ernest Brahn, MD, on Saturday afternoon, 9-15-18 from 1:15- 2:15 p.m., is sponsored by the France Foundation and has separate CME accreditation from the other educational programs at our conference. Dr. Brahn has no ACCME- defined commercial relationships and his presentation will be evidence-based and free of bias. In addition, the planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Additional CME program credit information

The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Maintenance Of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point(s) 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. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

How to claim your CME credit and get your certificate of attendance:

After the conference, Healthcare Provider Track attendees should return to this page and click on the “evaluation” link. At the end of that online evaluation survey you’ll be asked to claim the amount of credit you participated in and download your CME certificate of attendance. You will not be able to return to that credit claim page once you complete the survey, so we recommend you do the survey on a computer that is either set up to print or save your certificate as a pdf. If you have any difficulties, please contact the WRA office at 206-956-3650 or via email: debra@wsma.org