Continuing Education (CE) Credit and Disclosures

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The ACHA Annual meeting provides the opportunity for a variety of professional disciplines to earn 20+ credits for attending pre-conference workshops, featured keynotes, and over 130 general educational sessions. 

WHAT TYPES OF CREDIT ARE AVAILABLE?

The ACHA 2024 Annual Meeting is approved to offer credit for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, certified counselors, social workers, and certified health education specialists. Refer to the Continuing Education Statements below for the approving bodies and the total amount of credit that is possible to earn.

WHICH SESSIONS WILL HAVE CREDIT?

In the final session schedule, the types and amount of credit available will be listed at the top of the session description using acronyms as defined in the CE Key.

HOW DO I EARN CREDIT?

All attendees are eligible to request credit except those registered as students, exhibitors, or guests.

Successful Completion

In order to earn CE credit and obtain a certificate, participants must

  • Be registered for the meeting and check-in at the registration booth upon arrival.
  • Attest via the online Session Evaluation Survey* site that each session for which credit is requested was attended in its entirety.
  • Complete additional steps for your discipline if applicable. Details will be sent to registrants in the disciplines below just prior to the meeting and/or packets are available onsite a the Speaker Info and CE Booth.
    • NASW: If requesting NASW credit for social workers, you must track your attendance at each session and submit a completed sign-in/out sheet.
    • ACPE: If requesting ACPE credit for pharmacists, you must submit a completed attendance tracking sheet AND pass an online post-test (score of 80% or higher) for each session attended.
    • NBCC: If requesting NBCC credit for certified counselors, you must track your attendance at each session and submit a completed sign-in/out sheet.
Select the "Meeting Evaluations" button above for the links to the Session Evaluation Survey. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION STATEMENTS

(as of April  30, 2024)

  • CME: The American College Health Association (ACHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    ACHA designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • AAFP: The AAFP has reviewed ACHA 2024 Annual Meeting and deemed it acceptable for up to 21.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 05/28/2024 to 06/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • CHES®/MCHES®: Sponsored by ACHA, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 23 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level contact hours available are 23. There are 0 Continuing Competency Credits available.

  • NBCC: The American College Health Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6397. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

  • PsyCE: ACHA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACHA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program has been awarded 23 hours of continuing education for psychologists.

  • NASW: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886508715-5459) for 23 continuing education contact hours.

  • CNE: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • ACPE: The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The 2024 ACHA Annual Meeting has been approved for a total of 18.5 contact hours (.185 CEUs) of knowledge-based and 3.5 contact hours (.035 CEUs) of application based continuing education targeted to pharmacists in college health ambulatory settings. Participants may earn a maximum of 15 contact hours (.15 CEUs) of pharmacy continuing education credit. Sessions 17, 18, 30, 31, 42, 54, 55, 73, 76, 88, 101, 102, 111, 130, 142, and 151 are approved as knowledge-based activities and Sessions 41, 64, and 133 are approved as application-based activities.

A Note For Dietitians: The Committee on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has made changes to their requirements to apply for credit approval that aren’t congruent with ACHA’s current processes. The changes also likely would affect the ability to approve credit for all the sessions at the meeting versus just those that are dietitian related. Therefore, we made the decision to not seek prior credit approval for the annual meeting as we have in past years. However, dietitians are still able to report directly to CDR and earn credit for meeting sessions that are dietitian-related and meet their criteria. If you are in a state that requires licensure or certification, you may want to check their specific requirements as well. You can refer to CDR’s Professional Development Portfolio Guide for your renewal cycle and find details on what is required to submit to CDR for live activities (type 170) and a checklist to help you determine if the sessions attended will meet their content criteria. You will have the ability to get a certificate of attendance with a transcript listing sessions attended at the ACHA meeting.

POLICIES AND DISCLOSURES

Relevant Financial Relationships
None of the presenters or planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients, except for the following:

  • S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD, who has disclosed that they are on speakers’ bureaus for Genentech, AstraZeneca, GSK, and Regeneron/Sanofi.
  • Rebecca Stone, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, FCCP, who has disclosed that they are a consultant for Birth Control Pharmacist.
  • Candice McNeil, MD, MPH, who has disclosed that their employer receives grants, contracts, and/or research funding from Becton-Dickinson, GSK/BARDA, and Hologic/CDC.
  • Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH, who has disclosed the they were a consultant for Reckitt Benkiser.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. 

Overall Purpose:
In keeping with the ACHA Strategic Plan, the purpose of the ACHA Annual Meeting is to provide high-quality education to college health professionals, students, and other stakeholders to enhance the skills and capacities needed to advance health and build healthier campus communities.

Target Audience: The target audience for the ACHA Annual Meeting includes college health professionals, students, and other stakeholders.

Commercial Support: At the time of this posting, we have received commercial support from Gilead Sciences.

Sponsor Disclosures: At the time of posting, sponsorship has been received from UnitedHealthcare Student Resources, Wellfleet Student, Aetna Student Health, HUB Campus Health Solutions, Equip, TimelyCare, GeoBlue, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), BetterMynd, Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk, and the American College Health Foundation.

Non Endorsement: ACHA does not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and is not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.