For Providers and Attendees
CME Provider Expectations
The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASLMS offers a variety of CME educational activities and strives to maintain quality programming with ACCME compliance.
The ASLMS follows the guidelines set forth within the following documents:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
As an ACCME Accredited Provider, the ASLMS offers CME in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Per the AMA, to certify educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, the sponsoring organization must:
- Be accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or a recognized state medical society (SMS).
- Meet all requirements of both the AMA and their accreditor (ACCME or SMS).
Maintenance of CME Record of Attendance
In compliance with ACCME and AMA criteria, the ASLMS maintains activity registration rosters, assessments, and CME Record and Critique Evaluations as submitted by participating physicians for a total of 6 years. The ASLMS is required to file CME information with the ACCME within the same year as the CME activity.
The ASLMS requires completion of a Pre-Test, Post-Test (or alternative assessment if available) and CME Record & Critique Evaluation for EACH registered course (including conference workshops, breakfasts or luncheons). For the Annual Conference program, a separate CME Record & Critique Evaluation with documented daily attendance hours, commensurate to the participating physician’s participation, is required.
Deadlines for CME Documentation
If the physician participant wishes to receive a CME credit acknowledgement letter, all required documents must be submitted within 30 days of the activity end-date. The ASLMS will make specific deadlines available to participants prior to, during, and following the activity via varied formats (online, email, mobile app, printed program or mailer).