CME that counts for MOCME

February 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 1

Richard V. Smith, MD
AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education

This summer, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) announced a new collaboration to expand opportunities for ABOHNS Board-Certified Physicians to receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits, or continuing certification, by participating in accredited continuing medical education (CME). has over 50 activities registered in that are now deemed for CME and MOC credit with plans to grow the opportunities available in the coming year. I encourage you to take advantage of Member+ when you renew your 2019 AAO-HNS dues. For an additional $50, you gain access to over 200 courses for the price of one—many of which count for MOC.

The AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience will offer CME that counts for MOC for the first time. Full conference registrants will receive access to additional enduring CME activities, where MOC credit can be earned after the conference is over by completing the course, posttest, and evaluation. As a CME provider, AAO-HNSF is responsible for submitting diplomate MOC completion information to ACCME, which will then report this to ABOHNS. This saves members the step of having to track this in AcademyU.

I would like to recognize and thank Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM, for his leadership in guiding the ABOHNS and his willingness to work with the Academy on this important benefit for our mutual members. None of this would be possible without the tremendous dedication of the Foundation’s Education Committees that develop these activities; and to Tirza Lofgreen, CHES; Bryan H.D. May; and the Education team for their work to make them accessible in AcademyU.

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