Accreditation

80th Scientific Sessions Virtual Meeting

Learning Objectives and Target Audience

The ADA's Scientific Sessions offers five days of comprehensive educational programming covering the latest in the field of diabetes. The program is designed for physicians, scientists, researchers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and other members of the interprofessional health care team.

New developments in clinical and basic research are presented in symposia, state-of-the-art lectures, current issue sessions, oral presentations, and poster presentations. The sessions are designed to improve care of the patient with diabetes by providing members of the health care team with an educational program enhancing their knowledge, advancing their skills, and apprising them of the latest research developments.

At the conclusion of this activity attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the 2020 ADA Standards of Care for classifying, diagnosing, preventing, and treating prediabetes and diabetes
  • Assess non-pharmacologic treatment options for individualizing treatment protocols for the management of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
  • Apply clinical decision-making tools to the assessment and treatment of the complications related to diabetes
  • Develop a more aggressive, effective, physiological, psychological, and behavioral treatment plan for patients with diabetes
  • Cite the research into current, emerging, and novel therapies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss proven education strategies for increasing the impact of diabetes education with individual patients
  • Interpret the latest findings in the areas of epidemiology, genetics, immunology, transplantation, and islet biology as they relate to diabetes

Continuing Education

80th Scientific Sessions Virtual Meeting (June 12-16,2020)

CE Credits available: Up to 35.25

To Obtain Continuing Education Credit

All sessions will be pre-recorded and released during the original scheduled times. Certificates of continuing education are provided to registered attendees based upon completion of the online evaluation. The link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants on June 12, 2020. The continuing education evaluation system will be available through October 1, 2020. For questions regarding continuing education please contact professionaleducation@diabetes.org.

To Obtain a Certificate of Participation

For attendees practicing outside the U.S., a link to the online evaluation will be emailed and you will have the option to download your certificate of participation. Should you have any questions, please contact professionaleducation@diabetes.org.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Continuing education credits are available for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes. For more information, visit the Association's professional education website at www.professional.diabetes.org/ce.

Take advantage of the variety of continuing education activities and materials for health care professionals. Each activity has been developed by leaders in the field of diabetes with the goal of providing cutting-edge education to advance knowledge and strategies to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, and other health care professionals. Please view the individual activities to see which continuing education credits are offered.

Accreditation Statements and Continuing Education Credit

Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, the American Diabetes Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 35.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Pharmacists: The Universal Activity Number is: JA4008193-0000-20-003-L01-P.

Nurse Practitioners: ACCME and/or ANCC credit is acceptable for recertification through the Certification Board of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

NOTE FOR PHARMACISTS: Upon closing of the online evaluation, the ADA will upload the pharmacy-related continuing education information to CPE Monitor within 60 days. Per ACPE rules, the ADA does not have access nor the ability to upload credits requested after the evaluation closes.

Physicians for ABIM Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 35.25 Medical Knowledge only MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

NOTE: Upon submission of the online evaluation, the MOC points will be immediately transferred to the ABIM. As stated above and per the ABIM rules, the ADA does not have access nor the ability to upload points requested after the evaluation closes.

Physicians from Europe
UEMS/ACCME CME credit recognition: The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement, the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.

Dietitians
The American Diabetes Association is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 35.25 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. Activity Number: 152442.

Physician Assistants
The American Diabetes Association has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 35.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the American Diabetes Association is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The American Diabetes Association maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 35.25 continuing education credits.

Certified Diabetes Educators

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Approved Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education. The American Diabetes Association is on the NCBDE List of Approved Providers.

Content Validation Statements

The American Diabetes Association accepts the following Content Validation Statements and expects all persons involved in its professional education activities to abide by these statements with regard to any recommendations for clinical care.

  • All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR
  • All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Continuing Education

80th Scientific Sessions Virtual Meeting Archive (June 17 - September 10, 2020)

CE Credits available: Up to 328

To Obtain Continuing Education Credit

All sessions will be archived and will be available for 90-days after the virtual meeting. All archived sessions will qualify for continuing education credit. Registered attendees will receive unlimited access. Certificates of continuing education are provided to registered attendees based upon completion of the online evaluation. The link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants on June 17, 2020. The continuing education evaluation system will be available through October 1, 2020. For questions regarding continuing education please contact professionaleducation@diabetes.org.

To Obtain a Certificate of Participation

For attendees practicing outside the U.S., a link to the online evaluation will be emailed and you will have the option to download your certificate of participation. Should you have any questions, please contact professionaleducation@diabetes.org.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Continuing education credits are available for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes. For more information, visit the Association's professional education website at www.professional.diabetes.org/ce.

Take advantage of the variety of continuing education activities and materials for health care professionals. Each activity has been developed by leaders in the field of diabetes with the goal of providing cutting-edge education to advance knowledge and strategies to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, and other health care professionals. Please view the individual activities to see which continuing education credits are offered.

80th Scientific Sessions Virtual Meeting Archive
Accreditation Statements and Continuing Education Credit

Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, the American Diabetes Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 328 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Pharmacists: The Universal Activity Number is: JA4008193-0000-20-023-H01-P.

Nurse Practitioners: ACCME and/or ANCC credit is acceptable for recertification through the Certification Board of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

NOTE FOR PHARMACISTS: Upon closing of the online evaluation, the ADA will upload the pharmacy-related continuing education information to CPE Monitor within 60 days. Per ACPE rules, the ADA does not have access nor the ability to upload credits requested after the evaluation closes.

Physicians for ABIM Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 328 Medical Knowledge only MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

NOTE: Upon submission of the online evaluation, the MOC points will be immediately transferred to the ABIM. As stated above and per the ABIM rules, the ADA does not have access nor the ability to upload points requested after the evaluation closes.

Physicians from Europe
UEMS/ACCME CME credit recognition: The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement, the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.

Physician Assistants
The American Diabetes Association has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 328 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Dietitians
The American Diabetes Association is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 328 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. Activity Number: 155631.

Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the American Diabetes Association is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The American Diabetes Association maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 328 continuing education credits.

Certified Diabetes Educators

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Approved Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education. The American Diabetes Association is on the NCBDE List of Approved Providers.

Content Validation Statements

The American Diabetes Association accepts the following Content Validation Statements and expects all persons involved in its professional education activities to abide by these statements with regard to any recommendations for clinical care.

  • All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR
  • All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.