Accreditation Statements

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WORLDSymposium™ 2020 has been found to be Compliant in accordance with the principles and standards set out in the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. This decision is posted on www.ethicalmedtech.eu.

WORLDSymposium™ 2020 Genetic Counselor CEUs

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized WORLDSymposia  to offer up to 2.2583 CEUs or 22.583 Category 1 contact hours for the activity 16th Annual WORLDSymposium. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

For Genetic Counselors: New this year, you must complete the online Evaluation on CME University (www.cmeuniversity.com), instructions provided in the Educational CME Handout. You will not receive an email from WORLDSymposium with an evaluation this year. The online evaluation should be completed within 2 weeks post-conference. Please note, you are required to pay the NSGC Fee of $25 at the time of registration in order to obtain NSGC Credit; if you did not pay the fee, you may not receive the NSGC CEU Credits. Upon completion of the online Evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, however, the Certificate of Credit will come directly from NSGC, you MUST include your NSGC number when you complete the online evaluation. If you have any questions, email Angela Meader at: angela@nullworldsymposia.org or see the CME and Education information desk near registration.

2020 ACCME Accreditation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
WORLDSymposium 2020 is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and WORLDSymposia.

Target Audience:
This activity has been designed for geneticists, pediatricians, primary care practitioners, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, genetic counselors, and other researchers and health care practitioners involved with the identification of disease mechanisms and potential treatments, or involved with the diagnosis and management of individuals with lysosomal diseases. In addition, the content is designed to be applicable to individuals with lysosomal diseases and their family members, as well as advocacy groups involved with raising awareness.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the key diagnostic features of lysosomal diseases.
  • Utilize recent diagnostic tests for lysosomal diseases.
  • Compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of each therapy currently available.
  • Identify unmet needs of each disease being discussed.
  • Formulate new research ideas for these lysosomal diseases.

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and WORLDSymposia. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 19.5 contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Americans with Disabilities ActEvent staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Gudrun Echterhoff prior to the live event at gudrun@nullgmimeetings.com