Claim Your Credit and Certificate of Participation

All credit and certificate of participation claims are due no later than December 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.

The link to claim credit and certificate of participation will be available starting at 8 a.m. ET on May 15.

Credit is available for Featured Sessions and aligned credit types are noted for each session (all sessions do not offer credit). For successful completion, view the presentations for which you wish to claim credit and complete the full evaluation prior to your access to ACC.21 ending (June 8, 2021 for Bronze Attendees; Dec. 31, 2021 for Silver Attendees). Credit will not be issued after the deadline.

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Credit Statements

jointly accredited

In support of improving patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) 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.

Physicians
The ACCF designates this Other (Internet Live and On-Demand) for a maximum of up to 167.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME MOC

ABIM MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 167.50 Medical Knowledge 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.

Once a Diplomat's data is submitted to the ACCME no modifications can be made to your overall credit claim. Participants can claim credit only once.

Please be aware that you will need to provide your accurate ABIM diplomate number and birth date (month/date/year, mm/dd/yyyy) on this form. Failure to do so will result in a significant delay in processing your MOC points claim. To lookup your ABIM ID, click here. It may take up to 72 hours post submission for your MOC points to be posted in your ABIM Account.

ABP MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 148.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) 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 ABP MOC credit.

Once a Diplomat's data is submitted to the ACCME no modifications can be made to your overall credit claim. Participants can claim credit only once.

Please be aware that you will need to provide your accurate ABP diplomate number and birth date (month/date/year, mm/dd/yyyy) on this form. Failure to do so will result in a significant delay in processing your MOC points claim. To lookup your ABP ID, click here. It may take up to 48 hours post submission for your MOC points to be posted in your ABP Account.

Nurses
The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 89.75 continuing nursing education contact hours. 22.50 pharmacotherapeutic nursing contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The American College of Cardiology Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 166 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

Pharmacists
ACCF designates this continuing education activity for 105.75 contact hours (211.0 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Please note: To receive eligible CPE credit, complete the overall meeting evaluation. Please select the pharmacist option from the Certificate list on the Credit Claim page. Once selected, you will be taken to a link to an online form for you to provide your NABP data. This form must be completed no later than 30 days upon your completion of the activity. Once a pharmacist or pharmacy technician's credits have been submitted to CPE Monitor® no modifications can be made to your overall credit claim. Participants can claim credit only once.

EBAC

European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) External CME Credit
The activity "ACC.21 - 70th Annual Scientific Session" is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) have recognized each other's accreditation systems as substantially equivalent.

ACCF designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 119 credit toward the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).

Please note: VNR numbers are not available or required this year, participants will receive a certificate of credit as proof of participation in the certified activity.

IPCE Credit

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 38.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement

As a provider 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), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of their directly provided or jointly provided/co-provided educational activities. Planners, presenters, and other contributors, in a position to control the content are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 12 months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the contributor should disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

ACCF is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvements and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in educational activities by persons with a financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether financial interests or relationships may influence the education activity.

ACCF assesses conflicts of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of certified activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by course directors, ACCF education staff, and members of the Accreditation Compliance Workgroup (ACWG) through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations.

Please note: ACCF staff and the ACWG members involved with this activity have nothing to disclose.

Educational Need and Goals

ACC.21 Statement of Educational Need/Purpose
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death throughout the world. ACC.21 will focus on late-breaking science with interactive, innovative education to improve cardiovascular care. Now, more than ever, a global health perspective is critical for cardiovascular clinicians, and ACC.21 will reimagine global health in this ever-changing era. With live, in-person and virtual programming, ACC.21 will reach a global audience, providing access to the latest science and advances in CVD. ACC.21 will also provide perspectives from around the world to share best practices in cardiovascular care and facilitate incorporation of practical solutions for all members of the cardiovascular care team. At ACC.21, all members of the cardiovascular care team will receive essential education highlighting ongoing research to improve cardiovascular outcomes and address struggles with implementation of evidence-based guidelines.

Educational Program Goals

  • To provide a stimulating environment for sharing of new knowledge, presentation of research, networking, and collaboration with a goal of improving cardiovascular disease management for all patients
  • To facilitate translation of cardiovascular science to all members of the care team leading to high-quality, patient-centered care
  • To allow for examination and discussion of important contributions and controversies in cardiovascular care
  • To integrate traditional and novel educational techniques and create an interactive and informative learning environment
  • To promote cardiovascular science and education to a global audience
  • To identify and address inequities in health care
  • To promote the use of new technologies to improve the delivery of healthcare in a dynamic environment

View the Learning Pathway Objectives

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