Accreditation

Intended Learners

Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium (Western AFib) is designed for electrophysiology lab professionals, including electrophysiologists, EP fellows, and EP allied professionals (nurses and technicians); cardiologists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians interested in innovations in atrial fibrillation.

Learning Objectives

After participating in Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium (Western AFib), participants should be able to:

  • Review the latest and currently developing knowledge of the critical issues around atrial fibrillation and related comorbidities and risks such as strokes, GI, and gastroenterology involvement, and post-ablation bleeding
  • Facilitate a focus on new technologies, recent research findings, and new procedures available for improved patient care
  • Impact the development and use of procedures and treatments including but not limited to anti-fibrotic drugs, new EP techniques, and other pharmacologic agents
  • Stimulate consensus building on treatment choices for recurrent arrhythmias pre- and post- ablation, mobile health applications, ablation techniques, mapping, and other current and developing technologies and interventions

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, HMP Education 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.

Note: This statement is not an indication of approved credits. Please see below for full accreditation details, including credit types and totals, for this activity.

Provider Statement

Provided by HMP Education, an HMP Global Company.

Credit Designation Statements

Physicians

HMP Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing

This continuing nursing education live activity awards 17.25 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 17.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Associates

AAPAHMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This live activity is designated for 17.25 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

ARDMS & CCI SONOGRAPHERS, TECHNICIANS, TECHNOLOGISTS 

American Medical Association (AMA) Physicians Recognition Award, Category I CME meets the requirements of the ARDMS Accepted Continuing Education Evaluation Model System (AACEEMS). You may submit your CME credits to ARDMS. 

ARDMS Credentials: 

  • RDMS® Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer® 

  • RDCS® Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer® 

  • RVT® Registered Vascular Technologist® 

  • RPVI® Registered Physicians Vascular Interpretation® 

This ACCME accredited opportunity meets the Category 1 CEU requirements of the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) credential maintenance acceptance policy. You may submit your CME credits to CCI.  

CCI Credentials: 

  • RCS: Registered Cardiac Sonographer 

  • RVS: Registered Vascular Specialist 

  • CCT: Certified Cardiographic Technician 

  • ACS: Advanced Cardiac Sonographer 

  • CRAT: Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician 

  • RCES: Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist 

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION  

The following Countries, Regions, and Accrediting Bodies accept, or have reciprocity or mutual recognition of credits with the AMA/ACCME. Please contact the accrediting body to find out more information on submitting or converting your credits.  

  • Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)  

  • Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)  

  • Canadian Medical Association (Canada)  

  • Canadian Nurses Association (Canada)  

  • EBAC® (European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals)  

  • Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)  

  • French National Medical Council (France)  

  • Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)  

  • National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)  

  • Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)  

  • UEMS-EACCME® (European Union of Medical Specialists)  

 

Requirements for Credit

To be eligible for documentation of credit for each session attended, learners must participate in the activity and complete the session(s) and overall conference evaluations, and post-test(s), if applicable. Participants who complete the evaluation online within 30 days of the conference will receive documentation of credit. Your certificate may not load if you are accessing it from a smartphone, or settings of your browser do not allow for a new tab/window to open.  

Once a certificate has been claimed, physicians and pharmacists may elect for credits to be submitted on their behalf to their boards via additional fields that will appear within the Claim Certificate page. Credits must be submitted through this process to be reported to the American Board of Surgery and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. 

ADA Statement

HMP Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity needs accommodation(s), please submit a request to contact the support team. 

Non-Accredited Innovation Theaters 

These are promotional programs, and no CE credits are offered. All attendees, please be advised that information—e.g., your name and the value of any meal you receive during these promotional programs—may be publicly disclosed pursuant to applicable federal and/or state laws. If you are licensed in a state or are an employee of an organization that limits or prohibits meals from pharmaceutical companies, please identify yourself so that everyone is able to comply with such requirements. 

Commercial Support 

Applications for commercial support from healthcare-related industries are pending. Commercial support will be acknowledged as it is received. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently-Asked-Questions

    • Disclaimers

      The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a provider-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own provider. 

      The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to HMP Global or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering. 

    • Privacy Policy

      HMP Education protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. HMP Education and our joint providers will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. HMP Education maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.  

      Copyright © 2024 by HMP Education. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from HMP Education. 

    • Grievance Policy

      Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by HMP Education may contact Samantha Joy, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609.371.1137, by email at accreditation@hmpglobal.com, or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Joy will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint.

Contact Us

For immediate assistance, please explore our HMP Education Help Center or chat with our Virtual CE Assistant who can answer most common questions related to claiming credits and the HMP Education website. If you have a question or grievance that cannot be answered by our Virtual CE assistant and Help Center, please submit a request to contact the support team. Our accreditation and compliance team will respond to your inquiry within 1 business day.