Education

Continuing Education

AMRPA 2024 Spring Conference 
March 17-19, 2024

The Ritz-Carlton
Pentagon City, Arlington, VA

Preliminary Credit Count (Subject to change pending approval):

  • Medical Directors Symposium 
    • 5.0 hours - ACCME, ANCC, ACHE
    • 4.25 hours - AOTA, NYPT
  • Leadership Forum 
    • 6.50 hours  - ACCME, ANCC, ACHE, AOTA, NYPT

Applications submitted to the following accreditors:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • New York State Board of Physical Therapy (NYPT)


Evaluations
AMRPA conference session evaluations are electronic. Within 1 week after the conference, you will recieve an email with a link to the evaluation system. After you have completed the session evaluations, you will be able to immediately print your CE Certificate. Participants may only claim credit for sessions they have attended in full. The evaluation system automatically calcuates your credit. 

For assistance with continuing education credit, contact AMRPA Education Manager, Melanie Hein at [email protected]

 

Participant Notification

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory completion 
Participants must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.  

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and AMRPA.  Amedco LLC 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. 

Amedco Joint Accreditation Provider Number: 4008163

Physicians (ACCME) 
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses (ANCC) - 
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 11.5 ANCC contact hours.

All CME activities must adhere to the ACCME’s content validation requirements. If/when any specific recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity are made, they must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. In addition, all CME presentations must avoid commercial bias.  All presenters must use the required disclosure slide that names any financial relationships or discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a medicine or device. 

Health Care Executives:  
By attending the AMRPA 2024 Spring Conference offered by AMRPA, participants may earn up to 11.5 ACHE Qualifying Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. 

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.: Pending

  American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. (Course Approval ID# pending) This Live activity is pending approval for 1.075 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Issues). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Provider #6595.

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Healthcare Executives, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
Educational Level: Intermediate
Instructional Methods: Lecture in Live Interactive Online Format

Calculating AOTA CEUs

CEUs = contact hours
                 10 hours

New York State Board of Physical Therapy: Pending
AMRPA has been approved as a registered sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions. Physical Therapy credit for this event is pending approval for 10.75 clock hours. (1.29 CEU)

Calculate CEUs using the following 2-step formula:
1. Contact Hour = 50 minutes (Thus 1 clock hour would by 60 minutes ÷ 50 minutes = 1.2 contact hours.)
2. CEUs = contact hours ÷ 10 hours

*Participants are responsible for ensuring that their state board will accept credits approved by another state for re-licensure.

The Following states accept another states approval: 
AK, AR,  AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, OR, RI, SC, VA, VT, WI, WY

The following states do not require pre-approval:
AL, IA, ME, NH, VA (for type 2 courses), UT, and WA

The following states do not require CEU’s for re-licensure: 
MA, ME, SD

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity,  you should be able to:

  • Discuss the effects of healthcare policy on the medical rehabilitation industry
  • Describe tactics for successful advocacy to elected officials for quality patient care, focusing on access and improved patient outcomes
  • Identify key concerns related to regulatory changes, and compliance standards, prospective payment systems, and patient assessment

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed.      

Disclosure Table Pending                       

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notices must be sent in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations received on or before ‎Friday, March 1, 2024, will receive a refund, minus a $250 cancellation fee. If the registration amount ‎paid is less than or equal to $250, no refund will be given. No refunds will be issued after Friday, ‎March 1, 2024, or for no-shows.‎ In the event that AMRPA cancels an event, participants will be contacted via email and provided the option for a refund or to transfer their registration fees to a future AMRPA event.

Accommodations
If you require special assistance to register for an event or access online content, or on-site accommodations, please contact Melanie Hein at [email protected] (or 847-686-2325) at AMRPA Headquarters to inform us of your special needs. 

Grievance Policy
AMRPA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

(1)    Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AMRPA representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
(2)    If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows.
(3)    The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association 529 14th Street NW, Suite 1280, Washington, DC 20045. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.

ACCME Requirements

  1.  Information for Learners. Information on needs, expected results, and purpose or objectives will be provided to learners by AMRPA. These will be framed in terms of physician change or health status improvement which is in keeping with our CME mission.
  2. Content Validation. AMRPA expects that all of its CME activities will adhere to the ACCME’s content validation value statements. Specifically, all the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Please contact AMRPA if you do not feel your presentation can meet these standards.
  3. Safeguards against Commercial Bias. AMRPA expects that the content or format of CME activities and related materials will promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. We employ several strategies to ensure the absence of commercial bias and you are integral to their successful implementation.
    1. We will be disclosing to our learners before the activity whether or not you have relevant financial relationships. If, on the basis of the information you provide, we determine that you have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that create a conflict of interest with respect to your role in this activity, together we will determine and document a strategy or strategies to resolve that conflict of interest.
    2. We also remind you that CME must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If your CME educational material or content includes trade names, trade names from several companies should be used where available, not just trade names from a single company.
  4. Measurements of Effectiveness. AMRPA will be seeking feedback from the learners on the effectiveness of this CME activity through evaluations. We will be seeking information on what changes the learners will make as a result of the presentations (oral and posters).
  5. Educational Materials. Educational materials that are a part of this activity, such as slides and published abstracts cannot contain any advertising, trade names, or product-group messages.
  6. If you have any questions relating to continuing education credits or guidelines, please feel free to contact Melanie Hein, AMRPA Education Manager, at [email protected].