CME and Evaluation


The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Physician’s Recognition Award

The American Society of Cytopathology designates this educational activity for a maximum of 50.25 credits AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Credit Hours

This program is approved for continuing education credits in the State of Florida and the State of California.

ASC will provide ONLINE CE session tracking and evaluations. All attendees must complete an online evaluation in order to receive a certificate for continuing education or CME credits.


Credits Per DAy Chart

CMLE for Non-physicians

The ASC designates these activities for the indicated number of Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours. The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.

American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification

The American Board of Pathology (ABP), along with the other 23 members of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), has committed to participating in a Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

program. This program is designed to assist physicians in maintaining standards necessary for them to provide quality care in their chosen specialties throughout their careers. MOC is a continuous process that begins immediately after board certification. As of January 1, 2006, all primary and subspecialty certificates issued by the ABP are timelimited and expire on December 31st, ten years after they are issued.

MOC Part II (life-long learning and self-assessment) requires that each diplomat obtain an average of 35 Category 1 CME credits per year for each two-year period in the MOC cycle. Ten of these credits must be obtained from completion of self-assessment modules (SAMs). Eighty percent of the CME requirement must be directly related to the diplomat’s practice.

ASC is committed to helping pathologists meet the life-long learning requirement and is working to ensure that our CME activities address learning needs across the six competency areas adopted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to ensure that all aspects of practice are evaluated and outcomes are measured. This Annual Meeting will offer over 50 different courses to help fulfill this requirement. The six areas of competency are patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

Each educational activity in this catalog is labeled with one or more icons indicating the competency area addressed in the session’s content. This can help you develop an educational plan that meets your needs and builds knowledge/skills across the competency areas.

Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health, demonstrating a satisfactory level of diagnostic competence and the ability to provide appropriate and effective consultation in the context of pathology services.

Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (eg, epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to pathology.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involve investigation and evaluation of diagnostic and consultative practices, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care practices.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals.

Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide pathology services that are of optimal value.